Re: You point about hydroxychoroquine is wrong...


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Posted by BJDevil on August 07, 21 at 10:31:48:

In Reply to: You point about hydroxychoroquine is wrong... posted by ButterBall Devil on August 06, 21 at 17:28:43:

Interesting - You made me look to see if this was true.

After scanning various study summaries on Google (I'm not a doctor), the only positive news I could find was that, "Early Hydroxychloroquine but not Chloroquine use reduces ICU admission in COVID-19 patients".

In other words, HCQ - which reduces auto-immuno responses as a side effect - helps keep people that start early treatment (I'm assuming this means getting the HCQ injections when they get a positive test or very soon after) have fewer admissions into the ICU.

These people are hoping to avoid very rare COVID vaccine side effects (in the 1:1,000,000 range), while risking the more common HCQ side effects - just to avoid the ICU part of the hospital? That's a stretch, IMO.

I'd think that "extremely positive" would be not getting COVID in the first place, or in the uncommon breakthrough case, staying out of the hospital altogether - not just possibly avoiding an elongated, rougher hospital stay.


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