• Snake Oil

    From Lee Lofaso@2:221/360 to All on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 04:46:57
    Hello Everybody,

    The president continues to hawk his snake oil as if it is
    the one and only cure-all for the coronavirus pandemic. But
    does it really work as advertised? There seem to be many
    more questions than answers -

    Source: Hill Reporter

    A small study on a drug related to the one President Donald Trump has
    been touting as a “game-changer” in the fight against coronavirus was halted due to heart arrhythmias and other issues in participants,
    including the deaths of 11 individuals who were involved in the study.

    The study, according to reporting from the New York Times, took place
    in Brazil, and involved the drug chloroquine, a close cousin to the
    drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been touted as a possible treatment
    for COVID-19 by the president and others, despite lacking scientific
    evidence demonstrating such.

    Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are used to treat malaria

    There were 81 patients involved in the study, broken into two groups:
    one taking 450 mg of chloroquine, and the other taking 600 mg of the
    drug. Some participants in the group with the larger dosage began to
    complain about heart issues, with 11 later dying as a result of

    Read more:

    https://hillreporter.com/study-on-chloroquine-is-halted-after -participants-report-heart-problems-start-dying-64266

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