More Evidence for Hydroxychloroquine as a Life-Saver; CNN Casts Doubts

More Evidence for Hydroxychloroquine as a Life-Saver; CNN Casts Doubts

As we reported July 3, a Henry Ford Health System retrospective found a significant reduction in death for those treated with hydroxychloroquine over a non-treated group. Another recent study, not yet peer reviewed, is found on PrePrints. Published online July 3 and titled, “COVID-19 Outpatients – Early Risk-Stratified Treatment with Zinc Plus Low Dose Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin: A Retrospective Case Series Study,” the paper looks at 141 severe COVID-19 patients who received “the triple therapy”: zinc, low-dose HCQ, and azithromycin. Findings included that 2.8% of the treated group were hospitalized, compared with 15.4% for the control group. The Conclusion notes that “treatment of COVID-19 outpatients as early as possible after symptom onset with the used triple therapy, including the combination of zinc with low dose hydroxychloroquine, was associated with significantly less hospitalizations and 5 times less all-cause deaths.”

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