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New studies support hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19

The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine has shown good results against the Coronavirus in early studies, the AFP reported.

Published: May 12, 2020, 9:09 am

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    Also, a new paper out of New York suggests combining it with the dietary supplement zinc sulfate could create a more effective treatment. The research by the NYU Grossman School of Medicine was posted on a medical preprint site on Monday. The study coincides with two other positive studies on the drug.

    The largest series of patients on the treatment followed in a single center in the world, is at the IHU in Marseille, showing encouraging results with the administration of a hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin combination before Covid-19 complications occur.

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    • Rentia Diedericks

      Hydroxychloroquine is an old, wellknown and tested medicine with limited side-effects, first validated in the US in 1955, and on free purchase, without medical prescription, in France until three months ago. The French military cured all their sailors on their aircraft carrier.

      Prof Didier Raoult found it was useful for cutting the multiplication of the virus in the first week of infection, but not later on, when the patient was about to die (the point when US researchers “tested” it and found it “ineffective”). The real issue is that it’s out of patent, and Big Pharma won’t make a profit.

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