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‘Malaria drug touted by Trump tied to increased risk of death’

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  1. bluesky

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    https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/...mp-tied-to-increased-risk-of-death-1590157568

    ‘Malaria drug touted by Trump tied to increased risk of death’
    Published: May 22, 2020 20:26:08 | Updated: May 22, 2020 21:20:05

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    Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, touted by US President Donald Trump, was tied to increased risk of death in a study in 96,000 COVID-19 patients, according to a paper published in the Lancet.

    According to Reuters, the study found that people treated with hydroxychloroquine, or the closely related drug chloroquine, had higher risk of in-hospital death when compared to those who had not been given the drug.
     
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    Yup, so once again, any potential drug has been proved to be not effective in treating the disease.
     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is basically a malaria treatment drug and was used in the hope that since it cures malaria fever, it will also cure Corona fever as well. However, it was proved wrong.

    But, this kind of trial error is needed to invent drugs for any new disease. I have posted another news from China to the main Corona-19 section. It says human testing is successful. Let us hope for the best output from these efforts.
     
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    Well trump also suggested injecting disinfectants and UV light. And then the same moron goes on to blame china.
     
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    No one here know that aspirin is listed as among the top dangerous drug?
     
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    Its banned and controlled in Malaysia. You can't get it in any pharmacy.
     
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    The whole episode is quite amusing. Trump pissed off the editor of the Lancet by misquoting the journal in his recent tirade against China. Consider this the Lancet's professionally executed home schooling moment for the Prez.
     
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    Trump"s anti-China stance is aimed at winning the next election in the USA that may backfire on his face. Some are buying his idiotic talks but most are not. People there have access to true information. Scapegoating may not give Trump a win because of his own incessant blabbering when thousands are dying by the pandemic in the USA.
     
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    I completely agree. Trump has completely lost touch with reality on this one and Americans are either dying or jobless because of it.
     
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