Skip to comments.Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin Treatment for COVID-19 Shown to be Effective in an 80-Patient Study
Posted on 03/28/2020 9:21:58 AM PDT by Raymond Pamintuan
Abstract We need an effective treatment to cure COVID-19 patients and to decrease the virus carriage duration. In 80 in-patients receiving a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin we noted a clinical improvement in all but one 86 year-old patient who died, and one 74 year old patient still in intensive care unit. A rapid fall of nasopharyngeal viral load tested by qPCR was noted, with 83% negative at Day7, and 93% at Day8. Virus cultures from patient respiratory samples were negative in 97.5% patients at Day5. This allowed patients to rapidly de discharge from highly contagious wards with a mean length of stay of five days. We believe other teams should urgently evaluate this cost-effective therapeutic strategy, to both avoid the spread of the disease and treat patients as soon as possible before severe respiratory irreversible complications take hold.
Clinical and microbiological effect of a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin in 80 COVID-19 patients with at least a six-day follow up: an observational study Running title: Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin and COVID-19
Sadly the people of Nevada and Michigan are not invited. Their deranged governors would much rather see them die than allow anything that could be interpreted as a Trump victory.
...as long as you don’t live in a liberal state that is banning its use.
Impressive results across a decent cohort.
The only thing missing is a control group. Why no control group?
The average time in Intensive care was almost a normal turnover, which would improve the needs for vents and ICU beds.
I appreciate those governors making limited supplies more available to the other 48 states
Here is a link to a real time summation of results for patients reported by IHU in France. You can see the difference in fatalities between the overall COVID-19 patient set and the treated set.
Because you have to not treat and thus kill people in the control group? Just a shot in the dark.
Obviously statistics take no part in this.
There are 7.53 billion (2017) people on this planet as of three years ago and this author believes that this study might be valid?
Snowball's chance in h-e-double hockey sticks.
Possibly because people who are in imminent fear of death aren’t keen on the possibility of receiving a placebo.
Thank God the odds of getting it are almost zero.
1 percent of 330 million is 33 million.
1 percent of that is 3.3 million.
1 percent of that is 330 thousand.
I think we’re good.
Perhaps you need to take a statistics class.
Would you want your loved one in the control group on this?
governors and mayors who refuse to use these meds should be charged with negligent homicide- There is enough evidence emerging that the drug saves lives- and is very effective- that we should be rapidly be doing these trials all over the US to prove how effective and safe it is, and to get it to the people in the direst need- those dying of this virus- There is no legit reason to withhold it from folks that are dying from this virus at this point- evidence is coming in from all over the world and in many places here in the US- The drug is saving nearly everyone that it’s being used on who were on their way out-
Yes, develop other drugs WHILE this one is being used in ‘trials’ (of everyone that is very sick)- but these other drugs will take a very long time to approve because they were not on the market and preapproved- Hydroxy has a long history of effectiveness-
Again- every mayor and gov who refuses to allow the use of it- out of sheer spite against Trump- should be held criminally accountable
Thanks for the post.
Everything you listed is actually 10 percent....
As a former RAT this is why I detest my former party so much now. Politics and party matter first, and the country and its people come second, if at all, and it depends on the political calculations. They did the same kind of s**t to Bush in the aftermath of 9/11. This is all gonna bite them on the butt come November and into the future.
Don’t know if you can answer this, but there seem to be two forms of the “chloroquine” out there. The “Plaquenil” used in this study, and a whole boxcar full of “chloroquine phosphate” tablets from Bayer.
Is there a difference?
I would think both forms would have to be utilized to meet demand.
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