The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) alone in treating patients with COVID-19 had no positive or negative effects. The Only Cure Is Kindness Shirt
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But if HCQ is used in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin (AZI – a drug for bacterial infections), the risk of death will increase compared to standard treatment.
27% increased risk of death
The above conclusion was stated in the study of 6 scientists entitled “Effect of hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin on COVID-19 patient mortality: Systematic review and meta-analysis. “.
The study was published in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection on August 26. This is the official journal of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).
It should be remembered that the dual therapy hydroxychloroquine + azithromycin has been firmly defended by French professor Didier Raoult – director of the University Hospital Research Institute (IHU) – a Mediterranean infectious disease in Marseille – resolutely.
The researchers compared the effects of HCQ with or without AZI with standard hospital treatment (control group).
Patients treated with HCQ + AZI had a 27% increased risk of death compared to patients receiving standard treatment (oxygen, pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, etc.). The Only Cure Is Kindness Shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater
Thibault Fiolet, PhD student at The Only Cure Is Kindness Shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) / the University of Paris-Saclay – co-author of the study – explained that this is a relative risk indicating a billion correlation. mortality between people treated and those not treated with HCQ + AZI.
If calculating absolute risk including The Only Cure Is Kindness Shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater baseline mortality of hospitalized patients treated with multiple methods, the risk of death for patients taking HCQ + AZI went from 27% to 7%.