United Kingdom hospitals test Trump's theory that hydroxychloroquine wards off COVID-19

United Kingdom hospitals test Trump's theory that hydroxychloroquine wards off COVID-19

United Kingdom hospitals test Trump's theory that hydroxychloroquine wards off COVID-19

Dr Anthony Grosso, vice president and head of scientific affairs, Accord Europe & MENA said: "Based on the known pharmacology of hydroxychloroquine, coupled with the emerging knowledge surrounding SARS-CoV-2 viral replication and COVID-19 pathophysiology, we were very keen to test the effectiveness of this molecule in a preventative, rather than late-stage treatment setting".

Meanwhile, the Henry Ford Health System in MI and the Duke Clinical Research Institute in North Carolina are doing studies and clinical trials on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing COVID-19. Bob Lahita, chairman of medicine at St. Joseph University Hospital, who cautioned people not to take hydroxychloroquine. "I'm like, 'How can I be sick? How? So maybe that reduced the effects on me, but I didn't have the respiratory part, which is a real blessing", he said.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Washington. "They were like, 'Well, nobody's ever said that was the cure or that was going to keep you safe" and it definitely did not".

This week, Kansas Republican congressman, Rep. Roger Marshall, who is also an obstetrician, said that he and his family were taking the drug and recommended that anyone over the age of 65 should ask their doctor about it.

"A lot of good things have come out about the hydroxychloroquine". And interestingly, I found this out just before coming here that Hydroxychloroquine, of course, is an FDA-approved medication with a long-proven track record for safety.

'I have been taking it for about a weekend for about a week and a half, ' he noted.

Medical researchers aggressively evaluate hydroxychloroquine to see if it's effective in treating or preventing the coronavirus. "The front-line workers, many, many are taking it", Trump said on Monday.

Mike Kelly, 72, surprised the hosts of ABC's The View when he revealed that within a day of being diagnosed with the virus in March, he started to take the drug.

While the University of Oxford trial is taking place in a controlled clinical environment, the World Health Organization has warned that some individuals were self-medicating and risked causing themselves serious harm. "The only negative I've heard was the study where they gave it was at the VA with, you know, people that aren't big Trump fans gave it". In a previous show of support for the drug, Trump called it a "game changer" in the fight against this pandemic when administered alongside the antibiotic azithromycin. Hydroxychloroquine "is not going to prevent anything".

However, Hernandez cautions against individuals who are not in these clinical trials taking the drug as a preventative measure against coronavirus.

Kim has since been discharged from hospital after seven nights but is still on oxygen at home.

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