Major Medical Journal Recommends Hydroxychloroquine as Treatment for COVID-19

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The new issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology not only recommends using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 but argues that some news outlets have ignored the facts about the drug's effectiveness. The journal argues that hydroxychloroquine should "be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe." The journal says that there is evidence that hydroxychloroquine, when used with the antibiotic azithromycin, is an effective treatment if used in the early stages of infection. The most compelling argument, the journal says, is how hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin reduces the rate of mortality.

The journal also addresses the claim that hydroxychloroquine causes cardiac arrhythmia, noting that this side effect is rare and that the drug's effectiveness in reducing mortality far outweighs the risk of this rare side effect.

Here is an article from the Just the News website on this development:


Here's the link to the journal's article itself:


And here's the abstract that the journal provides on the article:

More than 1.6 million Americans have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and >10 times that number carry antibodies to it. High-risk patients presenting with progressing symptomatic disease have only hospitalization treatment with its high mortality. An outpatient treatment that prevents hospitalization is desperately needed. Two candidate medications have been widely discussed: remdesivir, and hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin. Remdesivir has shown mild effectiveness in hospitalized inpatients, but no trials have been registered in outpatients. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been widely misrepresented in both clinical reports and public media, and outpatient trials results are not expected until September. Early outpatient illness is very different than later hospitalized florid disease and the treatments differ. Evidence about use of hydroxychloroquine alone, or of hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin in inpatients, is irrelevant concerning efficacy of the pair in early high-risk outpatient disease. Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000 users, of which estimated mortality is <20%, 9/100,000 users, compared to the 10,000 Americans now dying each week. These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.
 
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Sounds like an opinion piece rather than the results of some kind of study. Hard to tell since this article fails to link to the actual article in the actual journal.
 
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Sounds like an opinion piece rather than the results of some kind of study. Hard to tell since this article fails to link to the actual article in the actual journal.
Sigh. . . . Anything but the truth, hey? I mean, really? Do you liberals just want more COVID-19 patients to die? Is that it? Did you even read the Just the News article? I ask because it quotes extensively from the journal's article.
 
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Here's the article in the journal:


Here's the journal's abstract on the article:

More than 1.6 million Americans have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and >10 times that number carry antibodies to it. High-risk patients presenting with progressing symptomatic disease have only hospitalization treatment with its high mortality. An outpatient treatment that prevents hospitalization is desperately needed. Two candidate medications have been widely discussed: remdesivir, and hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin. Remdesivir has shown mild effectiveness in hospitalized inpatients, but no trials have been registered in outpatients. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been widely misrepresented in both clinical reports and public media, and outpatient trials results are not expected until September. Early outpatient illness is very different than later hospitalized florid disease and the treatments differ. Evidence about use of hydroxychloroquine alone, or of hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin in inpatients, is irrelevant concerning efficacy of the pair in early high-risk outpatient disease. Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000 users, of which estimated mortality is <20%, 9/100,000 users, compared to the 10,000 Americans now dying each week. These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.
 

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Sounds like an opinion piece rather than the results of some kind of study. Hard to tell since this article fails to link to the actual article in the actual journal.
Sigh. . . . Anything but the truth, hey? I mean, really? Do you liberals just want more COVID-19 patients to die? Is that it? Did you even read the Just the News article? I ask because it quotes extensively from the journal's article.
Responsible journalists link to their sources. Propagandists think you should just take their word for it.
 

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Sounds like an opinion piece rather than the results of some kind of study. Hard to tell since this article fails to link to the actual article in the actual journal.
Strange that there was no link to the AJOE.
 

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The new issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology not only recommends using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 but argues that some news outlets have ignored the facts about the drug's effectiveness. The journal argues that hydroxychloroquine should be "be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe." The journal says that there is evidence that hydroxychloroquine, when used with the antibiotic azithromycin, is an effective treatment if used in the early stages of infection. The most compelling argument, the journal says, is how hydroxycholoroquine plus azithromycin reduces the rate of mortality.

The journal also addresses the claim that hydroxychloroquine causes cardiac arrhythmia, noting that this side effect is rare and that the drug's effectiveness in reducing mortality far outweighs the risk of this rare side effect.

Here is an article from the Just the News website on this development:

Is there a link to the American journal of Epidemiology' s study, so we can read it, instead of an opinion piece?
 
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Sounds like an opinion piece rather than the results of some kind of study. Hard to tell since this article fails to link to the actual article in the actual journal.
Sigh. . . . Anything but the truth, hey? I mean, really? Do you liberals just want more COVID-19 patients to die? Is that it? Did you even read the Just the News article? I ask because it quotes extensively from the journal's article.
Responsible journalists link to their sources. Propagandists think you should just take their word for it.
HUH? I just provided the link to the journal's article. Here it is again:

 

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"outpatient trials results are not expected until September. "

Lets wait until the results are in....
 

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The new issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology not only recommends using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 but argues that some news outlets have ignored the facts about the drug's effectiveness. The journal argues that hydroxychloroquine should be "be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe." The journal says that there is evidence that hydroxychloroquine, when used with the antibiotic azithromycin, is an effective treatment if used in the early stages of infection. The most compelling argument, the journal says, is how hydroxycholoroquine plus azithromycin reduces the rate of mortality.

The journal also addresses the claim that hydroxychloroquine causes cardiac arrhythmia, noting that this side effect is rare and that the drug's effectiveness in reducing mortality far outweighs the risk of this rare side effect.

Here is an article from the Just the News website on this development:

Is there a link to the American journal of Epidemiology' s study, so we can read it, instead of an opinion piece?
Click on the author's name...it's hilarious!
 

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The new issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology not only recommends using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 but argues that some news outlets have ignored the facts about the drug's effectiveness. The journal argues that hydroxychloroquine should be "be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe." The journal says that there is evidence that hydroxychloroquine, when used with the antibiotic azithromycin, is an effective treatment if used in the early stages of infection. The most compelling argument, the journal says, is how hydroxycholoroquine plus azithromycin reduces the rate of mortality.

The journal also addresses the claim that hydroxychloroquine causes cardiac arrhythmia, noting that this side effect is rare and that the drug's effectiveness in reducing mortality far outweighs the risk of this rare side effect.

Here is an article from the Just the News website on this development:

Is there a link to the American journal of Epidemiology' s study, so we can read it, instead of an opinion piece?
It is not "an opinion piece"! Did you even read it? It is a report on the journal's article! I'm sorry that this good news upsets you liberals so much. I've updated the OP to include the link to the journal's article itself--you'll see that the Just the News article accurately reports on the journal's article.
 
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LOL. Why don't you dare yourself, just dare yourself, to read the AJOE article itself. Here's the link to it:

 

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The new issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology not only recommends using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 but argues that some news outlets have ignored the facts about the drug's effectiveness. The journal argues that hydroxychloroquine should be "be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe." The journal says that there is evidence that hydroxychloroquine, when used with the antibiotic azithromycin, is an effective treatment if used in the early stages of infection. The most compelling argument, the journal says, is how hydroxycholoroquine plus azithromycin reduces the rate of mortality.

The journal also addresses the claim that hydroxychloroquine causes cardiac arrhythmia, noting that this side effect is rare and that the drug's effectiveness in reducing mortality far outweighs the risk of this rare side effect.

Here is an article from the Just the News website on this development:

Is there a link to the American journal of Epidemiology' s study, so we can read it, instead of an opinion piece?
Click on the author's name...it's hilarious!
:lol:

And the last line, tells it all... "under John Solomon's leadership"
 
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Good grief, it is just amazing to see liberals grasp at any straw to avoid admitting that there is an effective treatment for COVID-19. Their replies suggest that they're not even bothering to read the Just the News article on the AJOE article, much less the AJOE article itself.

Again, liberals, is it just that you want as many COVID-19 deaths as possible because you think this will somehow help you beat Trump in November? What else can explain your macabre refusal to admit the facts about hydroxychloroquine? What do you say to the THOUSANDS of people who have been cured by the drug? They're all lying?
 
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The new issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology not only recommends using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 but argues that some news outlets have ignored the facts about the drug's effectiveness. The journal argues that hydroxychloroquine should be "be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe." The journal says that there is evidence that hydroxychloroquine, when used with the antibiotic azithromycin, is an effective treatment if used in the early stages of infection. The most compelling argument, the journal says, is how hydroxycholoroquine plus azithromycin reduces the rate of mortality.

The journal also addresses the claim that hydroxychloroquine causes cardiac arrhythmia, noting that this side effect is rare and that the drug's effectiveness in reducing mortality far outweighs the risk of this rare side effect.

Here is an article from the Just the News website on this development:

Is there a link to the American journal of Epidemiology' s study, so we can read it, instead of an opinion piece?
Click on the author's name...it's hilarious!
:lol:

And the last line, tells it all... "under John Solomon's leadership"
So your mind slammed shut when you saw that Just the News is run by a veteran, respected journalist such as John Solomon? Do you think Solomon controls the American Journal of Epidemiology? I've provided the link to the AJOE article. You can see that JTN accurately reported on the AJOE article. Have you bothered to read the AJOE article yet? It says the opposite of what you liberals have been saying about hydroxychloroquine.
 

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The new issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology not only recommends using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 but argues that some news outlets have ignored the facts about the drug's effectiveness. The journal argues that hydroxychloroquine should be "be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe." The journal says that there is evidence that hydroxychloroquine, when used with the antibiotic azithromycin, is an effective treatment if used in the early stages of infection. The most compelling argument, the journal says, is how hydroxycholoroquine plus azithromycin reduces the rate of mortality.

The journal also addresses the claim that hydroxychloroquine causes cardiac arrhythmia, noting that this side effect is rare and that the drug's effectiveness in reducing mortality far outweighs the risk of this rare side effect.

Here is an article from the Just the News website on this development:

Is there a link to the American journal of Epidemiology' s study, so we can read it, instead of an opinion piece?
It is not "an opinion piece"! Did you even read it? It is a report on the journal's article! I'm sorry that this good news upsets you liberals so much. I've updated the OP to include the link to the journal's article itself--you'll see that the Just the News article accurately reports on the journal's article.
The source article is a medical opinion piece.
 

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LOL. Why don't you dare yourself, just dare yourself, to read the AJOE article itself. Here's the link to it:

have already read it, punk.
 

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