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 "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.
In a world full of bullshit extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. The stuff could possibly be effective in some way but it's certainly not Trump's magical silver bullet to end the pandemic.
 

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the conclusion of the medical opinion piece:

"Until we have quantitative evidence for the utility and safety of other medications for preventing hospitalization and mortality in high-risk Covid-19 outpatients, the urgency of current mass mortality requires an immediate application of the best that we have available, even if knowledge is imperfect and even if yet unproven to the standards of double-blinded RCTs. This problem will get even worse as states and cities yield tothe acute pressure at this moment to begin lifting stay-at-home restrictions and even more people becomeinfected. Some people will have contraindicationsand will need other agents for treatment or to remain in isolation. But for the great majority, I conclude that HCQ+AZ and HCQ+doxycycline, preferably with zinc can be this outpatient treatment, at least until we find or add something better, whether that could be remdesivir or something else.

It is our obligation not to stand by, just “carefully watching,”as the old and infirm and inner city of us are killed by this disease and our economy is destroyed by it and we have nothing to offer except high-mortality hospital treatment. We have a solution, imperfect, to attempt to deal with the disease. We have to let physicians employing good clinical judgement use it and informed patients choose it. There is a small chance that it may not work. But the urgency demands that we at least start to take that risk and evaluate what happens, and if our situation does not improve we can stop it, but we will know that we did everything thatwe could instead of sitting by and letting hundreds of thousands die because we did not have the courage to act according to our rational calculations."

he basically advocates for a hail mary, because nothing else works.
 

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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?
Your link says that trials will not be finalized until September. You're 3 months early in proclaiming it's a success--according to your article.
 

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mike has not read the article, just the bullshit representation on his bullshit link.
You're correct. I doubt any blob supporter actually reads their links. I know most don't understand them.
 

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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.
In a world full of bullshit extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. The stuff could possibly be effective in some way but it's certainly not Trump's magical silver bullet to end the pandemic.
INTRAVENOUS VITAMIN C IS NOT BULLSHIT. IT’S PROVEN VERY EFFECTIVE ON ALL VIRUSES.
 
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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.
LOL! Yeah, okay. Never mind that it reports on studies and live-patient use, right?

Using your definition of "opinion piece," virtually every medical report ever written is "a medical opinion piece." Read: You don't want to believe that we have a treatment for COVID-19, so you will grasp at any straw, no matter how obscenely absurd, to avoid admitting this fact.
 

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awesome, we already know it helps when taken with zinc and a z-pac AND we know it is a safe treatment

the blowback and lies about HCQ absolutely proves that a) there is an agenda and b) the American press is the enemy of the people

HCQ is cheap & easy to get; and responsible reporting would have calmed the fear for many; but that flies in the face of what they want
 

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How dare that medical journal write an article like that without consulting Pelosi and Hillary, self described experts on the topic. Once again, Trump is right and Democrats and their media lapdogs are wrong.
 

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FYI, experts know of four mechanisms of action hydroxychloroquine sulfate (HCQS) uses against the SARS Cov-2 infection. And one of them is that HCQS is a zinc ionophore.

That is, it facilitates the transport of zinc ions through the type-2 pneumocyte cell mebranes in your lungs. The virus is an enveloped virus that needs a relatively low ph level to break down it's membrane and replicate. Those zinc ions raise the ph level inside your cells, thus slowing down the replication of the virus.

That's why medical professionals are taking zinc supplements with the HCQS.

 
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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.

They're oblivious. They don't want to hear facts. You're wasting your time.
 

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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.
In a world full of bullshit extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. The stuff could possibly be effective in some way but it's certainly not Trump's magical silver bullet to end the pandemic.
INTRAVENOUS VITAMIN C IS NOT BULLSHIT. IT’S PROVEN EVERY EFFECTIVE ON ALL VIRUSES.

No, you need to be pumped full of contaminated wonder cure vaccines that damage the cells.
 

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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.
96 032 patients (mean age 53·8 years, 46·3% women) with COVID-19 were hospitalised during the study period and met the inclusion criteria. Of these, 14 888 patients were in the treatment groups (1868 received chloroquine, 3783 received chloroquine with a macrolide, 3016 received hydroxychloroquine, and 6221 received hydroxychloroquine with a macrolide) and 81 144 patients were in the control group. 10 698 (11·1%) patients died in hospital. After controlling for multiple confounding factors (age, sex, race or ethnicity, body-mass index, underlying cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, diabetes, underlying lung disease, smoking, immunosuppressed condition, and baseline disease severity), when compared with mortality in the control group (9·3%), hydroxychloroquine (18·0%; hazard ratio 1·335, 95% CI 1·223–1·457), hydroxychloroquine with a macrolide (23·8%; 1·447, 1·368–1·531), chloroquine (16·4%; 1·365, 1·218–1·531), and chloroquine with a macrolide (22·2%; 1·368, 1·273–1·469) were each independently associated with an increased risk of in-hospital mortality.
Interpretation
We were unable to confirm a benefit of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, when used alone or with a macrolide, on in-hospital outcomes for COVID-19. Each of these drug regimens was associated with decreased in-hospital survival and an increased frequency of ventricular arrhythmias when used for treatment of COVID-19.


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No matter which side of the political aisle you're on what is fair to say is that Trump should not have touted the drug's efficacy without clinical data to back it up. Especially since it leads to "decreased in-hospital survival and an increased frequency of ventricular arrhythmias when used for treatment of 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 "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.
In a world full of bullshit extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. The stuff could possibly be effective in some way but it's certainly not Trump's magical silver bullet to end the pandemic.
INTRAVENOUS VITAMIN C IS NOT BULLSHIT. IT’S PROVEN EVERY EFFECTIVE ON ALL VIRUSES.

No, you need to be pumped full of contaminated wonder cure vaccines that damage the cells.
Yes and it will cost a lot of money. It’s the American Way.
 
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LOL, watch the democrat's heads explode....
:lol:
The TDS afflicted morons act as if Trump invented hydroxychloroquine.
He's been selling it as if he owns the company and for some reason there are dumbasses that trust his almost 100% wrong medical opinions.
:cuckoo:
You're a fucking idiot. Trump isn't giving anyone medical advice, nor is he selling HCQS, you low IQ, easily brainwashed, TDS afflicted moron.
 
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The liberal responses here are almost macabre, not to mention pathetically dishonest and insincere. Here is a dialogue that captures the essence of the liberal attempts in this thread to dismiss the JTN and AJOE articles:

LIBERAL: The JTN article is just an opinion piece, and, besides, it doesn't link to the AJOE article!

ME: Did you actually read the JTN article? I ask because it is not an opinion piece but rather a summary of the AJOE article, and if you read the AJOE article, you'll see that JTN accurately summarizes the AJOE findings. By the way, I revised the OP to include the link to the AJOE article.

LIBERAL: Uh . . . uh . . . well . . . oh, wait! The AJOE article is just a medical opinion piece! It's just some guy's opinion!

ME: That "some guy" is Dr. Harvey Risch, a Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Risch received his MD degree from the University of California San Diego and his PhD from the University of Chicago.

And if you would bother to read the article, you would see that Dr. Risch presents numerous facts from studies and actual live-patient use of hydroxychloroquine to show that the drug is very effective when used soon after infection. He shows that hydrochloroquine is particularly effective at reducing the mortality rate, i.e., saving lives.

LIBERAL: [Blank stare] [Grimace] No! No! It can’t be! Errgh! Uh . . . wait! But some other studies have found the drug to be ineffective and even dangerous! Ah-ha!

ME: Dr. Risch addresses those studies. You didn’t read his article, did you? Did you even read the JTN article? What do you say to the thousands of people who have been cured of COVID-19 by hydroxychloroquine? Are they all lying?

LIBERAL: They’re probably Trump supporters!

ME: One of them is a Democrat who serves in the Michigan assembly. She even publicly thanked President Trump for recommending hydroxychloroquine because she says it saved her life.

LIBERAL: And she was justifiably condemned by the party for her blasphemy!

ME: Uh, she was condemned for thanking President Trump for recommending a drug that saved her life?

LIBERAL: Yes! You’re darn tootin! This isn’t about health and saving lives but about beating Trump! What about the VA study on hydroxychloroquine?! Huh!

ME: That study has been totally debunked. Dr. Stephen Smith, an infectious disease expert, talked about that bogus study in a TV interview. By the way, Dr. Smith earned his MD from Yale. You’ve heard of Yale, right? Here’s the interview:

Infectious disease expert on resistance to hydroxychloroquine treatment of COVID-19 cases
 

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