- Jul 13, 2012
I don’t see any further promotion of HCQ is useful for AFF readers.Mine is not a discredited medical opinion.there are as many studies saying some success with Chloroquine and HCG as saying not.That is not unusual in medicine.I am sorry but this discussion should be taking place in the Covid threads not being used for a political purpose here.
And you know what really annoys me.left wingers who wring their hands saying we should be helping the poor.Well HCQ is cheap and so of great benefit to poorer countries which can afford it and who can't afford the more recent treatments such as remdesivir.And guess what a paper has come out urging caution with that drug.original trials suggested only very minor liver side effects but now in more frequent usage the concern is some get major liver damage-do you suggest that should now not be used?
Pharmacovigilance analysis outlines hepatic disorders with the use of remdesivir for COVID-19 treatmentAuthors led by François Montastruc, Centre of PharmacoVigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology, Toulouse University Hospital (CHU), Faculty of Medicine, Toulouse, France, performed a pharmacovigilance analysis of VigiBase, the World Health Organization’s individual case safety reports database, to...dgalerts.docguide.com
India has and still does use it for prophylaxis of medical staff.https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/covid-19-centre-expands-hydroxychloroquine-as-prophylactic-for-healthcare-other-frontline-workers-2233695
And still being used in Greece after your Oxford research was released.
Countries such as Indonesia,Malaysia,UAE and Eastern Europe still using it.
Then there is this article which I saw linked on twitter.I had to go to page 20 of google to find it-indeed there are a few who have published positive articles on HCQ have been disappeared from Google.
Note this article is dated 23/7/20.
So I don't regard the drugs as "discredited" but I do wonder why people want to deny poorer countries access to a cheap probably helpful drug rather than expensive 'Big Pharma" new drugs which have been used for only a few years at most so there is a risk of more severe side effects being discovered down the track.