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Hydroxychloroquine: Anti-malaria drug called 'miracle' by Trump does not prevent Covid-19, study says

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

The randomised study found taking the drug was no more effective than taking a placebo
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The first high-quality study of malaria pill hydroxychloroquine just found it doesn't help prevent coronavirus infections

The first high-quality study of malaria pill hydroxychloroquine just found it doesn't help prevent coronavirus infections

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine doesn't help prevent coronavirus infections in people who were recently exposed to the virus, study results set to be published Wednesday show.
It's the first high-quality trial to test the malaria pills as a preventive treatment. More than 800 volunteers were randomly assigned to take hydroxychloroquine or a placebo.
"If you're the general public, if you're the president or anyone, and you're exposed to somebody with known COVID, taking this is not going to reduce your risk of developing infection," Dr. David Boulware, the lead researcher on the study...
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Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent Covid-19 infection if exposed, study says

1 month ago   |   By STAT

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine did not help prevent people who had been exposed to others with Covid-19 from developing the disease, according to the results of an eagerly awaited study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Despite a lack of evidence, many people began taking the medicine to try to prevent infection early in the Covid-19 pandemic, following anecdotal reports it could be effective and claims by President Trump and conservative commentators. Trump, too, said he took hydroxychloroquine to prevent infection.
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