The debate on hydroxychloroquine is decidedly far from settled… While some countries continue to promote the molecule (Brazil, Algeria, Morocco…), two studies published on May 14 in the British Medical Journal , one carried out by a French team, the other Chinese, have just dealt him a new blow. Their conclusions join those of several previous studies: hydroxychloroquine is not effective in people infected with Sars-CoV-2, whether it is to make the virus disappear from the body, to avoid a passage in intensive care or death, even if it is given within 48 hours of admission to hospital.
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At the same time, a study published in the journal The Lancet recently highlighted a significant excess mortality in the treated patients. The study, although highly criticized for inconsistencies in the data and the lack of transparency regarding their origin, still led the World Health Organization to
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