TRUMP VINDICATED: Over 6,000 Doctors Rate Hydroxychloroquine ‘Most Effective Therapy’ For Coronavirus
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An antimalarial drug named hydroxychloroquine, which has been touted for weeks by medical professionals and President Trump for being a possible treatment against the coronavirus for weeks, was recently rated the ‘most effective therapy’ for fighting the virus.
Thousands of doctors who are treating patients with the drug claim it helps, and the number of patients being saved by the drug is rising every day.
Although President Trump faced scrutiny from Democrats who claim he endangered the public for mentioning the possible therapy with a lack of clinical trials, hydroxychloroquine has now been vindicated for its effectiveness against the coronavirus.
Check out what the Washington Times reported below:
An international poll of more than 6,000 doctors released Thursday found that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine was the most highly rated treatment for the novel coronavirus.
The survey conducted by Sermo, a global health care polling company, of 6,227 physicians in 30 countries found that 37% of those treating COVID-19 patients rated hydroxychloroquine as the “most effective therapy” from a list of 15 options.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave chloroquine and its next-generation derivative, hydroxychloroquine, emergency-use authorization Monday for treating the novel coronavirus, although the drug was already being used off-label by some doctors and hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
The survey also found that the most commonly prescribed treatments are analgesics (56%), azithromycin (41%) and hydroxychloroquine (33%).
Azithromycin, known by the brand name Zithromax or Z-Pak, was rated the second-most effective therapy at 32%, followed by “nothing,” analgesics (including acetaminophen), anti-HIV drugs and cough medicine.
Some representatives were skeptical of allowing the antimalarial drug to be used as a treatment for the coronavirus, but in the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States located in New York City, governor Andrew Cuomo approved thousands of doses for the treatment to be used with the patients who needed it the most.
Two days ago, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who initially prohibited doctors from using the antimalarial treatment for the coronavirus, asked the federal government for supply of hydroxychloroquine in a stunning reversal of policy.
Donald Trump issued high hopes of the antimalarial drug earlier this month, mentioning it multiple times during coronavirus press briefings, even claiming that hydroxychloroquine, when used in combination of azithromycin could be “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” in a tweet.
As more representatives and those in the medical field continue to come around on the idea of using the drug that is now backed with thousands of testimonies from experienced doctors across the globe, the true scale of its effectiveness for fighting the coronavirus will be revealed in just a matter of weeks.
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