No good study has ever found a decent benefit from the drug hydroxycholoquine – even the Orange blowhard in the White House who has hyped this drug beyond all belief did not take HCQ for the treatment of his infection when he got sick.
Yet hydroxycholoquine continues to be pushed in some quarters so this latest study in JAMA is unlikely to compel the true believers into reviewing their opinion – one of the only things I can really vouch for that is always true is that nearly everyone sees what they want to see – but it too has concluded that HCQ simply doesn’t work for this coronavirus infection.
Or as the researchers put it in their conclusion, “Among adults hospitalized with respiratory illness from COVID-19, treatment with hydroxychloroquine, compared with placebo, did not significantly improve clinical status at day 14. These findings do not support the use of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 among hospitalized adults.”
Should be end of story.
But it won’t be, I’m afraid.