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    Default Hydroxychloroquine: When Medicine And Politics Clash

    Yenting Chen
    August 6 2020

    For many professionals in the science and healthcare communities, the return of hydroxychloroquine to public discussion came as a shock.
    Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug that researchers initially hoped could be a potential treatment for COVID-19. Over the last few months, scientists have extensively studied hydroxychloroquine in multiple randomized controlled trials.
    All of the randomized controlled trials came to the same conclusion: There was, unfortunately, no demonstrated benefit in the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19.


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    Default Re: Hydroxychloroquine: When Medicine And Politics Clash

    I thought this had been put to bed once and for all.
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    Default Re: Hydroxychloroquine: When Medicine And Politics Clash

    Mercolians are still pushing it, plus any number of alternative health sites. And this:

    'There are lots of places one can find dangerous coronavirus misinformation -- but an official Catholic newspaper should not be one of them. So why is the Diocese of Brooklyn touting bogus claims that hydroxychloroquine might cure COVID-19?

    After Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube deleted a video promoting Trump's favorite drug, the diocesan newspaper The Tablet ran a giant headline asking, "COVID CURE?" An enormous picture of the drug took up half the front page, and the accompanying article barely acknowledged critics while prominently quoting right-wing doctors from the deleted video.'
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    I don't think we can say that the hydroxychloroquine controversy has been 'put to bed once and for all.' Scientists disagree on it. There seem to be problems with some of the study methods. Isn't it curious that there's so much strenuous pushback against a drug that is time-tested and cheap, and that some doctors have had good results with in their real-world clinical settings? There are too many questions surrounding hydroxychloroquine to call the controversy settled, in my opinion.
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    Anything I have read in support of it has come from what I would call rather questionable sources, among them Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro. I would rate his trustworthiness at the same level as Trump's.
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    Default Re: Hydroxychloroquine: When Medicine And Politics Clash

    I'm referring to doctors, not politicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julieanne View Post
    After Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube deleted a video promoting Trump's favorite drug, the diocesan newspaper The Tablet ran a giant headline asking, "COVID CURE?" An enormous picture of the drug took up half the front page, and the accompanying article barely acknowledged critics while prominently quoting right-wing doctors from the deleted video.'
    FB, Twitter, and YouTube can do whatever they want with information. They're not scientists, and what they allow or don't allow doesn't necessarily reflect on its accuracy, truth, or worthiness to be part of a debate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattypans View Post
    I'm referring to doctors, not politicians.
    All this talk about hydroxychloroquine, aka quinine, has caught my attention and curiosity as to how someone could make (or acquire) their own unadulterated quinine soda at home, perhaps using plain seltzer as a base, as I sometimes enjoy a gin or tequila, and tonic with lime or lemon.

    Well that frivolous online search brought me full circle, back to "square one", with this very interesting website by DOCTOR Stephen Jones, as to how to make or obtain quinine for medicinal reasons, as well as for a refreshing drink. Cheers! https://godskingdom.org/blog/2020/08...de-hcq-quinine
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