A new study confirms that hydroxychloroquine is not an effective way to treat patients with the new coronavirus,media BGR reported. Previous studies have shown that the drug, touted by U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year, is not effective against the new coronavirus. In March, when the new crown pandemic began to sweep the United States, Trump began touting the benefits of hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for COVID-19. However, many medical experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, were cautious about the drug’s efficacy from the start.
In response, Mr. Fauci warned back in April, “We’re not going to make that great leap, assuming it’s a drug that helps us win.” More tests are needed to determine whether the antimalarial drug hydrochloroquine is safe and effective in treating patients with new crowns, Forch added. Now, nearly two months later, researchers have provided enough evidence to show that the drug that Trump touts has no significant effect on the new coronavirus.
A recent preclinical study by researchers at several French research universities found that hydroxychloroquine did not kill or even help suppress the new coronavirus. The study began a few months ago and involved primates. The main result of the study was that “hydroxychloroquine does not protect animals in a preventive environment, and no significant effect on SARS-CoV-2 virus load was anysignificant in hydroxychloroquine treatment strategies compared to placebo-treated animals.” “
The results are not surprising, as previous studies involving hydroxychloroquine are also less optimistic. A study of hydroxychloroquine, which involved 368 patients, in April showed that the drug could actually cause more problems for patients with new crowns. In particular, the study found that 28 percent of patients who gave the drug died, compared with 11 percent of those receiving other routine care.
What’s more, the side effects associated with hydroxychloroquine can be so severe that many doctors caution against using it, even if it turns out to help. Specifically, the drug can cause serious heart problems, which eventually lead to cardiac arrest. There is also evidence that patients taking the drug may experience organ damage.
At the same time, the race to develop a new crown vaccine is still under way. Last week, for example, U.S. Army scientists said they were working on a candidate vaccine that could fight any and all coronavirus strains. Human testing of the Army vaccine will begin this summer and, if all goes well, could be available as soon as the end of 2020.