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Amid Hydroxychloroquine Uproar, Real Studies of Drug Are Suffering
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of MSN News

MSN News, May 20, 2020
Posted: May 25th, 2020

President Trumps enthusiastic embrace of a malaria drug that he now says he takes daily and the resulting uproar in the news media appears to be interfering with legitimate scientific research into whether the medicine might work to prevent coronavirus infection or treat the disease. The drug, hydroxychloroquine ... is also widely used to treat lupus and other autoimmune diseases. But specialists including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the governments top infectious disease expert say the jury is still out. Mr. Trumps frequent pronouncements and misstatements he has praised the drug as a game changer and a miracle are only complicating matters. Last week, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Dr. Fauci leads, announced a 2,000-patient study to determine whether hydroxychloroquine, when combined with the antibiotic azithromycin, can prevent hospitalization and death from Covid-19, joining more than 50 other clinical trials that are continuing in the United States. Researchers around the country said the controversy was depressing enrollment in their clinical trials. The presidents trade adviser, Peter Navarro ... said hydroxy hysteria in the news media not Mr. Trump was to blame. Has the medias war of hysteria on hydroxychloroquine killed people? Mr. Navarro asked in an interview. If the scientific evidence does indeed prove that the medicine has both prophylactic and therapeutic value, the answer is yes.

Note: In a survey reported in this New York Post article, over 2,000 physicians were asked which drug was most effective in treating the coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine was chosen by the greatest number of those surveyed (37%). Remember that chlorequine has already been proven safe for other illnesses and is very cheap as the patent expired. So big Pharma, who are huge sponsors of the media, don't like this drug. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on media corruption and the coronavirus from reliable major media sources.

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