Biden hands Americans a death sentence by restricting COVID-19 medications
(Natural News) Around 85 percent of COVID-19 patients would have been saved if proper treatment protocol had been established, including early intervention. It has been established early during the pandemic that once COVID-19 patients exhibit advanced symptoms, they should be given proper treatment or their survivability greatly diminishes. Hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin have shown promise in mitigating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Doctors Who Are Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation Ever Face Penalty?
Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that COVID-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an article alleging that most people who got vaccinated against the coronavirus would be dead by 2025. His tweets are a recent addition to a steady stream of spurious claims about the COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Another example is Dr. Sherri Jane Tenpenny’s June testimony, before Ohio state legislators, that the vaccine could cause people to become magnetized. Clips from the hearing went viral on the internet. Earlier in the pandemic, on April 9, 2020, Dr. Joseph Mercola posted a video about wh...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Dr. Stella Immanuel talks about how hospitals are ignoring hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin as effective treatments for COVID-19 - Brighteon.TV
(Natural News) In the most recent episode of Health with Dr. Stella Immanuel on Brighteon.TV, Dr. Stella Immanuel discusses how the coronavirus is affecting the nation because of hospitals withholding treatment for their patients. According to Dr. Immanuel, hospitals are withholding treatment and not giving patients the medicine they need to get better from COVID-19.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Health Alliance fights to allow hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin for early treatment of covid
(Natural News) A coalition of medical practitioners is calling for hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), ivermectin and other prohibited remedies for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) to be made readily available to anyone who wants to use them. Drs. Robert Malone, Heather Gessling, Ryan Cole and others converged in Puerto Rico recently to discuss their plans under a newly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivermectin: Cochrane ’s most talked about review so far, ever. Why?
In this author interview with Stephanie Weibel and Maria Popp, we find out more about their Cochrane review, Ivermectin for treating and preventing COVID-19. The review currently has an Altmetric Attention Score of more than 7000, which makes it the most talked-about review in the history of the Cochrane Library.Briefly, what is Ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to kill parasites, such as intestinal worms (helminths) in animals or scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and it is widely used in regions of the world where parasitic infestations are common, such as in parts of Asia and South America. Ivermectin has few u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

What Viagra can teach us about the search for Covid drugs: DR MICHAEL MOSLEY
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: With people dying in hospital from Covid, it's reasonable enough to see if drugs such as hydroxychloroquine (an anti-malaria drug) might help. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French scientist who pushed unproven Covid drug may be forced from post
Didier Raoult, who promoted hydroxychloroquine treatment, may not be able to continue his researchThe French scientist who promoted the discredited hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 backed by Donald Trump faces being pushed out of the infectious diseases institute he founded, amid concerns from key members over its role in feeding conspiracy theories and an investigation by regulators into its clinical studies.Didier Raoult has built a worldwide following throughout the pandemic for his support of the malaria drug despite its failure in randomised control trials. Multiple studies, including by theRecovery trial and...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Megan Clement in Paris Tags: Coronavirus Science France Europe World news Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Column: With fluvoxamine, doctors find an old drug that may actually work against COVID-19
Forget hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin. But there is one existing medicine that shows signs of benefiting COVID-19 patients: fluvoxamine. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

Dexamethasone Underused for Adults Hospitalized With COVID - 19
Dexamethasone and remdesivir use have gradually increased during the pandemic; hydroxychloroquine use peaked in March 2020 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Causes DNA Damage in Mammalian Cells Hydroxychloroquine Causes DNA Damage in Mammalian Cells
Hydroxychloroquine causes DNA damage and mutations when added to cultured mammalian cells at concentrations comparable to those used in people, new research indicates.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - August 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

CNN and Andersen Cooper slapped with $100 million defamation suit over their conspiracy to suppress viable covid treatments
(Natural News) CNN and their nightly propagandist, Anderson Cooper, spent tremendous amounts of time and energy attacking the science on hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and demeaning doctors who cured every single one of their patients using HCQ in their treatment protocols. Instead of being labeled “anti-science” or “anti-immunity,” CNN continued to mock HCQ and slander doctors who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sky News Australia banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid misinformation
Digital giant issues strike after channel posted videos denying the existence of disease and encouraging people to use discredited medicationFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingSky News Australia has been banned from uploading content to YouTube for seven days after violating its medical misinformation policies by posting numerous videos which denied the existence of Covid-19 or encouraged people to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin.The ban was imposed by the digital giant on Thursday afternoon, the day after theDaily Telegraph ende...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amanda Meade Tags: Australian media Australia news Sky News Australia Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Medical research YouTube Health Source Type: news

Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19
This study reported results for development of COVID-19 symptoms (but not confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection) and unwanted events, but in a way that we could not include in our analyses. This study did not look at hospital admissions.Main results explainedMain authors of the review, Maria Popp and Stephanie Weibel said: “The lack of good quality evidence on efficacy and safety of ivermectin arises from a study pool that consists mainly of small, insufficiently powered RCTs with overall limited quality regarding study design, conduct, and reporting. Current evidence does not support using ivermectin for treating o r preve...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Doctor Selling COVID-19 “Cure” Pleads Guilty
FDA OCI, Jennings Staley M.D., Skinny Beach Med Spas, San Diego CA, pandemic, COVID-19, miracle cure, guilty plea, smuggle, hydroxychloroquine, coronavirus, treatment kits, one hundred percent cure, magic bullet, amazing weapon, family pack, hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, generic Viagra, Xanax, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 16, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Pioneer of hydroxychloroquine-zinc protocol for covid calls plandemic a "war against God"
(Natural News) Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, the first to recommend hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and zinc as an early remedy for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), is outraged that the world has been taken hostage by a “group of sociopaths” pushing “vaccines,” passports, and other authoritarian measures as the “cure” for the plandemic. During a recent interview with LifeSiteNews‘... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pushing vaccines while banning ivermectin is "global collusion" to cause as much harm and death as possible
(Natural News) Those working on the frontlines of the so-called “pandemic” all last year were indicating from the beginning that early treatment was of utmost importance, recommending proven remedies like hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and ivermectin as therapeutic solutions. The medical deep state, however, was all the while engaged in a “global collusion” racket with Big Pharma,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neither Remdesivir Nor HCQ Affect Viral Clearance in COVID-19
TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 -- For hospitalized patients with COVID-19, neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) affects viral clearance, according to a study published online July 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Andreas Barratt-Due,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine show no antiviral effect against COVID-19: Study
The study, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, evaluated the effects of the two drugs on all-cause, in-hospital mortality, the degree of respiratory failure and inflammation, and viral clearance in the oropharynx. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neither remdesivir NOR hydroxychloroquine lower the risk of respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients
A new study from Oslo University Hospital, in Norway, found that neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine reduced respiratory failure or lowered inflammation in COVID-19 patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine, remdesivir fail to improve COVID-19 patient outcomes in WHO-led study
Neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine boosts recovery in patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study led by the World Health Organization, and published by the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neither remdesivir nor HCQ affect viral clearance in hospitalized patients with COVID-19
(American College of Physicians) NOR-Solidarity, an independent, add-on, randomized controlled trial to the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity trial, found that neither remdesivir nor hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) affected viral clearance in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. The WHO Solidarity trial showed no effect of remdesivir or hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on mortality but did not assess antiviral effects of these drugs. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Now just mentioning "ivermectin" gets you banned on YouTube as Big Tech unleashes wholesale censorship of all covid treatments that might save lives
(Natural News) Evolutionary biologist Brett Weinstein recently appeared on an episode of the “Triggernometry” podcast during which he revealed that it is no longer permissible to even mention the word “ivermectin” on YouTube or Facebook. Because the anti-parasitic drug shows promise in treating the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), Big Tech has decided that, like hydroxychloroquine (HCQ),... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Use During Pregnancy Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine Use During Pregnancy
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are used in the treatment of rheumatic conditions, but are they safe to use during pregnancy? A new study examines the possible fetal effects.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fox reporter says boss told her to "cease and desist" talking about hydroxychloroquine
(Natural News) Fox 26 in Houston’s Ivory Hecker has come forward to Project Veritas with claims that her station’s director, Susan Schiller, told her to “cease and desist” talking about hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on social media. Hecker says she has continually been pressed by the station to push its corporate narrative rather than real journalism. Hecker... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most drugs for treating adult Covid patients not recommended for kids: Government guidelines
About the treatment of children, the guidelines by the Union Health Ministry said most drugs used in adults such as ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, favipiravir and antibiotics such as doxycycline or azithromycin have not been tested on children for prevention or treatment of Covid infection among them. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SUPPRESSING THE CURES: YouTube suspends Sen. Ron Johnson for uploading videos about hydroxychloroquine
(Natural News) Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin has been suspended by YouTube for uploading videos that the Google-owned platform says are contributing to the spread of “misinformation” about the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). Johnson had uploaded several videos about the benefits of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in the treatment of the Chinese Virus, which is not allowed because... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci lied, millions died: The conspiracy behind hydroxychloroquine's suppression
(Natural News) Another email bombshell from the Anthony Fauci archives has been dropped, this one showing that “America’s doctor” knew full well that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was an effective remedy against the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), and yet chose to lie to the public by claiming otherwise. Not only that, but Fauci colluded with other deep state... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mitigating the impacts of COVID-19: where are the mental health trials?, Lancet Psychiatry
COVID-19 prompted rapid mobilisation of health services and medical science in the face of unprecedented challenges. When COVID-19 emerged in 2020, medical science delivered, and delivered quickly. Using large-scale multicentre trials, researchers in partnership with health services established the ability of cheap and scalable interventions (such as corticosteroids) to save lives, and rapidly showed the futility of anecdotally endorsed repurposed drugs (such as hydroxychloroquine). The effectiveness of vaccinations was quickly established in phase 2 and 3 trials, providing the confidence to roll out successful vaccine pro...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Britain records 2,694 new Covid cases; Dominic Cummings criticises government over lockdowns
Germany to bar visitors from UK over Covid variants of concern; sewage samplesbeing tested across Englandto monitor Covid variantsMore than 50m Covid vaccine doses given in EnglandScientist faces legal action for challenging hydroxychloroquine studyNepal calls new elections amid worsening Covid outbreakBrazil: Bolsonaro never wanted vaccines, says senatorSee all our coronavirus coverage7.28pmBSTMore than 35,000 Roman Catholic pilgrims flocked to an open-air shrine in Romania for a centuries-old procession that had been previously cancelled last year due to the pandemic.AP reports, The service in Sumuleu Ciuc, located in Ro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Edna Mohamed (now) and Clea Skopeliti , Nadeem Badshah (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

World expert in scientific misconduct faces legal action for challenging integrity of hydroxychloroquine study
Australian and international scientists publish open letter defending Dr Elisabeth Bik and calling for science whistleblowers to be protected (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthony Fauci, 100 Days Into the Biden Administration, Is Finally Getting to Do His Job
When Dr. Anthony Fauci arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for his first White House press briefing under the new Biden Administration, he could see things would be different. It was the day after the Inauguration, and President Joe Biden was eager to get the country’s COVID-19 response back on track. Five minutes before he addressed the public, Fauci spoke with the new President. “He said, ‘I want you to just go and tell the science, explain to people that if we make mistakes, we’re going to fix the mistakes and we’re not going to dwell on the mistakes. Let science be communicated to the public...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Major differences in COVID patient care caused by insufficient data, misleading advice
While there was extensive use of drug repurposing throughout the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was substantial heterogeneity over the types of drugs used for treatment purposes globally. Some drugs, including hydroxychloroquine, saw sharp declines in use, while adjunctive therapies grew into a more relied upon method for patient management. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Prophylaxis against covid-19: living systematic review and network meta-analysis, BMJ
Review (11 RCT's) found hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis has trivial to no effect on hospital admission and mortality, probably increases adverse effects and probably does not reduce risk of COVID; it is highly uncertain ivermectin with iota-carrageenan or alone reduces infection risk. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Prolongs QT Interval Independent of Other Factors COVID-19 Prolongs QT Interval Independent of Other Factors
COVID-19 infection can prolong corrected QTc in hospitalized patients, even in the absence of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Contested effects and chaotic policies: the 2020 story of (hydroxy) chloroquine for treating COVID19, Cochrane Library
Cochrane Review by Bhagteshwar Singh and colleagues definitively concludes that hydroxychloroquine has no clinical benefit in treating COVID ‐19 in hospitalized patients. 2 External 0 0 0 [ false https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.ED000151/full#ED000151-bib-0001 true false%> 2 External 0 0 0 1 false https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.ED000151/full#ED000151-bib-0001 true false%>] The dissemination of information on these drugs in the scientific press and other media has been rapid and tumultuous with strong and polarized opinions among scientists, politicians, and the ge...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine valid option in autoantibody-negative rheumatoid arthritis
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

After one year attacking vaccine efforts and promoting hydroxychloroquine, Bolsonaro makes a TV statement lying about his goverment actions
President changes tone on the day that Brazil registers more than 3,000 deaths by Covid and declares 2021 year of the vaccine (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Efficacy and safety outcomes of proposed randomized controlled trials investigating hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine during the early stages of the COVID19 pandemic, BJCP
Analysis found that the 51 registered RCTs investigating hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine during the early stages of the COVID ‐19 pandemic included heterogeneous and insufficient approaches to measure efficacy/effectiveness and safety relevant to patients and clinical practice. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Quinism Foundation Encourages Those Injured by Hydroxychloroquine...
The Foundation has Written to Newly Confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, Encouraging Liberal Consideration of Claims under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program(PRWeb March 19, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_quinism_foundation_encourages_those_injured_by_hydroxychloroquine_and_related_quinoline_antimalarial_drugs_to_file_timely_claims_for_government_compensation/prweb17811259.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cochrane Library Editorial - Contested effects and chaotic policies: the 2020 story of (hydroxy) chloroquine for treating COVID-19
During the past 12 months chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been touted as cures for COVID-19 and introduced into Covid-19 treatment protocols. This has led to increases in demand, leaving some rheumatoid arthritis and lupus patients deprived of effective treatments.A newly publishedCochrane Library Editorial explores the story of the assessment of  chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine efficacy and the lessons learnt. This Editorial publishes alongside the  recently published review published in the Cochrane Library   that concludes that hydroxychloroquine   has no clinical benefit in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for prevention and treatment of COVID19, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Review (12 RCTs; n= 8569) found hydroxychloroquine has minimal effect on risk of mortality, no effect on progression to mechanical ventilation, and is associated with triple the number of adverse events vs placebo, therefore no further treatment trials should be carried out. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The end of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19
(University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine) A year ago, infectious disease doctor Christine Johnston was leading a study on the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of people with COVID-19. A year later, her team published results that showed the drug -- once a political football -- had no effect. Johnston talks about lessons learned under the world spotlight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO Recommends Against Hydroxychloroquine To Prevent Covid-19, Oklahoma Is Stuck With Piles Of It
Oklahoma is apparently trying to negotiate a return of 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills that the state purchased last year for around $2 million. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

WHO Advises Against Hydroxychloroquine to Prevent COVID-19 WHO Advises Against Hydroxychloroquine to Prevent COVID-19
The recommendations are based on evidence from six randomised controlled trials involving over 6,000 participants with and without known exposure to a person with COVID-19 infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Societies Issue Joint Statement on Safe Use of HCQ Societies Issue Joint Statement on Safe Use of HCQ
Hydroxychloroquine can be used safely and effectively with attention to dosing, risk factors, and screening, but communication among physicians, patients, and eye care specialists is key.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO panel issues strong advice against hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
The drug hydroxychloroquine, once touted by former U.S. president Donald Trump as a pandemic "game-changer," should not be used to prevent COVID-19 and has no meaningful effect on patients already infected, a World Health Organization expert panel said on Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

WHO panel: Hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent COVID-19
The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent COVID-19, according to a new recommendation from the World... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO expert panel strongly advises against use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent covid-19
(BMJ) The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent infection in people who do not have covid-19, say a WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) panel of international experts inThe BMJ today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine useful in treating people with COVID-19, or in preventing infection in people who have been exposed to the virus?
COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. If the infection becomes severe, people may need intensive care and support in hospital, including mechanical ventilation.Drugs used for other diseases were tried out in COVID-19, and this included chloroquine, used for malaria; and hydroxychloroquine used for rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. The authors sought evidence of the effects of these drugs in treating people ill with the disease; in preventing the disease in people at risk of getting the disease, such as health workers; and peo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins Is Fighting This Coronavirus While Preparing for the Next One
In May 2020, Dr. Francis Collins, the longtime head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was called to the White House to meet with Jared Kushner, the then President’s son-in-law and adviser, and Dr. Deborah Birx, the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. A few weeks earlier, Congress had given the NIH $1.5 billion to try to speed up the process of developing new diagnostic tests for COVID-19, and the White House, which was dubious about increasing the rate of testing, wanted to know more about what the NIH was doing. Collins is technically the boss of Dr. Anthony Fauci, but during the pandemic he ha...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news