UN Health Agency OKs Trial Of Hydroxychloroquine

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    Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

    LONDON — After suspending the hydroxychloroquine arm of a clinical trial of experimental COVID-19 drugs, the director-general of the World Health Organization said experts had reviewed the safety data and were now recommending the trial continue as planned.

    The recommendation means doctors will soon be able to resume giving the drug to patients enrolled in the U.N. health agency’s study.

    Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday that the WHO’s safety monitoring committee for the global trial had now examined all available mortality data about hydroxychloroquine. Some studies had suggested that people who were taking the drug for COVID-19 had a higher chance of dying than those who were not.

    Tedros said: “The members of the committee recommended that there are no reasons to modify the trial protocol.”

    U.S. President Trump has said he is taking hydroxychloroquine even though he has not tested positive for the coronavirus; there are no studies that have proven the drug is effective against COVID-19.

    Tedros said the executive group running the WHO’s trial endorsed the continuation of all arms of the trial, including hydroxychloroquine. Other treatments being tested, including remdesivir and an HIV combination therapy drug, were unaffected.

    Tedros said that to date, more than 3,500 people have been recruited into the trial in 35 countries.

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    6 COMMENTS

    1. Finally they are going to tell us what many professionals have reported it works
      Guess they’re tired of taking China’s directions and looking stupid
      Or loss of AMERICAN funding

    2. The studies are useless without the Zinc.

      And this statement is patently false:
      “…there are no studies that have proven the drug is effective against COVID-19.”

      With a little investigating, anybody will notice that each and every one of the failed studies were either missing the Zinc, or were administered AFTER the patient was sick more than 5 days.

      So very many deaths could have been avoided, had the medical establishment had a little more humility, and paid attention.
      Countless of people could have avoided financial ruin.
      So sad.

    3. I hope you guys see what’s going on when America gave money to the world health organization they stopped it cuz Trump promoted it. now that they stopped getting money from America and they stopped getting the big bucks from the Democrats they started back the trial that Trump promoted.

    4. Thankfully, Fauci the great doctor and “scientist” whom Trump haters worshipped on their knees is out of the WH.
      This man is responsible for thousands of deaths. He’s now a star on dubious netwoks , still rambling his contradictory garbaazzghe.

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