It’s uncharitable, but…

I hope that the moron in the White House ends up suffering from the side effects and higher chance of death from hydroxyquinone.

From today’s CDC report:

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

A study published in The Lancet aimed to evaluate the treatment benefit of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients. The retrospective study utilized medical records from a total of 96,032 patients across 671 hospitals on 6 continents. Among these patients, 14,888 were included in one of the 4 treatment groups—chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, alone or in combination with macrolide antibiotics (eg, azithromycin)—and 81,144 patients were included in the control group. This appears to be the largest study of the drugs conducted to date. Patients who received remdesivir or who were already on mechanical ventilation when the treatment was started were excluded from this study.
After adjusting for a range of demographic and risk factors—including age, pre-existing health conditions, and baseline COVID-19 severity—the researchers found no evidence that chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine provided benefit to the patients. Rather, the patients in all 4 treatment groups exhibited statistically significant increases in mortality as well as increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia. The authors comment, “In the absence of reported randomised trials, there is an urgent need to evaluate real-world evidence related to outcomes with the use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine” in COVID-19 patients. While not a randomized control trial (RCT), this study leverages data from nearly 100,000 patients across a broad range of hospitals and countries. The absence of a detectable positive benefit with respect to COVID-19 mortality—and in fact, finding significantly increased risk of death—provides further evidence that hydroxychloroquine is not effective as a treatment for COVID-19 and may, in fact, be harmful to patients

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  1. If Trump responds, he will label it lies and fake news. Trump never admits he is wrong.

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