I think there needs to be a very thorough investigation into why so many in the medical establishment – not to mention the Democratic Party and their mainstream media allies – were so virulently opposed to the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat the COVID-19 virus.
Report after report disparaged it, denigrated it, and said it wasn’t useful or needed – frequently without conducting any detailed study of the medication’s effects. However, a new study paints a very different picture.
A Henry Ford Health System study shows the controversial anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps lower the death rate of COVID-19 patients, the Detroit-based health system said Thursday.
Officials with the Michigan health system said the study found the drug “significantly” decreased the death rate of patients involved in the analysis.
The study analyzed 2,541 patients hospitalized among the system’s six hospitals between March 10 and May 2 and found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine died while 26% of those who did not receive the drug died.
There’s more at the link.
It appears that opposition to the use of hydroxychloroquine was, in many cases, predicated on the fact that President Trump supported its use. Anything he recommended had to be opposed, no matter what! The fact that this may have killed thousands of people who were denied access to the drug clearly didn’t bother his opponents.
As Dr. David Samadi points out (click the first screen capture to go to the original Twitter thread):
I think Dr. Samadi has a point . . . but I doubt whether anyone will ever be held accountable for it. After all, it’s only the “little people”, the “deplorables”, who died – and they don’t count.