Yale epidemiologist says hydroxychloroquine could save up to 100,000 lives

While speaking with Laura Ingraham on Fox News on Monday, July 20, Yale epidemiology professor Dr. Harvey Risch said hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), if used properly, could save between 75,000 and 100,000 lives and can also be taken safely as a preventative.  His findings were published in the May 27 American Journal of Epidemiology to no effect.  A similar French study in early March reported similar evidence of success using HCQ to combat COVID-19.  The French report was dismissed as anecdotal.  Dr. Risch insisted that HCQ is effective and safe, but he has become the victim of a "propaganda war" ever since President Trump recommended it back in March.  The Lancet even published a study claiming that HCQ is ineffective and increases the risk of death.  By June the journal's false claim was retracted, but lasting damage was done.  Dr. Risch summed up the problem with HCQ: "It's a political...(Read Full Post)
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