The drug has consistently failed to show a benefit when tested in randomized, controlled clinical trials. Social science may explain why laypeople and doctors alike continue clinging to it.
Donald Trump has launched another defence of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 which goes against prevailing medical advice. The President’s comments came after Twitter banned his eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours, after he posted a video which repeated the assertion that hydroxychloroquine… Read More »Trump reiterates hydroxychloroquine defense after son is banned from Twitter
Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug controversially used to fight COVID-19, was trending again after a string of retweets from president Donald Trump in favour of the medicine. Trump has championed hydroxychloroquine, which was first touted as a potential cure for COVID-19 by the French doctor Didier… Read More »Trump’s tweets advocate hydroxychloroquine as big COVID-19 vaccine trials start
The study adds to the growing body of evidence that the drug, promoted early in the pandemic by President Trump, is ineffective, despite its getting a briefly renewed lease on life earlier this month thanks to a retrospective analysis.