A malaria drug widely touted by Trump for treating coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals.

👉There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. https://apnews.com/a5077c7227b8eb8b0dc23423c0bbe2b2
About 28% given hydroxychloroquine plus usual care died, versus 11% of those getting routine care alone.

About 22% getting the drug plus azithromycin died too, but the diff between that group and usual care was not considered large enough to rule out other factors that could
have affected survival.

Hydroxychloroquine made no difference in the need for a breathing machine, either.
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