Dr. Harvey A. Risch, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, has released a 29-page paper whose primary focus is this. Quote, “Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin …need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.”
The Paper’s (browser PDF here, Downloaded and saved forever Grok Copy here), abstract mentions something we reported yesterday. “That Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been widely misrepresented in both clinical reports and public media,” which we know was because the President mentioned it. That report included links to the collapsing case against HCQ and specifically The Lancet article that used data provided by Surgisphere.
Dr. Risch notes that, to date, the use of HCQ+AZ (preferably with zinc) informs his decision to promote it widely and immediately because it can save thousands of lives every week.
Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been widely misrepresented in both clinical reports and public media, and outpatient trials results are not expected until September. Early outpatient illness is very different than later hospitalized florid disease and the treatments differ. Evidence about use of hydroxychloroquine alone, or of hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin in inpatients, is irrelevant concerning efficacy of the pair in early high risk outpatient disease. Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000 users, of which estimated mortality is <20%, 9/100,000 users, compared to the 10,000 Americans now dying each week. These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.
He notes further along that sooner or later, everyone will probably catch it but,
The great majority of infected people are at low risk for progression or will manifest the infection asymptotically. For the rest, outpatient treatment is required that prevents disease progression and hospitalization.
Rather than shut down the country and destroy families futures, and lives through acts of political force, the very affordable and abundantly available combination of HCQ+AZ present a means for solving a wide range of concerns that would not require the drastic political overreactions from which we are currently trying to free ourselves.
Most of the actual science to date, see also the evidence, suggests that effective outpatient treatment is the answer and that HCQ+AZ is the response needed.
Not, as I noted yesterday,
A movement that has permanently damaged the economy and the lives of millions who were never in danger of having symptoms let alone getting sick enough to be hospitalized. But who, if they did, could have used a very inexpensive readily available treatment to speed their recovery had the Leftists and (we’ll lump the Never-Trumpers in there) not felt the need to black-list over a political grudge?
The Left will not let go of their war on HCQ quickly, but every day the cling bitterly to it, more people will die who could have been treated and survived.
That’s on them and no one else.Yale Epidemiologist Use Hydroxychloroquine and AZ