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#hydroxychloroquine

From TheJournal.ie Trump defends supporting viral video of doctors promoting disproved coronavirus treatment Hydroxychloroquine

Trump defends supporting viral video of doctors promoting disproved coronavirus treatment

Scientific studies have shown hydroxychloroquine can do more harm than good when used to treat symptoms of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, the HSE has not banned a Covid-19 treatment in order to later 'push' a vaccine Coronavirus

Debunked: No, the HSE has not banned a Covid-19 treatment in order to later 'push' a vaccine

A widely shared Facebook post incorrectly claims that medications which ‘cure’ the virus have been banned in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Hydroxychloroquine study in Lancet pulled after authors couldn't verify data Surgisphere

Hydroxychloroquine study in Lancet pulled after authors couldn't verify data

The now-retracted study found that hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit against the coronavirus – and even increased the risk of dying in hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine? Covid-19 This post contains videos

Explainer: After Donald Trump claims he's 'taking it', what are Irish experts saying about hydroxychloroquine?

The drug is not approved for use against Covid-19 in the US or here.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've heard a lot of good stories': Trump tells reporters he's been taking hydroxychloroquine Coronavirus This post contains videos

'I've heard a lot of good stories': Trump tells reporters he's been taking hydroxychloroquine

It has not been proven the anti-malaria drug is effective at preventing or helping to treat Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research Hydroxychloroquine

Drug backed by Donald Trump does not help treat Covid-19, according to new research

In one study, adverse effects were more common in patients who received hydroxychloroquine.

From TheJournal.ie Hydroxychloroquine: Is Trump's 'game-changer' drug effective against Covid-19?

Hydroxychloroquine: Is Trump's 'game-changer' drug effective against Covid-19?

Chloroquine has been used for decades to prevent people catching malaria.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m a smart guy, I feel good about it': Trump clashes with top medical expert over virus drug for Covid-19 Hydroxychloroquine This post contains videos

'I’m a smart guy, I feel good about it': Trump clashes with top medical expert over virus drug for Covid-19

The president said he had “a feeling” about the drug, while Dr Anthony Fauci cautioned it was unproven.