Hydroxychloroquine involved in 9,500 deaths in the first wave

Would Dr. Raoult’s remedy be a poison? In any case, the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 has been the subject of much debate since the first wave. Promoted by controversial media figures in the medical sphere, the drug has even been the subject of Emmanuel Macron’s interest for some time, and he quickly turned away from it. Too many criticisms and side effects, not enough dovezi …

In 2021, a study appeared in the dance Communication of nature already indicated that patients treated with hydroxychloroquine had an 11% higher chance of dying than other patients. A French study, presented at the congress of the French Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, delves a little deeper into the drug: it is said to have caused about 9,500 deaths in at least eight pay during the first wave.

98 to 256 deaths in France

Based on data from these eight countries (Turkey, Brazil, Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and the United States), scientists observed patient exposure rates. to the drug and their mortality rate. On the other hand, the prescription rate of the drug varies greatly from country to country, from 6 to 97%. Thus in France, between 6 and 16% of hospitalized patients will propose a treatment with hydroxychloroquine and 98 to 256 people may be killed.

By combining their data with those of the Berlin and Stanford teams, scientists were able to estimate that about 5,645 drug-related deaths were in the United States, and 9,485 in all eight countries studied. With prescription rates for hydroxychloroquine plummeting after the first wave, researchers stopped their study there. According to them, the deaths are due to the adverse effects of cardiac treatment, when Covid-19 can bring his heart closer.

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