A new study has been published looking at the effects of treating COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine.
Title: “Efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19: results of a randomized clinical trial”
Authors: Zhaowei Chen, Jijia Hu, Zongwei Zhang, Shan Jiang, Shoumeng Han, Dandan Yan, Ruhong Zhuang, Ben Hu, Zhan Zhang
From the abstract
“No difference in the age and sex distribution between the control group and the HCQ group. But for TTCR [Time to clinical recovery], the body temperature recovery time and the cough remission time were significantly shortened in the HCQ treatment group. Besides, a larger proportion of patients with improved pneumonia in the HCQ treatment group (80.6%, 25 of 32) compared with the control group (54.8%, 17 of 32). Notably, all 4 patients progressed to severe illness that occurred in the control group. However, there were 2 patients with mild adverse reactions in the HCQ treatment group. Significance: Among patients with COVID-19, the use of HCQ could significantly shorten TTCR and promote the absorption of pneumonia.” (Emphasis added)