Drug Touted By Trump Is Linked To increase Risk Of Death In Virus Patients
Hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug touted by President Trump, is linked to increased risk of death in coronavirus patients, a study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients on six continents found, according to new reporting. Aired on 05/22/2020.
Los Angeles County reports 17 additional deaths linked to COVID-19 and more than 1,400 coronavirus cases, bringing the total to more than 13,800. Seriously ill Covid-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were more likely to die or develop dangerous heart arrhythmias, according to a large observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet.
Researchers looked at data from more than 96,000 Covid-19 patients from 671 hospitals. All were hospitalized from late December to mid-April and had died or been discharged by April 21. Just below 15,000 were treated with the antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, or one of those drugs combined with an antibiotic.
#Covid The deaths in care homes, which are now more than double the number expected in normal times, has been the backdrop over who is to blame for the increasing number of deaths in the sector.
Sky's Lisa Holland reports. Senate Intelligence Committee holds a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Tex.) to be Director of National Intelligence.
GREATLY APPRECIATE IT, JEREMY. THANK YOU SO MUCH, HAL BRANDS. THANK YOU, SUSAN DEL PERCIO. WILLIE, I’M LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS FROM THIS STUDY AND SOMETHING THAT -- A QUOTE THAT YOU PULLED OUT. FOR THOSE RECEIVING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND AN ANTIBIOTIC, THE COCKTAIL ENDORSED BY TRUMP, THERE WAS A 45% INCREASED RISK OF DEATH. A 45% INCREASED RISK OF DEATH AND A 41% INCREASED RISK OF SERIOUS HEART ARRHYTHMIAS. THOSE NUMBERS ARE ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING. NOT ONLY QUESTION DONALD TRUMP, BUT THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE DOCTORS THAT WENT ON OTHER NETWORKS, PUSHING THIS SCAM -- PUSHING THIS DANGEROUS, THIS DEADLY COCKTAIL OF DRUGS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO GET ON DONALD TRUMP’S GOOD SIDE. THINK OF THE DAMAGE THEY’VE CAUSED. >> JOE, THE -- YEAH. THE NUMBER IS EVEN WORSE. IT IS NOT 41%, IT IS 411% GREATER CHANCE. 411% GREATER CHANCE OF A HEART ARRHYTHMIA. >> WHAT! >> YES. SO OBVIOUSLY THESE NUMBERS, THIS STUDY IS DEVASTATING. >> HOW COULD HE BE TAKING THIS? >> HE’S NOT. >> THAT RAISES THE QUESTION, IS HE REALLY TAKING IT. IF HE IS TAKING IT, THE COUNTRY SHOULD BE OUTRAGED THAT A WHITE HOUSE DOCTOR GAVE IT TO THE PRESIDENT OF OUR COUNTRY, THE MAN WHETHER YOU LIKE HIM OR NOT WHO SITS IN THE OVAL OFFICE AND IS THE LEADER OF THIS COUNTRY. WOULD A DOCTOR REALLY STAND BY AND ALLOW THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, THE MOST POWERFUL MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH, TO TAKE A DRUG THAT COULD LEAD TO A HEART ARRHYTHMIA, THAT COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD HIM OR OTHERS TO DEATH? WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE TOUTING IT ON TELEVISION? THEY OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED. >> WOW. WOW. >> AGAIN, A STUDY OF 96,000 PATIENTS WITH COVID-19. WILLIE, I MISREAD IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS 41%. 411% INCREASED CHANCE OFINCREASE IRREGULAR HEART ARRHYTHMIAS AND A 45% INCREASED RISK OF DEATH. >> MAY AS WELL TAKE POISON. >> DONALD TRUMP KEPT SAYING, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? THAT’S WHEN DONALD TRUMP SAYS, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? YOU KNOW THE ANSWER.