Watch: Fauci Joins Big Tech In Silencing Conservatives Over Coronavirus Treatment Claims
After Big Tech giants pulled video of doctors supporting the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat the coronavirus and censored Donald Trump Jr. for posting a video, Dr. Fauci has jumped in to help.
Dr. Fauci appeared on MSNBC stating that hydroxychloroquine is not an effective treatment for the coronavirus.
“All of those trials show consistently that hydroxychloroquine is not effective in the treatment of coronavirus disease or COVID-19,” Dr. Fauci said.
Fauci said during his appearance that all of the studies claimed the drug is not effective. However, Fauci left out a scientific report touted by CNN posted on July 3rd, 2020 that stated hydroxychloroquine helped patients survive.
A surprising new study found that the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine helped Covid-19 patients better survive in the hospital.https://t.co/j6zs4SI2Su
— CNN (@CNN) July 3, 2020
The CNN report highlighted a Michigan study that found the drug useful if used early.
To put everything in context here’s what CNN reported:
A team at Henry Ford Health System in southeast Michigan said Thursday their study of 2,541 hospitalized patients found that those given hydroxychloroquine were much less likely to die.Dr. Marcus Zervos, division head of infectious disease for Henry Ford Health System, said 26% of those not given hydroxychloroquine died, compared to 13% of those who got the drug. The team looked back at everyone treated in the hospital system since the first patient in March.“Overall crude mortality rates were 18.1% in the entire cohort, 13.5% in the hydroxychloroquine alone group, 20.1% among those receiving hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin, 22.4% among the azithromycin alone group, and 26.4% for neither drug,” the team wrote in a report published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Rosenberg also pointed out that the Detroit paper excluded 267 patients — nearly 10% of the study population — who had not yet been discharged from the hospital.He said this might have skewed the results to make hydroxychloroquine look better than it really was. Those patients might have still been in the hospital because they were very sick, and if they died, excluding them from the study made hydroxychloroquine look like more of a lifesaver than it really was.“There’s a little bit of loosey-goosiness here in all this.”