Turns out President Trump may have the last laugh on hydroxychloroquine.
The media and radical Democrats mocked President Trump for touting hydroxychloroquine as a potential game-changer in the fight against COVID-19.
When a couple reportedly drank fish tank cleaner because it had chloroquine and the husband died from poison, the media even appeared to blame President Trump!
It was later revealed that the couple were registered Democrats.
Now, a new study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases suggests that hydroxychloroquine has provided a 66% "hazard ratio reduction."
When combined with azithromycin, there was a 71 percent reduction.
More details on this groundbreaking study below:
The study was conducted by scientific and medical researchers at Michigan's Henry Ford Health System.
Though there are studies with different results, what makes this study different is WHEN the treatment is administered.
The current understanding based on the study is that early treatment with hydroxychloroquine dramatically increases survival rates.
According to The Hill:
A study released Thursday links the use of hydroxychloroquine by COVID-19 patients to lower death rates, as health experts around the country try to find an effective treatment to combat the pandemic.
The study, conducted by Michigan's Henry Ford Health System, states that hydroxychloroquine, the controversial anti-malarial drug heralded by the White House as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, "significantly" lowered the mortality rate among COVID-19 patients.
In patients who received the drug, the death rate was 13 percent as compared to a death rate of 26.4 percent in patients who weren't administered the treatment.
“The findings have been highly analyzed and peer-reviewed,” Marcus Zervos, co-author of the study and division head of Infectious Disease for Henry Ford Health System, said in a statement. “We attribute our findings that differ from other studies to early treatment, and part of a combination of interventions that were done in supportive care of patients, including careful cardiac monitoring. Our dosing also differed from other studies not showing a benefit of the drug."
However, several weeks ago the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yanked hydroxychloroquine's emergency use authorization, citing data from a large randomized controlled trial that showed no difference between using hydroxychloroquine and standard COVID-19 treatment.
The article has been peer-reviewed, further cementing its credibility.
CNN even covered the story, before changing its headline with an apparently "damaging" tilt.
Here's their original headline:
Compare that to the more "timid" or doubtful updated version of the headline.
Though the story is the same, this is how media bias works.
Most people never even click to read the article, especially when its shown on social media.
Seeding doubt into user's minds can make it seem as though President Trump is wrong, even as a new study suggests he was RIGHT on hydroxychloroquine.
Fox News reports that the Trump campaign immediately seized onto the new study:
A statement from the Trump campaign hailed the study as "fantastic news."
"Fortunately, the Trump Administration secured a massive supply of hydroxychloroquine for the national stockpile months ago," a statement read. "Yet this is the same drug that the media and the Biden campaign spent weeks trying to discredit and spread fear and doubt around because President Trump dared to mention it as a potential treatment for coronavirus."
It added: "The new study from the Henry Ford Health System should be a clear message to the media and the Democrats: stop the bizarre attempts to discredit hydroxychloroquine to satisfy your own anti-Trump agenda. It may be costing lives."
The findings, conservatives said, highlighted efforts by media partisans to undermine confidence in the drug simply to undercut the president.
"So fewer people died because they took the drug @realDonaldTrump suggested.... Thank you, POTUS for doing the right thing even in the face of a DC culture attacking you no matter what you do," wrote former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
The Federalist's Sean Davis added: "Media and incompetent corrupt government officials lied to you about social distancing. They lied to you about hydroxychloroquine. They lied to you about risks to children and the general population. They lied not to help you, but to control you, and they’re not going to stop."
At a March 19 White House briefing, Trump had remarked: "Now, a drug called chloroquine, and some people would add to it, hydroxychloroquine, so chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine ... [has] shown very encouraging, very, very encouraging early results." The president acknowledged that the drug may not "go as planned" and that more testing was needed, but that "we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately."
That statement prompted immediate mockery from journalists.
"Trump peddles unsubstantiated hope in dark times," read a March 20 "analysis" by CNN's Stephen Collinson. Saying Trump was "adopting the audacity of false hope" and embracing "premature optimism," Collinson charged that "there's no doubt he overhyped the immediate prospects for the drug" because the FDA had not provided an explicit timeline on approving the drug to treat coronavirus.
The media onslaught continued. "Trump is giving people false hope of coronavirus cures. It’s all snake oil," read one Washington Post headline. Added the Post's editorial board: "Trump is spreading false hope for a virus cure -- and that’s not the only damage."
Despite the new study, the World Health Organization has decided to stop researching the potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine.
You'd think this would be GOOD news.
Any potential treatment or vaccine should be researched.
It could save thousands, if not millions, of lives.