Democrats and the media spent most of 2020 telling you that the drug hydroxychloroquine, touted as effective in treating the coronavirus by then-President Donald Trump, had absolutely no medical value in treating the disease.
Since Joe Biden entered office, the scientific truth has suddenly cut against that narrative.
A new peer-reviewed journal has now announced that hydroxychloroquine is effective in treating the coronavirus.
The truth may be a hard pill for some to swallow, but democrats and media members have been playing politics with the lives of all Americans, all in the name of winning an election.
The well-being of you and your family members means nothing to them.
The Washington Examiner has more on the benefits of treating the coronavirus with the drug hydroxychloroquine:
A medical study out of New Jersey shows the drug hydroxychloroquine may help people with mild symptoms of COVID-19.
"We make it clear we can't recommend it to be given," said Andrew Ip, a lymphoma physician and director of the Division of Outcomes and Value Research at the John Theurer Cancer Center. "This is only an observational study. We can only recommend it in the context of a clinical trial. There may be a benefit for using this drug in an outpatient setting."
The study was conducted by Hackensack Meridian Health on outpatients in 2020 and found those who took hydroxychloroquine were less likely to end up in the hospital.
Ip said that more than 100 patients received the drug between March and May, and just over 1 in 5 patients landed in the hospital after the fact. Meanwhile, almost 1 in 3 of the more than 1,000 patients who did not receive the drug required hospitalization.
He added that the drug, commonly used to treat malaria, appeared to be safe.
"I've gotten messages from doctors saying it supports what they are seeing in their clinics," Ip said.
North Jersey has more on the study:
A National Institutes of Health clinical trial last year concluded that hydroxychloroquine was safe to use but provided no benefit to hospitalized patients.
Last year, several physicians interviewed by The Record and NorthJersey.com said they'd had mixed results using the drug, with some measure of success, particularly when it was given early in the course of the illness.
One North Jersey doctor, Stephen Smith, head of an infectious disease center in East Orange, said he had good results treating hospitalized patients with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, an antibiotic. He said Monday that he's been reviewing records that indicate hydroxychloroquine helped patients who were intubated, but he has been having trouble finding someone to analyze the information because of what he believes is a stigma against the drug stemming from the political debate over its use.
He said he was "encouraged" by the Hackensack study, adding that "it's harder to show that something works than to show that it doesn't."
Ip said the use of hydroxychloroquine in hospitals "drastically dropped after some of the initial reports came out in April and May." In June, the Food and Drug Administration withdrew an emergency approval for its use as a COVID treatment.
However, Ip said doctors may continue to prescribe the drug to treat COVID as long as patients are informed it is not approved for that use. "There are still doctors who are prescribing it," he said.
Politicians and the media absolutely played politics with the lives of Americans.
There truly is no limit to which they will go to in pushing their own extreme agenda.