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WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial

Started by ozprof, 05/26/2020 01:23AM
Posted 05/26/2020 01:23AM Opening Post
The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients due to safety concerns, according to WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

In an online media briefing on Monday, Dr Tedros said the "temporary pause" on the hydroxychloroquine arm of the WHO's global clinical trial had been ordered after a paper was published in a leading medical journal.

The paper, in The Lancet, concluded that people taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of heart problems and death.


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-26/who-pauses-trial-of-hydroxychloroquine-for-coronavirus-patients/12285652

Maurice

My get up and go got up and went
Posted 05/26/2020 03:43PM | Edited 05/26/2020 03:46PM #1
An unqualified Tedros (backed by China) lies for China, adds to the death count, gets caught, keeps his job, demands more money, people shrug their shoulders.
Is Dr. Tedros a medical doc?
Posted 05/27/2020 08:27PM #2
You know, I have a theory as to why Trump is or was taking Hydroxychloroquine. It's a well known fact that he is a germaphobe and I think when his personal valet and Pence's press secretary were diagnosed and the three doctors went into 14 day quarantine he freaked out and ordered that he should be given the drug. To calm him down and to reassure him I think they gave him a placebo instead of the real thing. I think what the handlers didn't expect was for him to blurt out he was taking it. No doctor in his right mind would prescribe it to Trump as he's grossly overweight, eats a lousy diet, and probably has cholesterol problems which lead to heart and circulation problems. If he was really taking it wouldn't the doctor who penned the response have come out and said yes, I prescribed it for him. He didn't and his response was vague and didn't say much of anything. What else would explain it? 

BTW my flame suit is on if you feel so inclined.        
Posted 05/27/2020 10:05PM | Edited 05/27/2020 10:18PM #3
No flames intended!
Trump's doc, Sean Conley, 5-18:

"After numerous discussions he and I had regarding the evidence for and against the use of Hydroxychloroquin, we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks."

If I didn't spend some of my time reading sources other than CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS I would not think that was even possible. The mainstream media has pushed one side of this stupid controversy.

A lot of high-profile people have been using this drug. People like Elon Musk have said positive things about it and I'd guess have influenced Trump. When he first asked what do you have to lose I remember he was talking of people that were dying from the virus.
Posted 05/27/2020 10:39PM #4
It would have been easy to do. I did prescribe it, or I didn't prescribe it. He said neither.
Posted 05/28/2020 12:43AM | Edited 05/28/2020 12:51AM #5
Doc said he told his patient the benefit outweighs the bad in his case. Trump is taking it. He has to have a prescription to use it. I'm not seeing the "wiggle room" here.

Maybe Trump took it for only a week or two, but don't see him getting around the prescription requirement. 
Posted 05/28/2020 03:50PM #6
Originally Posted by Richard Davis

 

Everything with the left and especially his type of mindset is a conspiracy theory.  
Now that made me laugh. And Joe Scarborough murdered that poor woman. 
Posted 05/28/2020 04:46PM | Edited 05/28/2020 04:47PM #7
Originally Posted by Jim Moscheck

Now that made me laugh. And Joe Scarborough murdered that poor woman. 
Hi Jim:

Good one!

Don't forget that the only reason the government wants us to wear masks is social control as we slide toward totalitarianism.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/27/mandatory-masks-arent-about-safety-theyre-about-social-control/

Jim

p.s. I agree with 90% of what is published in The Federalist, but not with this article.  Personally, I am skeptical that the masks do much, but I'm very willing to wear one indoors, where mask wearing is the norm; as a courtesy to the vulnerable, as a recognition that it might help, and because it is actually a very minor inconvenience.   I feel sorry for the clerks in your store Jim, who are probably wearing them all day.  That would be very uncomfortable.  I'm not wearing one outdoors, like 90% of the folks in my Denver neighborhood.   I have been glared at once or twice by the strict 10%. 

Jim
Posted 05/28/2020 06:29PM #8
Originally Posted by James Brown

Hi Jim:

Good one!

Don't forget that the only reason the government wants us to wear masks is social control as we slide toward totalitarianism.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/05/27/mandatory-masks-arent-about-safety-theyre-about-social-control/

Jim

p.s. I agree with 90% of what is published in The Federalist, but not with this article.  Personally, I am skeptical that the masks do much, but I'm very willing to wear one indoors, where mask wearing is the norm; as a courtesy to the vulnerable, as a recognition that it might help, and because it is actually a very minor inconvenience.   I feel sorry for the clerks in your store Jim, who are probably wearing them all day.  That would be very uncomfortable.  I'm not wearing one outdoors, like 90% of the folks in my Denver neighborhood.   I have been glared at once or twice by the strict 10%. 

Jim
Jim, if the CO governor ordered that everyone wear a mask outside, would you do so?

Darian R.
Posted 05/28/2020 06:45PM #9
Originally Posted by Darian Rachal

Jim, if the CO governor ordered that everyone wear a mask outside, would you do so?

I know I would NOT.....I would however do so if I were attending a large outdoor gathering where proximity were an issue. Common sense goes a long way with me but an arbitrary order to do so regardless of conditions? NOPE.

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