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What you see here is up to date as of March 22nd.
Things are rapidly changing, since this video there have been some more studies. This is not medical advice. This is for educational purposes only. Do your own research!

See my later updates on this video here: https://youtu.be/aV34VQW9oeU

This is objective, scientific review of the evidence and interpretation of the data as of March 22nd. If you are wondering, YES I use hydroxychloroquine in patients, but NO, i don’t know how much it helps…. Yet….

There has been a lot of hope and a lot of hype about various drugs that may be effective against SARS-COV2 virus or the COVID-19 infection. Do we have a COVID-19 treatment yet?

Recently there was a lot of press about the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin based on a small study out of France. Trump asked the FDA to immediately approve the therapy for use. However, how good is the science and evidence for this combination? How about for hydroxychloroquine itself, is it a promising treatment?

In this video I discuss the study that sparked this buzz, and the mechanism and data of hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19, and what else is in the pipeline, including my thoughts on how hydroxychloroquine may pan out.

Also what I forgot to add is that combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin could be harmful as well by prolonging the QTc interval potentially leading to arrhythmias!

I have linked some relevant studies below
#COVID19 #COVID-19 #Coronavirus

Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine against SARS-COV2 in vitro… Liu et al.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41421-020-0156-0.pdf

Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin as a treatment of COVID-19, Gautret et al,
https://www.mediterranee-infection.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Hydroxychloroquine_final_DOI_IJAA.pdf

Current Clinical Trials
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?cond=COvid-19&term=hydroxychloroquine&cntry=&state=&city=&dist=

Once again for more great COVID content that is evidence based and sensible: @Medlife Crisis @Doctor Mike @ZDoggMD

Disclaimer:
The info in this video are as ove 3/21/2020. It is my opinion and not medical advice! I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology but am not an Infectious Disease Specialist! covid 19 coronavirus outbreak changes on a daily basis and this already be out of date by the time you watch it!

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