Letter to the Editor: Questions about Hydroxychloroquine

Letter to the Editor: Questions about Hydroxychloroquine

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As the Coronavirus death count rises locally and nationally valid questions need to be asked.

Are patients hospitalized with Coronavirus being advised and offered treatment with Hydroxychloroquine?

Are patients Family members advised that Hydroxychloroquine is a medication option for their loved ones?

Google Michigan State Representative Karen Whitsett and read her Coronavirus experience, she was afraid for her life and said “I honestly felt like I was going to die.” After treatment with Hydroxychloroquine she felt better and recovered.

 If you are at risk of death why not take Hydroxychloroquine? 

Hydroxycholoquine is a proven and safe medication that has been prescribed for prevention and treatment of Malaria and other diseases for over 70 years to adults, children of all ages, pregnant women and nursing mothers.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already issued an emergency use authorization for Hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients. 

Shouldn’t people be advised and offered the opportunity to take Hydroxychloroquine and potentially save their LIFE ?

Italy has authorized wide distribution of Hydroxychloroquine for use at the start of the infection and other countries are doing the same. What are we waiting for? To have more dead?

Russ Waymire

Hanford

Editor's Note: Hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine versus standard care, researchers reported. For more on this topic, see Page A4. 

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