Testing hydroxychloroquine as a prophylactic

There are three experiments getting started now that will determine whether hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) works as a prophylactic.  A prophylactic functions almost like a vaccine, except that it has to be taken daily. All three experiments are the type that researchers dream about.  They are called double-blind studies because neither the subjects nor the people working with the subjects will know which subjects are taking an HCQ pill and which are taking a placebo pill.  Both pills will look identical. The subjects of all three experiments will be health care workers and/or first responders.  The experimenters will follow the subjects closely to determine which ones catch COVID-19.  All three experiments are being conducted by reputable top-notch institutions: Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, Mich.  First results will be reported around July 1. Duke University of Durham, N.C. and the Patient-Centered Outcomes...(Read Full Post)
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