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🚨BREAKING: major safety issues seen in a study in #Brazil of #chloroquine treatment for #coronavirus. 25% of patients taking the higher dose of chloroquine recommended by #China had irregular EKGs that increase risk of a fatal heart arrhythmia. 17% DIED.…
🔥One of the authors of the study, Dr. Marcus Lacerda, said that his study found that “the high dosage (of #chloroquine) that the Chinese were using is very TOXIC and KILLS more patients.”

Yet @realDonaldTrump–who is NOT a doctor–keeps pushing its use.🤬

~50% of patients were given 450 mg of #chloroquine 2x/day for 5 days, while the rest were given 600 mg for 10 days. Within 3 days, heart arrhythmias were noted in patients at the higher dose. By the 6th day, 11 patients had DIED, immediately ending the high-dose treatment arm.
Respiratory secretion at day 4 was negative for #coronavirus in only 1 of 14 evaluable patients, so there was no evidence that #chloroquine reduced viral load.

More studies needed, but there is NO current evidence that #chloroquine works, but it can increase the risk of DEATH.💥
Patients were also given #azithromycin, which can cause the same EKG abnormality that increases risk for a FATAL heart arrhythmia. US hospitals are also using azithromycin to treat #coronavirus, often in combo with #hydroxychloroquine.

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