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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE?

Once hailed as a wonder treatment, the antimalarial med doesn’t seem effective

Study was NOT peer-reviewed, but found that MORE patients who received it died vs. standard care

apnews.com/a5077c7227b8eb…

#COVID19 thread, based on @ghn_news
#Hydroxychloroquine
The study analyzed records of male #COVID19 patients at Veterans Administration hospitals noted that 28% of those given #Hydroxychloroquine + usual care died versus 11% of those who received routine care alone

medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
A @ScienceMagazine article explained yesterday that #chloroquine and #Hydroxychloroquine can cause an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to cardiac arrest

sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/a…
The veterans study follows a non-peer-reviewed Brazilian study released last week that was shut down after 11 hospital patients treated with #chloroquine diphosphate “died of fatal arrhythmias or heart muscle damage”

medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
Am J Trop M article on #ventilators & #COVID19

✔️Presence of only hypoxemia should not trigger #intubation
✔️Hypoxemia is well tolerated
✔️Patients w/ fatigue & risk exhaustion for resp distress, will require invasive ventilation

ajtmh.org/content/journa…
Fastest #COVID19 test available appears to be the least accurate

Abbott’s ID NOW test: results in under 15 min, but with 14.8% false negative rate (@AbbottNews)

npr.org/sections/healt…
Doctors are seeing “unprecedented” blood clotting among #COVID19 patients

One NYC hospital is putting all #coronavirus patients on low doses of blood thinners to prevent clotting (via @CNN)

cnn.com/2020/04/21/hea…
Another #COVID19 wave in winter that coincides w/ flu season could be devastating, warned US @CDCgov chief Robert Redfield

❗️GET your flu shots this year

Via @washingtonpost

washingtonpost.com/health/2020/04…
Monitoring #COVID19 in sewage: affordable early warning system

Paris study on @ScienceMagazine : spikes in COVID-19 concentrations detectable in sewage before cases rise drastically in clinics

sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/c…
Netherlands study w/similar results

The detection of the virus in sewage, even when the #COVID19 incidence is low, indicates that sewage surveillance could be a sensitive tool to monitor the circulation of the virus in the population

medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
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