A Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.
H/T: ABC7 Los Angeles
"Every patient I've prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free," Dr. Anthony Cardillo told Eyewitness News. "So clinically I am seeing a resolution."
"We have to be cautious and mindful that we don't prescribe it for patients who have COVID who are well," Cardillo said. "It should be reserved for people who are really sick, in the hospital or at home very sick, who need that medication. Otherwise we're going to blow through our supply for patients that take it regularly for other disease processes."
Dr. Anthony Cardillo's observations from treating Covid-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine.— Hydroxychloroquine News (@niro60487270) April 6, 2020
* He is only prescribing to very ill patients either hospitalized or at home.
*All patients have been symptom free within 8-12 hours.
* No efficacy without zinc supplements. https://t.co/koPmnDwjjJ
Growing optimism for the potential usefulness of chloroquine as a weapon against this evil pandemic makes perfect sense— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) April 6, 2020
The habitual undermining of that hopefulness from some journos merely because Trump is also rooting for its success is insane
https://t.co/3786TKzccg— 🥩Kelly🍳 (@masterketokelly) April 6, 2020
This paper describes how COVID-19 does this & why chloroquine would help stop the process. Also this may be why men, the elderly, prediabetics & diabetics are high risk (more hemoglobin generally for the virus to attack and/or more glycated hemoglobin).
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