Drug touted by Trump as virus treatment increases death risk

Dawn | May 23, 2020 at 5:46 AM
  • A study of nearly 100,000 coronavirus patients has shown no benefit in treating them with anti-viral drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine and even increased the likelihood of them dying in hospital.
  • And neither drug benefitted patients hospitalised with Covid-19.
  • Of those treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine alone, 18 per cent and 16.4 per cent respectively had died.