Washington - Hydroxychloroquine treatment for patients sick with Covid-19 significantly increases the risk of death, as reported by the Washington Post.
The study cited by the Post says that the drug promoted by the president of the United States is related to the increased risk of death among patients with coronavirus.
The survey, which covered 96,000 hospitalized patients on six continents, revealed that those who received hydroxychloroquine had a significantly higher risk of death than those who did not.
The article, obtained by the Washington Post and published in the Lancet medical journal on Friday, revealed that people treated with hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to develop an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, which can lead to sudden death.
Going against health experts, the US president tried to 'prescribe' medications for his compatriots, he even suggested taking disinfectants and other products that caused severe damage to about 100 unwary people who followed his advice.
According to research by public health experts at Columbia University, at least 36,000 deaths could have been avoided if social distancing measures had been implemented just a week before authorities finally did.
Experts agree that, given the accumulation of evidence that Trump's late and poorly coordinated response cost dozens of deaths among US citizens and an economic crisis that may bring the country closer to the 50 million unemployed by the end of the year, Trump seeks to put the blame on others for the disaster caused by his management. Recently, he replied to the question about whether his government was adequately prepared with sufficient diagnostic tests and medical equipment by saying 'I don't take responsibility at all'.
According to the president, no one informed him, no one could have predicted the disaster, and despite this, no one has ever handled a crisis as well as he has, while still blaming everyone else - particularly China - for the worst economic and health situation in almost a century.