New research shows fatal side effects of potential coronavirus cure

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  • Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are two of the most frequently discussed anti-COVID-19 drugs, thanks to President Trump’s repeated enthusiastic remarks about them.
  • The anti-malaria treatment has heart-related side-effects, and new coronavirus research shows these issues can be fatal in COVID-19 patients.
  • A study from Brazil revealed that chloroquine use can be deadly in high doses, while new research from France also detailed severe incidents related to hydroxychloroquine use.
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“What do you have to lose?” President Trump repeatedly asked a few days ago when he addressed questions about the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the novel coronavirus, saying that in some cases “they’re in bad shape.” This wasn’t the first time the president advertised the anti-malarial enthusiastically, seeing the drug as a potential miracle cure for the new illness.

The answer to his question is simple, but unsatisfying: You might die. It turns out that COVID-19 patients who were part of studies in Brazil and France died after the use of the hydroxychloroquine in trials, or experienced serious cardiac side-effects.

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