The CDC just changed key info about hydroxychloroquine on its coronavirus site

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  • The CDC corrected a page on its website that detailed therapeutic options for the novel coronavirus disease.
  • A previous version included the actual dosage of the controversial hydroxychloroquine drug for COVID-19 patients, information that was based on anecdotal evidence rather than peer-reviewed studies.
  • As popular as the drug might be on TV right now, there’s no reliable scientific evidence that it can hasten the recovery from COVID-19 or prevent a coronavirus infection.
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You’ve heard about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine everywhere by now, and it’s all thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic that’s shutting down countries around the world. The drug is just one of the various possible COVID-19 therapies that are in testing right now, but it’s so popular for one reason: President Trump parrotted a report he saw on the news that it could be a game-changer and that it can help us get rid of the illness.

The sad reality is that we’ve hardly reached a point where the science can back any of that up. There are limited studies that say anti-malarial drugs can help ameliorate the overall state of some patients. And there are equally limited studies that say it won’t make a difference. Then there’s anecdotal evidence from patients who think they’ve survived COVID-19 because of chloroquine therapy, just as there’s anecdotal evidence that hydroxychloroquine can poison people who misuse the drug. And one person died because he took something that sounded like the miracle cure being talked about on TV.

Health experts keep warning us that hydroxychloroquine isn’t the miracle drug you’re looking for because the science doesn’t back up that idea. But even so, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published unusual guidance about the drug on its official coronavirus pages, which can easily be labeled as misinformation. Thankfully, the CDC has now fixed the error.

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