NYU: Hydroxychloroquine cocktail cuts death rate 44%

Oh yeah, and “Irresponsible” Trump is taking it.

Remember hydroxychloroquine?

It’s what the MSM likes to refer to as “an anti-malarial drug that is unproven as beneficial treating Covid-19 patients.”

It had kinda fallen off the radar, but it’s back.

President Trump caused a stir yesterday when he casually mentioned that he started taking HCQ as a preventative medicine.

The gathered reporters gasped: “Irresponsible!”


Before getting judgmental,  consider these underreported promising developments …


First,  the NY State Health Department and the SUNY Albany School of Public Health studied 1,500 coronavirus patients.

Their finding:  Treating patients with only hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin did not reduce hospital deaths.  Source

OK , that doesn’t sound so good for HCQ.

Let’s dig a little deeper…

While hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are considered safe for the vast majority of people, but there are suspicions that the combo can cause side effects ranging from headache and nausea to, for the coronary-inflicted, heart rhythm problems that can be life-threatening.

In the NYU study, which screened out heart-impaired patients, there were no resulting negative effects from the drug combo … suggesting that the combo is safe for people with strong coronary systems.

That’s good news, right?

Plus, note that the drug combo was just 2 drugs (hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin), and keep reading.


Researchers at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine reviewed the records of 932 COVID-19 patients treated at local hospitals with a combo of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc sulphate.

Their findings: The patients threated with the 3-drug hydroxychloroquine cocktail were 44 percent less likely to die from the coronavirusSource

Now, that’s good news!

And, there’s a scientific rationale for the success rate: The hydroxychloroquine boosts a cell’s ability to absorb the zinc which has antiviral properties and responds to the infection.


Also in the news: the NIH announced that “a clinical trial has begun to evaluate whether the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, given together with the antibiotic azithromycin, can prevent hospitalization and death from coronavirus disease.”

The trial will be a Fauci-pleasing double-blind randomized control test.  Source

The good news: It the test is successful, Dr. Fauci will not he able to dismiss the results as “strictly anecdotal.

The bad news is that the NIH trial doesn’t add zinc sulphate to the mix.


Let’s see how often the MSM reports on the NYU and NIH developments.

I’m betting the under on that one…


P.S. Here’s a gut-check question for you: If an elderly loved one was hospitalized with COVID, would you advise them to try the HCQ-combo, or tell them avoid it like the plague?

3 Responses to “NYU: Hydroxychloroquine cocktail cuts death rate 44%”

  1. Dixie C Says:

    I’d tell them to ask a doctor to evaluate their heart condition before prescribing it for them. THAT’S what has been recommended. The danger is in taking it as though this combination was an over-the-counter remedy, without medical clearance or supervision. While OTC drugs aren’t necessarily going to be effective for everyone, they have been shown to be safe for use according to package directions, which usually means relatively low doses over a limited period of time, and while avoiding known drug interactions.

  2. Deepak Says:

    Prof. Homa, My gut question for you, with all the hypothesis and analysis, are you comfortable taking the combination as a preventive measure like Mr. President is doing?

  3. Our slant on last week’s COVID news… | The Homa Files Says:

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