Too bad for Israel and Jared, who sucked up the world’s supply of a useless drug that was going to make them billions…
Detroit News: Dr. Anthony Fauci told federal lawmakers Friday that a study by Henry Ford Health System that showed hydroxychloroquine was effective in lowering the death rate among COVID-19 patients was “flawed.”
Rep. Luetkemeyer (R-MO) asked Dr Fauci about the validity of the Henry Ford Hospital study on hydroxychloroquine/zinc for COVID-19— Nsikan Akpan (@MoNscience) July 31, 2020
Fauci: "You can peer review something that's a bad study, but the fact is, it is not a randomized placebo-controlled trial" https://t.co/VO0umvWEIH
Health officials should instead rely on the “gold standard” of a randomized, placebo controlled study to determine whether the drug is effective, Fauci told the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.
Dr. Fauci said a Henry Ford Health System study that found hydroxychloroquine cut the COVID-19 death rate significantly was a “flawed” trial.— Malachi Barrett (@PolarBarrett) July 31, 2020
“I don’t have any horse in the game one way or the other. I just look at the data.”https://t.co/Sr0nTRQlOZ
“The Henry Ford Hospital study that was published was a non-controlled retrospective cohort study that was confounded by a number of issues, including the fact that many people who were receiving hydroxychloroquine were also using corticosteroids, which we know from another study gives a clear benefit in reducing deaths with advanced disease,” said Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert advising the White House on the coronavirus response.
The top U.S. infectious disease expert cites clinical trials that have found it ineffective. https://t.co/IcvT74vPxQ— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 29, 2020
“So that study is a flawed study,” Fauci said after Missouri Republican U.S. Rep. Blaine Leutkemeyer asked him about the trial.
Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System did not immediately return an email seeking comment, but the health system warned in its July 2 press release about the study that follow-up trials were needed.
Fauci’s comments come roughly a month after Henry Ford Health System released a study alleging the controversial anti-malarial drug helped lower the death rate of COVID-19 patients “significantly.”
The study analyzed 2,541 patients between March 10 and May 2 and found 13% of those treated with hydroxychloroquine died while 26% of those who did not receive the drug dried.