There has been an ongoing public “debate” [more like a loudly expressed statement of two completely contrary positions] concerning the effectiveness of HCQ as a treatment for COVID-19. I have followed and reviewed the documentation on this over the past few months.
The shocking dimension of this issue to me is how overwhelming the evidence is in support of HCQ (as well as an orchestrated cover-up and official denial of that effectiveness by politicians and drug regulators) yet the so-called “debate” is still happening on social media. Long-since discredited studies using faulty and deceptive methods are still being cited as ‘evidence’ that HCQ doesn’t work.
The official position on the matter in Canada is the following:
“Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are approved prescription medications to treat malaria and certain autoimmune diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. They are known to potentially cause liver or kidney problems, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and nervous system problems such as dizziness, fainting, or seizures. The effects on heart rhythm, which in the most serious cases, may be fatal. Children are especially sensitive to these drugs, and even small doses taken by children can be dangerous.“
Health Canada adopted the same policy as did the CDC in the States – HCQ use should be within “clinical trials”. Unfortunately, the HCQ trials that were underway and said to be only suspended “temporarily” when those two studies about HCQ being unsafe and ineffective were published, yet when those studies were proven to be fraudulent and were retracted as bogus, Health Canada NEVER revived the HCQ clinical trials on HCQ:
The following White Paper has pulled together and organized all the relevant and best information on HCQ and COVID-19 in a 30-page report.
Prince Edward Island needs to be prepared to offer immediate HCQ treatment to Islanders who contract the virus and develop symptoms. HCQ is a proven treatment preventing more serious illness in people, and significantly reduces the number of people who die from the disease.