From Dr. Meryl Nass:
I commented on a lie in the [Washington Post] article yesterday that slurred HCQ. I am a subscriber. I used their comment form.
When my comment shows up on the page, they simply changed the right hand margin of the page, cutting off several letters from each line when you try to read it.
But when I copy it, the whole letter comes through. None of the other comments have this problem.
This Washington Post article takes yet another swipe at the use of hydroxychloroquine, claiming that it has been shown in “rigorous clinical trials” to be ineffective and to be unsafe, citing a May 22 WaPo article about an infamous Lancet study as the evidence.
However, within 2 weeks that study was exposed as a total fabrication, according to the Lancet editor, and was retracted.
The “rigorous (multicenter) clinical trials” people like to cite included Recovery in the UK and WHO’s Solidarity trials, which is taking place in about 20 countries. Both of them used hydroxychloroquine doses 3-4 times normal. Yet it was well known that these were toxic and potentially fatal doses, especially in patients who were small and slender. So it was no surprise that 25.7% of the subjects given hydroxychloroquine in the Recovery trial died. The WHO has not published the mortality rates for its hydroxychloroquine trial arm.
Many other trials and observational studies show the drug to be highly effective for Covid-19, especially when used early, and with zinc, a macrolide or a tetracycline. Recent papers by respected US physicians, such as this one in the American Journal of Medicine
or this meta-analysis preprint :
tell the real facts about how this drug works for Covid. Or see a compilation of 58 peer reviewed studies here:
The Post can do a lot better than citing retracted fabrications to besmirch the usefulness of hydroxychloroquine.