on Monday, 15 June, u.s. health authorities are walking backwards by removing their authorization to use emergency two treatments, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for patients with Covid-19. A molecule, whose effects will arouse much debate, however, defended by president Donald Trump.
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"This would be a godsend if it worked this"
The FDA was given on march 28, the green light that these treatments are anti-malarial drugs are prescribed only in hospital, in patients infected by the new coronavirus. Donald Trump melted then great hopes on the hydroxychloroquine, the effectiveness of which against the Covid-19 has never been proven rigorously. "There's a good chance that this could have a huge impact. This would be a godsend if it worked, " he said.
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The republican president has himself received later treatment of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure for two weeks. But the FDA had warned on April 25, against the use of two anti-malarial drugs " outside of a hospital setting or clinical trials because of the risk of heart rhythm disorders ". France, where a doctor controversial, the Pr Didier Raoult, defended, and put the spotlight on hydroxychloroquine, has banned the use of the may 28, against the Covid-19.