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Study: Malaria Drug Chloroquine No Better Than Normal Coronavirus Care

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Hydroxychloroquine,
a medicine for malaria that President Donald Trump has touted as a
treatment for coronavirus, was no more effective than conventional
care, a small study found. The report published by the Journal of
Zhejiang University in China showed that patients who got the
medicine didn’t fight off the new coronavirus more often than those
who did not get the medicine. The study involved just 30 patients. Of
the 15 patients given the malaria drug, 13 tested negative for the
coronavirus after a week of treatment. Of the 15 patients who didn’t
get hydroxychloroquine, 14 tested negative for the virus.

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