On the data side, more and more evidence mounts that not only does HCQ make a positive difference in lessening the impact of covid-19 (when delivered early along with zinc and an antibiotic like azithromycin), but it also appears to work effectively when taken in advance of infection as a preventative measure.
On the headline side, it’s “dangerous”, it will “KILL you”, it has concerning side effects, and it’s akin to taking “camel urine” (seriously…that’s a recent headline) The Keystone Kops-esque WHO just recently came out with a warning, despite having the previously-published stance for years: “Despite hundreds of millions of doses administered in the treatment of malaria, there have been no reports of sudden unexplained death”.
And so the battle for truth on the airwaves and internets rages on. Which is extremely sad, as there remain important developments we need accurate actionable information on. For example, China’s researchers are reporting that covid-19 is mutating fast there, with different strains producing differing pathologies.
How can we expect to mount effective responses against new developments like these when there’s such disagreement on basic facts these days?