Coronavirus : this new blow to professor Didier Raoult

This Friday, may 22, new results of the study on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, are published in the scientific journal The Lancet. A hard kick to the professor Didier Raoult who sees his theory called into question.

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Professor of microbiology and infectious diseases physician, Didier Raoult has become one of the key players of this health crisis that the world is going through. In fact, the doctor was known after being named among the eleven experts of the Scientific Council Covid-19, but especially for having promoted the drug hydrochloroquine and chloroquine. Often criticized for his stance in the face of political decisions, it has not hesitated to break ranks with measures of containment , after having refused to attend the meetings of the Scientific Council. But before that, the world shakes when on the 16th of march last he published a video in which he recommended a treatment for the Covid-19 on basis of the malaria in announcing the positive results of his own clinical study. Supported by many personalities, including Christian Estrosi and his wife Laura Tenoudji healed both of coronavirus by chloroquine, professor Didier Raoult today sees the theory in question.

This study, which goes against the professor Didier Raoult

This Friday, may 22, a new study on the use of chloroquine and hydrochloroquine has been published in the scientific journal The Lancet. And it may make a lot of shade at the professor Raoult and his supporters. According to the latest published results, the two molecules would not be effective against the virus and increase the risk of death and cardiac arrhythmia. The study, conducted by Dr. Mandeep Mehra, recommends that you also did not prescribe this treatment outside of clinical trials. The latter has insisted on the fact that it “is the first large-scale study” in which he considers the robust results. It must be said that the work are carried on an analysis of over 96 000 people, including patients infected by the coronavirus and hospitalized in 671 hospitals in the world, and that between December 2019 and April 2020. On his side, Didier Raoult has not yet reacted to the announcement of this new study are contrary to his own.