“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” By presenting chloroquine as a miraculous remedy without providing solid data to support its claims, the Pr Didier Raoult, eminent microbiologist moreover, placed himself in a delicate position. New “results” published Thursday evening on the website of the Marseille University Hospital Institute of Infectious Diseases, which he directs (an article summary and a table of results) are unfortunately not much more convincing than the previous ones. .
A total of 1061 patients were treated with a mixture of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (an antibiotic whose combination with chloroquine is however not recommended due to an increased cardiac risk) shortly after being diagnosed positive for Covid and this for “at least” three days. No further details for the moment on the doses administered.
In the end, the study records a mortality rate