Trump Was Right: Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine Boosted Ventilated COVID Patients' Survival by 200%


UPDATE, Jul. 23, 2021: Three weeks after this article was published, published an article disputing the results of the study described herein, which The Western Journal advises readers to consult for important context regarding this subject.

A new study seems to confirm that former President Donald Trump may very well have been right about hydroxychloroquine.

According to the observational study published on MedRxiv that surveyed 255 patients infected with the coronavirus and requiring intermittent mandatory ventilation, weight-adjusted hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin improved the survival of such patients by nearly 200 percent.

“Most Covid studies have not considered days of therapy, cumulative dose, or weight-adjusted dosing. We found that when the cumulative doses of two drugs, HCQ and AZM, were above a certain level, patients had a survival rate 2.9 times the other patients,” the study noted in its conclusion.

Posted on May 31, the research is currently a preprint, meaning it has yet to be peer reviewed.

That being the case, the results of this study are incredibly promising, according to The Western Journal’s expert medical contributor, Omar L. Hamada, MD.

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“As more unfiltered evidence comes out on the origins, prevalence, disease progression, and treatment of COVID, we begin to see a clearer picture,” Hamada said.

“One not unlike original suspicions driven by actual science instead of one manufactured and spun by a government and media intent on manipulation and economic and societal destruction through a fear-driven agenda.”

During the pandemic, Trump was a vocal supporter of using hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19.

The former president even took a two-week regimen of the anti-malarial drug after he had been diagnosed with COVID.

Has the media been too quick to dismiss hydroxychloroquine?

And, of course, if Trump likes something, that means everyone on the left has to hate it with a burning passion.

Democrats, progressives and left-leaning news personalities went after Trump, claiming his hope in hydroxychloroquine was nothing more than a conspiracy theory.

For example, back in April of 2020, CNN’s Brian Stelter blasted both Trump and Fox News for promoting studies that seemed to show the drug’s efficacy.

“You know, this network, these stars, they think they’re helping the president, but they’re actually hurting him when they push these narratives,” Stelter said.

“And ultimately, they’re misleading their viewers, and that’s why it is so troubling. Why would we ever think a Fox News star or any president should be promoting a drug? It’s outlandish.”

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What has been made clear throughout the pandemic is that, despite what they say, those on the left don’t care about science.

Rather, they’d prefer to pick and choose the scientific studies that support their ideological presuppositions.

And when the science doesn’t line up with what they believe — or if it simply proves Donald Trump right — then it must be a conspiracy theory.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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