Yale epidemiology professor Dr. Harvey Risch, on Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) :
“It’s a political drug now, not a medical drug,”
“I think we are basically fighting a propaganda war against the medical facts”
“75,000 to 100,000 lives would be saved” if the drug was used widely and perhaps as a prophylactic, meaning in a preventative manner.
This Indian slum contained a possible COVID-19 disaster with hydroxychloroquine. “Indian doctors used hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for prophylaxis (preventive) treatment — the same drug the American media have politicized.”
The ICMR guidelines recommend prophylactic use of HCQ for the following categories:
“all asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in containment and treatment of COVID19 and asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID hospitals/non-COVID areas of COVID hospitals/blocks”;
“symptomatic frontline workers, such as surveillance workers deployed in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in COVID-19 related activities”; and
“symptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.”
In other words, HCQ is for anyone with the slightest chance of contracting COVID-19.