Henry Ford Quietly Halts Study on Hydroxychloroquine -- a Drug Trump Hailed as Covid Game Changer

January 12, 2021, 11:32 AM


Earlier during the pandemic, President Donald Trump hailed hydroxychloroquine as a wonder drug to fight off Covid. At one point, he said he was taking it as a preventative step.

But talk of the drug's effectiveness has faded, and now Henry Ford Health System officials tells Bridge Michigan it has ended its study on the drug after failing to get enough participants.

Multiple studies concluded the antimalarial drug was ineffective in treating or preventing the spread of Covid. 

The Henry Ford study was supposed to include 3,000 health care workers, first responders, public transit drivers, or family members of health workers to determine whether hydroxychloroquine would prevent Covid on the frontlines.

But only 624 signed up and the study quietly ended just before Christmas.

Read more:  Bridge Magazine

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