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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Brazil's health ministry recommended Wednesday using chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat even mild cases of COVID-19, a treatment President Jair Bolsonaro has pushed for despite a lack of conclusive evidence of their effectiveness.

New federal guidelines released by the ministry recommend doctors prescribe the anti-malarial drugs from the onset of symptoms of coronavirus infection, together with the antibiotic azithromycin.

Patients will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging they have been informed of potential side effects, including heart and liver problems and retina damage.

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100% of far right authoritarians agree. Scientists and medical professionals, not so much.

#1 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-20 12:00 PM | Reply

Bolsonaro is worse than Trump. That's quite an achievement. Still, they both are doing massive and permanent damage to the world. Their lives are not valuable. They are both pond scum. The world would be better off with both of them GONE.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-05-20 03:47 PM | Reply

Brazil Surpasses the Mark of More than a Thousand Coronavirus Daily Deaths
www1.folha.uol.com.br

...Country recorded 1,179 new deaths in 24 hours; Covid-19 is now the leading cause of mortality in the country ...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-05-20 03:51 PM | Reply

I conducted an infection control survey of a nursing home yesterday. There were 16 confirmed covid cases and 6 presumptive cases. Nearly 3/4ths of those residents were being treated with Plaquinil. A few were being treated with pepcid.

#4 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2020-05-21 02:31 PM | Reply

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