The French Epidemiologist Didier Raoult Method To Combat COVID-19 Is Validated
The latest study carried out at the IHU – Méditerranée Infection in Marseille (France) on the treatment of the new coronavirus with the hydroxychloroquine–azithromycin combination was published this Thursday evening. It brings together a group of 1,061 patients who are Covid-19 positive and who were not previously included in the institute’s studies.
These patients also met the inclusion criteria determined by the research team. Their median age was 43.8 years, 493 were men (46.4%) and no cardiac toxicity was observed.
Of these 1,061 patients, virological healing was observed in 973 people in ten days, representing an efficacy rate of treatment with the hydroxychloroquine-azithromycin combination of 91.7%.
For the less lucky remaining patients, 46 had poor results (4.3%). 10 of them were placed in intensive care, 5 aged between 74 and 95 years have died since (0.47%) and 31 required ten days of hospitalization or more. Among this group, 25 were cured of Covid-19 when the study was published and 16 are still hospitalized.
Treatment with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, when started immediately after diagnosis, “is a safe and effective treatment for Covid-19, with a mortality rate of 0.5% in older patients It avoids aggravation and eliminates the persistence and contagiousness of the virus in most cases “, concludes the study.
Professor Didier Raoult received Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the IHU – Méditerranée Infection in Marseille earlier this Thursday, a move that is debating while the Head of State wishes to show his interest in all the research in progress on the Covid-19.
It seems that the main subject is methodology*. If it is proved scientifically that with the French method of Dr Raoult, the death rate is divided by ten, then the absolute urgency is to focus and produce massively the tests in order that each inhabitant on earth could be tested as many times as necessary. At the very moment the infection is declared for anyone, the 5 days cure is mandatory. Once cured, the patient is free to move (and work)!
The apocalyptic consequences on global economy of the prolonged confinement following the pandemic have to be compared to, say, $1 billion to invest in the industry of test devices. Back to normal life could rapidly occur.
*Methodology here means that you have to consider a system: each element of the Dr Raoult method is equally important and necessary to enforce. 1) produce massively test devices. 2) Everybody, no exception, has to be tested. 3) If positive to Covid-19, the patient has to start immediately a drugs combo cure that will go on for 5 days. 4) tests apply and can be repeated for the time necessary until the coronavirus disappears.