Gyan wrote:Is the treatment with HCQ Combination working? Such dire situation in ER & Hospitals seems to raise doubt about effectiveness of HCQ. In normal course only 2%-4% patients seem to be seriously affected by COVID. So is it possible that HCQ is giving false sense of cure because it seems to treat patients who would have recovered in any case?
It is very difficult to say what is working.. Mainstay of management is proper supportive care.. Strict fluid management, timely intubation, prevention of hospital aquired infections , Dialysis whenever required.. These things will help in saving lives..
Virus is not only factor killing patients.. Its host's immune response going out of control and causing fluid accumulation in lungs, Clotting of blood in multiple vessels, multiple organ failure..In some pts opposite is happening .. Immune response is suppressed and they are dying of secondary infections..
Even if we are able to kill every covid virus in body in such patients pt may not be saved..
HCQ is working especialy in prophylactic use.. Almost all doctors directly involved in COVID care have taken it and number of serious cases amongst them are negligible.. In fact I would like it to be given to every patient showing fever , sore throat etc even before test.. Its clear that it becomes less and less useful as disease progress..