Drug combination works in hospitalized patients!
A small French study shows that an old malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) combined with (AZ) azithromycin.
The graph below shows the percent of patients with a nasal swab that contains the virus.
Black line (control), no change over six days.
Blue line, HCQ alone, nice reduction that is different from control on day 3 but is not cured by day six.
Green line, HCQ plus AZ together, better reduction than HCQ alone and NO VIRUS by day 5!
Caveat: a 20 patient study so results may differ on a big scale but this is a major breakthrough.
Note: my previous analysis of HCQ based on test tube data was that it would fail. I am glad it was tested!