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  1. I always come back to this photo by Adrian Bliss, taken in the exclusion zone at chernobyl.
  2. Maybe they'll re release them in tins of 5 for the price of a churchill someday
  3. I have a box of '12 Punch DC's that were near perfect in 2015, still remember how amazing each one was. They are nice now but nowhere near as good, try one, you never know.
  4. I apologise. I never wanted to make it about that or take it that far and did tried to bow out. It touched a nerve. I certainly don't come here for this, I come here for our shared interests.
  5. It has been found to be an entirely ineffective treatment, that's what the clinical trials have shown. Randomised Control Trials are the only valid design to evaluate therapeutic efficacy. The strengths of RCTs include the development of a prospective study protocol with strict inclusion and exclusion criteria, a well-defined intervention, and predefined endpoints. All of those are usually absent or defined in observational studies, which makes the interpretation of the results difficult.
  6. The small studies which you seem to cherry pick, are not conclusive. It even states that and indicates the main limitations of the evidence are risk of bias and imprecision.
  7. No effect on mortality or virus clearance, i.e. not an effective treatment
  8. "We are clearly dealing with mis-information on a grand scale" True, your posts are prime examples of that.
  9. The comments stated that hydroxychloroquine was found to be an ineffective treatment in the clinical trials which is not patently false. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2016638 https://www.recoverytrial.net/news/statement-from-the-chief-investigators-of-the-randomised-evaluation-of-covid-19-therapy-recovery-trial-on-hydroxychloroquine-5-june-2020-no-clinical-benefit-from-use-of-hydroxychloroquine-in-hospitalised-patients-with-covid-19 https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-05-no-clinical-benefit-use-hydroxychloroquine-hospitalised-patients-covid-19 Why do you dismiss these major lar
  10. Advice is like cooking: you should try it before you feed it to others.
  11. Clinical trials show it to be ineffective, quoting surveys, studies and newspaper articles doesn't alter the outcomes and conclusions of those trials. For my own sanity I'm not commenting any further on this thread. It's like banging my head against a brick wall.
  12. These are retrospective studies, which become redundant once randomised control trials take place and are published in a peer reviewed journal as they supercede previous inferior studies. This is not evidence it's meaningless. No clinical trials have found in favour of using it to treat covid 19.
  13. Hydoxychloroquine is a metabolite of Chloroquine, they are very similar treatments, one is just less toxic. Your article is also about treatment of SARS - COV which is a different virus to SARS - COV2. They have different genomes Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine isn't relevant for SARS COV 2 as it was found to be ineffective.

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