Scientists prove hydroxychloroquine doesn't prevent coronavirus

published 04.06.2020 08:38

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The coronavirus treatment drug that has been spoken about since the beginning of the outbreak has been found to not prevent people from contracting the virus.

If you have been following along with the coronavirus news, then you probably have already guessed the drug - hydroxychloroquine.

Now, a new study that has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine has shown that the drug is not effective in preventing a person from contracting the virus if exposed to it.

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and Canada and consisted of 821 participants ranging from ages 33 - 50 that were healthcare workers and people who may have been previously exposed to the virus.

The researchers randomly gave the participants either hydroxychloroquine or a placebo within four days of exposure.