In a study to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine, of more than 800 health workers, first responders and others finds that taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 is no better than a placebo in preventing the illness.
Taking hydroxychloroquine after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 does not protect someone from getting the disease.
Researchers have been interested in the possibility of using hydroxychloroquine to prevent or treat COVID-19 because it seems to impair the virus’ ability to infect cells in the lab.
Now it appears the drug is not effective at preventing disease in people who have been exposed with minimal or no protection.
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