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The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on Thursday retracted an influential study that raised alarms about the safety of the experimental Covid-19 treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine amid scrutiny of the data underlying the paper.

The retractions came at the request of the authors of the studies, published last month, who were not directly involved with the data collection and sources, the journals said.

The study, which was purportedly based on patient data from 671 hospitals on six continents, reported the drugs also corresponded to higher mortality.

In the New England Journal retraction statement, the study authors wrote, “Because all the authors were not granted access to the raw data and the raw data could not be made available to a third-party auditor, we are unable to validate the primary data sources underlying our article.” They apologized “For the difficulties that this has caused.” Concerns about the health risks of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were based on evidence beyond the Lancet paper.

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One thought on “Lancet, New England Journal retract Covid-19 studies, including one that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs”
  1. Ah we see the same happening as in climate science (cough), the alarmists refuse to share their data with the critics.

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