Lancet Formally Retracts Fake Hydroxychloroquine Study Used By Media To Attack Trump

https://thefederalist.com/2020/06/04/lancet-formally-retracts-fake-hydroxychloroquine-study-used-by-media-to-attack-trump-inbox/

The Lancet, a peer-reviewed medical journal that published a 96,000-subject study indicting the efficacy of the politically controversial hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 has retracted its findings that the malaria medication led to an increased risk of death.

“Today, three of the authors of the paper, ‘Hydroxychloroquine or
chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis”, have retracted their study,” The
Lancet said in a retraction statement Thursday. “They were unable to complete an independent audit of the
data underpinning their analysis. As a result, they have concluded that they ‘can no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources.”

“We deeply apologise to you, the editors, and the journal readership for any embarrassment or inconvenience that this may have caused,” the authors of the study wrote.

The study was first published in May and was the largest ever conducted analyzing the impacts of hydroxychloroquine after President Donald Trump was reported to be taking the medication as a precautionary measure following possible exposure to the virus.

Legacy media meanwhile, with its animus for Trump, used the study to attack the president and his physician for taking a medication that had anecdotally shown potential promise in treatment of infection while
posing few risks. Trump had previously touted the possible benefits of the medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use during press
briefings to reporters who pinned the death of an uninfected man who
drank fish tank cleaner outside of medical guidance on the president.

9 thoughts on “Lancet Formally Retracts Fake Hydroxychloroquine Study Used By Media To Attack Trump

  1. Tony, if you read what actually happened, the data provider with used to release data files to the researchers. That’s pretty normal as the data is the reason the company exists. But it does raise questions that can’t be resolved about the quality of the data. The retraction doesn’t change change the original conclusion that the drug is of uncertain effect. And there have been people who died from taking it. Trump isn’f a scientist and one doesn’t make recommendations about drugs based on gut feel. that is wrong.

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