Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


US Announces Anti-Malarial Drug Trial Against COVID-19 In Detroit Hospital

WASHINGTON, April 6 — The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine will be used in a trial covering 3,000 patients at a hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and the results will be tracked in a formal study, Xinhua news agency reported US Vice President Mike Pence, as saying Sunday.

Pence told a White House briefing that they are “more than prepared” to make hydroxychloroquine available to doctors’ offices and pharmacies in the Detroit area.

US President Donald Trump said the federal government has stockpiled 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine.

Last week, Trump said hydroxychloroquine was being administered to 1,100 patients in New York along with Z-Pak, or azithromycin.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the White House briefing on Saturday there was no “definitive information to be able to make any comment” on whether the drug can be used to treat coronavirus.

The United States is stepping up the development of treatments for COVID-19 patients, including experimenting with hydroxychloroquine and blood-related therapies, as confirmed cases and the death toll continues to rise.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the US reached over 337,000 Monday, with 9,619 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Sources:  BERNAMA

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like


You may hear of people mentioning Tanjung Rambutan Hospital, right? It is actually Bahagia Hospital instead of Tanjung Rambutan. The location of the hospital...


A second monkeypox death in the US on Tuesday as health authorities published a study describing how two previously healthy young men experienced inflammation...


Actor Johnny Depp was grilled about his drug and alcohol use and coarse text messages as he took the witness stand on Thursday for...


WASHINGTON, Feb 16 — United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the US is still pursuing a diplomatic solution to the current standoff between Russia and...


Copyright © 2021 Siakap Keli Sdn. Bhd.