Internet Searches for Unproven COVID-19 Therapies in the United States

14 mai 2020

Source : JAMA Internal Medicine

Auteurs : Michael Liu, and al.


 

“Un article assez “amusant” qui décrypte l’évolution des recherches google chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine en mars 2020, au regard de l’intervention de personnages publics (Notamment Elon MUSK et Donald TRUMP, on les remercie) et de la survenue des premières intoxications…” présenté par le Dr Marie MOITRY

Introduction

There are no highly effective prescription drug therapies supported by any reliable evidence for the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. However, fears among the public can lead to searches for unproven therapies. Therefore, when several high-profile figures, including entrepreneur Elon Musk and President Donald Trump, endorsed the use of chloroquine, amalarial prophylaxis drug, and hydroxychloroquine (with the antibiotic azithromycin), a lupus and rheumatoid arthritis treatment, to treat COVID-19, it drew massive public attention that could shape individual decision-making.

 


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