Nobody really knows. We’ve only known of this things existence for 4 months. There’s too much we haven’t seen yet and not enough time to have completed real studies.
The “study” that lead to Trump’s statement on plaquenil was 36 people. Two were not included because they died. There was no control group so we don’t know if the others would have recovered the same way without the drug. It might work, it might only work for some people, it might not actually work at all. We don’t know.
Same issue with Italy, things went really, really bad there. Could go the same way here or could have been they’re more messed up (age, health, health system) than we thought and we can control it. Problem is, we don’t know. Guess wrong and a lot of people die. Over react and we’re all in the poor house.
What does tick me off are all the politicians and talking heads claiming it wasn’t handled right. I wouldn’t care which party was in the White House, NO ONE has any freaking idea how to handle. All you can do is know you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t, pick a path and walk it.
Here’s what I will say, if you are a risk category, especially if you add smoker/past smoker on top of any other risks. Lock it down. Everyone else, pay attention to possible exposure and wash your hands every time you can.
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