French doctor, Didier Raoult met with France's Premier Emmanuel Macron last night to present a new paper that studied 1,061 COVID-19 patients that were treated early with hydroxchloroquine and azithromycin (z-pac). He found that those on this drug protocol met with 92% excellent outcomes (they were free of the virus within 10 days). He also found the drug protocol to be very safe for patients with low side effects, and that there was a correlation with the amount of hydroxychloroquine found in the blood and success rates.
However, the paper also found that those patients who had high blood pressure and taking certain types of hypertension medications (beta blockers) had complications. This may lead to a clue that those with high blood pressure are more susceptible to COVID-19 or the medications they're on can lead to more concerns.
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