The chloroquine, or hydroxychloroquine, contained in Nivaquine or Plaquenil divides doctors. - ROMUALD MEIGNEUX / SIPA
Can hydroxychloroquine cure Covid-19? From this Wednesday, two groups of 650 patients will be tested in France. One will be treated with this molecule derived from chloroquine, the other will have a placebo, explains Ouest-France. The Angers University Hospital took the initiative for this test.
"Close the debate"
Among the 33 hospitals participating in this Hycovid test, we find those of Colmar, in Alsace, Toulouse and Tourcoing, near Lille, reports France Bleu. Most of the other establishments are in the west of France. “In the East, some establishments are very overwhelmed. We must ensure that this study does not disrupt care, "said Professor Vincent Dubée, CHU Angers.
The results should be known "within several weeks". Objective of the study: "to close, once and for all, the debate on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine", underlines Professor Dubée.
Coronavirus: Is chloroquine effective? Large study will 'close the debate'
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