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Study Falsely Linking Hydroxychloroquine To Increased Deaths -

• by Jessie Zhang

An Australian and Swedish investigation has found that among the hundreds of COVID-19 research papers that have been withdrawn, a retracted study linking the drug hydroxychloroquine to increased mortality was the most cited paper.

With 1,360 citations at the time of data extraction, researchers in the field were still referring to the paper "Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis" long after it was retracted.

Authors of the analysis involving the University of Wollongong, Linköping University, and Western Sydney Local Health District wrote (pdf) that "most researchers who cite retracted research do not identify that the paper is retracted, even when submitting long after the paper has been withdrawn."

"This has serious implications for the reliability of published research and the academic literature, which need to be addressed," they said.

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Comment by PureTrust
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So, now suddenly Hydroxychloroquine is bad. From Wikipedia, "Hydroxychloroquine was approved for medical use in the United States in 1955. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. In 2020, it was the 126th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with 4.99 million prescriptions," Other sites will tell you that it is one of the safest medications on earth. Something smells like rotten fish here, and it isn't Hydroxychloroquine.

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