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Hydroxychloroquine Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers from India: A Meta-Analysis

Stricker et al., Journal of Infection and Public Health, doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2021.08.001
Aug 2021  
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Meta analysis of 11 HCQ PrEP studies in India covering 7,616 healthcare workers, showing significantly lower cases with treatment.
7 meta analyses show significant improvements with hydroxychloroquine for mortality Landsteiner de Sampaio Amêndola, Risch, Risch (B), Stricker, hospitalization Landsteiner de Sampaio Amêndola, recovery Prodromos, combined death/hospitalization/cases Ladapo, and cases García-Albéniz.
Currently there are 99 HCQ for COVID-19 pre-exposure prophylaxis studies, showing 30% lower mortality [12‑44%] and 29% fewer cases [21‑37%].
risk of death, 75.0% lower, RR 0.25, p < 0.001, treatment 1,273, control 4,127, >=6 doses.
risk of death, 44.0% lower, RR 0.56, p = 0.004, treatment 3,489, control 4,127, any number of doses.
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Hydroxychloroquine Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers from India: A Meta-Analysis
MD Raphael B Stricker, Melissa C Fesler
Journal of Infection and Public Health, doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2021.08.001
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