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Why hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine don't block SARS-CoV-2 infection of human lung cells


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Katherine Seley-Radtke, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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A paper came out in Nature on July 22 that further underscores earlier studies that show that neither the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine nor chloroquine prevents SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – from replicating in lung cells.

Most Americans probably remember that hydroxychloroquine bec...

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