Drug for COVID-19 Patients – level 2

15-05-2020 15:00

Researchers at the University of Albany in the USA studied patients who had COVID-19, and they got the drug hydroxychloroquine. Researchers found out that the drug did not help COVID-19 patients get better.

Hydroxychloroquine is a drug against the sickness malaria; however, the US president, Donald Trump, repeatedly said that the drug could help COVID-19 patients. In March, US authorities allowed medical workers to use the drug.

Researchers studied the cases of more than 1,400 COVID-19 patients who got the drug. These patients did not get better or worse than patients who did not get it.

The results of the study do not prove the effects of the drug because the study did not include random people but only COVID-19 patients. The study needed random people to truly know if the drug helps people or not.

Difficult words: repeatedly (more times), prove (to show that something is true), random (people who do not have the same problem as the people in the study).

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