HCQ Dangerous to Those with Hereditary Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency (Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg)

“Almost nobody seems to be aware, that in Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, hereditary G6PD deficiency is widespread (20-30% of the population). But also in other countries, where malaria was or still is endemic, there is a high prevalence of G6PD deficiency. G6PD deficiency must also be thought of in families with a migration background e.g. in Chicago, New York and elsewhere. African Americans represent 6 percent of the population, but nearly 40 percent of Covid-19 fatalities. But Johns Hopkins University only is warning not to use ‘Aspirin, certain antibiotics (which?), Fava beans and Moth balls’ but does not mention chloroquine derivates!”

Re: Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in covid-19. Chloroquine may kill many people in Africa, Italy, New York and elsewhere | The BMJ

(While there is scientific evidence that HCQ in combination with with other treatments has helped to save lives, this information is very important for those with hereditary G6PD deficiency, which is a substantial portion of populations in many countries.)

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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