Day: October 1, 2021

Turkey’s Tale of COVID-19, Medicine, and Vaccination – Pandemic National Case Studies

The government had already taken steps to stockpile hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in large quantity in February upon learning of China’s decision to treat with chloroquine. By March 21, Turkey made the decision to treat patients broadly with HCQ. From March 24 to April 6, Turkey saw incidences of pneumonia among COVID-19 patients plummet from just over 60% to just under 20%, indicating that HCQ likely had a strong antiviral effect in patients.

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