Interviewed on Fox News by Sean Hannity on April 6, Dr Oz shared new information provided to him directly by Professor Didier Raoult from Marseille, France, about a study covering 1000 patients treated with the hydroxychloroquine / azithromycin therapy.
Here are the numbers.
1000 people treated.
20 patients had to be transferred to the ICU.
7 people died out of 1000.
Side effects were trivial: a rash
Dr OZ concluded the segment stating:
« I think we should treat Americans early with this, if their doctors think it makes sense. »
See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-HPEXDjKqA
The position of Dr Oz is highly interesting, as he is breaking ranks with those, like Dr Anthony Fauci, the White House Health Advisor, who repeatedly stress that, despite the raging pandemic, further studies are needed before recommending hydroxychloroquine-based therapies.
A popular media personality, Dr Mehmet C. Oz, MD, FACS is the Director of the Integrative Medicine Center at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York.
How do the numbers at the Marseille university hospital compare with others. Let’s take the example of Angers / Pays de Loire, which released the following figures on April 4, and where the Marseille protocol is not implemented.
1283 confirmed cases
118 deaths in hospitals
Based on these raw data, this is 0.7% mortality in Marseille versus 9.2% in Angers / Pays de Loire.
Mortality is over 10 times lower in Marseille.