Fact-checked by: Estadão Verifica

2021/06/16 | Brazil

Misleading: A new study proves that hydroxychloroquine can increase the chance of survival for patients with covid-19 by 200% if taken early.

Explanation: It is actually a non-peer-reviewed study that evaluated the use of the drug in people who were in advanced stages of the disease, not using the drug preventively. The research uses an observational method and a small number of patients. Major health agencies have reviewed the current evidence on hydroxychloroquine and concluded that it has no benefit against the Covid-19.

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This false claim originated from: Twitter post

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