The absurd edicts initially issued by several governors, including those of Michigan and New York, prohibiting physicians from ordering hydroxychloroquine for patients suspected of or diagnosed with COV-19 are reprehensible. Their reasoning is beyond the pale.
Hydroxychloroquine was first approved by the FDA in 1955 and has a remarkable safety record in its use as a preventative for malaria and in the treatment of several immunologic and/or light induced diseases. Its use came about serendipitously, and its mechanism of action is unclear, but the fact remains that it seems to work.
Recommended CitationParish, Lawrence Charles and Lambert, W Clark, "COVID-19, Serendipity, and Strange Interlude: Gloria in Absurdicum with an Apology to Ovid" (2020). Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Faculty Papers. Paper 135.