Dr M S Seshadri is retired Professor & Head of Endocrinology & Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, and currently Medical Director at Thirumalai Mission Hospital, Ranipet, Tamil Nadu.
🔴 T. Jacob John, M S Seshadri write: The variant causes mild infections in young and healthy but can assume severe form in old and vulnerable.
Hydroxychloroquine is obviously not a panacea for severe cases of Covid-19. Given early, it helps reduce mortality by about half, compared to those not given the drug.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Remember, the elderly and the vulnerable (due to chronic diseases) have a risk of about 10%-15% fatal outcome if infected with SARS-CoV-2.