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A living WHO guideline on drugs to prevent covid-19

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n526 (Published 02 March 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n526

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Interventions Population This recommendation applies only to people with these characteristics: People who do not have covid-19 Hydroxychloroquine Recommendation against (strong)

Hydroxychloroquine

Recommendation 1No interventionHydroxychloroquineorPeople who do not havecovid-19We recommend against administeringhydroxychloroquine to prevent covid-19StrongAll or nearly all informed people would likelywant the intervention to the left. Benefitswould outweigh harms for almost everyoneWeakMost people would likely want the interventionto the left. Benefits would outweigh harms forthe majority, but not for everyoneWeakMost people would likely want the interventionto the right. Benefits would outweigh harmsfor the majority, but not for everyoneStrongAll or nearly all informed people would likelywant the intervention to the right. Benefitswould outweigh harms for almost everyone

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