We would all love for there to be a miracle cure for COVID-19.  And there are many talented researchers and pharmaceutical companies working around-the-clock to find an effective therapy.But as we do that, it’s important that we embrace science. What do I mean by that?Take hydroxychloroquine, for example. It’s been in the news a lot lately. That’s the drug that’s been used for decades to treat conditions like malaria, or autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. A few small studies have looked at whether it’s also effective in treating COVID-19, and the results have been mixed.  So, with no proven therapies available, where does that leave health professionals like me? That’s where science comes in. CBS News We’ve learned you need to do well-controlled, rigorous studies to figure out whether a drug works and whether the benefits outweigh the risks. But the clock is ticking, and patients are dying, and doctors like me want to do something right now, before those clinical trials are completed. That’s the friction: between well-controlled studies and what’s called empiric therapy – trying something to see if it works. And right now, we’re seeing a lot of empiric therapy around the country. Clinicians are


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