Rumour Guidance: Unproven treatments – Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

The drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been talked about a lot lately. World leaders have promoted them, scientists have begun studying the drugs and its effects on COVID-19 and social media around the world is filled with claims, fear, and panic buying. Media have also been at the heart of the dangerous promotion of this unproven treatment.

This guide discusses the latest research on the drugs and their implications for treating COVID-19.