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Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine in comparison with chloroquine in moderate and severe patients with COVID-19


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We thank the trial team members at Peking University First Hospital, Peking University People’s Hospital, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University and Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. We thank Dr. Yongchang Sun, Dr. Jinxia Zhao, Dr. Hongmei Jing, Dr. Xiaoguang Li, Dr Yahong Wang, Dr. Qinggang Ge, Dr. Chen Yao, Dr. Xiaoyan Yan, Dr. Wenle Zhao, Dr. Naiqing Zhao, Dr. Cheng Lv, Dr. Zijian Hu, Dr. Chang Liu and Dr. Lei Wang for the scientific discussion. We thank Shanghai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Guangdong ZhongSheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for providing the research drug. We thank all the members of the drug clinical trial center of Peking University Third Hospital for the whole project. This work was supported by MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China) foundation for SARS-CoV-2 Research (2020YFC0844500), the “13th Five-Year” National Science and Technology Major Project of China (2017ZX09101001-002-001, 2017ZX09304012), and Peking University Health Center Foundation for Combating the Pandemic Programs (BMU2020HKYZX011).

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Li, Q., Cui, C., Xu, F. et al. Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine in comparison with chloroquine in moderate and severe patients with COVID-19. Sci. China Life Sci. 64, 660–663 (2021).

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