Interesting, because the medications with ‘Strongly Not Recommended’ seem amongst the most commonly used according to many clinicians anecdotes in LMICs.”

This is interesting indeed and I look forward to learn more.

In the meantime, I saw this study from India where 159 health workers responded to a questionnaire. 37% of them had taken ‘prophylactic’ hydroxychloroquine, of whom 13% acquired SARS-CoV-2 infection.

The researchers loosely included ‘all health care workers such as doctors, nurses, paramedics and other hospital staff’.

It is often said that if the health literacy of the general population can be increased, then people will be protected from misinformation. However, even if one could magically raise the health literacy of the general population to that of health workers, this alone will not protect. Other methods are needed to help people distinguish reliable from unreliable information.