On the Zelenko protocol: The road not taken
Abstract: Dr. Vladimir Zev Zelenko proposed an early outpatient treatment for the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in two letters dated March 24, 2020 and April 28, 2020, that were then followed up with a research publication dated December 2020. We introduce a mathematical technique for conducting rapid statistical analysis of observational data that can be used to make emergency decisions in the midst of a crisis, on whether to deploy new proposed treatments based on repurposed drugs. The technique is limited to the special case of repurposed drugs that have an known excellent safety record, and it can be used to rapidly establish whether the proposed treatment works, while leaving open the question of how well it works. Note: At this time, this is a non-peer reviewed preliminary research report.
Shorter introductory presentation for the general public -- April 2021
Extended 2-hour research presentation -- April 2021
Update concerning Dr. Didier Raoult's latest paper -- July 2021
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