Interim analysis of the BLAZE-1 phase 2 trial of outpatients showing lower hospitalization or ER visits (1.6% versus 6.3%), and improvements in symptoms and viral load compared to placebo.
Chen et al., 10/28/2020, Randomized Controlled Trial, USA, North America, peer-reviewed, 12 authors.
risk of hospitalization, 74.3% lower, RR 0.26, p = 0.02, treatment 5 of 309 (1.6%), control 9 of 143 (6.3%).
Effect extraction follows pre-specified rules
prioritizing more serious outcomes. For an individual study the most serious
outcome may have a smaller number of events and lower statistical signficance,
however this provides the strongest evidence for the most serious outcomes
when combining the results of many trials.