Covid 19 coronavirus: Trump reveals he is taking hydroxychloroquine

Covid 19 coronavirus: Trump reveals he is taking hydroxychloroquine

President Donald Trump said that he has been taking the drug hydroxychloroquine every day for the past week and a half as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.

He said he's confident in the drugs because he's heard good things about them.

"I'm taking it. Hydroxychloroquine". I hope to not be able to take it soon. But when HHS leadership issued a directive to make the drug more broadly available, Bright says he resisted: "I did not think it was the proper or safe way to evaluate that drug in the context of this outbreak". It had not previously been reported that he started taking the medicine, himself, "about a week and a half ago".

"He said out of hundreds of people that he's treated he hasn't lost one". And if it is not good, I will tell you right. "Not going to get hurt by it".

"What do you have to lose", Trump said.

Trump has frequently touted the virtues of taking hydroxychloroquine as a possible cure for COVID-19.

"I take it", Trump told reporters after a meeting with restaurant executives.

Asked what led him to take the drug, he said, "Here's my evidence: I get a lot of positive calls about it", Trump said. "A lot of people to take it a lot of frontline workers are taking hydroxychloroquine".

"At some point I'll stop".

But several subsequent studies - including one funded by the USA government - appear to have doused hopes that HCQ can help patients hospitalised with COVID-19. Other medical professionals, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House's coronavirus task force, have said that the drug still needs to go through clinical trials to establish its effectiveness as a coronavirus treatment.

"Hydroxychloroquine has received worldwide attention as a potential treatment for COVID-19 because of positive results from small studies", said the authors of the research, published in the BMJ journal. But you look at front-line workers.

The president said a doctor in NY wrote to him about treating his patients with both hydroxy and the z-pack.

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