White House Task Force To Hold Briefing After Day Of Staffing Turmoil

White House Task Force To Hold Briefing After Day Of Staffing Turmoil

Trump on Saturday said that he has sought help from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow the sale of Hydroxychloroquine tablets ordered by the United States to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients in his country, hours after India banned the export of the anti-malarial drug.

The US is stockpiling massive doses of an anti-malarial drug hoped to be used to treat coronavirus despite its efficacy remaining unproven. In the USA, it's sold under the brand name Plaquenil, among others, and is available in generic form.

The drugs - chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine - are often used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. More on Covid-19Last month, India imposed a ban on export on Hydroxychloroquine, on which Trump is now banking heavily in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. "Why should we listen to you and not Dr. Fauci?"

Anecdotal evidence has indicated that the drugs helped COVID-19 patients, though there have not been any peer-reviewed or clinical data confirming it.

"Trump and coronavirus task force hold briefing at White HousePresident Trump and the coronavirus task force give an update on the response effort from the White House". He goaded Americans to try hydroxychloroquine.

"We agreed that we weren't going to talk about what we said, but we had a very, very good talk", Trump said. "My qualifications in terms of looking at the science is that I'm a social scientist", Navarro told CNN's "New Day". "So we've got to make sure we realize we're always talking about a two-and-a-half-week lag".

The president did not name the companies but mentioned they had done work on other viruses: "Ebola, AIDS, others, they've come with the solutions and they have done incredible jobs", he said.

"As of Tuesday, we'll have deployed over 3,000 military and public health professionals to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and other parts of our country".

He said he was considering taking it himself as a preventative, while also stating "I'm no doctor". He'd like to be playing sports, ' Trump said.

President Donald Trump expressed hope on Sunday that the United States was seeing a "leveling-off" of the coronavirus crisis in some of the nation's hot spots, but some of his top medical advisers took a more tempered view.

■ THE US navy captain sacked for alerting bosses to coronavirus spreading through his crew has tested positive for Covid-19 himself.

Fauci to CBS: "I will not say we have it under control".

NY has been the epicenter of the country's epidemic, but prediction models show Detroit and New Orleans should also be bracing for an especially significant crush of new cases soon.

Barron celebrated his 14th birthday in the midst of the coronavirus crisis on March 20.

Fauci echoed a call he's made many times about social distancing: "Keep it up". He cautioned that it wasn't yet clear if the catastrophe was reaching a plateau at the country, which includes a total of 4,159 deaths and over 122,000 instances, undoubtedly the most of any U.S. state.

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