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TRUMP PROMOTES WIDER USE OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE BY TAKING IT

US President Trump’s admission that he has been using the anti-malarial drug hydroxycholoroquine in the past two weeks has flustered doctors but not his personal physician, Navy Commander Sean Conley, who apparently approved the use of the drug since Trump liked it.

In their CNN article on May 19, 2020, Nikki Carvajal and Kevin Liptak noted that hydroxychloroquine has not been approved as a treatment for COVID-19 yet Trump is using it as some kind of prophylactic even as the admission “was a dramatic development in Trump's attempts to promote hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus, which began earlier in the outbreak and has been met with resistance from medical professionals.”


One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association stressed that the drug is prescribed to treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions but it does not work against COVID-19 and causes arrhythmia, a heart disease. Another study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that also showed the drug doesn't fight the virus.


Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institutes of Health issued warnings about using the drug for coronavirus patients but Trump is not a COVID-19 patient despite the fact that those around him have been infected by the deadly virus. There is no showing either that hydroxychloroquine can be considered a preventive medicine. #COVID19

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