When President Trump announced Monday afternoon that he's been taking hydroxychloroquine for weeks as a way to help prevent Wuhan coronavirus, nearly everyone in the media turned themselves into a doctor to condemn the move. They claimed it was far too dangerous and that it doesn't work.
While lengthy scientific studies about the use of the drug to prevent the disease are still being conducted, it is true that a number of frontline healthcare workers have been taking a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as they work to take care of infected patients. Further, we know the drug has been prescribed successfully to a number of Wuhan coronavirus patients who credit it with saving their lives.
Democrat and Michigan State Representative Karen Whitsett:
Florida resident Rio Giardinieri:
Michigan resident Jim Santilli:
Los Angeles man Rio Giardinieri:
New York resident James Cannizzaro:
These are just a handful of examples, there are many more.
The National Institutes of Health officially started clinical trials on the drug's effectiveness against Wuhan coronavirus last week.
News: NIH begins clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to treat COVID-19 https://t.co/ttFCuOMio3— NIH (@NIH) May 14, 2020