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Politics Trump Finishes Controversial Malaria Drug Course to Combat Virus

00:26  25 may  2020
00:26  25 may  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Trump’s claim he takes hydroxychloroquine prompts criticism from media, health experts

  Trump’s claim he takes hydroxychloroquine prompts criticism from media, health experts President Trump stoked a flurry of comments Monday after revealing to reporters that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, a controversial malaria drug, to stave off the novel coronavirus.  Trump said he has been taking hydroxychloroquine and a zinc supplement daily "for about a week and a half now." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Trump has spent weeks pushing the drug as a potential cure for COVID-19, despite there being no consensus on its effectiveness or safety.

President Donald Trump said he completed his course of treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti- malaria drug he’s promoted as a therapy for “ Finished , just finished ,” Trump said in an interview on Sinclair Broadcast Group program “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” that was taped

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(Bloomberg) --  President Donald Trump said he completed his course of treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he’s promoted as a therapy for coronavirus despite an outcry from medical professionals about its unproven efficacy and potential side effects.

A pharmacy tech holds a bottle of Hydroxychloroquine at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020. - US President Donald Trump announced May 18 he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for almost two weeks as a preventative measure against COVID-19. (Photo by GEORGE FREY / AFP) (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images) A pharmacy tech holds a bottle of Hydroxychloroquine at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020. - US President Donald Trump announced May 18 he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for almost two weeks as a preventative measure against COVID-19. (Photo by GEORGE FREY / AFP) (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)

“Finished, just finished,” Trump said in an interview on Sinclair Broadcast Group program “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” that was taped Friday and aired Sunday. “By the way, I’m still here to the best of my knowledge. Here I am.”

Fox's Cavuto urges viewers not to take drug like Trump

  Fox's Cavuto urges viewers not to take drug like Trump Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto strongly urged viewers on Monday not to follow the example of President Donald Trump, who revealed that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus. NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto strongly urged viewers on Monday not to follow the example of President Donald Trump, who revealed that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the coronavirus.

Trump Finishes Controversial Malaria Drug Course to Combat V Netanyahu Alleges Overthrow Attempt at Start of Graft Trial. Recent polls also show support is waning for Johnson’s response to the virus . By backing Cummings so publicly, Johnson is taking a major gamble -- given how emotive

Trump Finishes Controversial Malaria Drug Course to Combat V Britons are beginning to chafe after two months of lockdowns in a country where fatalities from the virus have topped 36,000, the most outside of the U.S. Recent polls show support is waning for Johnson’s response to the virus .

There’s scant evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective against the coronavirus. The Food and Drug Administration on April 24 cautioned against its use for Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, outside of a hospital setting or clinical trial, citing a risk of heart rhythm problems.

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Trump, who at 73 is in an age group at which contracting Covid-19 can be especially dangerous, began the treatments in consultation with White House physicians after Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for coronavirus on May 8. A White House valet also contracted the virus around the same time.

“I believe in it enough that I took a program, because I had two people in the White House that tested positive, I figured maybe it’s a good thing to take a program,” Trump said.

“You know we take a little bit of a period of time, I think it was two weeks, but hydroxy has had tremendous, if you look at it, tremendous, rave reviews.”

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Coronavirus: France bans treatment of Covid-19 with hydroxychloroquine .
© iStockphoto It was hopeful in the fight against the coronavirus, but now there are doubts about hydroxychloroquine. Some experts even believe that it could increase the death rate - which is why Covid-19 treatment with the malaria drug has been stopped. In France, people with Covid 19 may no longer be treated with the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. The government released a corresponding decree on Wednesday, as the Ministry of Health announced.

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