Coronavirus: Trump sticks by discredited hydroxychloroquine

US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials. 

The malaria drug drug Kovid-19 was rejected as treatment only because its use was recommended.

Following his comments, Twitter banned his eldest son from posting clips promoting hydroxychloroquine.

Regulators have warned that there is no evidence that the drug can fight the virus and that it can cause heart problems.

Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against using the drug for the treatment of coronavirus, following reports of “serious heart rhythm problems” and other health problems.


The FDA also revoked its emergency use authority for the FDA to treat Kovid-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is “currently no evidence” that it is effective in treating or preventing Kovid-19.

In other cases:

Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. reached its highest level in months, with nearly 1,600 deaths in 24 hours. Daily death records were recorded in six states, including southern and western Florida and California. But Mr Trump called most of America “corona-free.”

The US biotech company Modern said in its study on the experimental coronavirus vaccine monkeys that it induces a strong immune response. The vaccine is said to protect against lung, lung and nasal infections and prevent lung and lung disease.

Kodak, known for making better cameras, switched to drug manufacturing and received a loan of just 75 765m (£ 592m) from the US government. The vast content of the photography industry helps to fight the virus, a substance used in general medicine

What did Mr. Trump say?

Studies commissioned by WHO, US National Institutes of Health and other researchers around the world have found that hydroxychloroquine – when used with or without the antibiotic azithromycin – has been repeatedly recommended by President Trump – Coronavirus Let’s Treat.

Hydroxychloroquine was first exploited by Mr. Trump in March. Two months later, he shocked journalists by saying he had started taking unsafe drugs to prevent the virus.

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What do we know about hydroxychloroquine?

On Tuesday, the president told reporters at the White House: “I can only say from my point of view, and based on a lot of reading and a lot of knowledge about it, I think it had a very positive impact in the beginning.


“I do not think you will lose anything by doing this. Politically it is not very popular.”

He said: “When I suggest something, they like to say don’t use it.”

On the broader situation in the US, the president says a large number of masks and gowns are being produced and 55 million tests have been conducted – “more than anyone else in the world”.


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