President Donald Trump revealed today he is taking hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug for weeks as a treatment against catching the virus.
“I take it,” he told reporters. “All I can tell you is, so far, I feel okay.” Trump has tested negative.
Trump added that he has taken only an initial dose. “It seems to have an impact. Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t. You’re not going to get sick and die.”
Trump added that he has taken the drug for “about a week and a half now, II take a pill everyday” and he said he has had “zero symptoms.”
From The Hill:
President Trump on Monday revealed he’s taking hydroxychloroquine, a controversial drug that he’s championed as a potential treatment for coronavirus despite limited evidence from the medical community.
Trump said he consulted with the White House doctor about taking the drug, but it was not recommended for him.
“I asked him what do you think. He said, ‘Well if you’d like it.’ I said, ‘Yeah I’d like it. I’d like to take it.’”
He said he’s been taking the drug for about a week-and-a-half and based his decision on positive reviews he’s heard from frontline healthcare workers.
“So far, I seem to be ok,” Trump said.
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