Trump is taking hydroxychloroquine, White House confirms

  • ‘The president said himself he’s taking it. That’s a given fact’
  • FDA has approved drug for malaria but not against Covid-19

Donald Trump on Tuesday further touted his apparent taking of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as protection against coronavirus despite federal regulators warning of the potentially serious, even fatal, dangers.

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US continued to rise and the death toll crept inexorably towards a landmark 100,000, the highest in the world, Trump spent public appearances repeatedly talking about a dubious treatment and an economic comeback.

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