Trump Says He's Taking Hydroxychloroquine to Fend Off Virus

Headline Roundup May 19th, 2020

President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House Monday that he's been taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he's previously highlighted as a potential virus treatment, daily for a "couple of weeks" to stave off the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The president's comments sparked a frenzy of media coverage and reactions; many reports, especially from left- and center-rated outlets, focused on FDA warnings in regards to the drug and the fact that it has not been cleared as an official treatment for COVID-19.

Trump Says He's Taking Hydroxychloroquine to Fend Off Virus

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Trump says he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug whose effectiveness against the virus is unproven.
President Trump said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug whose effectiveness against the coronavirus is unproven, for about a week and a half as a preventive measure, saying he had no symptoms of Covid-19.

“All I can tell you is, so far I seem to be OK,” he said, explaining that he takes a daily pill.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning in April about hydroxychloroquine...

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President Donald Trump said Monday he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that he's repeatedly touted as a treatment for coronavirus, despite warnings about its effectiveness.

"I happen to be taking it," Trump said during a roundtable discussion with restaurant executives at the White House. "I hope to not be able to take it soon, you know, because I hope that they come up with some answer. But I think people should be allowed to."

The Food and Drug Administration has cautioned against the use of hydroxychloroquine or...

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President Trump said he is taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug he's repeatedly touted as a therapeutic for the coronavirus.

Speaking at a roundtable discussion with restaurant executives and industry leaders at the White House on Monday, Trump told reporters he was taking the drug to protect against COVID-19.

"A lot of good things have come out. And you'd be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers, before you catch it. The front-line workers — many, many are taking it. I happen to be taking it," he...

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