Anti-malaria drug Trump touted as a coronavirus cure isn’t effective

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  • A recent study showed that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine was not particularly effective in treating coronavirus patients.
  • President Trump has been advocating hydroxychloroquine as a cure-all for COVID-19 patients, though a number of medical professionals have urged the public to be cautious pending further studies.
  • Additional studies involving hydroxychloroquine are set to begin over the next few weeks.
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President Donald Trump over the past few weeks has been aggressively pushing an anti-malaria drug called hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for coronavirus patients. Trump’s optimism surrounding the drug was especially peculiar given some of the reservations expressed by a number of medical professionals, including Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“I think we’ve got to be careful that we don’t make that majestic leap to assume that this is a knockout drug,” Fauci said last week. “We still need to do the kinds of studies that definitively prove whether any intervention, not just this one, any intervention is truly safe and effective.”

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