America’s President Donald Trump on Monday disclosed that he has been taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for over a week to prevent coronavirus infection.
Trump made the disclosure at an event in the White House “I happen to be taking it. A lot of good things have come out.
“I’m taking it, hydroxychloroquine. Right now, yeah. Couple of weeks ago, I started taking it. Cause I think it’s good, I’ve heard a lot of good stories.”
According to CNBC, the US president also said that he was taking zinc, and that he had taken an initial dose of azithromycin, or Z-Pak.
Hydroxychloroquine, which has been repeatedly touted by Trump as a potential game-changer in fighting the coronavirus, is also often used by doctors to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Numerous clinical trials are looking to see if it’s effective in fighting the coronavirus, but it is not a proven treatment yet.
Trump, meanwhile, refuses to wear a mask, which medical experts have advised as a way to limit the spread of the virus.
Some Nigerians who contracted Coronavirus and recovered also said hydroxychloroquine was administered on them and aided their recovery.
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