Donald Trump reveals that to prevent COVID-19 he takes hydroxychloroquine
Donald Trump, the president of the United States, whose COVID-19 tests have tested negative and shows no symptoms of the disease, said he had been taking the drug for about a week and a half. Hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that its own government experts say is not suitable for fighting the new coronavirus.
"I take a pill every day," he told reporters at the White House, adding that he combines it with zinc. When asked why, he replied, "Because I think it is good. I have heard many good stories" about hydroxychloroquine.
Trump has been interested in promoting this medication for weeks, despite many doctors thinking that it does not work for patients with coronavirus and that US government regulators warn that it has not proven to be safe.
Trump often downplays the dangers of the new coronavirus. Last week, for example, he claimed that he was threatening only a small number of people. Also, he has deliberately refused to wear face masks, despite federal recommendations and although most of his assistants wear face masks in public.