Despite the unconfirmed potency of hydroxychloroquine, US President Donald Trump has revealed that he has been taking the anti-malaria drug for weeks now.
He made this revelation during the daily press briefing at the White House yesterday..
Medical Experts in the US had doubted that the anti-malaria drug is suitable for fighting the novel coronavirus.
Trump had said he tested Negative to the virus twice, adding that he had shown zero symptoms.
He said he had been taking the drug “for about a week and a half.”
He said, “I take a pill every day,” adding that he also takes zinc as a preventative measure.
When he was asked why he had been taking the drug, he said “because I think it’s good. I’ve heard a lot of good stories.”
For weeks, Trump had been downplaying the effect or dangers of COVID-19.
Also, he had refused to wear a mask, despite recommendations and the fact that most of his staff had taken to covering their faces in pulbic
By contrast, he has shown interest for weeks in promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine.