President Trump Defends His Hydroxychloroquine Use Amid Concerns, Says ‘So Far I Seem to Be O.K.’

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump emphatically defended himself Tuesday against criticism from medical experts that his announced use of a malaria drug against the coronavirus could spark wide misuse by Americans of the unproven treatment with potentially fatal side effects. Trump’s revelation a day earlier that he was taking hydroxychloroquine caught many in his administration by surprise and set off an urgent effort by officials to justify his action. But their attempt to address the concerns of health professionals was undercut by the president himself. He asserted without evidence that a study raising alarm about the drug was an “enemy statement,” even as his own government warned that the drug should be administered for COVID-19 only in a hospital or research setting. Read more: Hydroxychloroquine Fails to Help Coronavirus Patients in Largest Study of the Drug to Date Trump decided to take hydroxychloroquine after two White House staffers tested positive for the disease, but he already had spent months promoting the drug as a potential cure or preventive despite the cautionary advice of many of his administration’s top medical professionals. The drug has the potential to cause significant side effects in some patients and has not been shown to combat the virus. “This is an individual decision to make,” Trump told reporters during a visit to Capitol Hill Tuesday to huddle with Senate Republicans. “But it’s had a g...
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