Trump Feels COVID-19 Be Treated With Hydroxychloroquine
President Donald Trump has gut feeling that a malaria drug could work to treat people with COVID-19. But his advisor Dr Anthony Fauci is politely denying Trump’s claim. Fauci is top infectious disease expert of the government.
Trump’s claim about a malaria drug
Donald Trump, during a television interview, claimed that he had gut feeling that that malaria drug hydroxychloroquine could be an answer to coronavirus that had been shutting countries down across the globe. But his advisor Fauci countered his claim by saying that the drug Trump was referring to was anecdotal.
Dr Anthony Fauci denies Trump
As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH, Fauci has 30-year experience in dealing with diseases including HIV, SARS, MERS, Ebola and the novel coronavirus. Fauci said that there was no medicine available to treat COVID-19.
Fauci said that Food and Drug Administration was looking for a way to use the said drug for emergency use but in a controlled manner to get data about its safety and efficacy. He said that for any drug to be qualified for a specific use must pass some clinic trials to substantiate to substantiate his claim on chloroquine.
Treating COVID-19 with chloroquine
Hydroxychloroquine is a drug widely used for treating malaria. Doctors in US prescribe this drug off-level. The good thing is that studies conducted in test tubes revealed encouraging signs that chloroquine could interfere with coronavirus. But it will be too early to make any opinion on the drug.