Washington, July 29
US President Donald Trump has once more defended using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to keep at bay Covid, saying many frontline medical staff agree with him that the malaria drug works within the early phases of Covid-19 an infection, regardless of mounting proof that it’s ineffective in treating the illness.
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In May, Trump disclosed that he was taking each day doses of hydroxychloroquine to keep at bay Covid after consulting the White House physician.
“I occur to imagine in it (hydroxychloroquine). I’d take it. As you realize, I took it for a 14-day, and I’m right here. I occur to assume it really works within the early phases. I feel frontline medical folks imagine that too,” Trump advised reporters at a White House information convention on Tuesday.
Hydroxychloroquine sulfate was first synthesised in 1946 and is in a category of medicines traditionally used to deal with and forestall malaria. — PTI