Argument erupts between Fauci, Trump aide over coronavirus drug: report
Added 04-06-20 10:18:03am EST - “A fight broke out in the White House Situation Room over the weekend between Dr. Anthony Fauci and another member of President Trump's coronavirus task force, with the exchange getting so int?” - Nypost.com
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A fight broke out in the White House Situation Room over the weekend between Dr. Anthony Fauci and another member of President Trump’s coronavirus task force, with the exchange getting so intense that Vice President Mike Pence and others were left trying to calm down the country’s trade czar, according to a report.
The argument, which Axios reports took place Saturday afternoon, ensued when FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn brought up the topic of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug Trump believes could help fight the virus.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro then stood up and distributed reading materials on what he argued were the “clear therapeutic efficacy” of the potential COVID-19 drug.
Navarro’s comments, according to the outlet, led to a heated debate about how the White House should talk about the malaria treatment, with Fauci stressing that there was only anecdotal evidence that the medicine could combat coronavirus.
Fauci’s comment about anecdotal evidence “just set Peter off,” a source told Axios.
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