‘I may take it': Trump urges India to lift ban on export of anti-malaria drug questionably touted as Covid-19 cure
Added 04-05-20 12:37:02am EST - “Touting the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure for Covid-19 and saying he would take it himself despite the risks, US President Donald Trump has urged PM Narendra Modi to lift a ban on its exports from India.” - Rt.com
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The federal government already accumulated some 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine in its national stockpiles, and is seeking to acquire more, even though the drug's effectiveness against Covid-19 is still being tested and remains questionable.
“After a call today with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is giving serious consideration to releasing the hold it put on a US order for hydroxychloroquine,” US President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus task force briefing.
Drawing fresh criticism for irresponsibly promoting an untested and potentially even dangerous treatment, passionately optimistic Trump insisted that Covid-19 patients must have a choice.
“I may take it,” added Trump, who had previously tested negative for the coronavirus twice. He immediately clarified, however, that he will “have to ask my doctors about that” first.
Here is Trump giving potentially deadly medical advice in bizarre, hushed tones pic.twitter.com/acOCdJ9I9M
Here is Trump giving potentially deadly medical advice in bizarre, hushed tones pic.twitter.com/acOCdJ9I9M— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 4, 2020
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