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Wolf Blitzer Slams Trump For Promoting ‘Unproven' Coronavirus Drug: ‘Significant Potential Side Effects'

Added 04-05-20 09:34:03pm EST - “Wolf Blitzer criticized Trump for continuing to promote hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment, despite its unproven efficacy and major side effects.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Wolf Blitzer Slams Trump for Pushing 'Unproven' Drug”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Immediately after President Donald Trump concluded Sunday’s Coronavirus Task Force Briefing, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer criticized the president for continuing to promote hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19, for misrepresenting what is known about the drug’s effectiveness and failing to acknowledge the “significant potential side effects” of the drug.

During the briefing, Trump once again touted hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, as a coronavirus treatment:

“And another thing we have bought a tremendous amount of is hydroxychloroquine,” Trump said. “We have stockpiled 29 million pills of the hydroxychloroquine. 29 million. A lot of drugstores have them, by prescription. And they’re not expensive.”

“What do you have to lose?” the president asked. “What do I know? I’m not a doctor. I’m not a doctor. But I have common sense.”

However, the trouble with Trump’s enthusiasm for this drug, as Blitzer noted, is that we still don’t have conclusive clinical studies proving its effectiveness in treating Covid-19.

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