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Trump surprises journalists by admitting he is taking hydroxychloroquine

On Monday, US President Donald Trump declared that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a Corona prophylaxis.

Published: May 19, 2020, 10:52 am

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    He has been taking the malaria medication for about a week and a half, Trump said at the White House. “I’m taking it for about a week and a half now and I’m still here, I’m still here.”

    The US leader caught reporters unawares by his remarks. “You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the frontline workers before you catch it, the frontline workers, many, many are taking it,” he told journalists at the briefing. “I happen to be taking it.”

    He had heard “very good things” about the long-approved malaria preparation, Trump said. In the evening, the White House published a letter from Trump’s personal physician Sean Conley, after which Trump and he had concluded after numerous discussions that the potential benefits of treatment with hydroxychloroquine outweigh the associated risks.

    Conley, a US Navy officers, said in a statement issued through the White House later on Monday that Trump was in “very good health” and “symptom-free”.

    Trump’s fear of infection is not without foundation. In early May, there were also two confirmed Corona infections in the White House, including Vice President Mike Pence’s spokeswoman.

    Since the start of the Coronavirus crisis, Trump has been the best ambassador for chloroquine, in France advocated by Professor Didier Raoult. The American president now seems to have taken the next step, since he revealed during an exchange with White House journalists that he was taking it as a preventive measure “for 10 days” .

    “I take one tablet a day,” he proudly announced, before justifying himself: “You know the expression: what do you have to lose? ” Trump also added that he was taking zinc, and an initial dose of azithromycin.

    The American president has been full of praise for the antimalarial drug. He said “it could be a game-changer” in mid-March.

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