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The FDA Relaxed For Anti-Malarial Medication When Mr. Trump Announced He Was Taking It To Prevent COVID-19


After many warnings from the medical community, US President Donald Trump still firmly defended the view that anti-malarial drugs can prevent COVID-19. And recently he announced that he was drinking daily and feeling fine.

“The decision to take any medicine is a final decision between a patient and their doctor. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of malaria, erythema and rheumatism.”
Dr. Stephen Hahn, FDA Commissioner, told CNBC on May 19.

The FDA made the comment just a day after White House boss Donald Trump said he was taking hydroxychloroquine every day for more than a week to prevent infection with the Wuhan virus.

The announcement came after two of the president's close associates were positive for the deadly strain of the virus.
Last month, despite the highly acclaimed President Trump, the FDA warned that hydroxychloroquine should not be used outside hospitals or research facilities due to the side effects of the drug, such as disruption. This type of heartbeat can even be fatal.
“You should not judge information based on a negative survey. The survey was conducted on the elderly, almost dying."
Said US President Donald Trump on May 19, rejecting a study on the serious side effects of antimalarial drugs.
"This document comes from Trump's enemies."
Mr. Trump mentioned a preliminary study in April, conducted on many patients infected with COVID-19 at veteran medical facilities. Accordingly, anti-malarial drugs are not effective in treatment and cause a high risk of death.

Agreeing with President Trump's thesis, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie noted that the ministry did not carry out the aforementioned study.

Doctors also often use hydroxychloroquine to treat scarlet fever and rheumatism. Many clinical trials are also investigating the effectiveness of this drug in the fight against coronavirus. Despite this, so far hydroxychloroquine has not been approved for the treatment of COVID-19.

Vice President Mike Pence said on May 19 that he did not take hydroxychloroquine to prevent illness like President Trump.

Earlier, the White House's Dr. Sean Conley issued a memorandum on May 18, saying that after discussing evidence of whether or not hydroxychloroquine should or should not be used with Mr. Trump, they came to the conclusion that:
"The potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine treatment outweigh the risks this drug may present."
Mr. Trump also asserted that if hydroxychloroquine is not good, he will say it is not good.

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