President Trump Again Pushes Unproven Drug as Coronavirus Treatment

In a series of tweets, President Donald Trump also challenged the credibility of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

  • Published 28 July 2020
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A week after appearing to project a more serious tone about the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is back to pushing unproven claims that an anti-malaria drug is an effective treatment and challenging the credibility of the nation’s leading infectious disease expert. Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back Tuesday, saying he will keep doing his job. Numerous studies, meanwhile, have shown that the drug, hydroxychloroquine, is not an effective treatment for COVID-19, the disease…

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