President Trump Says He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine to Prevent Coronavirus

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(FOX NEWS) – President Trump stoked a flurry of reaction Monday after revealing to reporters that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, a controversial malaria drug, to stave off the novel coronavirus, with many experts urging Americans to consult with doctors before taking such a step.

Trump said he has been taking hydroxychloroquine and a zinc supplement daily “for about a week and a half now.”

Trump has spent weeks pushing the drug as a potential cure for COVID-19, despite there being no consensus on its effectiveness or safety. Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, announced in a statement Monday night, “After numerous discussions he and I had about regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks.”

Still, many doctors urged Americans that their best sources for medical information are medical experts, not the president.

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