The President of the United States Donald trump during communication with journalists on 20 may promised to stop taking the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for the prevention of coronavirus infection. Transcript of the briefing posted on the White house website.
He said he will complete the medication is “within a day or two.”
May 18, trump admittedthat “a couple of weeks ago,” began to take hydroxychloroquine. According to the American President, started before admission he consulted with the White house doctor.
“The White house doctor did not recommend, no. I asked him: “What do you think about this?” He said, “Well, if you like it”, – told in dialogue American President.
The White house doctor Sean Conley confirmed that he had discussed with trump the application of hydroxychloroquine, told the TV channel NBC News. According to Conley, “after numerous discussions,” they came to the conclusion that the potential benefits of treatment outweigh the relative risks. Trump regularly tested for coronavirus and “continues to give negative results,” he said.
A White house aide familiar with the decision of the President, told NBC News that trump started taking the drug after his Valet had contracted the coronavirus. According to the source channel, aides of trump “was blindsided” by his decision to publicly announce the admission of hydroxychloroquine because only a small group of advisers knew about it.
Previously, trump has repeatedly spoken in favor of this drug for the treatment of COVID-19, but in the American Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines (FDA) noted that its effectiveness is not yet proven.
Hydroxychloroquine used in malaria, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, is being tested in some countries for the treatment of coronavirus infection. Some researchers have pointed to its effectiveness, but, according to others, it can cause serious adverse reactions, including disruption of the cardiovascular system. FDA warned the use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for the treatment of coronavirus infection outside medical institutions because of risk of irregular heart rhythm. After the recognition of trump, according to the newspaper USA Today, the American media turned the whole information campaign: the Americans were told about potentially dangerous side effects when taking the hydroxychloroquine.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 5 million, of which over 1.78 million recovered, and 328,7 thousand died. USA ranks first in the world in the number of infected people (more than 1.55 million) and deaths (more than 93,4 thousand).