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Fact-checking Trump's claims about hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug he's touting as a coronavirus treatment 

1 month ago   |   By STAT

WASHINGTON - President Trump can't seem to stop talking about hydroxychloroquine.
There is currently no proven treatment for the coronavirus and Covid-19, the respiratory disease it causes, leading political figures to grasp for potentially effective stopgap measures as the global death toll nears 100,000. Hydroxychloroquine, used for decades as a medication to treat malaria and lupus, has generated by far the most excitement - within the Trump administration in particular - despite a lack of scientific evidence that it's effective against Covid-19.
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Trump touts hydroxychloroquine as a cure for Covid-19. Don't believe the hype

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The anti-malaria drug could be ‘one of the biggest game-changers', Trump claimed, but there is no magic cure Coronavirus - live US updates Live global updates See all our coronavirus coverage Faced with a global coronavirus pandemic that is increasingly centered upon the US, Donald Trump has touted several drugs that he claims can help tackle the outbreak. In March, the US president used a press conference to promote the use of hydroxychloroquine, a common anti-malaria drug, to treat Covid-19, saying: “I sure as hell think we ought to give it a try.”
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Half of the US hydroxychloroquine supply - the drug Trump touts as a possible coronavirus treatment - has been abruptly cut off

Half of the US hydroxychloroquine supply - the drug Trump touts as a possible coronavirus treatment - has been abruptly cut off

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The US has abruptly lost 47% of its supply of hydroxychloroquine, the drug touted by the president as a potential treatment and preventive measure for COVID-19.
Much of the drug has been produced in India, which banned exporting it.
Despite the president's claims, there is little scientific evidence that the drug is effective for fighting the novel coronavirus. It's normally used to treat lupus, arthritis, and malaria.
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