President Attacks Study, Defends Using Malaria Drug for COVID-19
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump attacked the validity of a study of veterans that raised alarms about the malaria drug he actively promotes as a treatment for the coronavirus.
Trump's remarks came Tuesday as he defended his decision to take hydroxychloroquine himself to protect against COVID-19.
The president asserted without evidence that the study of veterans was “false” and an “enemy statement."
Yet the drug has not been shown to combat the virus in a multitude of other studies as well.
Trump's own government warns that the drug should be administered for COVID-19 only in a hospital or research setting.