Some time in April, US President, Donald Trump approved hydroxychloroquine as a frontline drug for the cure of Covid19, a development which was later faulted as a result of the health risk posed by the drug.
Trump has spent weeks pushing hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure or prophylaxis for COVID-19 against the cautionary advice of many of his administration’s top medical professionals. The drug has the potential to cause significant side effects in some patients and has not been shown to combat the new coronavirus.
The US President however, told reporters Monday he has been taking the drug, hydroxychloroquine, and a zinc supplement daily “for about a week and a half now.”
At the White House, Trump said his doctor did not recommend hydroxychloroquine to him, but that he requested it from the White House physician.
Trump said, “I started taking it, because I think it’s good,” “I’ve heard a lot of good stories.”