White House coronavirus testing czar says it’s time to ‘move on’ from hydroxychloroquine
- White House coronavirus testing czar Brett P. Giroir on Sunday said it was time to “move on” from discussing hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment, adding “evidence just doesn’t show hydroxychloroquine is effective, for now.”
- There is no scientific data to suggest that hydroxychloroquine can treat or prevent the novel coronavirus, although President Donald Trump has continued to tout the drug during the pandemic.
- The president last week shared a video from a controversial doctor who advocated for the use of the drug and reminded reporters at a press conference that he took the drug after he had been potentially exposed to COVID-19.
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The White House coronavirus testing czar said Sunday it was time to “move on” from the discussions surrounding hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus days after President Donald Trump again defended the drug.
“Hydroxychloroquine needs to be prescribed by a physician,” Brett P. Giroir, the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday. “There may be circumstances — I don’t know what they are — where a physician may prescribe it for an individual, but I think most …continued .
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