This will not age well… It’s like a game of “Whack-a-Mole”… “they” cannot resist jumping up and screaming “HERE I AM!!!”
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Trump administration’s Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir said he would not recommend hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus.
Host Chuck Todd asked, “Look, I know you’re not a political person, but the president continues to advocate for hydroxychloroquine. Is that a danger to public health?”
Giroir said, “So from a public health standpoint, at first hydroxychloroquine looked very promising and there were not the definitive studies, and at this point in time there are five placebo-controlled trials. At this point in time, we don’t recommend that as a treatment, and there’s no evidence to show that it is. On the other hand, we have Remdesivir and steroids, which reduces mortality by 30%. We still don’t know about immune plasma, and a vaccine looks promising. Right now, hydroxychloroquine, I can’t recommend that.”