President Trump has announced that the FDA has cleared the way for a drug to be used to combat the coronavirus.
This is a major breakthrough as the country comes together to fight this pandemic.
According to Town Hall:
President Trump confirmed Thursday that Hydroxychloroquine has been approved by FDA for prescription treatment of COVID-19.
“It’s been around for a long time, so we know if things don’t go as planned it’s not going to kill anybody…It’s shown very, very encouraging early results, and we’re going to be able to make that drug available almost immediately,” he said.
President @realDonaldTrump announces HUGE news‼️
Hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria, has shown encouraging early results against the #coronavirus.
By eliminating red tape, President Trump will be able to make this drug available almost immediately.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) March 19, 2020
As the Wuhan coronavirus is ravaging countries across the globe, there may be some promising news on the horizon. According to Gregory Rigano, an advisor to Stanford University School of Medicine, a world renowned French researcher tested a promising COVID-19 treatment option with hydroxychloroquine, a drug that’s been around for decades and is typically used to treat malaria.
“As of this morning…a well-controlled peer reviewed study carried out by the most eminent infectious disease specialist in the world—Didier Raoult, MD, PhD—out of the south of France, in which he enrolled 40 patients…that showed a 100 percent cure rate against coronavirus,” Rigano told Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.
For reference, any trial with 100% positive results is incredibly unheard of.