Despite coming on the heels of promising research, President Donald Trump’s hope that hydroxychloroquine would prove effective against coronavirus was met with jeers from national media.
But now, the New York Times itself is walking back that criticism.
Studies, however, show that there may be truth behind Trump’s comments. Less than two weeks after attacking Trump for his “embrace of unproven drugs,” the NYT published an article April 1 about a small study that indicated hydroxychloroquine may help virus patients improve.
“The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helped to speed the recovery of a small number of patients who were mildly ill from the coronavirus, doctors in China reported this week,” the NYT article on the drug reported.