Covid-19:Donald Trump justifies taking anti-maleria drug despite dangerous adverse effects

USA President Donald Trump has justified his actions in consumption of widely contested ant-malaria drug to guide himself from the infection of Coronavirus. As against the reported dangerous side effects.


President Donald Trump

President Trump stated on Tuesday that the examination, reports and results showing the dangerous side effects of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of Coronavirus is not true.

Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine has been useful in the treatment of people with Coronavirus at an early stage, even though studies on its impact on COVID-19 are slim, surprisingly various reports showed that victims who got treated by the drug were healed completely from Coronavirus, while some who could not survive the virus died especially aged people.

The US did earlier warned against the use of Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of Covid-19, but on Tuesday Donald Trump seemed to have violated the directive by his sudden declaration.

Trump earlier in the week revealed that he had been taking the drug to prevent coronavirus "for about a week and a half now" after getting it from the white house physician.

Trump on Coronavirus however said that “This is an individual decision to make,"  adding: “It’s gotten a bad reputation only because I’m promoting it.”

WHO and other respectable health institutions back in mid march listed the dangerous adverse effects of Hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of Coronavirus, of which includes:"Tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, paresthesias, visual disturbances, nightmares, insomnia, anxiety, agoraphobia, paranoia, cognitive dysfunction, depression, personality change, and suicidal thoughts, among others." 

But on the night of Monday, President Trump revealed he started taking the drug because he thought it was "good", complementing it with: "I’ve heard a lot of good stories."
"All I can tell you is, so far I seem to be OK".

He seems not to be the only one who is benefiting from the use of Hydroxychloroquine to fight Coronavirus as various reports suggests.

Dr Sean Conley the white house physician, said prior to the statement made by Donald Trump, he held "numerous decision" with the president and "concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks".

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