Scientists have warned Trump against the dangers of over hyping unproven medicines. This comes after President Trump said antimalarial drugs under investigation to treat coronavirus could be a “gift from God.” Last week, he announced that his administration was working on expanding access to hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine.
These drugs are said to have helped patients suffering from coronavirus in France and China. However Anthony Fauci, the United States leading infectious disease expert, among many scientists urged the public to be cautious. They are conducting larger clinical trials on bout the drug.
However Trump didn’t exhibit any patience as the scientists recommended. There is a real chance that it could have tremendous impact and if it works, it would be a big game changer. Trump went ahead to say.
The worry of the scientists in America is that what Trump is doing could create shortages. Many Americans use hydroxychloroquine to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
However, New York will begin a clinical trial today to treat COVID 19 victims with hydroxychloroquine together with azithromycin an antibiotic.
In addition to the government incentives, Vice President Mike Pence announced that nasal swab tests will be available by the end if this week to reduce the burden in health care systems.