President Trump on Sunday touted the promising results from small-scale studies of hydroxycloroquine and warned that a coronavirus vaccine may have a “horrible impact” if not properly tested.
“If we have a vaccine, we have to make sure it doesn’t have a horrible impact, that it doesn’t destroy anyone, with the other one [hydroxycloroquine] we don’t have to,” Trump said.
“What do you have to lose?” he said. “I’m not looking at it one way or another. But we want to get out of this. If [hydroxycloroquine] does work, it would be a shame if we didn’t do it early.”
“What do I know? I’m not a doctor,” he added. “But I have common sense.”
The president has for days opined on the potential efficacy of hydroxychloroquine when taken with azithromycin.
[…] “I want people to live, and I’m seeing people dying,” he said. “And you know the expression when that’s happening. You should do it. What really do we have to lose?”