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Trump, Anthony Fauci, Peter Navarro, who’s right?

Trump, Anthony Fauci, Peter Navarro, who’s right?
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The debate regarding the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is in the spotlight again after President Donald Trump advertised the drug’s potential in Sunday’s White House briefing.

Trump interrupted Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a tense moment in the news conference when Fauci was asked by a reporter about the drug’s effectiveness in treating coronavirus patients.

The day before, Fauci and White House trade adviser Peter Navarro reportedly got in an argument over the drug during a task force meeting, according to Axios and the New York Times. 

However, against the opinion of many public health experts, the White House has agreed to surge the supply of hydroxychloroquine to coronavirus hot zones.

Here’s a look at why there’s so much disagreement. 

Why are Donald Trump and Peter Navarro pushing a malaria drug?

The Trump administration is citing small studies in China and France as scientific evidence that hydroxychloroquine helps treat COVID-19 patients.



First appeared on USA Today.

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