Trump Again Touts Discredited Anti-Malaria Drug as Coronavirus Cure

Posted on July 29, 2020 11:41 am

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U.S. President Donald Trump again touted the use of an anti-malarial drug as a treatment for the coronavirus Wednesday, even as the country’s top infectious disease expert debunked it as a cure for the illness.

“I happen to believe in hydroxychloroquine,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “I used it. Many, many people agree with me.”

The country’s Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, recently withdrew an order allowing the drug’s use as an emergency treatment for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Trump says he used it two months ago.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the long-time director of the country’s National