Fox Promoted Trump’s Malaria Drug 100X This Week

Media Matters reports:

This week, Fox News has continued its reckless speculation and endorsement of two antimalarial drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, as treatment for the coronavirus.

Fox’s promotion comes as President Donald Trump reviews relaxing potential social distancing guidelines despite warnings against such a move from health experts.

The network’s personalities and guests promoted the use of the drugs over 100 times from March 23 through 25, creating a dangerous false impression of a working treatment for the deadly disease. By contrast, Fox hardly discussed the lack of evidence for the medications’ efficacy in treating COVID-19.

On Wednesday, a very small study out of China found no benefit to the drug. Larger studies always underway may provide more definitive conclusions.