Trump Tells Americans To Take Unproven Virus Drugs

Mediaite reports:

Unofficial medical research expert and U.S. President Donald Trump hyped an unproven combination of drugs as potentially “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine” a day after Dr. Anthony Fauci tried to tamp down expectations for experimental coronavirus treatments.

In a series of tweets Saturday morning, Trump hyped a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a treatment for COVID-19, despite the very preliminary stages of research into the pairing.

Trump’s tweet comes after a week in which he falsely told the public that drugs had been approved by the FDA to treat the coronavirus, then hyped the treatments at another briefing over the more measured advice of infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.