Fox’s Dr. Oz Reverses On Malaria Drug: Fauci Was Right

“I think at this point there is so much data coming from so many places, we are better off waiting for the randomized trials Dr. Fauci has been asking for. We keep reacting back and forth for studies that show opposite results.

“And a lot of it might have to do with when you get the medication. If you give it to people who are already having breathing tubes down their throat, it’s not going to have the same kind effect as if you give it early.

“But we don’t have randomized data from the United States to educate us well enough right now.” – Dr. Mehmet Oz, speaking this morning on Fox & Friends in a discussion about the negative results reported yesterday by the Veterans Administration.

The Daily Beast reports:

After weeks of incessantly hyping an unproven anti-malarial drug as a potential miracle cure for the coronavirus, Fox News has seemingly ditched its nearly round-the-clock promotion of hydroxychloroquine.

Unsurprisingly, the change in tone coincided with President Donald Trump’s own retreat from touting the drug, and comes as multiple studies have shown no benefit to COVID-19 patients.

As is often the case with the cable-news obsessed president, Trump only began promoting the malaria drug as a miracle cure after his favorite Fox opinion hosts openly touted it on-air and in private meetings with him.