GOP Senator To Trump: Lift Malaria Drug Restrictions

ABC News reports:

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is sending President Trump a letter from hundreds of physicians urging him to ease restrictions on malaria medication that has grabbed headlines, despite scant evidence, as a potential treatment for the coronavirus.

Johnson said he decided to start gathering signatures for his letter over concerns that absent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), doctors and hospitals “were reluctant to try” hydroxychloroquine.

“Patients deserve the Right to Try hydroxychloroquine. … It’s time to end the logjam of 30 million tablets of Hydroxychloroquine,” Johnson said in a pair of tweets on Friday.

Johnson last appeared on JMG when he urged Trump to reopen parts of the country, saying, “death is an unavoidable part of life.”