CBS News reports:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lambasted President Trump on Friday for promoting an anti-malaria drug as a treatment for COVID-19 that research has shown causes heart problems and death in patients.
The tweet by Clinton included reporting from The Washington Post on a new analysis that found that hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine had a much higher risk of death than those who were not treated with the drug.
Clinton’s comments come after the president said this week that he was taking hydroxycholorquine with zinc as a preventative measure to keep him from getting the virus.
A study of 96,000 coronavirus patients found that those who received a drug Trump has promoted as a treatment had a “significantly higher risk of death compared with those who did not.”
The president needs to stop playing a doctor on TV.https://t.co/0bimpU2WXG
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 22, 2020