WATCH IT: Trump Says He Is Taking Hydroxychloroquine To Prevent COVID; Alludes To Dr Zelenko

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FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020, file photo shows an arrangement of Hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. At least 13 states have obtained a total of more than 10 million doses of malaria drugs to treat COVID-19 patients despite warnings from doctors that more tests are needed before the medications that President Trump once fiercely promoted should be used to help people with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher,File)

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President Donald Trump said Monday that he has been taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for over a week to prevent coronavirus infection.

“I happen to be taking it,” Trump said during a roundtable event. “A lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers. Before you catch it. The front-line workers, many, many are taking it.”

He added: “I’m taking it, hydroxychlororquine. Right now, yeah. Couple of weeks ago, I started taking it. Cause I think it’s good, I’ve heard a lot of good stories.”

Hydroxychloroquine, which has been repeatedly touted by Trump as a potential game-changer in fighting the coronavirus, is also often used by doctors to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Numerous clinical trials are looking to see if it’s effective in fighting the coronavirus, but it is not a proven treatment yet.

Trump mentioned that he received a letter from “Westchester new York, from around the area, he didn’t want anything, he just said sir, I have hundreds of patients, and I give them Hydroxychloroquine, I give them the Z-Pak, and I give them zinc. And out of the hundreds of patients – over 300 – I haven’t lost one”.

While Trump did not mention him by name, it is obvious that trump was referring to Dr Zev Zelenko from Kiryas Joel, who is likely the most vocal doctor in the nation giving this cocktail to his hundreds of patients.

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Trump’s comments come weeks after the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the drug, saying it became aware of reports of “serious heart rhythm problems” in patients with the virus who were treated with the malaria drugs, often in combination with antibiotic azithromycin, commonly known as a Z-Pak.

Meanwhile, Fox News’ Cavuto warns audience after Trump reveals he’s taking hydroxychloroquine:

“If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment … it will kill you. I cannot stress this enough. This will kill you.”

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)




13 COMMENTS

  1. He is taking it because it’s been shown to be effective when taken early and with Zinc. It’s been around for decades with no big side effects. Countries around the world who are using it have seen a very positive outcome with its use despite what the media wants you to hear. Thank you Dr Zelenko for your early treatment of this. I only wish the US had adopted its use early. Personally I’m taking Quercetin and Zinc as it has none of the rare heart rythym issues attributed to HQC(with AZithromicin) and is considered a zinc ionophore which allows zinc into the cells to inhibit virus replication, similar to HQC. Quercetin has even a safer profile than HQC and is easier to obtain as it’s comes in supplement form.

  2. TRUMP has COVID. You heard it first here. Why else would he be taking something that could give you a heart attack. Yes that’s a side effect.

  3. The president is monitored by the top doctors every day. He is not a joe shmo plebian waiting for a third rate medicine man. He has a whole universe depending on his health snd shikul daas. If this works, it is a wonderful prevention or cure. Btw, chemotherapy can heal or kill also. Thats why it is prescribed and dispensed under hospital conditions.

  4. Trump said he is taking it with Zinc. That’s because Zinc is what most likely inhibits the viral replication. But it requires an ionophore to penetrate the cell membrane. That’s what Hydroxychloriquine does. It acts as a Zinc Ionophore. There are other zinc ionophore like Quercetin. Here’s a thread on its potential use as a prophylaxis or early treatment of COVID-19: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1249505664398954497.html

  5. Huju: He started taking about 10 days ago when he learned he might have been exposed by the WH Valet who tested positive. The significance is he is scared and is willing to try something unproven to protect himself. The significance is that he is willing to contradict his own FDA warnings to make a political point. If he is still alive next week as we hope he will, , he will be claiming his use of the drug PROVES the elite (aka “deep state”) FDA and CDC doctors were wrong and HE was right. If not, perhaps Dr. Zelenko should consider finding a good lawyer.

  6. Really stupid doctor. Hydroxy can’t kill you if it’s approved with no bad side effects maybe it won’t work and the corona will kill but to say hydroxy will kill is beyond stupid and obviously he’s a trump hater. Maga 2020!! Trump forever!!

  7. @huju,
    Well I am not convinced, but the significance of him taking it is that he has had people in his circle who have tested positive and he seems to have no issue.

  8. I guess if the prez it actually taking it, his physicians approved. Then, contrary to what the media is telling us! It IS safe.