More than 1.5 million people have been affected by the coronavirus in the USA, the most in the world. A vaccine to cure and prevent COVID-19 is still under research by scientists. Amidst this, the US President is popping hydroxychloroquine pills to stay away from the deadly infection, despite medical warnings about the use of the malaria drug.
“I’m taking hydroxychloroquine,” Trump said during a question-and-answer session at the White House. “I’ve been taking it for the last week and a half. A pill every day.”
Notably, Trump had earlier promoted the drug as a potential treatment based on a positive report about its use against the virus, but subsequent studies found that it was not helpful. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about its use.
Trump’s misguided revelation despite expert warnings has become a topic of mockery on microblogging site Twitter, where critics couldn’t stop taking digs at the US President.