Surgeon General Pours Cold Water on Untested Coronavirus Cure Pushed By ‘Fox & Friends’
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams pushed back on the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday morning after the trio hyped up an anti-malaria drug as a potential treatment for coronavirus.
Social distancing, the top doc said, is still currently the best way to stem the spread of the virus.
In recent days, President Donald Trump has embraced chloroquine and its derivative hydroxychloroquine as a “game changer” after a small clinical trial in France showed promise of the drugs’ effectiveness in treating the viral infection. While Trump has hyped the medications as potential cures, the nation’s top infectious disease expert has expressed hesitancy, noting that the findings are merely anecdotal and that more studies and trials are needed.
During Monday’s broadcast of the president’s favorite morning show, however, celebrity doctor Dr. Oz excitedly shared with the Fox News audience that he had spoken with French doctor behind the trial that’s thrilled Trump and he agrees that it is indeed a “game changer.”
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