Dr. Anthony Fauci Dismisses ‘Fox & Friends’ Coronavirus Cure: ‘We Don’t Operate on How You Feel’
Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci left the hosts of Fox & Friends disappointed and frustrated Friday when he threw cold water on their insistence that the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is a game-changing cure for the coronavirus.
Citing a recent poll showing that 37 percent of doctors around the world feel the drug is currently the most effective treatment of COVID-19, co-host Steve Doocy added that frequent Fox News guest Dr. Oz recently touted a small Chinese study that found the drug had some efficacy in treating the virus.
Doocy went on to play a clip of Dr. Oz wondering whether Fauci was impressed with the results of that study. The Fox host asked the top physician to respond to the TV doctor.
“That was not a very robust study,” replied Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force. He also pointed out that while there’s still a possibility of a “beneficial effect” the scale and strength of the evidence is not “overwhelmingly strong.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.