New York City Councilman Paul Vallone says COVID-19 almost killed him in March but the controversial anti-viral drug hydroxychloroquine saved his life.
“I couldn’t breathe, very weak, couldn’t get out of bed,” Vallone, a Democrat who represents northeast Queens, told the New York Post. “My doctor prescribed it. My pharmacy had it. Took it that day and within two to three days I was able to breathe. Within a week I was back on my feet.”
Vallone said he took the drug along with a standard Z-Pak, a medical course of the antibiotic azithromycin, which is commonly given for bacterial infections.
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