White House Again Presses FDA To Authorize Hydroxychloroquine

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is leading a Trump administration effort to demand the Food and Drug Administration reverse course and grant a second emergency authorization for the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Navarro, armed with a controversial new study that he says shows the drug’s effectiveness, is being cheered on by President Donald Trump, who has long touted the drug as a “game changer” and even used himself as a possible preventive measure. Trump praised the study on Twitter earlier this week, urging the FDA to “Act Now.” The campaign also has been promoted by Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s lawyer, and Laura Ingraham’s show on Fox News.

Navarro says his goal is simple: At a time when the virus is surging in many parts of the country, there are 60 million millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine in the Strategic National Stockpile that can’t be distributed unless the FDA issues an emergency authorization. He asserted the Henry Ford study shows the drug works when used as an early treatment and said the FDA should take action “within days, not weeks or months” so he could send the shipments.

Trump has told aides that he sees the Detroit study as “vindication” of his position and wants the drug sent to hospitals across the country, in the words of another senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. A number of Trump political aides, along with the Republican National Committee and campaign officials, have also promoted the Detroit study.

Navarro said if the Detroit data is backed up by subsequent studies, “there is blood on the media’s hands” for sowing doubts about the drug.

(c) 2020, The Washington Post · Laurie McGinley, Josh Dawsey  



  1. Why, oh why do these reports constantly omit the Zinc??!!

    Combined with Zinc, it’s effectiveness is increased tremendously!

    As a matter of fact, some studies have shown (and some unofficial reports too) that the combo is more than 90% effective.
    And even that number is increased when Azithromycin is added to the regimen.

    Come to think of it, the Prez did take it with Zinc.
    So i’m guessing the omission in these articles is the result of sloppy reporting.

    Good Shabbos.

    • I’m surprised at your question. You should know by now that these reports are from fake news liberal leftists purposely distorting the truth. Why does anyone still read anything from WaPo fake news? And why does a Jewish website even bring them down? As soon as I see it comes from WaPo, AP, Hills or other fake news sites, I don’t even bother reading.

  2. Just allow the medicine to be prescribed at the discretion of the doctors, and let the patients make their own choices. Then call it research.


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