Opinions & Features April 26, 2020 at 08:00 am

Disinfectants and UV light: The three things Trump has prescribed as cure for COVID-19

Nii Ntreh April 26, 2020 at 08:00 am

April 26, 2020 at 08:00 am | Opinions & Features

Malaria drugs fail to help in coronavirus studies - Los Angeles Times
Sales of hydroxychloroquine tablets spiked in Nigeria after Trump recommended it as treatment for the coronavirus. Photo Credit: LATimes.com

Hydroxychloroquine

Donald Trump said the drug had gone through the approval process, despite FDA Commissioner Steven Hahn stating categorically that he is still looking at data around numerous drugs to determine if they can be used to treat COVID-19.

Trump’s insistence on the drug had serious implications. People were incited to stock up on the drug which had been used to treat malaria in the past and in Nigeria, there were reported cases of chloroquine poisoning.

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