During a segment on Fox News this Monday, host Neil Cavuto commented on President Trump’s claim that he’s taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent infection from the coronavirus. His message to viewers was simple: Trump is promoting something that can kill them.
Cavuto cited a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that found some people with heart ailments and respiratory conditions who were taking the drug ended up dying.
“The VA study, to which the president alluded, wasn’t a loaded political one. It was a test on patients there and those who took it in a vulnerable population, including those with respiratory and other conditions — they died,” Cavuto said.
“I want to stress again,” he continued. “They died. If you are in a risky population here and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus … it will kill you.”
Fox News's Neil Cavuto is stunned by Trump's announcement that he's taking hydroxychloroquine: "If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment … it will kill you. I cannot stress enough. This will kill you." pic.twitter.com/e6D5alfAgc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 18, 2020