On a recent edition of her Fox News show The Ingraham Angle, Laura Ingraham second-guessed the opinion of White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Anthony Fauci, who recently threw cold water on President Trump’s declaration that the malaria drug chloroquine is a “game changer” in the fight against the growing coronavirus health crisis.
“Our physicians are already using it in our major hospitals for COVID patients,” Ingraham said. “They also used it successfully in some cases against SARS which had a higher mortality rate. The president, as usual, has sharp instincts. He sees things that sometimes the intellectuals and the academics, they might get lost in some of the details, but he has sharp instincts about things, and he’s pushing to get millions of doses now into the United States.”
One day after Trump praised the drug as a potential prevention method against coronavirus, Fauci downplayed its effectiveness as “anecdotal.” Trump also claimed the drug had been “approved,” but reports have pointed out that it has only been approved to fight malaria and has not been approved for treatments against coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
“The information that you’re referring to specifically is antecdotal,” Fauci said on Friday. “It was not done in a controlled clinical trial. So you really can’t make any definitive statement about it.”
Watch Ingraham’s segment below, via Fox News:
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