After Mocking Trump For Promoting Hydroxychloroquine, These Democrats And Media Outlets Now Acknowledge It Might Treat Coronavirus
After attacking President Trump nearly 24/7 since March 19th, when he first suggested hydroxychloroquine may be an effective treatment for COVID-19, Democrats and media organizations have now started acknowledging that the anti-malaria drug, which was recently approved for emergency use to treat coronavirus by the FDA, may be effective after all.
In the same way that Democrats, including Joe Biden, and self-described “journalists” have been forced to retreat from their previous claims that President Trump’s ban on travel from China and Europe was xenophobic and ineffective in slowing the spread of COVID-19, the media has slowly started to reverse its initial claim that President Trump’s praise of the “unproven” drug hydroxychloroquine provided an unrealistic level of hope to the citizens of the United States.
Initially, the dishonest media refused to acknowledge that countless doctors and COVID-19 patients from not only around the United States, but around the globe, had reported that hydroxychloroquine is a successful treatment against the virus.
But now, some news outlets have finally started to report the truth about the drug.
“Malaria Drug Helps Virus Patients Improve, in Small Study,” The New York Times reported recently, adding: “A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.”
The New York Post reported that an international poll of thousands of doctors rated hydroxychloroquine as the “most effective therapy” for treating the Chinese coronavirus.
However, the media and the Democrats didn’t always feel this way about the drug.
Far-left Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has banned the sale of American flags during coronavirus, went from threatening doctors who prescribed the drug to COVID-19 patients with “administrative action” to now requesting the federal government send her state some. Nevada Democrat Governor Steve Sisolak, who previously restricted access to the drug, has followed suit in reversing his decision.
A Washington Post headline from late March read, “Trump is giving people false hope of coronavirus cures. It’s all snake oil.”
A USA Today Editorial Board headline from March 21 echoed the WaPo’s condescending tone: “Coronavirus treatment: Dr. Donald Trump peddles snake oil and false hope.”
“There are no approved therapies or drugs to treat COVID-19 yet, but the president hypes preliminary chloroquine trials at White House briefing and unproven remedies on Twitter,” the article wrote, ironically just days before the FDA would approve the drug.
Vox mocked Trump’s “new favorite treatment” for the drug and said the evidence is “lacking” that it works.
And who can forget that just weeks ago, the media falsely blamed President Trump for the death of an elderly Arizona man who ingested a chemical used in fish tank cleaner, chloroquine phosphate, after the man and his wife mistook the substance for hydroxychloroquine.
Meanwhile, according to Fox News, it has emerged that the Arizona man’s wife has donated heavily to Democrats and acknowledges she’s not a Trump supporter — despite news reports that she ingested the dangerous drug because she trusted what she thought was the president’s advice.
Fox News reported, “The 61-year-old woman, whose first name is Wanda but has asked for her full identity to be withheld, survived the ordeal. Her 68-year-old husband, Gary, did not. Wanda has said that she and her husband each took a ‘teaspoon’ of the fish-tank cleaner; medical toxicology results and a police investigation were pending.”
“I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, ‘Hey, isn’t that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?'” Wanda told NBC News, referring to the chloroquine phosphate in her fish-tank cleaner.
The Fox News report added, “However, the woman and her husband ingested the additive chloroquine phosphate, which has been used in aquariums to kill microscopic organisms that might harm fish and other aquatic animals.
“Several media organizations that confused the chloroquine medication with chloroquine phosphate used in aquariums later issued corrections. Some have not, however, and continue to incorrectly insist that chloroquine phosphate as used in aquariums could treat coronavirus.
“Nevertheless, Wanda drew national attention by claiming that Trump had suggested she consume the fish-tank cleaner with her husband and that she did so to avoid ‘getting sick.’
“‘My advice is don’t believe anything that the president says and his people because they don’t know what they’re talking about,’ Wanda told NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard.”
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