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Trump Says He’s Taking Anti-Malaria Drug That Led to FDA Warning

  • FDA, NIH have warned of hydroxychloroquine side effects
  • Pence’s press secretary diagnosed with Covid-19 on May 8
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Watch: President Donald Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that he’s promoted as a treatment to combat coronavirus infection. (Source: Bloomberg)
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President Donald Trump said he is taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that he’s promoted as a treatment to combat coronavirus infection, despite government warnings that it can cause serious side effects.

Trump said Monday at the White House that he’s been taking the drug for about a week and half. Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for coronavirus on May 8. Trump was not seen in Pence’s company following the diagnosis until Monday, when the vice president joined him for a meeting with restaurateurs.