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Fox News Doctor Calls Trump’s Comments “Highly Irresponsible”

Hydroxychloroquine has been the drug that Donald Trump just hasn’t been able to quit. At once promising, the drug has taken a number of steps back via clinical trials. The FDA moved to warn people that taking the drug is potentially dangerous and recommended against it.

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Some Fox News anchors, most notably Laura Ingraham, have continued to tout the drug. And shockingly, Trump claimed on Monday that he regularly takes the drug. On Monday night, a Fox News medical correspondent called the President’s comments “highly irresponsible.”

Dr. Manny Alvarez was asked by Bret Baier, “Why would the president be taking hydroxychloroquine?”

The Doctor answered:

“I don’t know, your guess is as good as mine. I found it to be highly irresponsible for the president to have come out and made that statement, and I would like to hear on the White House physician to come out tomorrow and explain to me what has changed in a week and a half or two weeks for the president to take this medication, when all the data that has been coming out very repetitively has shown that there’s really not a major benefit.”

The medical correspondent continued, “These medications do have side effects. If you use it, you have to have a physical, perhaps an EKG, so you have to have a conversation with your doctor. So anecdotal evidence right now is really not helpful.”

Watch a video of Dr. Alvarez’s comments below courtesy of the Fox News network:

 



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