The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the United States. Although those under 50 have a death rate of no more than approximately 0.4%, the death rate increases substantially by every decade you’ve lived past 50 and for individuals with preexisting conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
There is still no vaccine for this highly contagious disease. Despite moving at lighting speed with minimal red tape, health officials estimate it will take between 12 to 18 months to obtain and mass-produce one. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t drugs that have shown, in some patients at least, to alleviate COVID-19 symptoms. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Zithromax (azithromycin) could be used to fight COVID-19. Although the left responds with fire and fury even when President Trump cautiously acknowledges that.
Deroy Murdock, writing for Newsmax, reports:
Trump discussed this 65-year-old anti-malaria drug during a daily briefing on this pandemic. “It’s shown very, very encouraging early results” among researchers Trump said. These two drugs “taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine,” he declared via Twitter.
“Very encouraging” and “real chance” are words of aspiration — not prescription.
And Trump repeatedly has said that these drugs ultimately might fail, but should be investigated. “What the hell do you have to lose?” he asked.
Never mind! The Trump haters practically sued him for medical malpractice.
To be so blinded by hate at a time of unprecedented crisis is the worst kind of Trump Derangement Syndrome.