Trump Pushes Hydroxychloroquine: ‘I’m Trying to Save Lives’

  • Trump Pushes Hydroxychloroquine: ‘I’m Trying to Save Lives’

Trump Pushes Hydroxychloroquine: ‘I’m Trying to Save Lives’

India has received United States request for hydroxychloroquine and is looking into the request.

The aspirational comments, along with a list of medical supplies that Trump said the federal government will be delivering to some of the hardest hit areas, came after some of his public health experts Sunday morning warned that the impending onslaught of coronavirus deaths would likely rival some of America's most trying times in modern history.

"We see a light at the end of the tunnel", he said. "What really do we have to lose?"

The poll conducted surveyed doctors across 30 countries worldwide and found out that analgesics (56 per cent) - a type of painkiller, azithromycin (41 per cent) - an antibiotic used for bacterial infections and hydroxychloroquine (33 per cent) - an anti-malaria drug were most effective and had been used by majority of doctors to cure COVID-19 patients.

US President Trump has backed hydroxychloroquine as a solution to the COVID-19 crisis, though it is not backed completely by the medical community.

U.S. President Donald Trump solutions questions within the press briefing room with contributors of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on April 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday that the impending onslaught of coronavirus cases and deaths will rival some of America's most trying times in modern history, telling the country to prepare for widespread tragedy comparable to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

The ABC News/Ipsos poll taken on March 11-12, before Trump declared a national emergency, reported that 54 percent of respondents disapproved of the president's response to the pandemic while 43 percent approved.

India's foreign ministry readout on Saturday on the conversation made no mention of Trump's request. "There is limited information known about the safety and effectiveness (whether this will make you better) of using hydroxychloroquine sulfate for hospitalized patients with COVID-19".

Last month India had also banned exports of sanitizers and extended a ban on ventilators to artificial respiratory apparatus, oxygen therapy apparatus and any other breathing appliance to ensure the availability of these critical healthcare items. Almost 40% of all U.S. deaths have been in NY state.

The problem when the president says what do you have to lose, is that there are significant potential side effects to using this drug, including, when we're looking at the warnings: seizures, nausea, deafness, vision changes, low blood pressure, and if you have underlying conditions and you use this drug, which may or may not be useful, the clinical trials are not conclusive, it could be very damaging.

"It is a recognition of the potential of the Indian pharmaceutical sector".

More than 3.3 lakh Americans have been infected by coronavirus.