Corona Virus: Trump defends taking malarials

The Coronavirus pandemic in Germany medicine, politics, tourism and society firmly in its grip: More than 4.8 million people globally have become infected with the pathogen of Sars-CoV-2, 175.672 of them in Germany.

US President, Donald Trump has defended the taking of the Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to the Corona prophylaxis. "I think there is a an extra level of Sicherheit", Trump said on Tuesday in the US Congress, in front of journalists. "This is an individual decision."Hydroxychloroquine is not a proven drug and a shame.

Trump had declared on Monday that he will take for about one and a half weeks, the Malaria-preparation – although there is no reliable scientific evidence of the efficacy of the drug in connection with the Coronavirus. The funds raised according to the U.S. food and drug administration (FDA), but the risk of life-threatening heart rhythm disorders. A study had found when taking the drug in combination with an antibiotic, a higher mortality in the case of Corona patient.

According to trump’s personal physician Sean Conley, the possible benefits of treatment with hydroxychloroquine outweigh the associated risks. It is unclear whether Trump takes the means of infection with the novel Virus and to prevent, or in the hope that symptoms of the disease Covid-would be 19 mild. Trump under Corona-Tests, which were, according to the White house, always negative attracts on a regular basis.

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