Donald Trump has been pushing hydroxychloroquine as a magical drug that will cure coronavirus, despite experts warning against it. On Monday, he even refused to allow Dr. Anthony Fauci to answer what his opinion was about using the drug.
Part of the reason Trump keeps pushing the drug is because of outside influences.
On Monday, Dr. Kavita Patel appeared on MSNBC to debunk Trump’s claims and explain just how dangerous it is for him to push a drug that has not been proven to cure COVID-19.
“It couldn’t be more obvious that this is an administration, this is a president that has stifled the press and in front of our very eyes muzzled science and I’m not sure — I don’t think we’ve even scratched the surface of understanding the depths of which this has happened, but you saw it play out on stage and unfortunately there are lives that are hanging in the balance,” Dr. Patel said.
Dr. Patel went on to explain the heart problems that hydroxychloroquine can cause can be deadly and that is one of many reasons that doctors don’t want people taking hydroxychloroquine unless they’re being monitored.
Take a look at her remarks in the video clip below: