Another hydroxychloroquine success story: Democratic Michigan Lawmaker who gets COVID-19, praises U.S. President Trump, says hydroxychloroquine saved her life
Over the past three weeks, we have been reporting about anti-malaria hydroxychloroquine and how it is effective in the treatment of coronovirus. Today, a Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus, according to a report from Detroit Free Press.
State Rep. Karen Whitsett praised President Donald Trump who touted the drug on Twitter on March 21. State Rep. Whitsett who learned Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, said she started taking hydroxychloroquine on March 31, prescribed by her doctor, after both she and her husband sought treatment for a range of symptoms on March 18.
“It was less than two hours” before she started to feel relief, said Whitsett, who had experienced shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, and what felt like a sinus infection. She is still experiencing headaches, she said.
Asked if she thinks Trump may have saved her life, Whitsett said: “Yes, I do,” and “I do thank him for that.” Trump tweeted a link to the Free Press story about Whitsett’s experience on Monday and congratulated her. “So glad you are getting better!” Trump tweeted.
Congratulations to State Representative Karen Whitsett of Michigan. So glad you are getting better! https://t.co/v6z46rUDtg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 6, 2020