WHO warns of potential hydroxychloroquine side effects after President Trump said he’s been taking the malaria drug as a prophylactic
We all see this coming, Didn’t we? It didn’t take the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 48 hours before the world’s highest health agency warns about the potential side effects of hydroxychloroquine.
On Monday, President Trump said during a roundtable event that he has been taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for over a week to prevent coronavirus infection. “I happen to be taking it,” President Trump told the audience. “A lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers. Before you catch it. The front-line workers, many, many are taking it.”
Now, WHO is warning about the potential side effects of the malaria drug that has been in use since World War II to treat and suppress malaria. Dr. Mike Ryan of WHO warned of the potential side effects of using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 outside of clinical trials. “It is for each national authority to weigh and assess the evidence for and against the use of this drug…”
Not sure what to make of this announcement given WHO’s track record. Just a couple of months ago, the same World Health Organization told us on January 14, that there is ‘No clear evidence coronavirus is transmitted from human-to-human.’