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Just 1 Week After Trump Announces He Takes Hydroxychloroquine, WHO Halts Drug Trials Citing Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization announced on Monday that it would temporarily stop hydroxychloroquine trials due to reported safety concerns.

Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug that has shown promise in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a Monday NBC News report, the embattled organization — which lost its U.S. funding over its mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis — announced that the drug may cause potential dangers in patients and is choosing to “err on the side of caution” by temporarily ceasing trials.

The WHO has been under fire for several months after reportedly parroting China’s continued misinformations about COVID-19 and its origins.

WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus said that evidence exists that hydroxychloroquine has reportedly shown dangerous side effects such as heart problems and more.

In a statement, Tedros said, “The executive group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity trial while the safety data is reviewed by the data safety monitoring board. The other arms of the trial are continuing.”

WHO chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan added that Tedros’ announcement jives with the organization’s investigations about the drug.

“So the steering committee met over the weekend and decided that in the light of this uncertainty that we should be proactive, err on the side of caution, and suspend enrollment, temporarily, into the hydroxychloroquine arm,” he said.

Last week, president Donald Trump announced that he had been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against COVID-19.

“You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it — and especially the frontline workers, before you catch it — the frontline workers, many, many are taking it,” he said during a press conference. “I happen to be taking it.”

“I think it’s good, I’ve heard a lot of good stories. And if it’s not good, I’ll tell you right,” he continued. ” I’m not going to get hurt by it. It’s been around for 40 years for malaria, for lupus, for other things.”

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  1. paulette barrow

    May 26, 2020 at 1:38 am

    TALK ABOUT BEING BOUGHT,THIS HAS BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR 65 YEARS WITH BASICALLY NO PROBLEMS ,NOW BECAUSE IT SHOWS PROMISE TO HELP PEOPLE WITH COVID OH THERES A PROBLEM,WE WHO HAVE A BRAIN AND ARE AWAKE KNOW EXACTLY WHATS UP,AND THAT IS THEY DONT WANT A DRUG THAT HELPS ,THEY WANT A VACCINE THAT WILL DO DAMAGE LIKE THE VACCINES THAT OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD ARE SUING BILL GATES OVER,THEY ALSO WANT THIS TO KEEP EVERYTHING CLOSED DOWN TILL AFTER THE ELECTION BECAUSE THE LEFT THINKS IT WILL HELP THEM TAKE THE ELECTION,NOTICE I DIDNT SAY WIN,BECAUSE WHEN YOU CHEAT YOU DONT WIN ANYTHING. WAKE UP AMERICANS BEFORE ITS TO LATE.

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