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Michigan Democrat Thanks Trump, Hydroxychloroquine For Helping Save Her Life by Nobody: 4:09pm On Apr 07, 2020
A Democratic lawmaker from Detroit has credited the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine — and President Trump — for her recovery from the novel coronavirus.

Michigan state Rep. Karen Whitsett said she began feeling relief “in less than two hours” after being prescribed the drug on March 31. She and her husband began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, on March 18, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Mr. Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ, as a possible “game changer” in the pandemic fight, touching off pushback from media outlets and others who note that the drug has not been FDA approved for COVID-19.

Last week, the FDA issued an emergency-use authorization for the drug amid anecdotal reports of its effectiveness from doctors and patients. The drug has long been FDA-approved for malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

As far as Ms. Whitsett was concerned, the drug made an enormous difference. Asked if she thought Mr. Trump saved her life, she said, “Yes, I do,” and “I do thank him for that.”

“It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up,” Ms. Whitsett said. “He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority.”




This Monday, April 6, 2020, photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Michigan Democrat thanks Trump, hydroxychloroquine for helping save her life from coronavirus
Karen Whitsett: 'It has a lot to do with the president'

By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A Democratic lawmaker from Detroit has credited the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine — and President Trump — for her recovery from the novel coronavirus.

Michigan state Rep. Karen Whitsett said she began feeling relief “in less than two hours” after being prescribed the drug on March 31. She and her husband began experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, on March 18, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Mr. Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ, as a possible “game changer” in the pandemic fight, touching off pushback from media outlets and others who note that the drug has not been FDA approved for COVID-19.

Last week, the FDA issued an emergency-use authorization for the drug amid anecdotal reports of its effectiveness from doctors and patients. The drug has long been FDA-approved for malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

As far as Ms. Whitsett was concerned, the drug made an enormous difference. Asked if she thought Mr. Trump saved her life, she said, “Yes, I do,” and “I do thank him for that.”

“It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up,” Ms. Whitsett said. “He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority.”


Mr. Trump responded Monday by tweeting, “Congratulations to State Representative Karen Whitsett of Michigan. So glad you are feeling better!”

Ms. Whitsett retweeted his tweet on her account, adding, “Thank you Mr. President!”

She told the newspaper her symptoms included “shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, and what felt like a sinus infection,” and that she is still experiencing headaches.

Medical experts have emphasized that HCQ and the antibiotic azithromycin should be taken to treat the novel coronavirus only under a physician’s care, noting that the drugs can exacerbate certain heart conditions.


https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/7/michigan-democrat-thanks-trump-hydroxychloroquine-/

Re: Michigan Democrat Thanks Trump, Hydroxychloroquine For Helping Save Her Life by Nobody: 4:11pm On Apr 07, 2020
Seun Mynd44 Lalasticlala.. Pls front page material

Re: Michigan Democrat Thanks Trump, Hydroxychloroquine For Helping Save Her Life by Munzy14(m): 4:18pm On Apr 07, 2020
Trump is the man of the year....cheesy

Real recognises real.

Re: Michigan Democrat Thanks Trump, Hydroxychloroquine For Helping Save Her Life by Ifiegboria(m): 4:26pm On Apr 07, 2020
Wow! That's good to hear
Re: Michigan Democrat Thanks Trump, Hydroxychloroquine For Helping Save Her Life by Votewisely2019: 4:34pm On Apr 07, 2020
OK oh
Re: Michigan Democrat Thanks Trump, Hydroxychloroquine For Helping Save Her Life by ThierryJay: 4:47pm On Apr 07, 2020
TRUMP's natural juju is really strong and surpasses the local juju used by our Nigerian politicians. He is the very definition of against all odds, as he always find a way to emerge triumphant.

I admire his doggedness, despite not liking his person.

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