2020-07-30 11:59:00 UTC
temptation. Maybe some faith healing and a Witch Doctor could help?
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Wednesday he will take an anti-malaria
drug that experts have warned doesnt treat the coronavirus after he
tested positive for the virus.
"My doctor and I are all in," Gohmert said about hydroxychloroquine during
a Wednesday evening interview with Fox News, according to Newsweek.
"I got a text before I came on from a friend doctor who just found out he
had it, and he started the regimen too zinc and hydroxychloroquine. And
that will start in a day or two, so thank you," the congressman added.
Congressional aides confirmed Wednesday that Gohmert, who has largely
opted against wearing a mask around the Capitol, tested positive for
President Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the
coronavirus, and recently retweeted a since-removed video that contained
false claims about the pandemic. The video included a physician who said
people dont need to wear masks to prevent spreading the virus and
criticized studies showing that hydroxychloroquine is not effective for
treating coronavirus infections, calling the studies fake science.
Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force and the
nations top infectious disease expert, again stated, in light of the
video, that the drug is not effective in treating COVID-19.
Fauci told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday that scientific
evidence has shown "consistently that hydroxychloroquine is not effective
in the treatment of coronavirus disease, or COVID-19.
Trump defended retweeting the video on Wednesday.
"I was very impressed with her and other doctors who stood with her,"
Trump told reporters, referring to the controversial doctor Stella
Immanuel. "I think she made sense, but I know nothing about it."
"With hydroxy, all I want to do is save lives," the president added. "All
I want to do is save lives."