On Monday, May 26, 2020 President Trump admitted to ingesting the drug Hydroxychloroquine as a “preventative medication” to the virus.
Hydroxychloroquine is a drug taken to teat malaria and lupus. However, it is a drug known to have several side effects including heart defects such as a slow heartbeat or heart failure. CDC highly discourages the use of this drug outside of hospital setting because of the high risk of serious heart problems. This drug has not been proven to prevent you from contracting the virus. President Trump attempts taking the drug because he’s “heard could stories about it”. Again it is highly suggested that you do not intake the drug Hydroxychloroquine as a way to prevent yourself from contracting COVID-19.