With a quarter of Americans on lockdown to help stop the spread of the global pandemic, President Trump has been repeatedly taking the White House podium to spread inaccurate information and promise miracle drugs that haven't been properly tested yet.
This past Saturday, March 21, however, Trump mixed things up by taking his medical advice to Twitter.
On Saturday, Trump tweeted to his millions of followers that two drugs, Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin, should be taken together to treat the virus.
Doctors quickly tried to warn people.
These two drugs—taken together—can put people at risk of arrhythmia, a potentially deadly heart condition.
Trump once again told people about this new treatment without waiting for clinical trials or FDA approval, saying:
"What do we have to lose? I feel very good about it."
When receiving medicine, always follow the advice of experts...not a President who routinely refers to facts he doesn't like as "fake news."
Trump is eager to find a "cure" for this disease so he can win political points.
But he seems unwilling to actually wait for word from scientists.
This isn't the first time President Trump has pushed a new medicine before coordinating with the medical community.
At an earlier press conference, he suggested taking just hydroxychloroquine—also referred to as just chloroquine—for treatment, resulting in a harmful shortage of the drug and dangerous overdoses.
Already, the world has been forced to deal with confusion connected to President Trump's new medical endorsement.
When receiving medical treatment, always follow the advice of your doctor. The President's political desires shouldn't factor in.