The story behind Trump’s ‘miracle’ drug hydroxychloroquine

The Guardian online has produced a very interesting and informative podcast on hydroxychloroquine.
The drug has been used to treat a number of diseases in the past half-century but after a French study claimed it was effective against coronavirus it has been hailed by the US president as a cure. But there is scant evidence it is effective – and it could actually be harmful.
But despite big claims for the drug in a small study in France, the evidence for hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19 is scant – and certainly far from reliable enough to put into widespread use. So how did Trump come to recommend it to the extent that he declared: “What do you have to lose?” Click the link below to listen or download the podcast
The story behind Trump’s ‘miracle’ drug hydroxychloroquine