Ivermectin advocate dies from horrifying side effects — and followers report ‘severe’ symptoms

I must say, I’m not surprised. Not in the least. Common sense comes around to bite the idiots who believed the ivermectin hoax. It prompts one big sigh and a shake of the head…

A Rhode Island man who promoted ivermectin died from a common side effect to the veterinary medicine, sparking concerns from his followers about their own reactions to the drug.Danny Lemoi, of Foster, had been taking a daily dose of veterinary-grade ivermectin since 2012, after he was diagnosed with…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/ivermectin-2659588780/

At CPAC, ‘illness’ and ‘death’ from COVID-19 are risks conservative attendees must assume: waiver

Just a bit two-faced, aren’t they?

Laughing in the face of COVID-19 has been sport during pandemic-era stagings of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference and its regional offshoots.”Thousands of patriots and not a damn mask in sight,” Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas beamed at CPAC Orlando in 2022. He cast vaccine …
— Read on www.rawstory.com/cpac-2023/

WATCH: Brawl breaks out on Christmas Eve flight over comments about wearing a mask

C’mon people! It’s Christmas!

According to a report from TMZ, a brawl broke out on a Los Angeles to Memphis flight on Christmas Eve after one passenger confronted another about not wearing his mask during the resurgent Covid pandemic.The report notes that an unidentified passenger wearing a blue jacket had reportedly been loud a…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/airline-fight/

Attendees at Trump-allied conference now feel sick — and they say someone attacked them with anthrax

Sigh. It’s just so incredibly asinine….

Several people who attended the Trump-allied “Reawaken America” conference earlier this month now claim to be feeling sick.However, instead of contemplating the idea that they all gave one another COVID-19, they’re reportedly blaming unidentified external sources whom they claim attacked them with w…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/trump-supporters-anthrax/

Melania Trump is implicated in White House cover-up of Trump’s COVID test: columnist

All in all, they’re just nasty, nasty, people…

The scandal over the White House reportedly covering up Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 test prior to a 2020 debate with Joe Biden has ensnared Melania Trump, according to one political columnist.The revelations were reportedly made in a forthcoming book by former Trump White House chief of staff M…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/melania-trump-implicated-in-white-house-cover-up-of-trumps-diagnosis-report/

Fireworks erupt at Senate hearing as Fauci clashes with ‘egregiously incorrect’ Rand Paul over ‘gain of function’ research

Read the story. Enjoy the last line…

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) continued his feud with Dr. Anthony Fauci over the conspiracy theory that the National Institute of Health somehow funded the Chinese creation of the coronavirus. At a Senate hearing on Thursday, Paul began with an attack on Fauci, saying that Americans don’t believe him anymor…
— Read on www.rawstory.com/rand-paul-anthony-fauci-lies/

Random COVID Thoughts

Just a couple of things..

I’m feeling pretty good about stocking up on disposable masks again.

I’m also glad I kept my Instacart grocery delivery plan.

I’m not happy with the stubborn folks who still refuse the vaccinations. I just don’t get it. I try to understand, but when almost everybody hospitalized with COVID is NOT vaccinated it all seems pretty clear. Just do it. Please. Don’t listen to Tucker. Don’t listen to Laura. They’re not doctors. They lie.

Blistering CNN supercut takes aim at Fox and NewsMax for spreading ‘deadly’ propaganda ‘as Americans die’

Kudos to CNN.

In a blistering supercut, CNN took aim Wednesday morning at right-wing media outlets and elected officials for spreading dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations. “607,771 Americans have died of the virus, and 99 percent of the people dying right now are unvaccinated,” New Day hosts…
— Read on http://www.rawstory.com/fox-propaganda/

Surreal World

It feels like such a surreal world when I see back to back tweets like these in my feed…

So, I glance at football on TV for a sense of reality and realize there are few fans in the stands. Back to the surreal life.

The Ultimate List…at Least Up to Now

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (1). Here’s a thread for anyone who’s been conned into believing Donald Trump cares about the US military or our troops.

-Faked a disability 5 times to avoid a war he didn’t oppose
-5 non-rich guys went to Vietnam in his place
-Tried to kick homeless vets off 5th Ave

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (2)
-Stole from vets via his fraud online U
-Lied about donating $1 million to veterans’ nonprofits
-Said he’d make troops commit war crimes
-Pardoned a guy who committed war crimes
-Falsely claimed he signed Vets’ Choice into law
-Insulted POWs
-Insulted Gold Star Families

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (3)
-Fined for misusing funds from 2016 Vets fundraiser
-Called Generals “dopes & babies”
-Falsely accused US service members of stealing funds for Iraqi reconstruction
-Deployed 5,600 soldiers to the border in a midterm election stunt

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (4)
-Personally insulted Generals Allen, Mattis, Kelly, Powell, McChrystal; Purple Heart recipients Mueller & Vindman, & Admiral McRaven
-lied about donating $6 million to veterans groups in 2016
-Sided with Putin against all branches of military intelligence

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (5)
-Blew off Veterans Day cemetery ceremony in France bc it was raining.
-What he said to Myeshia Johnson, widow of ambushed Sgt. La David Johnson. Not gonna repeat it.
-He’s trying to cut SNAP. Do you understand how much that hurts military families & vets?

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (6)
-His budget seeks to cut medicaid. Do you understand how much this hurts military families & vets?
-Froze pay for all Fed agencies via Executive Order – Fed workforce is 31% veteran, approx 623k vets
-Undid regulations on predatory lenders who target military members

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (7)
-He’s trying to destroy the Post Office, which employs thousands of veterans
-Declared a fake national emergency to divert billions from the Pentagon to fund a wall he lied that Mexico would pay for
-Downplayed & trivialized troops w/traumatic brain injuries in Jan 2020

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (8)
-Insulted troops with PTSD
-Used the national guard to tear gas US protestors so he could be photographed w/an upside down bible
-Forced West Point cadets to travel back for graduation during a plague, endangering their health & the health of their families, for a photo-op

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (9)
-Said 26,000 military sexual assaults were to be ‘expected’ bc America lets women serve
-announced that transgender troops could no longer serve, via a tweet, without informing the Pentagon.
-Invited the Taliban to Camp David on the anniversary of 9/11

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (10)
-claimed, stupidly, that his military budget made up for his lack of military experience
-Told wife #2 he’d disown their daughter if she entered the service
-remember his fake ‘veterans hotline?’ https://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/02/16/heres-what-happens-if-you-call-the-veterans-hotline-donald-trump-set-up-in-2015?fbclid=IwAR3g6ORxJmg7sALNtBz2Foq6QOYAgruPfFi8EZK5g3vBNsL0hpdN_D78aGA

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (11)
-Lied to US troops in Iraq that he’d given them their 1st pay raise in over a decade
-Trump Institute fired a vet for ‘absences’ after he was deployed to Afghanistan
-Claimed if an armored Humvee was hit by an IED, soldiers “go for a little ride upward & they come down.”

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (12)
-blamed military leaders for the deadly failed Yemen mission he approved
-He can’t stop defending the Confederacy
-said his expensive prep school gave him “more training militarily than a lot of the guys that go into the military.”

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (13)
-attacked Navy Captain Crozier, who sounded COVID alarm for his sick sailors
-used military against peaceful protests by citizens of color
-Had gov’t give hydroxychloroquine to 1300 vets w/COVID-19 despite evidence it was dangerous
-didn’t know what happened at Pearl Harbor

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (14)
-pulled out of Syria w/no notice, abandoning US allies
-Russia posted footage of Syrian base, built by US, that they now own
-exploited 4 murdered Americans in #Benghazi for crass political purposes, after his own party had cleared the Obama WH in multiple investigations

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (15)
-He keeps trying to destroy NATO
-BC of his govt shutdown, members of US military worked w/out pay for the 1st time
-No Other President Would Have Survived Defrauding Veterans’ Charities

No Other President Would Have Survived Defrauding Veterans’ Charities

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (16)
-Said in 2018 that he was too busy to visit the troops: “I don’t think it’s overly necessary”
-Ordered Navy to Strip Medals From Prosecutors in Eddie Gallagher’s War Crimes Trial, even though Gallagher was extremely guilty.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (17)
Now this. Read it to a #maga or #kag loved one

-Putin is financing the murder of our troops & Trump can’t stop siding with him.
-Russia bought the murder of our soldiers.
-Trump has known for months and has chosen to say and do NOTHING about it.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (18)

The Pentagon & cabinet presented him with many options:
-a diplomatic complaint to Moscow
-a demand that they stop offering bounties for murder of US troops stop
-an escalating series of sanctions

Trump has refused to say or do anything.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (19)

Trump stood in front of the West Point graduates after forcing their families to risk their health.

He knew that Putin, who owns his debt via Deutsche Bank, was paying Islamic militants for murdering US troops.

He gave his speech and did nothing.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (20)
Well, that’s not actually fair.
Trump did a few things after learning Putin was paying for dead US troops in Afghanistan.

He lobbied other countries for Russia to be let back into the G7.

He also talked to Putin June 1.
Days later he signed off on a plan….

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (21)
…to permanently withdraw up to 1/3 of the approx 34k U.S. troops currently based in Germany.

Which is part of Putin’s dream of dismantling NATO.

DT never told Germany he was going to do this.

Oh, and in May he withdrew from the Open Skies treaty, like Putin wanted.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (22)
Trump did Putin’s bidding in Syria this year.

He abandoned our Kurdish allies to slaughter.

They fought by our side and died bc they trusted our leadership.

He then handed over a US military base in Syria to Russian soldiers, to the delight of Russian news media

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (23)
Remember Helsinki?
He groveled before Putin & asserted that Russia didn’t interfere in the US election?

And he trusts Vlad over all US military intelligence?

“He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be”


John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (24)
Then, days later, said he wasn’t being servile to Putin and we all just didn’t understand what he said?

“I realized that there is a need for some clarification…The sentence should have been…’I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.'”

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (25)
Well in May 2020, on a phone call with V/Putin, Trump told him the investigation into Russian interference in the election was a “hoax.”

Again, he chose Putin over US military intelligence.

He had known about Putin’s boutny on the heads of US troops for almost 2 months.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (26)
But even during the period where DT officially accepted the Russian attack on our election he:

-still wouldn’t hold them accountable
-refused to take any action on Russian interference in our next election.
-turned a blind eye to the growing Russian cyber action in the U.S.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (27)
But this thread isn’t about Putin; or Trump’s corruption, racism, ignorance, his record of sexual assaults, his incompetence, or the vast amount of things he’s been wrong about.

This is just about his despicable treatment of the US Armed Forces.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (28)
-He said “our military is a joke” in a 2016 debate w/HRC
-He fired Lt Col Vindman for doing his duty
-He fired Vindman’s brother for being Vindman’s brother
-Plans to de-fund Stars & Stripes
-He made our military stand down & watch allies be slaughtered & our base overrun

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (29)
-Had military pit stops in Ireland go hours out of their way to stay at his resort so our tax$ would be pumped into his property
-His stupid wall-based 2017 govt shutdown hurt vets & made veteran memorials unavailable to public.
-He bloody saluted a North Korean general

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (29)
But there’s no greater proof of his indifference to the troops he uses as props than what happened in Niger.

On 10/4/17 4 US service members died in Niger.

It took Trump 12 days to comment publicly on the soldiers’ deaths.
And when he was finally asked about the deaths…

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (30)

…at a press conference, he deflected by falsely accusing President Obama of never calling the families of soldiers killed in the line of duty.

This was a really dumb lie, but debunking the lie became a bigger media narrative than why those men died, or why Trump lied.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (31)

Then the commander-in-chief passed the buck & blamed generals for the 4 dead soldiers.

He also referred to the US armed forces as “my military.”


John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (32)

@SenJohnMcCain demanded transparency, hearings and answers on Niger.

He’s not around now.

And then there’s Trump’s other Benghazi, in Yemen.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (33)
A brutally tragic raid that killed 3 special forces members & 30 civilians, 10 of whom were women & children.

It was a mission Obama had refused to approve.
Trump approved it over dinner w/Bannon & Jared.

He didn’t show up in the Situation Room.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (34)
Most of us didn’t realize we were at war in Yemen.
Because we aren’t. Our troops are used as proxies for Saudi Arabia.

William Owens, father of slain Chief Petty Officer William Owens refused to meet w/Trump at Dover after his son’s death.


John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (35)
“When you lose a $75 million airplane and, more importantly, an American life is lost … I don’t believe you can call it a success,” – Sen. John McCain.

@seanspicer demanded McCain apologize and called the Yemen raid, which killed an 8 year old girl, ‘a huge success.’

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (36)
Now I know that none of this will matter to many Trump supporters; their sole agenda is “owning the libs.”

Trump can hug a flag & hold up a Bible & tear gas nonviolent protestors he calls “thugs” and a certain kind of authoritarian need is met for millions of ppl.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (37)
Trump is a confidence artist. He conned contractors, casino bondholders, Trump U students, Trump Foundation Donors, 3 wives, and, in 2016, 62 million easy marks.

He says what they want to hear and he is given blind obedience & loyalty. Don’t let it make you crazy.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (38)
I love my conservative friends & loved ones. But in lifetime I’ve seen them be really wrong about:

-LGBT rights
-Iran Contra
-Impeaching Clinton
-Bush’s tax plan economics
-Iraq WMDs
-being greeted as liberators
-Sarah Palin
-Drug War

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (39)
-Obama’s birth certificate
-that Obamacare had death panels
-that Obamacare would add to the deficit
-that Trump gave a damn act the military.

That’s not to say Dems haven’t been wrong ab things too.

But being wrong is different from being destructive and evil.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (40)

Never forget how Trump clowned around during the National Anthem before the 2020 superbowl.

He didn’t know he was being filmed and it’s all you need to know about him. Google it if you haven’t seen the video.

Kaepernick never deliberately mocked the anthem.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (41)
Over 125k Americans dead from virus & he’s doing nothing.

Russia paying bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan & he’s doing nothing.

Police killing unarmed ppl has caused massive protests & he won’t say ‘racism’ & praises monuments to a White Supremacist enemy of the USA.

John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang): (42)

Putin denies it. Whose side do you think Trump will take?

Counting the Cases

The CDC has some striking new Covid-19 numbers…

The true number of Americans who’ve been infected with COVID-19 may top 20 million, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new information comes from looking at blood samples across the country for the presence of antibodies to the virus.

“Our best estimate right now is that for every case that’s reported, there actually are 10 other infections,” CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said on a call with reporters Thursday.

Being Pushed in the Wrong Direction

Great thread here. I don’t want to be stuck at home any more than the next guy, but America is doing so much wrong, led by Trump.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): April 27 was the last time there was a White House coronavirus task force briefing, leaving us with more than a month without regular updates from the group Vice President Mike Pence was tapped to lead. (1/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): Today, Vice President Pence wrote an op-ed in the @WSJ touting America’s success in fighting the coronavirus writing, “…we are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.” Let’s break down some of his claims this week. (2/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): PENCE: “While talk of an increase in cases dominates cable news coverage, more than half of states are actually seeing cases decline or remain stable.” (3/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): Yes, compared to last week, 22 states are seeing a decline in daily cases, 10 are stable, but 18 states have an increase of cases. (4/24) https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta/status/1273090580600573953/photo/1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): That’s significant because we have states reopening while cases are still on the rise. Remember, the original White House guidelines said states should have a “downward trajectory” of cases or a declining share of positive tests for a 14-day span before gradually opening. (5/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): PENCE: “Some of the increase in cases you’re seeing in states is a reflection of a dramatic increase in testing.” (6/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): That’s not how this works. This may seem counter intuitive, but if you are doing enough testing, cases should start to go down because you are finding people early before they spread it. Let’s look at a few state examples: (7/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): New York – testing is clearly up and cases are down (8/24) https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta/status/1273090587420430336/photo/1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): Florida – testing is roughly holding steady and yet cases are climbing. (9/24) https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta/status/1273090589299478528/photo/1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): Oklahoma – cases are going up while testing has actually been going down (10/24) https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta/status/1273090590884933632/photo/1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): Vice President Pence also has touted testing success, saying, “As of this week, we are performing roughly 500,000 tests a day, and more than 23 million tests have been performed in total.” (11/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): This is true, according to data from the Covid Tracking Project. But that doesn’t mean it’s enough. Researchers at Harvard said we would need 5 mil tests per DAY by early June and 20 mil tests per day by late July to safely reopen (12/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): PENCE: “In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown.” (13/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): The truth is – we are still in the thick of the first wave, technically, so we cannot even begin talking about what a second wave might look like. Take a look. (14/24) https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta/status/1273090596958240768/photo/1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): Compare that to what it looked like when Italy saw its new cases dramatically drop off. That’s more of what you want to see to declare the first peak or wave is close to ending. We aren’t there yet. (15/24) https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta/status/1273090598958960640/photo/1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): PENCE: “[President Trump] rallied the American people to embrace social-distancing guidelines.” However, we have seen President Trump continue to publicly demonstrate that he does not wear a mask around others. (16/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): At today’s signing of an executive order for police reform, White House officials were seen standing closely together and talking without masks – including President Trump (17/24) https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta/status/1273090602201120769/photo/1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): A recent study published in The Lancet emphasized the importance of masks – There’s a 17.4% chance of transmission if you don’t wear a mask or N95, but only a 3.1% chance if you wear a mask. (18/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): And we know that President Trump is planning to hold an indoor rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma where the venue can hold around 20,000 people. He also plans to utilize the convention hall next door that can hold an additional 40,000 people. (19/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): CDC guidelines for events or gatherings would classify this rally as a high risk event considering it’s indoors, there will be attendees from outside the local area and it’ll be difficult to practice social distancing. (20/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): PENCE: “In a very real sense they’ve flattened the curve. The number of cases in Oklahoma has declined precipitously.” (21/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): Contrary to the Vice President’s claims, the state’s infection curve has been rising in recent days. The director of the Tulsa Health Department said he wished the campaign rally would be postponed. (22/24) https://twitter.com/drsanjaygupta/status/1273090610564681730/photo/1

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): While we have flattened the curve in some places, the fight is far from over. And the way to win is not by declaring a premature victory. Yes, scientists all over the world are working to find a vaccine, but we still have to buy them time to do their job. (23/24)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@drsanjaygupta): We know that the basics – wearing a mask, staying at home, social distancing and washing our hands – work. But we also need testing, contact tracing and government leadership to make sure we can all beat this thing together. (24/24)

Some Quotable Quotes

Our 6-year-old commander in chief randomly tweets this bit of gibberish tonight, referencing nothing, quoting nothing:

Then, a few minutes later, two quotes that seem strangely similar to each other, filled with childish name-calling:


Good Thoughts

This makes a lot of sense to me. We’ll be rolling the dice and still need to be very careful, but…we might get lucky. Might.

Caitlin Rivers, PhD (@cmyeaton): Most states have begun to reopen. Here is my guess for what that will mean for transmission. A thread. 1/

Caitlin Rivers, PhD (@cmyeaton): The best possible scenario would have been that communities have capacities to do widespread diagnostic testing + contact tracing + isolation/quarantine. These case-based interventions allowed some countries to drive transmission way down. 2/

Caitlin Rivers, PhD (@cmyeaton): There has been some progress in building those capacities in the US, with states expanding testing+tracing. But we haven’t fully transitioned to managing our outbreak in this way, and so I don’t think we can expect the success that e.g. Germany and South Korea have had. 3/

Caitlin Rivers, PhD (@cmyeaton): So then the question becomes what’s going to happen with our outbreaks? My guess is most communities will remain at more or less steady levels of transmission, with some drifting up and some drifting down. (keep reading, caveats ahead) 4/

Caitlin Rivers, PhD (@cmyeaton): If people continue to do some combo of social distancing, staying home more, masks, more contact tracing, I doubt we will see widespread exponential growth like we did early on. These indiv actions cumulatively will help to keep transmission suppressed but not fully controlled 5/

Caitlin Rivers, PhD (@cmyeaton): However, I think there will be hotspots and flares, maybe originating in gatherings like parties or sporting events. There will also continue to be serious outbreaks that start in nursing homes or correctional facilities or plants and then spread into the broader community. 6/

Caitlin Rivers, PhD (@cmyeaton): What does this mean for us? Our actions, the choices we make, are the front lines. We should stay home when we can, avoid gatherings, wear masks indoors in public, wash hands. This next phase is up to us, and it’s with continued vigilance that we can further slow the virus. 7/7


The Trump Drug Deal

Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz): Fox News VP explains that the drug that his colleagues have been recommending at every turn for months “will kill you.” https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/comprehensive-guide-foxs-promotion-hydroxychloroquine-and-chloroquine https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1262484050964631557

Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz): Impossible to say strongly enough that the reason we have come to this position is 100% due to the work of Cavuto’s Fox News colleagues. They did this. https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/comprehensive-guide-foxs-promotion-hydroxychloroquine-and-chloroquine https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1262484050964631557

Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz): In minutes Fox’s take on hydroxychloroquine has gone from “This will kill you” to “if it’s available to you and you can take it, you do it, that’s a prudent way of looking at in.” https://twitter.com/MattGertz/status/1262491993881616385/video/1

Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz): This is so incredibly bad for people who depend on hydroxychloroquine to treat their chronic conditions.

Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz): It does not matter if it’s true or not, the president saying that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative could cause a huge run on the drug as well as people taking it then changing their behavior because they think they can’t get the coronavirus.

My question: why would the White House doctor write a prescription just because Trump wanted the drug? Seems unprofessional and irresponsible to me.