U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s way of defending himself against coronavirus. Pelosi called it “not a good idea,” given the age and weight of the politician. Her words are quoted by The Hill citing CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 program.
Commenting on the words of the American leader that he takes one tablet of hydroxychloroquine daily to prevent coronavirus and protect against infection, Pelosi advised Trump not to accept anything not approved by scientists. “I would prefer that he did not accept what was not approved by scientists, especially in his age group and in his, so to speak, weight group, with morbid obesity,” Pelosi was worried.
In addition, according to the publication, the leader of a democratic minority in the US Senate, Chuck Schumer, criticized Trump for giving people “false hope” in connection with taking the drug. “What the president did with hydroxychloroquine was reckless, just reckless,” Schumer said during a speech on MSNBC. He also noted that, according to the Food and Drug Administration, the drug has a number of side effects that affect the functioning of the cardiovascular system in a “bad way”.
Earlier, television presenter Neil Cavuto (Neil Cavuto) also called the method of protection against the US President’s coronavirus deadly for people with various diseases.
Over the past two months, Trump has repeatedly touted the drug as a potential cure for coronavirus or as a preventative method, despite the lack of evidence of its effectiveness.