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3 hours ago, Crazy Alex said:

It's hilarious when you think about it. Hydroxychloroquine has been around for 65 years. It's even prescribed to pregnant women. Suddenly, after Trump touts it as a tool to fight the Chinese virus, we're finding out it's actually horrible? Pathetic. But funny as heck, too.

So:  millions of people - without malaria - should take the risk of this drug's heavy side effects and so deliberately chose to worsen their health condition betting to avoid COVID-19 infection.. a benefit that is not even guaranteed - is that Trump's deal?

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1 minute ago, Opl said:

So:  millions of people - without malaria - should take the risk of this drug's heavy side effects and so deliberately chose to worsen their health condition betting to avoid COVID-19 infection.. a benefit that is not even guaranteed - is that Trump's deal?

I don't recall that being said or implied. Please enlighten me.

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28 minutes ago, jordanmarcinkus said:

Remember last November when Trump had an unscheduled medical checkup?

 

Trump says he's in 'very good' health after unscheduled medical checkup

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/17/donald-trump-visits-hospital-for-unscheduled-two-hour-medical-checkup

 

It's now May and he still hasn't finished his regular yearly checkup.

 

6 months on, Trump hasn't completed his physical. The White House won't say why.

 It’s been more than six months since President Donald Trump claimed to have started his annual physical at Walter Reed hospital but the White House is declining to explain why he has yet to complete the yearly doctor’s examination...

 A president’s annual physical typically occurs at the beginning of a new year... It is uncommon for a president to complete a routine physical exam months apart and in multiple stages.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/white-house-remains-mum-questions-about-trump-s-annual-physical-n1213266

 

How likely is it that his physician would approve of his taking this medication? Especially given that his last medical checkup already showed signs of heart disease.

Seriously, this sounds like quite a conspiracy you've uncovered. I am satisfied with Trump and his doctors handling his health care and have found no reason to question these health care professionals.

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1 minute ago, Crazy Alex said:

Seriously, this sounds like quite a conspiracy you've uncovered. I am satisfied with Trump and his doctors handling his health care and have found no reason to question these health care professionals.

You don't seem to have much reason to question anything when it comes to Trump.

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1 minute ago, Crazy Alex said:

OK, so Trump is taking a medication for which the FDA has not approved its purpose. Now what, especially many doctors agree it is helpful?

How about he just shuts up and stops telling a nation that it's helpful in preventing/curing covid? He can do what he wants to himself (which he obviously does with his fast food diet) but when he puts others at risk that's where the problem is. Why can't you see that?

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6 minutes ago, johnnybangkok said:

How about he just shuts up and stops telling a nation that it's helpful in preventing/curing covid? He can do what he wants to himself (which he obviously does with his fast food diet) but when he puts others at risk that's where the problem is. Why can't you see that?

Why can't you see we have the First Amendment and everyone has freedom of speech? Your desire for him to shut up is completely meaningless, without merit, against one of the most important founding principles and quite frankly very childish.

 

Now, tell me how Trump taking any medication puts others at risk. Here, let me answer for you. It doesn't. Not only do we have freedom of speech, we have the freedom of choice. That includes whether or not to ______________________________.

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26 minutes ago, rabas said:

 

Millions of people around the world (millions) take chloroquine - without malaria -  some take it for years, not stop, because it prevents malaria. It is  a prophylactic.

 

And it has nothing to do with Trump.

 

As the risk of getting malaria while living in the US or Europe... is very low if not null, and if this drug is'nt proven effective against COVID-19, the side effects overwhelm the benefits... So Trump touting the "miracle drug", a "gift from God".. a "game changer"...is encouraging his followers to bet at their own risks ( "what do you have to lose?")    

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