A resident of Wisconsin he took for nearly two decades hydroxychloroquine — a drug against malaria that trump allegedly took against Covid-19, and says she contracted the virus.
The woman, who asked to be called simply Kim, said that she felt safer, as it for 19 years took anti-malarial medication for the treatment of lupus.
But she found the symptoms of the virus in mid-April, despite the fact that taking precautions during trips to the grocery store.
“Weakness in all things. Cough, fever. The temperature was very high, said Kim. — I couldn’t breathe“.
She ended up in the emergency room at the medical center of Aurora in Summit, where she was diagnosed with the virus.
“How can I be sick? How? I’m on hydroxychloroquine, she said. — They looked at me like: “Well, nobody ever said it was a cure or is it going to save you“.
Kim said that now is recovering, but warns others that one medicine will not protect them from the virus.
“You are safe taking this medication. [Hydroxychloroquine] is not going to prevent anything. You can still get a coronavirus, “said Kim.
Earlier this week, President trump has announced that it has started to take malaria medicine after “I heard a lot of good stories” that it can work against the virus.
“You’ll be surprised at how many people take it, — said trump. — Front-line workers — many accept it. I accept him“.