Trump is leading US fight against coronavirus with witchcraft says China
China has branded The US handling of the coronavirus outbreak with “witchcraft”.
The Global Times, The Communist party official mouthpiece made this known in a Twitter post through his editor, Hu Xijin. The official death in the US as a result of the deadly disease stands at over 90,000.
“President Trump is leading US struggle against pandemic with witchcraft, as a result, more than 90,000 have died. If it were in China the White House would have been burned down by angry people.” Hu wrote.
Health experts have condemned Trump’s use of Hydroxychloroquine for treatment of coronavirus as it is not yet proven.
Trump has spent weeks pushing hydroxychloroquine as a potential cure or prophylaxis for Covid-19 against the cautionary advice of many of his administration’s top medical professionals. The drug has the potential to cause significant side effects in some patients and has not been shown to combat the new coronavirus.
Several prominent doctors said they worried that people would infer from Trump’s example that the drug works or is safe.
“There is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine is effective for the treatment or the prevention of Covid-19,” said Dr. Patrice Harris, president of the American Medical Association. “The results to date are not promising.”
People should not infer from Trump’s example “that it’s an approved approach or proven,” because it’s not, said Dr David Aronoff, infectious diseases chief at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Trump’s own government has warned that the drug should only be administered for Covid-19 in a hospital or research setting due to potentially fatal side effects.
The US House Speaker did not mince her words when she was asked on CNN about the president’s decision.
“He’s our president, and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and his, shall we say, weight group … morbidly obese, they say,” she said.