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President says he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for weeks after insisting coronavirus vaccine announcement coming soon

President says he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for weeks after insisting coronavirus vaccine announcement coming soon

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REUTERS

Donald Trump claims he takes a daily pill of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine “as a preventative” against coronavirus, despite no evidence that links the anti-malaria drug as a preventative medicine to combat Covid-19 infection. “What do you have to lose?” he told reporters on Monday.

The president also attacked his predecessor Barack Obama for his criticism of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus, saying the 44th president was “grossly incompetent” in office, despite Mr Trump overseeing the deaths of nearly 90,0000 Americans during the outbreak.

While the former president has kept a dignified silence for much of his successor’s tenure, Mr Obama’s recent return to the limelight to endorse Joe Biden as the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee has seen the president whip up a spurious conspiracy theory involving Obama officials, the FBI and attempts to entrap Mr Trump’s incoming administration in 2017.

Eric Trump, the president’s son, has

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Can hydroxychloroquine prevent COVID-19? President Donald Trump thinks maybe. There's no data to support that.

Can hydroxychloroquine prevent COVID-19? President Donald Trump thinks maybe. There’s no data to support that.

President Trump said Monday is he taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug the FDA says is neither safe nor effective in treating COVID-19.

Hydroxychloroquine is FDA-approved to treat autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be used to treat some forms of drug-resistant malaria or to protect against certain types of malaria.

The President appears to be taking it as a prophylactic, with the thought it could prevent someone exposed to coronavirus from getting it. There is at least one study looking into this usage underway but no data to support the idea yet. 

Wayne Myers, a pharmacist at Norland Avenue Pharmacy, said Hydroxychloroquine works in a number of ways and has different medical uses. "For lupus patients, it kind of dampens the immune system," he said. "Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system is over-responding - not responding correctly - and Hydroxychloroquine is called an immune modulator - it helps settle down the immune system."
Wayne Myers, a pharmacist at Norland Avenue Pharmacy, said Hydroxychloroquine works in a number of ways and has different medical uses. “For lupus patients, it kind of dampens the immune system,” he said. “Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system is over-responding – not responding correctly – and Hydroxychloroquine is called an
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President Trump says he's taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

President Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

President Donald Trump said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment for COVID-19 that he has vigorously promoted.

“A lot of good things have come out about the hydroxy. A lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers — before you catch it,” Trump said at the White House on Monday. “I happen to be taking it, I happen to be taking it… I’m taking it hydroxychloroquine, right now.”

Trump said he does not believe he was exposed to the virus but decided to take the drug after consulting with the White House physician. He also claimed that essential workers, including doctors and nurses, were taking the drug to prevent contracting the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The FDA has warned against the drug’s use for COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting due to

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Lyon working on new Memphis contract after he rejected initial offers, president says

Lyon working on new Memphis contract after he rejected initial offers, president says

Memphis Depay has rejected “a number” of contract offers from Lyon but the club is not giving up hope of securing him to a new deal, according to president Jean-Michel Aulas.

Netherlands international Depay joined Lyon from Manchester United in January 2017 and has been a key player for the Ligue 1 side.

After a difficult period in England, scoring just twice in 33 Premier League matches, Depay has rediscovered his decisive streak since moving to France, netting 43 times from 102 top-flight appearances.

He began the 2019-20 campaign in fine form before a serious knee injury had seemingly ended his season, though the suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic may yet mean Depay can play a part in Lyon’s run-in.

Throughout Depay’s time in Lyon he has been a source of transfer speculation and, with a little over a year left on his contract, rumours could intensify when he

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Crazy Financial Perks of Being President

The title of commander-in-chief comes with awesome responsibility — but it also offers plenty of presidential perks to make up for the mental strain. Presidential benefits include how you travel, what you eat, where you sleep and even the funeral you’ll one day receive. And because taxpayers foot most of the bill, presidents can spend their money on the things they want.

Here are just a few perks of being president in case you’re considering a run in 2024.

Last updated: Feb. 7, 2020

You Fly High in Air Force One

The commander-in-chief flies in style, comfort and safety aboard a customized Boeing 747-200B. With 4,000 square feet of floor space, it has the sophisticated equipment necessary to serve as a command center. And since it can refuel midair, it can remain airborne as long as needed.

The plane’s galleys can feed 100 people at a time, and the aircraft

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Judge Tosses Charges Against Ex-Michigan State President in Larry Nassar Case

Judge Tosses Charges Against Ex-Michigan State President in Larry Nassar Case

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A judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, who was accused of lying to police while they were investigating former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Simon, who was the university’s president for 14 years, was charged in November 2018 with two felony counts of lying to a peace officer in a violent crime investigation, and two misdemeanor counts of lying to a peace officer.

The 59-year-old was the fourth person to be charged by the attorney general’s office in its investigation into Michigan State University and its doctor-turned-convicted sex abuser Larry Nassar.

“The prosecution did not provide evidence sufficient to give a reasonable person probable cause that Dr. Simon knew during her 2018 interview that her purported knowledge in 2014 of Dr. Nassar’s name and the ‘nature’ and ‘substance’ of the complaint against him were relevant,” the Eaton County judge

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Tanzania’s president is blaming the sharp rise of coronavirus cases on faulty testing kits

Tanzania’s president is blaming the sharp rise of coronavirus cases on faulty testing kits

In just a month, Tanzania went from having only 20 coronavirus cases recorded to 480 cases, an alarming increase which puts the country with the highest number of cases in East Africa. However, the country’s president John Magufuli is convinced the number may be exaggerated due to technical hiccups with the imported testing kits.

Magufuli, who holds a doctorate in chemistry, said the testers had randomly obtained several non-human samples on animals and fruits which included a sheep, a goat and a pawpaw and the results came out positive. The samples were given human names and ages and were submitted to the country’s National Referral Laboratory to test for coronavirus without the lab technicians knowing the true identity of the samples.

This apparently prompted Magufuli to believe some people who were tested positive for Covid-19 might not have contracted the novel virus after all. “I have always raised my suspicions

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Brazil’s president wants soccer to return amid pandemic

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to see soccer competitions start back up again soon despite the country’s high number of coronavirus cases, arguing Thursday that players are less likely to die from COVID-19 because of their physical fitness.

Bolsonaro is one of the few world leaders that still downplays the risks brought by the coronavirus, which he has likened to “a little flu.”

Most soccer tournaments in Brazil were suspended on March 15. The Brazilian championship was scheduled to begin in May, but that looks unlikely as the country has become Latin America’s coronavirus epicenter with more than 5,900 deaths. Doctors say the peak of the pandemic is expected to hit within two weeks.

“There is a lot of people in soccer that are favorable to a return because unemployment is knocking on clubs’ doors too,” Bolsonaro said in an interview with Radio Guaiba. “Footballers, if

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Mexico president joins 1st international summit -- from home

Mexico president joins 1st international summit — from home

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than a year into his term, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador attended his first international summit Thursday, though the topic — the coronavirus pandemic —meant he didn’t have to leave home to get there.

López Obrador, who has not left Mexico since taking office Dec. 1, 2018, urged the online gathering of the world’s top 20 industrialized economies to help those with fewer resources. He proposed that the United Nations take control of “everything related to medicine and equipment” to combat the virus so that there is an even playing field.

“When these things occur, he with the greatest economic possibilities hoards,” López Obrador said at his daily news conference, which followed the G20 session.

The president’s concern about Mexico’s already stalled economy and the huge swath of the population that would not have the means to weather a shutdown have informed the government’s

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President Trump Called Hydroxychloroquine a 'Game Changer,' But Experts Warn Against Self-Medicating With the Drug. Here’s What You Need to Know

President Trump Called Hydroxychloroquine a ‘Game Changer,’ But Experts Warn Against Self-Medicating With the Drug. Here’s What You Need to Know

After President Trump, late last week, expressed great confidence in the promise of a new COVID-19 therapy that combines two existing prescription medications, supplies of these two drugs rapidly began disappearing from pharmacy shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed an Indian company previously restricted from importing drug products into the US to now start manufacturing one of the drugs. And U.S. plants began gearing up to produce enough to meet the surge in demand.

But in those few days, a few people who began self medicating with the drugs in an effort to prevent COVID-19 have died, and others have been hospitalized. These tragedies have raised questions about the safety of the drug combo, and how valid they are as a possible solution to treating COVID-19.

The combination Trump mentioned includes two drugs: azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine. Azithromycin is an antibiotic, usually prescribed for a range of bacterial infections,

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