A Conservative MP Is Hyping Trump's Unproven Coronavirus Drug - 2020-04-15
A Sarnia-Lambton MP already known for anti-weed poetry and dressing up like a grim reaper is now touting the benefits of an unproven treatment for COVID-19.
In the middle of a deadly pandemic that has shut down most travel and gatherings, former Conservative health critic Marilyn Gladu hyped a drug endorsed by U.S. President Donald Trump (who has a financial interest in it, according to the New York Times) and called for Canadians to get back to work soon.
Gladu echoed Trump's talking points about hydroxychloroquine, which is a proven treatment for malaria, arthritis, and lupus. The drug's effectiveness in treating COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is still being tested in clinical trials all over the world. The CIA has warned its employees not to take it because of its side effects, including death. But that hasn't stopped Trump (or Gladu) from promoting it as a "game-changer."