Alex Chan, the founding chair of the University of California Irvine’s clinical pharmacy department, said that he did not know enough about the context surrounding Trump’s apparent decision to take the drug, but emphasized that it is not an example the general public should follow. Chan said that it’s still too early to tell exactly how effective HCQ would be against coronavirus, since most of the research on this matter is ongoing, making it a risky option for people to take the drug if they haven’t been advised by their physician to do so.
Experts Worry Trump’s hydroxychloroquine claims could have major consequences
HuffPost, May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020