Without the ideal drugs to treat the virus, you go with what you've got
There's nothing unusual about doctors using medication off-label to combat diseases while waiting for clinic trials to run their course. As everyone knows, chloroquine is being used in the battle against coronavirus and there are mounting reports from doctors on the front lines that it's effective.
As of this writing, the medication is being used in New York, the epicenter of the virus. Governor Cuomo has expressed great interest in the drug, and clinic trials are set to begin next week.
Mainstream media outlets have blasted U.S. President Donald Trump for touting the anti-malaria drug chloroquine as a possible treatment for coronavirus patients.
The media went as far as blaming Trump for the death of an Arizona man who died after self-medicating with a fish tank cleaner that contains chloroquine.
Trump's comments about the anti-malaria drug have been in line with scientists and doctors who believe the treatment has shown anecdotal promise in treating people infected by coronavirus while acknowledging that more tests need to be conducted on the risky drug.
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, the U.S. state hardest-hit by the virus, also believes the anti-malaria drugs may be effective in treating coronavirus patients, saying clinical studies will start on Tuesday.
The mainstream media has not lambasted the Democrat governor for suggesting that the anti-malaria drug may be used against coronavirus.
Now we've learned there are apparently sixty-nine medications and experimental compounds that might be useful against this virus.
Countdown to the media praising Cuomo for his vision, compassion, and commitment to doing all he can to help those stricken with this virus while slamming Trump because the list of possible drugs we might use is only 69, whereas it should be at least 70.