President Trump is putting his money where his mouth is -- he says he's taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to protect him from COVID-19.
He told reporters on Monday that he's been taking it for "a couple of weeks." And despite FDA warnings of serious heart complications, Trump said, “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. I happen to be taking it… I’m taking it, hydroxychloroquine, right now.”
Benefits of the drug haven't been demonstrated in any studies with a control group. A study of patients in New York showed that the mortality rate among COVID-19 patients taking the drug was actually higher than in those who were not. (NBC News)