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Scientists Don’t Know If Hydroxychloroquine Is Useful — Or Even Safe — For Coronavirus Patients

President Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug, as a way to fight COVID-19. But without proper testing, we don’t know the risks of giving this drug, or any other medication, to coronavirus patients.

Kaleigh Rogers is FiveThirtyEight’s technology and politics reporter.

Anna Rothschild was FiveThirtyEight’s senior producer for video.


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