It has been a month – about the length of time that most of America has been in stay-at-home mode due to the deadly coronavirus’ spread – since President Donald Trump pushed the idea of hydroxychloroquine as an option for possibly treating coronavirus, which has killed more than 140,000 people worldwide as of Thursday afternoon.
A Wisconsin senator is continuing to advocate for optional use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment, despite doctors in Brazil and France saying not only that there was no proof it was effective, but that it was causing heart-related complications.
“I don’t know why we’re not flooding the zone with this thing and testing the result,” said Senator Ron Johnson on WTMJ’s Steve Scaffidi Show.
“If I was diagnosed with COVID-19, understanding the risk, understanding it’s unproven, I would want the prescription of hydroxychloroquine.”
He said that all Americans should have the right to try it for themselves and make the choice to use it.
“Why not give it a shot? We need that Hail Mary pass.”
Listen to the full interview with Senator Johnson on the Steve Scaffidi Show above in the top player.