President Donald Trump has been slammed by US Democrat Nancy Pelosi as he is “morbidly obese” after he announced he is taking hydroxychloroquine.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have previously said there is no evidence the drug prevents against the virus.
Trump revealed that he has been taking the disputed anti-malarial drug the last week and said he has “zero symptoms.”
He told reporters that “I get a lot of positive calls about it.”
He continued, “I’ve heard a lot of good stories. And if it is not good, I will tell you right.
“I’m not going to get hurt by it. It has been around for 40-years for malaria, for lupus, for other things.”
Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug and is also used to treat Lupus, and drug trials are under way to see if it can combat the virus.
The US President has been accused of lying over his claim he is actually taking hydroxychloroquine.
Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer said, “Maybe he’s really not taking it because the President lies about things.
“Him saying he is taking it, whether he is or not, is reckless, reckless, reckless.”
Professor Sir David King, of Cambridge University who advised the UK government under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, gave his thoughts on Trump’s approach to science.
Sir David told ITV’s Good Morning Britain, “I think he speaks from the top of his head and every word he says should be ignored in terms of advice.
“I’m sorry but this is not the pronouncements of a person who is listening to the scientists. He is making it up as he goes along.”