President Trump stopped Dr. Fauci from responding to a question at a press briefing about the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19.
The President has been a strong supporter of the anti-malaria drug while the government’s infectious disease expert has characterized its effectiveness as “anecdotal” and untested.
To most of the country, Dr. Fauci, as the government’s leading infectious disease expert, provides consistent, factual information. Fauci is the stable, scientifically trained, apolitical voice to Trump’s untrained, shoot-from-the-hip view.
Why should we be cautious about promoting something that has not been studied?
Check out the debate here.
Fox News and misinformation, including hydroxychloroquine
74 journalism professionals across the US wrote an open letter to Fox News urging the channel to stop the spread of “misinformation” and “false statements” regarding the pandemic.
Despite some “solid reporting” by Fox, the letter refers to several specific instances. Among other misstatements, it cites their promotion of hydroxychloroquine.
Geek out on the full text of the letter here.
Check out the debater for information on the two studies that informed the Fox News discussion, and how their flaws make conclusions unreliable.