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Senior Trump Administration Health Official Rejects Hydroxychloroquine as Coronavirus Treatment

US President Donald Trump has long promoted the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the ongoing coronavirus. Testing the drug for use in treating COVID-19 has, however, been blocked by international health bodies which have noted the compound's adverse effects on patients.

An official in the US government pandemic response team on Sunday affirmed that there is zero evidence that hydroxychloroquine is a workable treatment for the COVID-19 coronavirus, despite President Donald Trump's lauding of the anti-malaria drug as a solution.

Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," a Trump administration testing figure, Brett Giroir, said he is unable to support hydroxychloroquine as a treatment as trials "do not show any benefit".

"We need to move on from that and talk about what is effective”, said Giroir, an assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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