An anonymous source told Axios that Navarro claimed the drug had “clear therapeutic efficacy” during a meeting in the situation room, prompting Fauci to point out that the counselor did not have reliable data on the question.
” What are you talking about? Fauci asked, according to CNN.
The doctor is quoted as saying that any evidence of the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine was purely anecdotal, a rebuttal that made Navarro furious.
“This is science, not an anecdote,” replied the counselor, who had started to raise his voice.
“There has never been a confrontation in working group meetings like yesterday’s,” the source told Axios.