“I got a text before I came from a doctor friend who just found out he had it, and he also started the diet – zinc and hydroxychloroquine. And it will start in a day or two, so thank you, ”added the congressman. .
Congress assistants confirmed on Wednesday that Gohmert, who has largely chosen not to wear a mask around the Capitol, has tested positive for COVID-19.
President TrumpDonald John Trump Governor approval ratings drop as COVID-19 cases soar Gohmert says he will take hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment governor of Virginia, senators seek CDC help against outbreak of coronavirus in a detention center for immigrants PLUS touted hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus and recently retweeted a since-deleted video that contained false claims about the pandemic. The video included a doctor who said people did not need to wear masks to prevent the spread of the virus and criticized studies showing that hydroxychloroquine is not effective in treating coronavirus infections, calling them “fake science” studies.
Anthony FauciAnthony FauciTrump Doubles On Hydroxychloroquine, Praises Doctor In Viral Video Trump Wonders How Fauci Has A High ‘But No One Loves Me’ Approval Rating Overnight Healthcare: Marlins Outbreak Sheds Hard Light on the US response to coronaviruses | GOP Senate COVID-19 Response Sparks Battle for Medicaid | Virginia imposes new restrictions in part of state LEARN MORE, a member of the White House coronavirus task force and the nation’s foremost infectious disease expert, once again said, in light of the video, that the drug was not effective in treating COVID- 19.
Fauci told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday that scientific evidence has shown “consistently that hydroxychloroquine is not effective in treating coronavirus disease, or COVID-19.”
Trump defended the retweet of the video on Wednesday.
“I was very impressed with her and the other doctors who supported her,” Trump told reporters, referring to controversial doctor Stella Immanuel. “I think it made sense, but I don’t know. “
“With hydroxy, all I want to do is save lives,” added the president. “All I want is to save lives. “