Can chloroquine really help treat coronavirus patients?

Although Trump’s claim about the drug was false it might play a role in tackling the pandemic

Claims by Donald Trump regarding the effectiveness against coronavirus of an anti-malarial drug untested against the disease have led to it being hoarded as well as at least one death in the US and a number of overdoses around the world.

Trump called the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine potential “gamechangers” during a press conference last week, spurring a rush by some individuals – and even countries, including Algeria and Indonesia – to stockpile the drugs. India, meanwhile, has announced it will ban export of the drug.

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