Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) announced Wednesday that he will take hydroxychloroquine after being diagnosed with the CCP Virus (COVID-19).
Gohmert offered details about his health condition in an interview with Fox News‘s Sean Hannity, announcing that he would take the drug that is widely known as an effective treatment for malaria.
Gohmert said that he and his personal physician were handling the situation. “I got a text before I came on from a doctor friend who just found out he had it, and he started the regimen too—zinc and hydroxychloroquine. And that will start in a day or two, so thank you,” he said.
Gohmert announced that he will soon begin quarantine and administer the pass through treatment. Other legislators such as Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) with whom Gohmert came into contact while traveling by plane recently will also be quarantined.
She told Hannity that if she had not received an invitation to travel to Texas from President Donald Trump, she would never have known she was carrying the virus, as she was forced to be tested.
Regarding hydroxychloroquine, a group of experts working in several clinics in the United States recently held a press conference outside the Supreme Court to highlight the drug’s benefits in treating the CCP Virus.
America’s Frontline Doctors told of several positive experiences from countries around the world that have used hydroxychloroquine as an effective method to treat the CCP Virus.
The specialists also denounced the existence of a media war against a drug that “has already been tested.”
Among the experts was Dr. Stella Immanuel, of Nigerian descent who works at a clinic in Houston, Texas. She said she has treated more than 350 patients with CCP Virus, with all kinds of risk factors—from diabetes to hypertension to a history of cancer—all of whom survived.
The video of the professionals that was retweeted by President Trump and quickly went viral ended up being removed from platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, claiming not to allow the dissemination of misinformation.
In an interview last week with Fox News, Yale School of Public Health epidemiology specialist Dr. Harvey Risch said hydroxychloroquine could save thousands of lives if used properly.
The epidemiologist also denounced the propaganda war being waged against the drug for political purposes without being based on “medical facts.”
Risch even said that the drug could bring very good results if used as a prophylactic in health workers in contact with the virus.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, hydroxychloroquine provides a “66 percent hazard ratio reduction.”