Just The News: Karen Whitsett, a Democratic lawmaker from Detroit, is crediting President Trump for saving her life by raising hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for the coronavirus.
Whitsett, who learned Monday she had tested for positive for COVID-19, sought treatment for a range of symptoms in mid-March and her doctor prescribed the antimalarial medicine.
Whitsett was quoted by the Detroit Free Press as saying she had experienced shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, and what felt like a sinus infection, and started improving within two hours of getting the pills.
Hydroxychloroquine tablet is used to prevent and treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, among other ailments.
Whitsett was familiar with “the wonders” of hydroxychloroquine because she previously had Lyme disease, but says she would not have thought of asking her doctor had Trump not mentioned it in public as a possible treatment for the deadly COVID-19.