Once again, Trump was right and the media were wrong

American Thinker: In February, China reported that chloroquine could fight coronavirus, which led to a burst of media optimism. However, when President Trump said he hoped that chloroquine might cure coronavirus, the media instantly turned on the drug. Unsurprisingly, the media were wrong. The lead doctor of the latest study on the drug says chloroquine is so helpful it would be unethical to deny it to control groups.

We first learned about chloroquine in mid-February, when Sun Yanrong, the deputy head of the China National Center for Biotechnology Development, announced that it was one of three drugs that the Chinese had successfully used to treat coronavirus. For a month, the media thought chloroquine could be the answer.

For example, in early March, UPI reported favorably that South Korean experts recommended anti-malarial drugs to treat coronavirus. On March 17, NBC News reported that chloroquine was one “of the options being explored” because it was “useful in blunting the effects of coronavirus.”

Everything changed, though, on March 20 when, in a press conference, President Trump said he was optimistic that chloroquine would be a magic bullet against coronavirus: more here

17 Comments on Once again, Trump was right and the media were wrong

  1. Just posted down thread in FDA approval. More aptly focused here, as Dr. Fauci was instrumental in pushing back against Trump’s “wild theories”.

    Maybe Trump can tap the infinite wisdom of Antknee Fauci during his next virus brief and ask what happened to the billions of taxpayer dollars earmarked for NIH studies/clinical trials in response to a pandemic…..specifically drugs like hydroxychloroquine.

    NIH admittedly “dropped the ball” and discontinued this vital research for more important studies like, I dunno, dykes allergic reactions to shellfish.

    Antknee should be able to answer this question with as much authority as he predicts the number of fatalities in the US, after all he was head of the NIH during these years.


  2. “once again”?

    i would have written “every time”

    if the msm lied but no one watched it, was it still a lie?

  3. Lefties are addicted to destruction. That is why everything
    they touch and gain control of crumbles to destruction from
    the sick rot they carry.

  4. Soon, it’s not going to matter that Trump was right and the media was wrong.

    A slow-motion SHTF is underway right now.

  5. Here’s a little perspective. This Chinese flu is another strain of a viral, respiratory disease that kills up to 650,000 globally every year. That’s right, 650,000 people die every year from the flu.

    Last year, in the US alone over 40 million people got the flu! Almost 700,000 people were hospitalized and over 60,000 people died. From. The. Flu.

    I had a killer case in early Feb, I actually missed 2 days of work. Here it is 7 weeks later and I’m still(occasionally) hacking up some green crap. But hey, although I keep myself in as good a condition as I can with a perfect diet and 4-6 days/week at the gym when I can, I am old(68) damnit!

    I think we all need to remember one thing, in fact what I consider to be the most salient point. TPTB including the media, Hollywood, academia and most of our bought & paid for politicians, both dems and RINOs, in DC hate President Trump with a white hot(irrational) burning loathing & malice so intense that they would do anything to see him removed from office.

    And I mean anything including destroying our economy, which is what this latest $2-6 Trillion whopper is for.

    One more thing to remember. Back when H1N1 infected 60 million, hospitalized over 300,000 and killed over 12,000 in the US, what did Obama say? “take a pill” and for once I have to agree with him.

    No school closings
    No shelter in place or lockdowns
    No mandatory business shutdowns
    and most important
    No fucking 24/7 doom porn from the fake news

    This ain’t ebola

  6. gin blossom
    MARCH 30, 2020 AT 12:18 PM
    “If they claimed George Washington was the first president I’d double check.”

    …fun fact: he wasn’t.

    Washington was the first President under the Constitution of 1789. The Country existed under the Articles of Confederation from 1776 to 1789, and had SIX Presidents BEFORE Washington…


    …it’s good for winning bar bets, like “is LA or LV further West”, but not for much else…

  7. Obama destroyed and corrupted every deparment of of our government. It was like turning loose a a coked-up lottery winner, who also pathetiy thought he was a genius. The news media finished destroying itself by jumping on th bandwagon and sucking out government goodies (by working for the coke-head, being grossly overpaid for work you are crap at).

    That said, the CDC was turned into ANOTHER of obama’s weird gay fantasies.

  8. @Supernightshade MARCH 30, 2020 AT 12:41 PM

    “…it’s good for winning bar bets, like “is LA or LV further West”, but not for much else…”

    I hope you bet on LA. You were probably thinking of Reno, which IS farther west than LA. 🙂

  9. It is not on the radar up here in Canukistan.

    Our med system has not approved it yet.

    incidentally in england the self isolation appears to be 7 days as Prince Charles isolated for seven days.

    we are supposed to self isolate for 14 days.

    Nice to know English royalty is Twice as good as us commoners & surfs.

  10. Tony R
    MARCH 30, 2020 AT 1:42 PM

    …yep, I got lazy, you’re right and I lost, free drinks on BFH!

  11. Tony R
    MARCH 30, 2020 AT 1:48 PM
    “Just wondering…is anyone else having trouble connecting to American Thinker?”

    …no, but 1 minute in, I always win a 1,000,000 search contest that wants to dowload something to my phone, making it effectively useless to me since I already have a Nigerian Prince on Line 2…

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