Trump says he's been taking the drug for "about a week and a half."
President Donald Trump continues to make headlines for his coronavirus response, this time for his unorthodox method of COVID-19 prevention he shared in a press conference on Monday.
The President said in a press conference on Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to prevent malaria, for about a week and a half to lessen symptoms of coronavirus should he get the virus.
"You'd be surprised how many people are taking it, especially the frontline workers," Trump told the press, "I happen to be taking it, I'm taking it. Hydroxychloroquine." Trump had previously pushed the drug as a potential cure for COVID-19 despite cautionary advice from other medical experts that show the drug is not effective against the virus and may even be harmful. While a White House doctor provided Trump with the medicine, the doctor does not recommend it.
The FDA has stated that there is no evidence that the drug can actually help minimize the risk of contracting coronavirus.
"I think it's good, I've heard a lot of good stories," Trump added. "And if it's not good, I'll tell you right, I'm not going to get hurt by it. It's been around for 40 years."
Trump claims a doctor in New York wrote a letter to him explaining how he has prescribed the drug to over 300 patients and not one has got sick.
This news comes as states around the country move to open up their economies again.