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Opinion: Trump’s Not A Doctor. He’s Only Playing One On TV. By Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Vinay Prasad

(Washington Post) Mar 23, 2020 - President Trump has been promoting chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, as “a game changer” in combating the coronavirus, perhaps in combination with the antibiotic Azithromycin. “As the expression goes, ‘What do we have to lose?’ ” Trump asked during Saturday’s media briefing.

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H. Jack West, MD (Posted: March 24, 2020)

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An excellent piece that highlights what the history of cancer research should be teaching the world about the concept that trying things with the thought that "they can't hurt", based on a "don't just stand there -- do something!" mentality are actually harmful and counterproductive, not only to broader society, but also to the people short-circuiting deliberate, appropriate research. And President Trump is unfortunately not helping by undermining thoughtful medical care and the cautious advice of the profoundly knowledgeable people like Dr. Fauci.

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