Well, if you guessed, the controversial, mainstream-bashing malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, you guessed right. Not only did New York City councillor Paul Vallone credit the drug for saving his life after he caught COVID, he even thanked President Donald Trump for recommending the treatment.
The Blaze writes:
Democratic New York City Councilman Paul Vallone credits hydroxychloroquine with saving his life as he fought against the lethal respiratory disease. Vallone, who represents Queens, told the New York Post that HCQ “basically saved me.”
Vallone was extremely ill with coronavirus in March. The situation was dire because he already suffers from sarcoidosis, an incurable auto-immune disease that mostly affects the lungs and lymph glands.
“We were in panic mode when I went down because I didn’t have a lot of immune response,” Vallone said. “I needed something to stay alive.”
“I couldn’t breathe, very weak, couldn’t get out of bed,” he said. “My doctor prescribed it. My pharmacy had it. Took it that day and within two to three days I was able to breathe.”
Of course, Vallone isn’t the first Democrat to thank President Trump for recommending hydroxychloroquine. READ: Democratic state lawmaker says Trump touting hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus treatment saved her life
And of course, doctors in India who are not caught up in the America political drama over hydroxychloroquine used the drug to stop a COVID outbreak in one of India largest, most densely populated slums. READ: This Indian slum contained a possible COVID-19 disaster with hydroxychloroquine