The United States supports Brazil with 2 million doses of anti-malarial drugs despite warnings from experts about the side effects of this drug in the treatment of Covid-19.
As reported by the White House on May 31st, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is being used by US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to prevent corona virus.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly praised the corona virus’s anti-virus effect of this drug, and urged people to use despite many warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro also said he was “saving” a box of anti-malarial medicine for his 93-year-old mother.
“Americans and Brazilians are united in the fight against Covid-19. The US government has sent 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to Brazilian people, ”Reuters quoted a statement from Brazil.
The statement also said the two countries would conduct joint studies, including “randomized clinical trials”. Mr. Bolsonaro also shared: “The US will soon send another 1,000 ventilators to Brazil”.
Just a few days earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the suspension of the hydroxychloroquine trial in a project of hundreds of hospitals looking for ways to treat Covid-19.
Speaking at an online press conference on May 25, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom said the decision was made after a study in the medical journal The Lancet suggested that hydroxychloroquine could increase the risk of death. casualties for people infected with Covid-19.
As of June 1, Brazil recorded 514,849 cases and 29,314 deaths from Covid-19, while US data were 1,837,525 and 106,190 cases, according to Worldometers. Both countries are epidemic hotspots around the globe.