Trump may face allegations of crimes against humanity for promoting an unconfirmed anti-coronavirus drug
Donald Trump's promotion of an anti-malarial drug did not produce the effect that the US president was counting on. And instead of hundreds of recovered, pharmacies and hospitals are now deficient in hydroxychloroquine, and Ohio state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D) is about to make "a referral for crimes against humanity."
«I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one,» Galonski tweeted.
I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one. https://t.co/XQin24gqY4— Rep. Tavia Galonski (@RepGalonski) April 6, 2020
Initially, hydroxychloroquine was used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, but thanks to the efforts of the President of the United States, hospitals across the country faced a shortage of medication that had no effect on COVID-19.
At a press conference, Trump desperately defended “his recommendations”, believing that if there is even a slight hope that it will work, you need to use it.
"What do you have to lose? I’m not looking at it one way or another. But we want to get out of this. If it does work, it would be a shame if we didn’t do it early.»
Among those who do not believe in the effectiveness of the drug is also the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci.
"The data are really just at best suggestive. There have been cases that show there may be an effect, and there are others to show there's no effect," Fauci said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "So I think in terms of science, I don't think we could definitively say it works."