Twitter removed a tweet from Fox New host Laura Ingraham that suggested hospitals using hydroxychloroquine as treatment for the Wuhan coronavirus are showing promising results, despite the FDA’s approval of the drug for emergency use.
“Lenox Hill in New York among many hospitals already using hydroxychloroquine with very promising results. One patient was described as ‘Lazarus’ who was seriously ill from Covid-19, already released,” Ingraham tweeted.
According to Mediaiate, a Twitter spokesperson said Ingraham’s tweet falls under Twitter’s “misleading information policy under heightened-risk health claims.”
Twitter is censoring the successful use of a drug which is already approved by the FDA.
On Sunday, March 29, the FDA approved the malaria drug for emergency use for patients with COVID-19. According to Yahoo! Finance, the drug is currently being tested in New York hospitals.
According to the FDA, taking hydroxychloroquine sulfate “may benefit certain patients hospitalized with COVID-19 for whom a clinical trial is not available, or participation is not feasible.”
Last week, an elderly couple consumed chloroquine phosphate, a different compound contained in a fish tank cleaning product. The man died and the wife ended up in the ICU, prompting the media echo chamber to vilify Trump, who suggested researching the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, not chloroquine phosphate. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also pushed for the use of hydroxychloroquine as treatment for coronavirus, and called for clinical trials to begin in his state.