Michigan Dem Says Chloroquine Saved Her Life, Thanks Trump for ‘Making it a Priority’

The medication banned by Dem governors saves the life of a Black Dem legislator who was sick with coronavirus: in “less than two hours” she felt better after taking hydroxychloroquine.

A Democrat state representative from Detroit, Michigan, who has been battling the coronavirus for weeks, is crediting hydroxychloroquine for saving her life, the Detroit Free Press reported on Monday.  State Rep. Karen Whitset thanked President Trump —even as the corporate media continued to criticize him for touting an “unproven” drug—because she would not have asked for it unless he had brought it up.

Whitset and her husband have both suffered a range of symptoms—including swollen lymph nodes, and shortness of breath—since March 18, according to the Free Press.

She started taking taking hydroxychloroquine in combination with antibiotics on March 31.

Whitset told the news outlet that she started feeling relief in “less than two hours,” although she is still experiencing headaches.

Whitsett said she was familiar with “the wonders” of hydroxychloroquine from an earlier bout with Lyme disease, but does not believe she would have thought to ask for it, or her doctor would have prescribed it, had Trump not been touting it as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

Trump, at his daily coronavirus briefings, has repeatedly touted the drug in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin, despite criticism from health professionals that it is unproven and potentially dangerous. There have also been complaints that Trump’s remarks have resulted in a shortage of the drug for those people who normally use it for its recommended purposes.

But the freshman lawmaker had only praise for Trump’s comments about the potential benefits of the drug.

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