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Op-Ed: Blindly Endorsing Hydroxychloroquine Is Medical Malpractice

The President and his enablers are diluting science and putting American lives at risk

A general view of hydroxychloroquine sulfate medication, which President Donald Trump touted as a potential treatment for Covid-19. There is currently no proven treatment. Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images

The use of unproven medical therapies was widespread for generations, often with catastrophic outcomes. The era of unrestrained quacks ended with establishment of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

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Jonathan Zenilman

Jonathan Zenilman

Jonathan is an infectious diseases and public health physician in Baltimore, and has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins since 1989.