Trump again pushes unproven drug as COVID-19 treatment

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President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is back to pushing unproven claims that an anti-malaria drug is an effective treatment for the coronavirus.

He’s also lobbing new attacks on the credibility of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert.

A week ago, Trump appeared to project a more serious tone about the coronavirus.

But overnight, Trump retweeted a series of tweets advocating for hydroxychloroquine, along with a post that said Fauci has been misleading the public about the drug.

Studies have shown the drug isn’t an effective treatment for COVID-19 and the U.S. government is no longer allowing it to be used for that purpose.

Fauci said he won’t let the attacks stop him from doing his job.

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