Washington – The federal government relaxes its procedures to seek treatment for coronavirus patients, including experiments with chloroquine, which has served to combat malaria.
Although Trump said the drug had been approved, the head of the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Stephen Hahn, said he is in the process of doing “experimental tests.”RELATED
“(Chloroquine) has been around for a long time, so we know that if things don’t go as planned, it won’t kill anyone,” Trump said.
President Trump has considered that this medicine could turn efforts to slow the advance of the coronavirus, which he insisted on calling “the Chinese coronavirus”, despite the fact that in recent days prejudice against people of origin has proliferated. Asian in this country.
“I am very hopeful that we will get out of this,” said the head of the FDA.
Earlier today, it emerged that the United States Army suspended the movement of any new troops to Afghanistan and quarantined 1,500 soldiers and civilians who recently arrived in the country to protect them from the coronavirus.
Yesterday, Trump signed the Defense Production Law, which allows the private sector to be used to accelerate the supply of medical products, and ordered to stop foreclosures and evictions until the end of April due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But, it has not yet decided to invoke that statute.
Also, the president gave the order to mobilize two hospital ships of the Navy to attend to patients infected with COVID-19.