Well, no shocker here, we saw that coming. Rep. Louie Gohmert told Fox News that he plans to take hydroxychloroquine as part of his treatment for COVID-19.
Gohmert said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity,
“My doctor and I are all in.”
I got a text before I came on from a friend doctor who just found out he had it, and he started the regimen too — zinc and hydroxychloroquine. And that will start in a day or two, so thank you.”
Gohmert suggested, without evidence, in a video about his coronavirus diagnosis earlier Wednesday that wearing a mask may have contributed to him testing positive. (Btw, he has rarely been seen wearing a mask in Congress.)
However, Dr. Anthony Fauci says all of the randomized, controlled clinical trials for the anti-malarial have consistently shown that hydroxychloroquine is ineffective in the treatment of coronavirus.
Following Gohmert’s diagnosis, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats Wednesday evening she would require masks to be worn on the floor of the House.
(Photos, YouTube; via Axios)