Why we need more evidence about chloroquine and COVID-19 -VIDEO
What evidence do we have about the drug chloroquine’s capabilities against COVID-19?
US President Donald Trump touted the malaria drug as the medicine that might help fight against the new coronavirus.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why that and other drugs that might be effective against the virus need more evidence.
It’s true chloroquine has been around for more than 80 years. It has a few side effects including nausea, mood changes as well as possible interactions with other drugs.
Hopes for possible usage of chloroquine as a treatment of the novel coronavirus largely center on a small study in France which used a derivative of chloroquine together with an antibiotic for treating patients.
Listen in the CNN video all details about the trial: