Pennsylvania nursing home treated residents with Trump’s favorite COVID drug — with disastrous results – Raw Story


A nursing home in Pennsylvania relied heavily on President Donald Trump’s favorite COVID-19 treatment earlier this year — and the results were disastrous.

The Washington Post reports that the Southeastern Veterans’ Center in Spring City, Pennsylvania rushed to administer Trump-touted anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to residents — even if they hadn’t even been tested for COVID-19.

“For more than two weeks in April, a drug regimen that included hydroxychloroquine was routinely dispensed at the struggling center, often for patients who had not been tested for COVID-19 and for those who suffered from medical conditions known to raise the risk of dangerous side effects,” the Post reports.

The paper reports that the nursing home even administered the drug in ways that went against Food and Drug Administration guidelines, which said that hydroxychloroquine should only be given during clinical…



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