COVID-19 drug treatments

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Lt. Wade Miller treats a patient aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), April 4, 2020, Los Angeles. Credit: U.S. Navy (CC BY 2.0). 

Over the weekend, President Trump again recommended hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. He said the government has ordered 29 million pills of it. The drug is meant to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. There’s only limited, anecdotal evidence that hydroxychloroquine works on the novel coronavirus.