White House Adviser Argued With Dr. Fauci Over Anti-Malaria Drug

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro reportedly had a heated dispute with Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Anti-Coronavirus Task Force, over the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug, against COVID-19 on Saturday.


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They’re desperate to be seen as ‘doing something’. It’s all about ratings.

“You can’t hurry a funnel,” Gramps used to say.

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Per Axios

Toward the end of the meeting, Hahn began a discussion of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which Trump believes could be a “game-changer” against the coronavirus.

Let’s NOT forget that hydroxychloroquine is made by Novartis, the company that paid Michael Cohen Essential LLC $1.2M for access to Trump.

So is Navarro going to get a cut from Novartis or from Trump’s “profit”…you know…trickledown corruption/profiteering amidst a pandemic - it’s SOP in Trump Regime, never mind the preventable American deaths!

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Gallows humor - Sad but true…

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Norvartis is the parent company of Sandoz who are manufacturers of hydrochloroquine.

Manufacturers of hydroxychloroquine include generic manufacturers Actavis, which is owned by Teva, and Sandoz. Novartis, the parent company of Sandoz,

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For clarification…I did NOT say Sanofi is NOT the manufacturer of hydrochloroquine.

There are other drug manufacturers that make hydrochloroquine also…Sandoz/Norvatis is one of them! See list below.

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Navarro is an ass, Fauci is a scientist. While desperate times may call for unproven treatments it’s breathtaking that a failed trade advisor is getting trumps ear on this matter.

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So…Peter Navarro, THE poster child for The Peter Principle, who can’t work a trade deal to save his life is now a DOCTOR? A SCIENTIST? He is nothing more than a ‘humper’ and if Donnie says JUMP, Navarro rushes in to say HOW HIGH??? This is a helluva way to run a government…let alone a pandemic.

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When I’m ill, I always seek out the opinion of a hack “economist” to prescribe a cure.

What’s wrong with you critics?

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“Hey, now. Who’s the barber here?”

h/t Theodoric of York

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Confrontation, big f’ing deal. Nothing will change, onward to the election.
People get fired or resign, it doesn’t matter, the mother/father killer will be there no matter what.

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Thousand bucks says Navarro (and Trump) have shares in hydroxychloroquine.

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Navarro was a dick, is a dick, and will be a dick 'til the end of time.

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As if there"s even been enough time to organize, execute, and peer-review a placebo-controlled, double-blinded study with sufficient subject #s. Of course everything to date is anecdotal…Dr. F. knows exactly whats going on.

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Obv Trump pulled Navarro aside, “Convince Fauci to endorse that malaria drug”.

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If anyone needs prayers, it’s Fauci. He’s the sole bulwark against the pernicious incompetence that will kill millions.

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So. That sales pitch Trump made for this drug in Saturday’s (?) briefing, like he was hawking it for an infomercial, was his implicit rebuttal of Fauci.

Cool, cool.

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Guess Trump won’t be going here

Maybe he’d wear this one? (edit: ha ha it took me three times to spell this right! Did I mention I love English?)

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The word is that Forsythia is the cure…

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Well, hopefully Jared was in the room to be the voice of educated reason.

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Leeches were never more prevalent than now.

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A-Rod must have been tied up.

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