Tasos Katopodis / Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump speaks during a briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on March 21, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)
Former CNN reporter Jacki Schechner is comparing President Donald Trump to Nazi Germany’s sinister scientists after he announced he supported the government testing an anti-malarial drug as a potential treatment for coronavirus.
Trump said Thursday he supported the Food and Drug Administration investigating whether variations of chloroquine, which has been available by prescription for decades to treat disease, could be used as an effective treatment for COVID-19.
A number of scientists in the international community have touted the drug in recent days as a potentially affordable treatment for the infection — although there is no consensus among health experts on the veracity of claims chloroquine can be successful in treating coronavirus.
On whether U.S. officials are looking into testing chloroquine, Trump said he