President Donald Trump on Monday night issued a flurry of angry messages against Fox News' Neil Cavuto - and the network itself - after the host criticized the president for saying he'd been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against coronavirus.
The president earlier Monday that he'd taking the drug, to the of health experts who warn there has been little evidence that the drug is an effective treatment or deterrent for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. Health experts warn that hydroxychloroquine could even lead to adverse effects if taken outside of its intended uses - such as treating malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis - and say that Trump's continued praise for the drug could lead to a run on supplies.
Speaking Monday afternoon, Cavuto said on his show: "The president insisted that [hydroxychloroquine] has enormous benefits for patients either trying to prevent or already have Covid-19. The fact of the matter is, though, when the president said, 'What have you got to lose?', the number of studies [show] the population have one thing to lose: their lives."