NEW: Inside the White House Situation Room yesterday, economic adviser Peter Navarro got into a heated dispute with infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci over the efficacy of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Details here
If you’re looking for a likely reason why Trump blocked Dr. Fauci from giving his medical opinion on hydroxychloroquine, see this scoop about the big fight between Fauci and Trump acolyte Peter Navarro at yesterday’s task force meeting—>
"Navarro, on the other hand, is convinced based on his reading that the drug works against the coronavirus and speaks about it enthusiastically"
Peter Navarro, who is not a doctor, argued there was "clear therapeutic efficacy" of hydroxychloroquine. Anthony Fauci, who is a doctor, pushed back against Navarro, explaining that there was only anecdotal evidence. Trump today sided with Navarro.
Context as Pres Trump touts hydroxychloroquine, which he believes could be a "game-changer" against the coronavirus: The WH coronavirus task force had its biggest fight yet on Saturday, pitting Peter Navarro against Anthony Fauci, per .
Dr. Fauci disagrees with Trump's promotion and posture on hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. Trump shuts down a reporter when he tries to ask Fauci directly.
Inside the White House, a hack economist who is viewed as a joke in his field is fighting with one of the world’s leading infectious disease experts about medical advice. Trump is following the hack economist while hawking an unproven treatment.
Re: #Covid_19 taskforce on hydroxychloroquine, reports, "the administration's public stance should be that the decision to use the drug is between doctors and patients." Just imagine if pregnant women were afforded the same dignity and respect.
Wow, quite the Axios story on a Situation Room argument about using hydroxychloroquine against covid-19 between infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci (wants more evidence) and trade warrior Peter Navarro (wants to go all in)
Here’s the ⁦⁩ scoop about the fight over the anti-malaria drug the president is selling as a treatment for coronavirus There is not clinical evidence yet that this works, and the president is again telling Americans to try it
This story abt how Peter Navarro (whom I wouldn't trust for economic advice) tried to pandemic-splain Dr. Fauci makes me wonder where FEMA is (to say nothing of Alex Azar).
This adds a little cover to the POTUS’s relentless boosterism over these unproven drugs. So let me ask YOU: If you’re sick with an infectious disease, would you do to “Doctors” Trump, Kushner and Navarro? Or Dr. Fauci?
Fauci, the physician and immunologist, vs. Navarro, the trade advisor, on the science of Coronavirus treatments
A major clash over hydroxychloroquine at yesterday’s task force meeting, pitting Peter Navarro against Tony Fauci, scoops. The drug is largely unproven — but that hasn’t stopped Trump from touting it and Navarro from trying to find it.
Navarro can’t even get the economics right, so now he’s decided to tell Fauci about infectious diseases.
The experts v the snake oil salesman: why the White House blowup over hydroxychloroquine matters for America and the world
This epic White House blowup over hydroxychloroquine pretty much summarizes what I see on Twitter and Facebook—people arguing aggressively in favor of a drug over the objections of medical experts who understand the need for large clinical trials.
"Fauci pushed back against Navarro, saying that there was only anecdotal evidence that hydroxychloroquine works against the coronavirus." What the hell is up with Fauci?
Great White House reporting from
“Scoop: Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine.”
Inside the epic White House blowup over hydroxychloroquine - Axios
UC Irvine faculty who knew Navarro were too happy to see him go (professionally embarrassing; personally unpleasant), but worried that he'd do damage elsewhere. Who knew? We did.
Inside the epic White House blowup over potential coronavirus drug - Axios
Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine via
Amazing that Peter ("no-med-training") Navarro raised his voice against Anthony Fauci, in the Situation Room, defending the "evidence" for hydroxychloroquine against Fauci's doubts. This is what we're dealing with. #COVID19.
Peter Navarro trying to relive his biotech stock picking days again by going against Fauci