Trump administration testing coordinator Adm. Brett Giroir told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday there is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine is an “effective” coronavirus treatment.
Why it matters: President Trump has continued to advertise the antimalarial drug as a treatment for the virus, despite health officials' objections.
What he's saying: "At this point in time, there's been five randomized-controlled, placebo-controlled trials that do not show any benefit to hydroxychloroquine. So, at this point in time, we don't recommend that as a treatment," Giroir said.
- “Most physicians and prescribers are evidence-based and they’re not influenced by whatever is on Twitter or anything else. And the evidence just doesn't show that hydroxychloroquine is effective right now.”
- "I think we need to move on from that and talk about what is effective ... the masks, the crowds, wash your hands, avoid indoor spaces."