“At this point, the drug is not recommended to be used by patients except by medical professionals prescribing it as part of ongoing investigational studies. There are potentially significant side effects, including sudden cardiac death, associated with hydroxychloroquine and its individual use in patients need to be carefully selected and monitored by a health care professional,” the CIA website warns. Then, in bold type: “Please do not obtain this medication on your own.”
”What do you have to lose?” Trump asked, as he promoted hydroxychloroquine despite a lack of evidence that it works. Well, “sudden cardiac death” means there’s something to lose.