Trump spoke glowingly about this small French study at an April 5 White House briefing.
“You’ve seen the same test that I have,” he said. “In France, they have a very good test.”
He also referred to the study in a March 21 tweet and wrote that hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin “have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.”
But the French study has come under so much fire that the journal that published it is reviewing it again and wrote that “a correction to the scientific record may be considered.”
There are several concerns about the paper, including that it ignored patients who took the drug and fared poorly.
Experts described the French study to CNN as “a complete failure” and “pathetic.”