No, Mr. President, you can’t just order up outbreak meds with the snap of your fingers
Donald Trump was in classic freestyle speaking mode on Thursday as he talked up the immediate production of drugs that can fight the new coronavirus.
Chloroquine got the big headlines, with Trump noting that it can be prescribed without anyone worrying about whether or not it would kill people. Then there was remdesivir, Gilead’s experimental anti-viral that the president said was “essentially approved.” And Trump vowed to slash through any “red tape” separating Americans from coronavirus drugs.
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