Medical professionals testified on COVID-19 outpatient treatment at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), who chairs the committee, said in his opening remarks that early treatment and use of the drug, hydroxychloroquine, had become a partisan debate and the pandemic was being politicized. Several of the witnesses defended the use of hydroxychloroquine as a early treatment method for coronavirus patients. Ranking member Gary Peters (D-MI) said it was “irresponsible” to give Americans false hope and stressed that recommendations have to be rooted in science.
“There were fraudulent papers, published by individuals interested in doing evil to the world with respect to HCQ.”
Dr Peter McClughlin at the US Senate Hearing