During the height of the covid-19 pandemic's first American peak, in spring 2020, Trump
took a two-week course of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and zinc.
His personal physician tersely stated: "After numerous discussions he and I
had regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we
concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks"
Medical professionals widely criticized the action, owing to the absence of
good quality evidence that the benefit of HCQ outweighed its non-zero risks.
Conley's note did not say that he or any other physician
prescribed these agents.
Vice President Pence did not follow suit 8