(RightWing.org) – President Trump made clear early on in the Chinese coronavirus epidemic that he would do all he could to help find an effective treatment for the disease. That showed up in his support for trials with hydroxychloroquine, a proven anti-malarial drug some research suggests might help COVID patients. Large-scale trials of this drug have been less encouraging, but the president is still pushing researchers and health agencies to get effective treatments out there as quickly as possible.
The FDA must approve drugs or vaccines based on their safety and effectiveness – NOT political pressure from the White House.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 22, 2020
Now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has condemned the president’s interest in a vaccine or treatment as “very dangerous.” The irony is most of the time Pelosi is complaining that President Trump isn’t doing enough to protect Americans from the disease – but any time he does try to do anything she complains about that, too.
The notoriously sluggish Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process for a new medication can take years and millions of pages of paperwork. The president also warned last week that elements of the FDA might like to delay any treatment until after the election.
Thankfully, that didn’t happen. President Trump announced Sunday, August 23, that the FDA has given emergency approval for convalescent plasma therapy as a treatment for COVID-19. While this isn’t formal approval, as more study and data is needed, initial results are promising.
It’s good to know that our president is more concerned about the health and welfare of the American people than he is about politics.
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