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Michigan Democrat Praises President Trump For Chinese Coronavirus Actions

Jeff Katz
April 07, 2020 - 2:23 pm

Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-MI), credited hydroxychloroquine and President Donald Trump for saving her life during her bout with the novel Chinese coronavirus.

The Detroit native, who recently tested positive for the coronavirus, said she started taking hydroxychloroquine after it was prescribed to her by her doctor on March 31. She and her husband began seeking treatment nearly two weeks prior after experiencing a number of different symptoms.

Whitsett also said she was aware of the "wonders" of hydroxychloroquine because of a battle with Lyme disease earlier in her life, but would never have thought to ask for it if not for President Trump talking about the benefits of using it as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

"It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up," Whitsett told the Detroit Free Press. "He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority."