According to the Washington Examiner:
White House economic adviser Peter Navarro wants a “second opinion” on the anti-malaria drug that has shown some signs of effectiveness in treating coronavirus patients.
Navarro, who supports the widespread distribution of hydroxychloroquine, was asked Monday to respond to an Axios report that said he got into a confrontation with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, who insists there is no “strong” evidence that the drug can treat the coronavirus.
In particular, Navarro was asked on CNN’s New Day why the public should listen to him instead of the top infectious disease expert in the nation.
“I’ll let him speak for himself, John, but I would have two words for you: second opinion,” he said. “And in terms of the studies that exist, I think you would grant me that there are numerous studies on this, which show preliminary therapeutics.”