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U.S. group bombards doctors with coronavirus petition to cut 'red tape'

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Dr. Eric Anderson had just finished vacuuming his New Hampshire home early on Wednesday when the phone in his pocket buzzed with an unusual text message.

The message - part of a barrage of texts sent to doctors across the nation - urged him to sign a petition in support of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a potential miracle cure for COVID-19, the contagious and sometimes deadly respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. “Tell Trump to CUT RED TAPE & make hydroxychloroquine available to you and your patients,” the message said.

Despite Trump’s claims that hydroxychloroquine could be among “the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine,” the decades-old drug has no proven effect on COVID-19. Anderson said he responded to the text with the words “You’re idiots” and deleted the message. 27 March 2020

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