Donald Trump dishes out so much false medical information and dangerously faulty medical advice during his press briefings each day, CNN and MSNBC have to keep cutting away from him in order to fact check it. Today, Trump made the bizarre false claim that in the past, antibiotics were effective in treating viruses.
Chelsea Clinton, who is a respected expert on global health policy, was quick to put Donald Trump in his place:
We eliminated smallpox with vaccination + targeted surveillance & contact tracing. While scientists race for a coronavirus vaccine, we need widespread #covid19 testing, contact tracing, treatment & to protect all our frontline workers.
Also, antibiotics don’t treat viruses. https://t.co/RDweOUspjr
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 10, 2020
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report