By Hannah Frishberg | 14 April 2020
NEW YORK POST — A controversial drug heralded by some as a coronavirus cure comes with symptoms of its own, Rita Wilson says.
The actress, 63, says she was given chloroquine after she and husband Tom Hanks tested positive for COVID-19 while in Australia last month. The malaria treatment may or may not have helped her beat the virus, but it certainly gave her “extreme side effects,” she tells Gayle King on Tuesday’s “CBS This Morning.”
After getting the chloroquine, Wilson became “completely nauseous” and experienced vertigo and weakened muscles, she warns.
“We have to be very considerate about this drug,” she says. “We don’t know if it’s safe in this case.”
Despite thousands of seriously ill coronavirus patients being treated with a newer version of the drug called hydroxychloroquine, federal agencies stockpiling it and individuals claiming the drug saved them from the coronavirus, significant testing is still required before it can be deemed safe. […]
When I lived on the east coast my regular daily newspaper was the N.Y. Post because it did exhibit some degree of rationality and honesty. Lately the Post has become the Corona Virus Carnival Barker: one ain’t-it-awful story after another.