By Hannah Frishberg | 14 April 2020
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Despite thousands of seriously ill coronavirus patients being treated with a newer version of the drug called hydroxychloroquine, federal agencies stockpiling it and individuals claiming the drug saved them from the coronavirus, significant testing is still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. […]