President Trump’s public praise for an experimental coronavirus antibody treatment is putting new pressure on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to quickly give emergency clearance to a drug he has touted as a “miracle.”
Doctors think the drugs show promise as a potential treatment of COVID-19, though Trump has created confusion by quickly elevating them to a cure.
“They call them therapeutic, but to me it wasn’t therapeutic,” Trump said in a video he tweeted on Wednesday, five days after receiving the experimental treatment from the biotech company Regeneron.
Trump said that he felt better immediately after taking the drugs.
“I call that a cure,” he said. “It’s a cure.”
But by placing himself in the middle of the drug evaluation process, Trump is once again igniting concerns that politics is encroaching on science at a