Actress Rita Wilson, who is married to a far more famous actor Tom Hanks went on ‘CBS this Morning’ to describe the “extreme” side effects she suffered due to taking Chloroquine, but despite the fake news hyperbole, Chloroquine Is Not Hydroxychloroquine.
Because President Trump has touted Hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment to the Coronavirus the media pounced on the Rita Wilson story.
In this fake news media era as long as two things sound similar, that’s good enough for the Trump-Hating mainstream media.
An example of this was when President Trump said ‘Coronavirus would be the Democrats next hoax,’ which mainstream media then twisted into Trump said ‘Coronavirus is a Hoax’.
After Rita Wilson’s CBS interview where she documented her non-medical opinion on what side-effects she supposedly suffered while taking Chloroquine to combat her Coronavirus.
The Trump-Hate media started pushing their lie that Chloroquine is the same as President Trump’s highly touted Hydroxychloroquine.
Of course, the mainstream media knows, no liberal would have the audacity to fact-check them so they were good to go in pushing their latest ‘Orange Man Bad’ BS.
Chloroquine Vs Hydroxychloroquine.
While Chloroquine (Aralen) is similar to hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), they’re still two vastly different drugs.
What Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine do have in common drugs is both are being studied as a treatment against the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Chloroquine is effective against the malarial parasites, but is not effective for malaria prevention. Chloroquine is used off-label to treat porphyria cutanea tarda.
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is an anti-malaria drug used to treat several forms of malaria as well as lupus, erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine – Common side effects
There is also a vast difference to the most common side effects patients experience when taking these two drugs.
Amazingly, but not so amazingly after factoring in her hatred for Trump. Rita Wilson described her extreme side effects: “I had vertigo and my muscles felt very weak.”
Both of her Rita Wilson’s “extreme side effects” are common for those taking Hydroxychloroquine and NOT Chloroquine.
So it’s not a stretch to believe Wilson Googled ‘Hydroxychloroquine side effects’ believing since both drugs were one in the same.
Feelings Aren’t Facts
During the Rita Wilson interview, CBS reporter Gayle King did exactly what a typical leftist reporter does in today’s mainstream media, never challenge anyone dishing dirt on Donald Trump.
King skipped right over the fact that Wilson and her husband actor Tom Hanks were prescribed Chloroquine and not Hydroxychloroquine.
.@RitaWilson tells @GayleKing she took #chloroquine to treat COVID-19: I can only tell you that I don’t know if the drug worked or it was just time for the fever to break. My fever did break but the chloroquine had such extreme side effects… We don’t really know if it’s helpful pic.twitter.com/8xej1NyhaQ
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) April 14, 2020
Any legitimate reporter not pushing an agenda would ask: “Is Chloroquine the same drug that President Trump keeps mentioning during his White House Coronavirus press briefings?”
What is hysterical, is the fact that it is exactly how I found out that Chloroquine is not the same drug as Hydroxychloroquine.
After seeing the Rita Wilson interview, I actually started writing a completely different story that centered around the question:
‘How could Rita Wilson possibly know which of her side effects were from Chloroquine, and which were from the Coronavirus?’
I also wrote that I believed Rita Wilson’s Chloroquine bashing had more to do with her hatred of President Trump than the actual drug.
After all, even if the side effects she described were true, the bottom line is in some way, be it big or small, Chloroquine played a part in saving her life.
So her disparaging of Chloroquine would be similar to throwing shade at the lifeguard who just saved your life because he bruised your arm dragging your La La Land liberal ass back to shore.
But after a few paragraphs, I started wondering ‘Why is Rita Wilson, Gayle King as well as other news outlets referring to the drug as “Chloroquine” and not “Hydroxychloroquine”?
So I Googled Chloroquine and immediately saw that it was a totally different drug than what President Trump had been addressing.
Of course, One would think mainstream media reporters would know how to Google also, but apparently not.
Here are a few examples of the Fake News Media doing what they do best… LIE!
A spokeswoman for Gold Coast University hospital would not confirm whether Hanks and Wilson were given chloroquine, but said that “selected patients” did receive the drug.
Trump proclaimed the chemical’s effectiveness in March, but the US’s top infectious diseases adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci, has warned that there is not enough medical evidence to prove that it is useful.
Despite President Trump repeatedly pushing that chloroquine be used as a treatment for coronavirus, evidence keeps piling up against the anti-malarial drug.
Actress Rita Wilson said on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday that she and husband Tom Hanks had different coronavirus symptoms but Wilson experienced “extreme side effects” after taking chloroquine, which she isn’t sure actually helped her recover.
Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson reveals ‘extreme’ side effects of chloroquine as she describes couple’s coronavirus recovery.
The drug, touted by some — including Donald Trump in multiple White House press briefings — as a potential coronavirus treatment, is called hydrochloroquine, and is typically used in malaria cases.
Actor Rita Wilson said she had “extreme side effects” from taking the malaria drug chloroquine when she was sick with the coronavirus, and warned people “to be very considerate” when deciding to use the medication for COVID-19.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly touted chloroquine as a treatment for the illness caused by the virus, despite a lack of medical evidence. The drug isn’t approved against the coronavirus, but doctors can prescribe it.
Wilson, who was treated in Australia, said on day nine she was given the controversial drug chloroquine. (Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both anti-malaria drugs, have been hyped by President Trump as miracle cures for COVID-19.)
Of course, Yahoo News went with their feelings over facts because the link goes to their story about Trump touting Hydroxychloroquine. But their article never once mentions the word “Chloroquine.”
Shockingly, CNN never mentioned Trump or links Chloroquine with Hydroxychloroquine in their article.
In fairness, despite my love for Ben Shapiro, his staff absolutely loving our reworked GQ’s imbecilic 2017 Colin Kaepernick ‘Citizen of the Year’ cover (see Below), and his website.
We must call out the Dailywire.com for their Rita Wilson misinformation article: Warning Of Side Effects, Rita Wilson Says She Took Trump-Touted Drug And Recovered From Coronavirus: ‘My Fever Did Break’