The Hill, Axios and other news outlets made the false claim that a man died after ingesting Hydroxychloroquine which last week was touted by President Trump as a possible cure for coronavirus.
As it turns out, the man ingested fish tank cleaner and NOT the malaria drug President Trump discussed as a possible cure for coronavirus.
Axios corrected their mistake but not until thousands of retweets spreading the fake news. The Hill still has the fake news out there for millions to see.
The Hill Has Not Retracted Their Hydroxychloroquine Lie:
Several News outlets are repeating this Coronavirus Hydroxychloroquine Lie:
These news sources reach millions! This is irresponsible journalism that harms President Trump.
NBC correspondent Heidi Przybyla retweeted an interview from Vaughn Hillyard also of NBC with the wife of the man who died:
Woman in ICU: “Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure.” NBC: “What would be your message to the American public?” Woman: “Oh my God. Don’t take anything. Don’t believe anything. Don’t believe anything that the President says & his people…call your doctor.”
Woman in ICU: "Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure."
NBC: "What would be your message to the American public?"
Woman: "Oh my God. Don't take anything. Don't believe anything. Don’t believe anything that the President says & his people…call your doctor." https://t.co/C8EiTQQ3r1 pic.twitter.com/UAOXBNsS4t
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) March 24, 2020