As usual, Trump is right. As a dentist I recently found this information on the professional site Epocrates Recent update on #COVIDー19 (#COVID19 ) Drug therapy Trials: Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin results of an open-label non-randomized clinical trial. Single-arm protocol; 36 pts treated w/200mg tid x 10 days; 6 pts received azithromycin (Zpack) w/ ECG monitoring. Treated pts had significant reduction in viral carriage at day 6 and much lower carriage duration vs controls; addition of Azithromycin resulted in significantly more efficient virus elimination. (This is from Epocrates guide to drugs for physicians and health professionals). In laymen's terms: this is a scientific and controlled study that definitively demonstrates hydroxychloroquine (chloroqine anti-malaria drug) works by itself and even better and with the antibiotic Azithromycin. This is extremely good news. It means the virus can be effectively treated and we all should be able to go back to life as usual very soon.
There is an abundant supply of both of these drugs. Other drugs will soon be undergoing trials as well. chloroquine and azithromycin carry a risk of cardiac arrhythmias, hence the need for heart monitoring when given together. Another hopeful drug is Gilead's remdesivir which is starting clinical trials soon but does not have a history of use like chloroquine.