Bolsonaro now 'poster boy' for dubious COVID-19 treatment
July 8, 2020
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After months of touting an unproven anti-malaria drug as a treatment for the new coronavirus, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is turning himself into a test case live before millions of people as he swallows hydroxychloroquine pills on social media and encourages others to do the same.
Bolsonaro said this week that he tested positive for the virus but already felt better thanks to hydroxychloroquine. Hours later he shared a video of himself gulping down what he said was his third dose.
"I trust hydroxychloroquine," he said, smiling. "And you?"
On Wednesday, he wa...