Paul Vallone, a New York City Councilmember who represents Queens, downplayed the Covid19 symptoms he was experiencing when he was diagnosed with the virus back in March.
In an April 1 tweet, Vallone said he was experiencing “mild symptoms.”
His condition was actually much more severe than he was letting on. Complicating matters was the fact that Vallone suffers from sarcoidosis, an auto-immune disease that attacks the lungs.
“We were in panic mode when I went down because I didn’t have a lot of immune response,” Vallone said. “I needed something to stay alive.”
Vallone says Hydroxychloroquine gave him a speedy recovery.
“I couldn’t breathe, very weak, couldn’t get out of bed. My doctor prescribed it. My pharmacy had it. Took it that day and within two to three days I was able to breathe,” Vallone told the New York Post, adding “Within a week I was back on my feet.”
A recent international study that analyzed findings from studies conducted by countries all over the world on Hydroxychloroquine found that cases where the drug is administered early can decrease mortality rates from Covid19 by 79%.
There has been a concerted effort to undermine the positive effects of the drug since President Trump touted as a promising treatment of the virus in March.