Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt pushes untested, unproven drugs to treat coronavirus

Earhardt plays doctor: “We need to get the drugs quickly”

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Citation From the March 23, 2020, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): We need to get these drugs quickly, Brian. The malaria drug is not easy to find, other countries do have it. Israel has a lot of it, I know China has a lot of it. So hopefully these countries will help us out in our time of need. And those drugs do have to be taken together, we'll get more into that with Dr. Oz. But it is amazing, they looked at the map and they said, "Where are we not seeing as many cases?" And then they looked at the countries where may of the people take these malaria drugs and they said, "Wow, that's interesting. Why aren't they getting it?" They pinpointed it to this drug and to the Z-Pack, and together they're supposed to make a remarkable difference in folks that are having these symptoms. So it's great news. We will dive in to that with Dr. Oz. 

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): But I'm not sure you take it preventatively, I think you take it if you test positive. I'm not sure we use as it a vaccine right now. 

EARHARDT: The earlier you take it, they say, the better, but you're not supposed to take it until you first see those symptoms, but you need to take it before you get on a respirator.