Infectious disease specialist: Fox News' promotion of hydroxychloroquine is “very damaging”

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Citation From the April 22, 2020, edition of CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto 

JIM SCIUTTO (CO-ANCHOR): So, Dr. Sepkowitz, you of course are a doctor, does that kind of pushing here from folks who are not experts, does that help or hurt the treatment and the response to this? 

DR. KENT SEPKOWITZ (INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALIST): It's very damaging. It puts false hopes into patients and their families. It, I think, deflects resource and attention to other, better therapies. And it also turns a discussion that is a pretty sober discussion into something resembling a political circus, which never helps anything.