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

STEVE DOOCY (HOST): Dr. Oz, we heard from the president at the end of last week and he was talking about these hopeful results -- trial results of how a French doctor charted about three dozen different patients, they all had coronavirus, and rather than the standard course as has been going, as we look at this graph, look at the red line: At day one, day zero essentially, everybody had 100% of the virus, and then by day six, everybody in the study had zero virus. Tell us about this possible drug combination and how hopeful you are about it. 

DR. MEHMET OZ: Well, I read the study, I was stunned. Literally my jaw dropped, I didn't know it was possible, and I started immediately trying to get in touch with this physician. 


I was flabbergasted. He took concepts that the Chinese had been working with, and some anecdotal ideas, and then constructed this trial. Now in his mind, this data is so powerful, he does not believe a randomized trial is worth it. And in France, some cities are moving forward without clinical trials. However, as a physician and in America, we feel strongly about randomized trials. So I spent the weekend working with the team at Colombia. We've crafted a study that would replicate what he did, a true randomized trial where neither side knows what they got.


This doctor told me something else that was very important that he hasn't published yet. He said that the clinical outcomes were trending towards improvement. He is a very precise man; he did not want to release data till he had more. So in 10 days we will have that as well. But this is a game changer, because if you can take a combination of two already existing pills, repurpose them to use for the American public to shorten the amount of time you're infectious, and hopefully reduce complications, this becomes more like flu than coronavirus.