LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): So, how beneficial is hydroxychloroquine? My next guest says doctors are already using this treatment in the United States successfully. Joining me now is Dr. William Grace, oncologist with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Grace, great to see you tonight. How big a deal would approving chloroquine for the coronavirus be?
DR. WILLIAM GRACE: Well it's — everybody is using it now off-label. We have a surge of coronavirus-19 patients in throughout the metropolitan area of New York. And the problem is these patients are coming in quite sick.
And when they get to a very difficult respiratory status, the doctors are using hydroxychloroquine, with or without a drug called Zithromax or azithromycin, and that's showing tremendous activity. And we have not had a death in our hospital. We have probably close to a hundred patients and not had any deaths.
But I've talked to many of my colleagues at other hospitals in New York and they also are using hydroxychloroquine, although the supplies are running down. So, any kind of supplements to those supplies would be much appreciated.