LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): We have a cheap, scalable, safe drug, hydroxychloroquine, that is easy to produce.
STEVE FORBES (CHAIRMAN, FORBES MEDIA): And that came out of that same office, that same guy, that same office that gave us the antibiotics in World War II, saved 200,000 soldiers lives, also pushed that chloroquine. We've got to do it again. It's there. Use it. Push it now.
INGRAHAM: Hydroxychloroquine, yeah. And well, the drug companies don't make any money off of it. I don't mean to be the suspicious cynic, but they don't make money off generic drugs. They don't make money off that brand name. It's made by Sanofi, and they don't make any money off of it. The resistance to hydroxychloroquine --
FORBES: This is where you say get it done, here's how you do it, and it will get done. We all know, the drug companies know they're not going to do well if you have a rotten economy. So let's get it done.
And by the way, I think the real push on hydroxychloroquine is the fact that Donald Trump liked it. If Donald Trump said the sun came up in the morning, they'd say, “Oh, no, that's a Chinese light bulb in the sky.” It just is perverse. We've got to move on all fronts on that.
INGRAHAM: Yeah, we've got the former FDA commissioner throwing cold water on it. You've got Fauci, I love everybody, I love the medical profession, but they want a double-blind controlled study on whether the sky is blue. OK, at some point we've got to put the tourniquet on and we've got to heal ourselves.
FORBES: That's why you need somebody to push it, because these bad -- these bureaucratic habits have to be broken. This is an emergency like wartime. Let's treat it as such.