Video file

Citation From the March 24, 2020, edition of Fox News' Hannity

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Mr. Surgeon General, let me ask you this. Dr. Oz will update us later in the program. We have a French study, we've had a China study. We have anecdotal -- a lot of anecdotal evidence as it relates to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin. You've read this. You're smart. You know medicine better than I do for sure. I only play a doctor and I'm not one. Do you see the hope that so many others see as a treatment? Again, off-label, compassionate care options. Do you see -- how positive are you on it? Let me ask that way.

DR. JEROME ADAMS (SURGEON GENERAL): Well, it's one of those things where people don't understand that you can both have hope, but still as a scientist or physician, want to verify. And that's what Dr. Fauci has been saying. We -- we are hopeful that these medications will work. We've heard some powerful anecdotal stories, but we want to make sure we're tracking. What we're seeing right now in New York City is doctors are prescribing off-label because, at the end of the day, if your loved one is dying, you want to be given the right to try whatever is possible. But we also want to track and make sure that works. But I want to give people a timeline here. We are looking at a vaccine maybe in about a year. We're looking at a few months hopefully at some really good therapeutics with all these trials that are going on across the country, and, right now, it's why the president had his 15 days to stop the spread leaning into the mitigation efforts.

HANNITY: I'm almost out of time. Would you take hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin if it was you or a family member? Real quick, I only have about 15 seconds.

ADAMS: If it was me or -- if it was me or a family member and they were in the hospital in the ICU, I would try anything that I could to help keep them alive, and that's what we want to get people --

HANNITY: So would I.

ADAMS: -- that opportunity to try to keep their loved ones alive.