Opinion: Life with lupus: Trump’s hydroxychloroquine hype puts my treatment — and himself — at risk

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President Trump’s revelation this week that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off Covid-19 sent shivers down my spine and the spines of many others living with lupus because we actually need this problematic medication. His hype will almost certainly make the drug more difficult to get.

“I’m taking it,” Trump said. “Hydroxychloroquine. Right now. A couple of weeks ago I started taking it. Because I think it’s good; I’ve heard a lot of good stories.”

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