'Lost' Actor with Coronavirus Backs Trump: Drug Was 'Secret Weapon' to His Recovery
Daniel Dae Kim credits hydroxychloroquine drug
Just days after “Lost” star Daniel Dae Kim announced he had tested positive for China-originated novel coronavirus, the actor posted another video crediting President Donald Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine as the “secret weapon” drug in his recovery from the virus.
“I need to say this in bold letters: Obviously, I am not a doctor, nor am I, lawyer … So please don’t take my word as that of a medical professional,” Kim said.
“That said, here is a treatment protocol I followed as prescribed by the amazing doctor,” he continued.
“It was what’s called a drug cocktail, which means it’s a combination of different drugs.
"It consisted of Tamiflu, which is an anti-viral, the antibiotic azithromycin, more commonly known as a ‘Zpack,’ a glycopyrrolate inhaler, that was used to ease breathing and the inflammation commonly associated with COVID.”
“And here’s what I consider to be the secret weapon: hydroxychloroquine."
“This is a common anti-malarial drug that has been used with great success in Korea in their fight against the coronavirus. And yes, this is the drug that the president mentioned the other day,” Kim added.
Kim also noted:
"Also, the drug that Dr. Anthony Fauci cautioned us against,” adding that evidence of its effectiveness against COVID-19, is “anecdotal.”
“That is correct … it is only based on personal accounts,” he emphasized.
“Well, add my name to those personal accounts, because I am feeling better.”
On Friday, Trump said during a press conference that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) would be releasing the drug to treat COVID-19 patients on Tuesday.
Kim's first video, however, initially blasted Trump and defended China, which unleashed the virus and has since been spewing propaganda claiming the Virus came from the US military.
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“Yes, I'm Asian. And yes, I have coronavirus," Kin said in the previous video.
“But I did not get it from China; I got in America, in New York City.”
“And despite what certain political leaders want to call it, I don’t consider the place where it’s from as important as the people who are sick and dying. If I did, I would call this thing the New York virus, but that would be silly, right?”
Trump has emphasized the Chinese origins of COVID-19 and said his decision to refer to it as the “Chinese virus” was prompted after the communist regime's attempted to flip the blame on the United State's military.
The spokesman for communist China’s Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, said the deadly coronavirus 'might' have been brought to China by members of the U.S military.Lijian falsely claimed on Twitter:
“When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!”
According to a USA Today fact-check, the virus did originate in China:
“The consensus among researchers studying the spread of the virus pinpoints COVID-19’s likely origin to a ‘wet market,’ or live animal market, in Wuhan, China,” the report said.