Nightside with Dan Rea - Rundown for April 16, 2020


Sen. Ron Johnson and Hydroxychloroquine. Sen. Ron Johnson (WI-R) is organizing a letter from physicians to push the President to ease restrictions and increase access to the malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine, which has shown great promise in the treatment of COVID-19. Johnson says he is concerned that absent guidance from the F.D.A. and the C.D.C. doctors and hospitals "were reluctant to try" the malaria drug. The Senator also wants President Trump to issue an executive order banning governors from limiting hydroxychloroquine to hospitalized patients and wants to block disciplinary action against doctors and pharmacists who use the drug. Do you support Senator Johnson's efforts?

Advances In Coronavirus Testing. Dr. Michael Misialek, Associate Director of Pathology at Newton Wellesley Hospital, joins Dan to discuss the latest updates in COVID-19 testing including the new less intrusive nasal swab testing and the brand-new FDA approved saliva test. Have you been tested?

Liz for Veep? Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren endorsed Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee for president yesterday. Last night, Rachel Maddow asked her if she would consider being Biden's Vice President. She could not say yes fast enough. Would you vote for Joe Biden if Liz was his running mate?

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