“Not only do I read the stories, I read the studies,” state Sen. Joseph Pennacchio, who is co-chairman of Trump’s 2020 campaign in New Jersey, told POLITICO on Wednesday. “The internet is a wonderful place,” he added, saying he’s discussed the issue with physicians.
Pennacchio, a retired dentist, has spent the better part of the last month advocating for state officials to open the floodgates on the use of hydroxychloroquine, citing controversial studies from French physician Dr. Didier Raoult and the support of hundreds of physicians through the New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance as questions continue to emerge about the drug.
“The people on the front line, they seem to want this drug a lot more than the bureaucrats who are telling you what you should or shouldn’t be doing without offering any alternatives,” he said.
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