Democrat Ohio State Rep. Tavia Galonski has promised to refer President Trump to the International Criminal Court for “crimes against humanity” over the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19. President Trump in recent weeks has promoted hydroxychloroquine a drug used to treat malaria as a treatment for the coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine and other drugs to try and help fight the coronavirus COVID-19.
On Twitter, State Rep. Tavia Galonski said, that she could “not take it anymore” after watching President Trump’s press conference about the coronavirus. Galonski continued that she has “been to the Hague” and that she is “making a referral for crimes against humanity.”
I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one. https://t.co/XQin24gqY4
— Rep. Tavia Galonski (@RepGalonski) April 6, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine is a medication used to treat malaria that is caused by certain mosquito bites. The drug is also used for other illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, hydroxychloroquine and the combination hydroxychloroquine, and Zithromax could work to help a COVID-19 patient. In a study of 30 Chinese patients with COVID-19 who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or a combination of hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax, showed a quicker improvement.
President Trump has suggested and promoted the use of hydroxychloroquine and bypassed the FDA for approval on the drug to treat COVID-19 patients. Trump stated that the “barriers were removed” and that it was done “to get the rapid deployment of safe, effective treatments”
The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to patients with COVID-19. There are currently 366,153 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 10,831 confirmed deaths here in the United States. The outbreak in the United States began on January 21, 2020.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House task force, has been at odds with the president over the use of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus COVID-19 patients. Dr. Fauci said, “more evidence is needed” and would “consider taking the drug himself,” as a preventive measure.
Coronavirus COVID-19 is a respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, a cough, and difficulty breathing. The virus can cause pneumonia in both lungs and have multiple organ failure that leads to death. COVID-19 is a highly contagious virus that can not only spread from person to person but can also survive on hand surfaces and cardboard products for several days.
To try and prevent contracting coronavirus COVID-19 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that people social distance, frequently wash your hands, cough, or sneeze into your elbow. The CDC has also recommended that people wear face masks or some face covering while going out or if your home and not feeling well.
The International Court of Justice is also referred to as the World Court and is located in The Hague, Netherlands. The International High Court is the principal judicial system of the United Nations (UN) and was founded on June 26, 1945, to settle disputes on international legal issues. The court has two purposes: to resolve disputes and to provide advice on legal issues. Crimes against humanity included torture, murder, sexual violence, enslavement, enforced disappearance of persons, persecution against an identifiable group, and other inhumane acts.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 began in December 2019, in Wuhan, China there have been 1,365, 004 confirmed cases and 76, 507 related COVID-19 deaths globally.