Poll

About 5 percent of our readers want to be prescribed hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19.

Almost half of our readers are fine with President Trump taking an unproven drug to ward off possible infection by the COVID-19 virus.

Starting Monday, we invited readers to select one of four responses to the following question:

“President Trump said Monday that he is taking the drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventative against the COVID-19 virus. With which of the following statements do you most agree?”

The results:

“If it does no harm and the president thinks the drug will prevent him from getting sick, he should take it,” 111 votes, 49.11 percent.

“It is irresponsible to promote the use of a drug for an illness before it has completed clinical trials to prove effectiveness,” 72 votes, 31.85 percent.

“I will not take a drug of unproven effectiveness against COVID-19,” 31 votes, 13.71 percent.

‘I want my physician to prescribe hydroxychloroquine for me and my family,” 12 votes, 5.3 percent.

Total votes: 226.

magnoliareporter.com online polls are not scientific. They are conducted for the information and entertainment of our readers.

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