Radio Free never takes money from corporate interests, which ensures our publications are in the interest of people, not profits. Radio Free provides free and open-source tools and resources for anyone to use to help better inform their communities. Learn more and get involved at

The coronavirus hot spot Detroit is the site of the first major U.S. study into whether or not the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine could help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This comes after weeks of President Trump promoting the drug despite warnings from medical experts. “There’s been a lot of hype from the president, and that is so problematic, because we know that hydroxychloroquine … has some potential side effects that can be really dangerous,” responds Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a physician and epidemiologist who is the former head of Detroit’s Health Department.


Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET:

Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today:

Daily Email Digest:


[1] Democracy Now! | Democracy Now! ➤[2] Donate Now | Democracy Now! ➤[3] Democracy Now! - YouTube ➤[4][5] Democracy Now! (@democracynow) | Twitter ➤[6] Login • Instagram ➤[7] Stream Democracy Now! music | Listen to songs, albums, playlists for free on SoundCloud ➤[8] ‎Democracy Now! Audio on Apple Podcasts ➤!-audio/id73802554[9] Subscribe To Digest | Democracy Now! ➤