Fact-checked by: PolitiFact

2021/06/02 | United States

FALSE: Emails show that Fauci knew “hydroxychloroquine worked [and] emailed friends about it being effective.”

Explanation: In his emails, Fauci acknowledged the existence of anecdotal evidence claiming hydroxychloroquine's effectiveness against COVID-19 but never endorsed it himself and said he was waiting for results from a clinical trial for any definitive proof. The clinical trial ended last June after researchers found the drug provided no additional benefit in treating the virus.

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