Actor Daniel Dae Kim credits ‘secret weapon’ for COVID-19 recovery
Television star Daniel Dae Kim said he feels “practically back to normal” after taking a combination of drugs that include hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug President Trump has touted, calling it his “secret weapon.”
Mr. Kim, who starred in the network shows “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-O,” said in a Saturday post on Instagram that he has almost no symptoms after taking Tamiflu; the antibiotic azithromycin, or Z-Pak; an inhaler, and hydroxychloroquine.
I’m happy to report that my progress has continued and I feel practically back to normal,” said Mr. Kim in a video from his home in Hawaii, where he has self-isolated. “I am lucky enough to be in the 80% of diagnosed cases that have not required hospitalization. That’s an important statistic.
He said he was diagnosed on March 18 with COVID-19 after experiencing a scratchy throat, tightness in his chest, body aches, and a fever shortly after returning to Hawaii from New York City. He took the test at a drive-thru facility in Honolulu.
Four days after his diagnosis, he said he has “no symptoms other than a little residual congestion, which should clear up very soon.”
And here’s what I consider to be the secret weapon: hydroxychloroquine,” Mr. Kim said. “This is a common anti-malarial drug that has been used with great success in Korea in their fight against the coronavirus, and yes, this is the drug that the president mentioned the other day.
Source: The Washington Times.