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Here are the top stories recently covered by DocWire News in the Rheumatology section. In this edition, read about President Donald Trump’s recent admission that he’s taking the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19, as well as what an expert shared with DocWire News, the risk of melanoma in patients taking biologics, and preoperative physical function’s effect on racial disparities postoperatively in total knee arthroplasty.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had some thoughts on President Donald Trump’s admission that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine to protect himself from COVID-19. “A lot of good things have come out about the hydroxy, a lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the frontline workers, before you catch it. The frontline workers, many, many are taking it. I happen to be taking it. I happen to be taking it,” the president confirmed. He said he initiated it “a couple of weeks ago.” When asked what her reaction was to Trump’s hydroxychloroquine declaration, Pelosi responded, “As far as the president is concerned, he’s our president, and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientist[s], especially in his age group, and his, shall we say, weight group … ‘morbidly obese,’ they say. So I think it’s not a good idea.” (Standing at 6’3”, Trump reportedly weighs 243 pounds, placing his body mass index at around 30.3 kg/m2, which would place him in the “obese” category, but not “morbidly obese.”)

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