“ Hello , I’ m Dr . Stella Emmanuel . I’m a primary care physician in Houston , Texas .
“ I actually went to medical school in West Africa , Nigeria , where I took care of malaria patients , treated them with hydroxychloroquine and stuff like that .
“ So I’ m actually used to these medications. I’ m here because I have personally treated over 350 patients with COVID -19 . Patients that have diabetes , patients that have high blood pressure , patients that have asthma , old people … I think my oldest patients are 92 … 87 -year -olds .
“ And the result has been the same . I put them on hydroxychloroquine , I put them on zinc , I put them on Zithromax , and they ’ re all well .
“ For the past few months , after taking care of over 350 patients , we ’ve not lost one . Not a diabetic , not somebody with high blood pressure , not somebody who asthma , not an old person .
“ We ’ ve not lost one patient . And on top of that, I’ ve put myself, my staff, and many doctors that I know on hydroxychloroquine for prevention , because by the very mechanism of action , it works early and as a prophylaxis .
“ I know you’ re going to tell me that you treated 20 people , 40 people , and it didn’ t work . I’ m a true testimony .
“ So I came here to Washington DC to tell America nobody needs to get sick . This virus has a cure. It is called hydroxychloroquine , zinc , and Zithromax .
“ I know they don ’t want to open schools . No , you don ’t need people to be locked down . There is prevention and there is a cure. ”
Emmanuel , who said she had received several threats to have her practice permit revoked , insisted she would continue to administer the drugs on COVID – 19 patients to save more American lives .
A Los Angeles – based emergency medicine specialist , Dr Simone Gold , who moderated the news conference , described Emmanuel as a warrior.
“ Before I introduce the next guest , I just want to say that I wish all doctors that are listening to this bring that kind of passion to their patients, ” Gold said.