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Revisiting Hydroxychloroquine, by C. Boyden Gray

Ask someone if they think hydroxychlorine should be used against the coronavirus and you’ll get a pretty good idea what side of the political divide they’re on. But that shouldn’t be a consideration at all in determining if it’s effective. From C. Boyden Gray at theamericanconservative.com:

There is substantial evidence to suggest that the drug is effective in treating Covid-19. Why are we not trying it?

More than six months have passed since the president first tweeted about hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19. Since then, some studies have claimed that it works, and others not. But one thing we have learned unequivocally about hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 is that CNN, TheNew York Times, TheWashington Post, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the editor of TheLancet don’t want you to take it.

In fact, they would prefer that you not even talk about it. The less you know about it, the better. And they have felt this way consistently since the start of the pandemic, when there were hardly any studies to parse. To even call this situation a “debate” is a stretch, because the forces opposed to the drug’s use for Covid-19 haven’t debated, but rather have tried to shut down any journalist, doctor, or researcher armed with different data.

Hydroxychloroquine, a 70-year-old malaria drug that is also regularly used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, is inexpensive and has an excellent safety profile. It has been used to treat over two billion people. Before the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended that adults and children of any age could take it safely, including pregnant women and nursing mothers.

In March, the strongest evidence in favor of its use and efficacy for Covid-19 came from Marseille, from a small observational study conducted by the French epidemiologist Dr. Didier Raoult. In this and his own larger follow-up trials, Dr. Raoult has claimed success in treating Covid-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, when used in combination with antibiotics.

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California Doctor Successfully Cures 1,700 Coranavirus Patients Using Hydroxychloroquine

Doctors Pen Open Letter To Fauci Regarding The Use Of Hydroxychloroquine for Treating COVID-19, by George C. Fareed, MD Brawley, California Michael M. Jacobs, MD, MPH Pensacola, Florida Donald C. Pompan, MD Salinas, California

The doctors have some questions for Doctor Fauci, from zerohedge.com:

August 12, 2020

Anthony Fauci, MD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Washington, D.C.

Dear Dr. Fauci:

You were placed into the most high-profile role regarding America’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Americans have relied on your medical expertise concerning the wearing of masks, resuming employment, returning to school, and of course medical treatment.

You are largely unchallenged in terms of your medical opinions. You are the de facto “COVID-19 Czar”. This is unusual in the medical profession in which doctors’ opinions are challenged by other physicians in the form of exchanges between doctors at hospitals, medical conferences, as well as debate in medical journals. You render your opinions unchallenged, without formal public opposition from physicians who passionately disagree with you. It is incontestable that the public is best served when opinions and policy are based on the prevailing evidence and science, and able to withstand the scrutiny of medical professionals.

As experience accrued in treating COVID-19 infections, physicians worldwide discovered that high-risk patients can be treated successfully as an outpatient, within the first 5 to 7 days of the onset of symptoms, with a “cocktail” consisting of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin (or doxycycline). Multiple scholarly contributions to the literature detail the efficacy of the hydroxychloroquine-based combination treatment.

Dr. Harvey Risch, the renowned Yale epidemiologist, published an article in May 2020 in the American Journal of Epidemiology titled “Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to Pandemic Crisis”. He further published an article in Newsweek in July 2020 for the general public expressing the same conclusions and opinions. Dr. Risch is an expert at evaluating research data and study designs, publishing over 300 articles. Dr Risch’s assessment is that there is unequivocal evidence for the early and safe use of the “HCQ cocktail.” If there are Q-T interval concerns, doxycycline can be substituted for azithromycin as it has activity against RNA viruses without any cardiac effects.

Yet, you continue to reject the use of hydroxychloroquine, except in a hospital setting in the form of clinical trials, repeatedly emphasizing the lack of evidence supporting its use. Hydroxychloroquine, despite 65 years of use for malaria, and over 40 years for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, with a well-established safety profile, has been deemed by you and the FDA as unsafe for use in the treatment of symptomatic COVID-19 infections. Your opinions have influenced the thinking of physicians and their patients, medical boards, state and federal agencies, pharmacists, hospitals, and just about everyone involved in medical decision making.

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Yale Prof: Hydroxychloroquine Haters Spewing ‘Misleading And Toxic Disinformation’, by Tyler Durden

Hydroxychloroquine would save lives and take a lot of the steam out of the vaccine movement. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

Yale epidemiology professor Harvey Risch has hit back against critics who say he’s been the subject of personal attacks over his insistence that hydroxychloroquine is highly effective in treating COVID-19 if administered early in the disease’s progression.

In a Washington Examiner Op-Ed, Risch writes that the pushback against his advocacy for the drug has been “furious.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci has implied that I am incompetent, notwithstanding my hundreds of highly regarded, methodologically relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific literature. A group of my Yale colleagues has publicly intimated that I am a zealot who is perpetrating a dangerous hoax and conspiracy theory. I have been attacked in news articles by journalists who, ignorant of the full picture, have spun hit pieces from cherry-picked sources. -Harvey Risch

Risch says the personal attacks are a “dangerous distraction from the real issue of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness, which is solidly grounded in both substantial evidence and appropriate medical decision-making logic.”

He adds that there a no studies – published or in pre-print – which disprove his theory that HCQ should be used on high-risk outpatients, and that “assertions to the contrary, whether by Faucci, the FDA, or anyone else, are without foundation. They constitute misleading and toxic disinformation.

Covid-19 has ‘two main stages’ according to Risch, and HCQ works well in the first, but not the second, later stage of the disease:

At the first stage, it is a flu-like illness. That illness will not kill you. If you are a high-risk patient and begin treatment immediately, you will almost certainly be done with it in a few days. When not treated, high-risk patients may progress. The virus then causes severe pneumonia and attacks many organs, including the heart. In this second stage, hydroxychloroquine is not effective.

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Bad medicine: Fauci’s HCQ Waterloo, by Monica Showalter

Dr. Anthony Fauci has undoubtedly made the coronavirus outbreak deadlier than it had to be, particularly with his vacillation on hydroxychloroquine. From Monica Showalter at lewrockwell.com:

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been hailed in the press as the nation’s top infectious disease expert.  He’s been feted with presidential honors and high praise for his medical acumen.  His policy disagreements with President Trump, supposedly as the voice of “science,” have made him a hero on the left.  Such laurels and the implied power conveyed have led to some weird side-effects — such as his image featured on ladies’ underwear and declarations that he’s the sexiest man alive.

He’s still being posterized on the left with calls to “Thank Dr. Fauci.”  Here’s one:


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But it’s about time this idol topples, based on this summary about Fauci’s startlingly bad medicine and bad medical policy on COVID, which has in fact cost thousands of lives.  And yes, he is very specifically to blame.

Virologist Steven Hatfill, writing in RealClearPolitics, summed up just how disastrous Fauci has been for America’s COVID response, based on Fauci’s suppression of evidence about hydroxychloroquine, the safest and most effective treatment for COVID based on all reputable studies, and the political power he’s used to halt its treatment even as the rest of the world got well from the inexpensive medication’s use.

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The Pharmaceutical Narrative is Failing, by Britigne Shaffer

Not even a mainstream media bought and paid for bu the pharmaceutical narrative can stop the hydroxychloroquine story from getting out. From Britigne Shaffer at lewrockwell.com:

So now we don’t have to listen to what those doctors said in front of the US Supreme Court, because it turns out that one of them has some whacky beliefs about sex with demons causing reproductive disorders. What a relief.

I’m not going to pretend that the things Dr. Stella Immanuel has said don’t sound just a little  crazy to me. They do. But I’ve been observing this game long enough to have a pretty good idea of how this works:

Someone says something that contradicts the dominant narrative (in this case, the narrative about medical science), and the machine that supports that narrative goes into overdrive to discredit them, with whatever information they can dig up–as long as it doesn’t involve discussing the actual substance of what the person has said.

I understand that for some people, maybe even for a great many, that is the end of the conversation. So for everyone who is satisfied with the “fringe doctors promoting hydroxychloroquine also believe demon sex causes fybroids” narrative–please, stop here. Your ride is over, and you may go on believing that this group of doctors and other professionals has been thoroughly discredited by these statements.

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US ‘frontline’ doctors’ website exposes ‘criminal’ campaign by tech giants, govt agencies to block COVID med, by Steve Jalsevac

The campaign against Covid medications that demonstrably work can only be labeled murderous. From Steve Jalsevac at lifesitenews.com:

Dr. Simone Gold’s White Paper reveals the shocking, deep corruption and deception that has resulted in desperately needed, life-saving COVID infection treatments being suppressed since the pandemic began.
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August 5, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Last week’s explosively successful conference by America’s Frontline Doctors’ group, that exposed a “massive disinformation campaign” against the life-saving ability of Hydroxychloroquine to cure the Chinese coronavirus, was totally shut off the Internet by the tech giants. The group was in D.C. July 27 for its “White Coat Summit” event, which was organized and sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.). It kicked off with a full-day agenda and finished up the next day with a second press conference and congressional lobbying.

A Facebook representative gave as a vague excuse that the event was taken down for allegedly “sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.” As usual, Facebook refused to give any specifics. In reality, the tech companies themselves may be guilty of a “crime against humanity” and “criminal” spreading of false information that could have resulted in numerous deaths because infected patients and their physicians were denied crucial life-saving information provided during that event.

You will understand the severity of what the tech giants did as you read below some excerpts from Conference organizer Dr. Simone Gold’s White Paper on Hydroxychloroquine.

Most of the talks given during the day-long full conference can be seen here. I would strongly recommend viewing what these experts had to say that credibly contradicts the lies and misinformation that the public has been fed for months about hydroxychloroquine and other issues related to the Wuhan virus.

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Dr. Fauci and HCQ Exposed by the ‘Frontline Doctors’, by James Grundvig

It’s a sign of how corrupted medical science has become in this country when no scientific debate is allowed about the effectiveness of a drug used for the treatment of Covid-19. From James Grundvig at vaxxter.com:

The Vaccine Deep State full-court press began a half-day after the viral video of the Frontline Doctors exploded across the Internet on Monday, July 27, 2020.

The impressive stat line read: 17 million views on Facebook. One million views on Twitter. Several million more views on YouTube. And searches galore on Google. All in less than 10 hours.

To put the Frontline Doctors’ video in perspective: It tripled the size of the smash hit “Plandemic” movie viewership in one-eighth the time.

Big Pharma, Bill Gates, and Dr. Anthony Fauci couldn’t allow licensed lab coats to torpedo their vaccine-only agenda by extolling the success of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in conjunction with zinc and azithromycin. So they called in a few favors to the tech giants, which instantly colluded to censor board-certified medical doctors from across the United States. The next day, Vimeo deleted the video and Squarespace, Inc., the company hosting the Frontline Doctor’s website shut it down and the ‘404’ message was found in its place.

How’s that for a digital back-alley assault?

Beyond direct leadership at Squarespace, two of the company’s board members include the former CEO of Getty Images and the current CFO of Wayfair, which has had an exciting month. Recently, Reddit users accused Wayfair of being a child sex trafficking portal for pedophiles. Naturally, Wayfair denied the crowdsourced research claims and the allegations that exposed many anomalies, such as stealth codes that revealed extreme sticker-shock prices for basic furniture compared to other similar basement price items, with only one (1) in stock. All the benign honeypots for captured children were hidden in plain sight for anyone to search and click. Strange doesn’t begin to explain such abnormalities for a publicly-traded company like Wayfair, Inc. (W).

Bottom line: The incestuous tech industry couldn’t allow medical doctors to drop truth bombs about HCQ to the American public. Not from the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Washington, DC. Not during a pandemic, when “all hands on deck” are needed to promote the global event that would be meaningless in any other election year except this one.

No, Google/YouTube and Facebook/Instagram dropped the censor hammers, taking a considerable risk in doing so.

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Hydroxychloroquine One More Time, by Paul Craig Roberts

Only something that worked well would be so vigorously suppressed by the mainstream media. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:

It is a proven undeniable fact that if given early, hydroxychloroqine (HCQ) given with azithromycin and zinc will cure coronavirus.  It is a proven undeniable fact that hydroxychloroquine is safe.  It is an approved medicine and has been in use for 65 years with an outstanding safety record.

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is under attack for two reasons.  One is that Trump recommended it based on Dr. Zelenko’s successful cures of his patients in New York. Consequently, Democrats and the presstitutes have allied with Big Pharma and demonized HCQ hoping to use the false claim that it causes heart attacks to discredit Trump and reduce his chance of reelection. The other is that Big Pharma and the public health organizations, such as NIH, CDC, and WHO which have revolving door relationships with Big Pharma and share in the revenues, are desperate to block an effective and inexpensive treatment when they can make billions of dollars on a mandated vaccine and  an ineffectual treatment known as Remdesivir.  The Covid vaccine that is being developed perhaps also reflects a darker agenda. The vaccine alters the DNA of the person receiving it. The consequences are unknown.

Remdesivir has been allowed as a Covid treatment prior to being tested, but HCQ which has been proven safe for 65 years is prohibited in the US and most of Europe.

Doctors who are actually treating coronavirus patients take great exception to the many steps taken to prevent the use of HCQ and to prevent the public from knowing that it is a safe and effective treatment.

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The Key to Defeating COVID-19 Already Exists. We Need to Start Using It, by Harvey A. Risch, MD, PhD

Hydroxychloroquine works. From Harvey A. Risch at newsweek.com:

As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19 are dying unnecessarily. Fortunately, the situation can be reversed easily and quickly.

I am referring, of course, to the medication hydroxychloroquine. When this inexpensive oral medication is given very early in the course of illness, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control, it has shown to be highly effective, especially when given in combination with the antibiotics azithromycin or doxycycline and the nutritional supplement zinc.

On May 27, I published an article in the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) entitled, “Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis.” That article, published in the world’s leading epidemiology journal, analyzed five studies, demonstrating clear-cut and significant benefits to treated patients, plus other very large studies that showed the medication safety.

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