How many lives might have been saved if hydroxychloroquine had been more available and widely used? From Colin Freiburger at lifesitenews.com:
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Three Republican senators sent a letter to U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Alex Azar this month demanding an explanation as to why the agency revoked its approval of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a drug that has shown promise in treating COVID-19.
HCQ has long been approved for use in treating malaria, arthritis, and certain autoimmune conditions, but its potential applications to COVID-19 became a political lightning rod after President Donald Trump first called attention to early studies indicating its potential. The FDA initially issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allowing it to be distributed from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) but revoked
that authorization in June, claiming “new information” indicated the potential dangers outweighed any potential effectiveness.
“We have heard from licensed physicians” who have detailed “how this decision has affected their ability to treat patients” and “led to misinformation and confusion across the country,” read the August 18 letter by Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah, and Ted Cruz of Texas. Some states, the letter warned, have used the FDA’s decision as justification to ban doctors from prescribing HCQ off-label with patients’ informed consent, which was a “longstanding and established authority” they previously enjoyed.
One of the more infuriating aspects of the coronavirus idiocy is its proponents insistence that their measures are backed by science (they’re not), but that doctor’s experience and experimentation with hydroxychloroquine is not (it is, the FDA does not have a monopoly on science). From Steven Hatfill at realclearpolitics.com:
On Friday, July 31, in a column ostensibly dealing with health care “misinformation,” Washington Post media critic Margaret Sullivan opened by lambasting “fringe doctors spouting dangerous falsehoods about hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 wonder cure.”
Actually, it was Sullivan who was spouting dangerous falsehoods about this drug, something the Washington Post and much of the rest of the media have been doing for months. On May 15, the Post offered a stark warning to any Americans who may have taken hope in a possible therapy for COVID-19. In the newspaper’s telling, there was nothing unambiguous about the science — or the politics — of hydroxychloroquine: “Drug promoted by Trump as coronavirus game-changer increasingly linked to deaths,” blared the headline. Written by three Post staff writers, the story asserted that the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19 is scant and that the drug is inherently unsafe. This claim is nonsense.
Biased against the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 — and the Washington Post is hardly alone — the paper described an April 21, 2020, drug study on U.S. Veterans Affairs patients hospitalized with the illness. It found a high death rate in patients taking the drug hydroxychloroquine. But this was a flawed study with a small sample, the main flaw being that the drug was given to the sickest patients who were already dying because of their age and severe pre-existing conditions. This study was quickly debunked. It had been posted on a non-peer-reviewed medical archive that specifically warns that studies posted on its website should not be reported in the media as established information.
A deep dive into how the global medical establishment has tried to stifle effective and inexpensive hydroxychloriquine. From Meryl Nass, M.D. at anthraxvaccine.blogspot.com:
It is remarkable that a series of events taking place over the past 3 months produced a unified message about hydroxychloroquine, and produced similar policies about the drug in the US, Canada, Australia, NZ and western Europe. The message is that generic, inexpensive hydroxychloroquine is dangerous and should not be used to treat a potentially fatal disease, Covid-19, for which there are no (other) reliable treatments.
Hydroxychloroquine has been used safely for 65 years in many millions of patients. And so the message was crafted that the drug is safe for its other uses, but dangerous when used for Covid-19. It doesn’t make sense, but it seems to have worked.
Were these acts carefully orchestrated? You decide.
Might these events have been planned to keep the pandemic going? To sell expensive drugs and vaccines to a captive population? Could these acts result in prolonged economic and social hardship, eventually transferring wealth from the middle class to the very rich? Are these events evidence of a conspiracy?
Here is a list of what happened, in no special order. Please help add to this list if you know of other actions I should include. This will be a living document, added to as new information becomes available.
I have penned this as if it is the “To Do” list of items to be accomplished by those who pull the strings. The items on the list have already been carried out. One wonders what else might be on their list, yet to be carried out, for this pandemic.
- You stop doctors from using the drug in ways it is most likely to be effective (in outpatients at onset of illness). You prohibit use outside of situations you can control.