Yes…, it’s all about the money (and power), honey…, and a rich man’s jokes are always funny.
And it’s all about the priviledged leftist elites gaining more control over our lives, while they live above the law. Exhibit A would be democrat speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi.
In this case, the China virus is the vehicle being used by various global, corporate, and government entities to either gain more money, more power, or both.
It all seems quite clear.
And let’s be very clear…, the safety of the American people is not the real concern here.
Let’s examine the circumstances surrounding a drug called hydroxychloroquine.
Hollie McKay of Fox News reports, “It has become one of the most controversial words [one of the most controversial names actually] in the world: hydroxychloroquine.”
“For several weeks, the primarily anti-malaria drug has been touted by President Trump and others as a vital aid in treating those suffering from coronavirus, [although] there is not yet a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment.”
Ah, yes…, the good old FDA.
No political or monetary undercurrents swaying that arm of “the swamp!”
“So, is there any possible correlation between countries where the drug is routinely administered due to high malaria rates and lower cases of COVID-19? It’s too early to tell, medical professionals say, but it’s part of the investigation process.”
I guess some doctors and scientists are just better at putting two and two together than others.
‘“If you look [at the] countries where malaria is more prevalent and countries where COVID-19 infections are prevalent, you will find a striking difference. This correlation needs to be explored further as this is not just a mere coincidence,’ Dr. David Nazarian, a Beverly Hills-based physician, diplomate at the American Board of Internal Medicine and founder of My Concierge MD, told Fox News.”
I’m sure an effort to discredit Dr. Nazarian has already been launched.
And, fine…, go ahead and explore it all you want, but in the meantime why not utilize this safe drug that seems to have produced positive results?
“The drug initially burgeoned on the scene with an FDA thumbs-up in 1955 [that’s 65 years ago] and has been used as a proven remedy in the treatment of malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.”
People have been using this drug safely for 65 years!
But now, all of a sudden, the left, and their cadre of doctors and “experts,” and the liberal propaganda, fake news media are calling the drug “dangerous,” and even saying it should be banned from use.
Why would that be?
You have to ask yourself, why would they be torpedoing this drug that has been used safely for 65 years?
“After a very small preliminary study conducted in France in the early weeks of COVID-19, Trump and other physicians pinned it as an aid in preventing the virus’ cells from entering the body’s cells, thus possibly helping clear the infection sooner.”
“Under Trump’s urging, the federal agency passed an emergency order last month, enabling doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine, which goes under the brand name Plaquenil, to coronavirus patients where they deemed appropriate, in practice referred to as ‘off-label prescribing.’”
“While much data is missing from the global coronavirus pie, given the lack of testing and in many cases government accountability to present accurate facts and figures, some science professionals have drawn elemental summations that while countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and swaths of Europe have been battered by the virus, places with high malaria incidences have not — at least not yet.”
“Malaria, an infectious disease that impacts both animals and humans, takes root mostly in the tropical and sub-Saharan pockets of the planet. The continent of Africa is by far the most impacted.”
“In its most recent malaria assessment, released in December, the World Health Organization points to Africa as having endured some 93 percent, or 213 million of all the 228 million cases documented in 2018.”
“Specifically, 19 countries ferry 98 percent of the world’s malaria onus — all located in Sub-Sahara Africa and India. Six countries accounted for over half of all malaria infections globally: Nigeria at 25 percent, the Democratic Republic of Congo at 12 percent, Uganda at 3 percent, and Mozambique, Niger and Cote de’ Ivoire all at 4 percent. According to the World Atlas, the other plagued places include Pakistan, Ethiopia, Malawi and Niger.”
“So, where do these nations lie when it comes to coronavirus rates? Here are the numbers of coronavirus cases recorded in these countries so far:
Nigeria: 254 cases, 0 deaths (population 191 million)
Democratic Republic of Congo: 0 cases (population 81.3 million)
Uganda: 52 cases, 0 deaths (population 43 million)
Mozambique: 17 cases, 0 deaths (population 29.7 million)
Cote de’ Ivoire: 0 cases (population 24.3 million)
Ethiopia: 55 cases, 2 deaths (population 105 million)
Malawi: 8 cases, 1 death (population 18.6 million)
Niger: 278 cases, 11 deaths (population 21.5 million)
Pakistan: 4,194 cases, 60 deaths (population 197 million)
India: 5,480 cases, 164 deaths (population 1.3 billion)”
“Nazarian pointed out that the confirmed infection of coronavirus in these countries is around 0.1 percent.”
These numbers were as of April 8, 2020.
“Critics have been quick to opine, however, that Trump is hawking a medicine for coronavirus victims without science-stamped ‘conclusions’ pertaining to its effectiveness or safety as a treatment for the novel pathogen.”
‘“If someone thought the drug was protective against transmission, they might take fewer precautions, and the risks to others might then paradoxically increase,’ cautioned Dr. Stanley Weiss, a professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. ‘This is a well-known concern in vaccine trials, where behavior change and potential risks need to be carefully weighed against efficacy.’”
Wow…, that’s pretty weak, Dr. Weiss. Can’t you do better than that?
“Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has cautioned that hydroxychloroquine is far from being a ‘knockout drug’ and the American Medical Association, the American Pharmacy Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy have also remained wary — even issuing a joint letter warning doctors about prescribing it for the purpose of fending off the coronavirus.”
I don’t think anyone has claimed it was a “knockout drug,” Fauci.
I don’t think there ever will be a “knockout drug” for the China virus, nor does anyone else…, so, why even go there?
“Moreover, Dr. Attila Hertelendy, a professor in emergency and disaster management at Georgetown University, underscored that while there is some preliminary evidence from in-vitro studies that suggest the combo could inhibit coronavirus activity, ‘there is scant empirical evidence to support using antimalarials as an effective and safe treatment for the masses.’”
Yes, we know Doc…, there is “there is scant empirical evidence” to support most of the things all of you “experts” have been recommending.
“When pressed about the dangers, Trump has bluntly responded, ‘I’m not a doctor, but I have common sense.’”
Like I said earlier, “I guess some doctors and scientists [and presidents] are just better at putting two and two together than others.
‘“Hydroxychloroquine is a relatively well-tolerated medicine that has been around for many years, and most people tolerate it without any side effects,’ Nazarian said.”
And that is the truth…, but the truth can be suppressed and misrepresented and ignored to the point that it is not perceived as the truth, at least by by some, any longer.
Linda Nordling for the Sciencemag.org website, points out that, “Although Africa reported its millionth official COVID-19 case last week, it seems to have weathered the pandemic relatively well so far, with fewer than one confirmed case for every thousand people and just 23,000 deaths so far. Yet several antibody surveys suggest far more Africans have been infected with the coronavirus—a discrepancy that is puzzling scientists around the continent. ‘We do not have an answer,’ says immunologist Sophie Uyoga at the Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Research Programme.”
They say they don’t have an answer, but they attempt to account for this situation with every other explanation possible, other than the possible benefits of hydroxychloroquine.
“So, what explains the huge gap between antibody data on the one hand and the official case and death counts on the other?”
“Part of the reason may be that Africa misses many more cases than other parts of the world because it has far less testing capacity.”
“Marina Pollán of the Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid, who led Spain’s antibody survey, says Africa’s youthfulness may protect it.”
Mahmoud Elkazzaz, of Damietta University, on researchgate.net, adds that, “[Africa’s] sunshine could protect against coronavirus by boosting vitamin D levels, study finds.”
“They believe vitamin D may help modulate the response of white blood cells to the virus, preventing them from releasing too many inflammatory cytokines – a problem known to afflict patients with severe forms of the disease.”
“We cannot neglect the role of alcoholic beverages, of which its usage is high in European countries [as opposed to Africa], inhibiting the conversion of retinol to retinoic acid [which aids in fighting the disease].”
The FDA’s own website now states, “FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems.”
BUT this, “Does not affect FDA-approved uses for malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.”
So, it’s perfectly okay for some people to take the drug, but others are at risk, depending on why you’re taking the drug?
The FDA then went further in a June 15, 2020 update, “Based on ongoing analysis and emerging scientific data, FDA has revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) to use hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat COVID-19 in certain hospitalized patients when a clinical trial is unavailable or participation is not feasible. We made this determination based on recent results from a large, randomized clinical trial in hospitalized patients that found these medicines showed no benefit for decreasing the likelihood of death or speeding recovery.”
Then, Sharyl Attkisson, reported that, “Medical journals retract study that claimed hydroxychloroquine is dangerous.”
“The key study claiming hydroxycholoroquine is dangerous has been retracted by the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet.”
“The journals say after the study was published, more than 100 scientists took issue with it, and it turns out the data cannot be confirmed.”
“Among other things, the scientists criticized the methodology of the study. They also questioned why the authors refused to identify any of the hospitals that contributed patient data, or even to name the countries where the hospitals are located.”
“The study’s lead author was Dr. Mandeep R. Mehra, a Harvard professor.”
So, is this the kind of credible research that all of these “experts” were calling for?
I guess “credible research” just means research that backs-up your desired narrative, in this case.
It would also not surprise me one bit to find out that Pelosi, Fauci, and all the rest of them were taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure, while at the same time beating The President up over it, and denying it to the rest of us just out of spite to President Trump.
Remember the credo of the liberal elite…, “Do as I say, not as I do.”
In the end, it all comes back to money, which just happens to correlate with the democrats desire to keep the virus scam going.
No “cure” can be allowed before the vast amounts of money to be made from a vaccine are realized, and no “cure” can be allowed while we still have a President Donald Trump.
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