The Mid-day Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Doesn’t Break for Lunch)
Frequent commenters Jimmy McAfee, Phineas Gage (a pseudonym), and Gregg Updike put up a series of posts this morning detailing Dr. Anthony Fauci’s amazing inconsistency on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as an effective treatment for viruses, and his record of miserable failure when it comes to development of vaccines. With Dr. Fauci continuing to poo-pooh HCQ, in combination with azithromycin, as an effective treatment for the Wuhan Virus, and his boosting of a “vaccine” as the only way out of this mess, these walks through his history on those two subjects become especially compelling.
Given that, I am reproducing the contributions by McAfee and Gage here in full, to maximize their readership.
First, Jimmy McAfee on Fauci and HCQ:
“After President Donald Trump mentioned during a recent press conference the potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine for treating the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) quickly piped in that the remedy supposedly isn’t proven, and that people shouldn’t think of it as a “knockout drug.” So why, then, did he praise this very same drug back in 2013 as a treatment for the MERS coronavirus, a relative of COVID-19?
On the use of hydroxychloroquine, he “jumped at the chance to praise the discovery, announcing that it was “particularly encouraging” because these drugs are “widely available,” meaning they can get into the hands of people who need them quickly and easily.”‘
“However, now that Trump and his administration are in charge, Fauci is singing a much different tune. Rather than express enthusiasm for the many cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that have already been successfully treated with hydroxychloroquine, Fauci felt the need to throw a wet blanket over the whole thing and override Trump’s announcement in a stunning display of disrespect.
“You’ve got to be careful when you say ‘fairly effective,’” Fauci shot back at Trump after the president suggested, based on Fauci’s own statements from seven years ago, that hydroxychloroquine demonstrated effectiveness against SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). “It was never done in a clinical trial that compared it to anything. It was given to individuals and felt that maybe it worked.”’
So why did Dr. Fauci love hydroxychloroquine under Obama, during MERS (another coronavirus) and say so because it was cheap, available and relatively benign and very hopeful, and now whizz all over the use of it now for this coronavirus, when it is still cheap, available (less so because of demand) and relatively benign and very hopeful? Why take away hope when the virus we face is arguably far more lethal than the MERS virus?
Someone should ask the diminutive Dr.
Resign, Dr. Fauci. But not before answering the bloody question.
And here is Phineas Gage on Dr. Fauci’s miserable failure over 40 years of “leading” the effort to develop a vaccine for HIV:
Like so many Democrat bureaucrats, Fauci has failed his way to the top, from HIV to H1N1 to this. Wrong every step of the way. And not just missing by a bit, but wildly off-target. And for this he is rewarded.
Vaccine development for highly mutable viruses is difficult at best. Ultimately, the best cure for a virus remains the remarkable human immune system. It’s why elderly and other immunocompromised individuals are the high-mortality group.
As it seems likely that this virus accidentally got out of the Wuhan lab, what should concern everyone is what else is being produced in those labs that might eventually be released in a deliberate manner. For example, there is much speculation and some evidence that the Chinese have engineered a ‘Captain-Trips’ super-flu.
From Gregg Updike on the same subject:
The good Dr. Anthony Fauci has been in charge of the effort by the CDC to find a vaccine for HIV/AIDS for close to forty years and hasn’t found one. I’m not saying finding a HIV/AIDS vaccine is easy, but this man’s myopia is breath-taking! Remember, people like him were predicting that AIDS was going to spread like wildfire and it was going to be devastating – especially when Republicans (Reagan and Bush Sr) were in the White House. When Bill Clinton and ‘the One’ occupied it; not so much – the AIDS ‘crisis’ just sort of faded away. Instead we found effective treatments for HIV/AIDS – but no vaccine.
HCQ combined with other medications seems to be able to meet that need.
Dr. Anthony Vaccine, and Dr. Deborah Social Distancing, need to go, plain and simple! While I am not totally against developing a safe, effective, inexpensive vaccine for the CHINA virus, I’m not holding my breath and neither should Trump or the country.
Speaking of vaccines: Vaccines are generally a one time deal with occasional booster shots given many years apart. Our ‘recommended’ (30-40% effective) annual flu shots are just that, shots, and not vaccines per se. It seems highly doubtful that the ‘experts’ at the CDC will be capable of producing a one-time long-lasting ‘vaccine’ for THIS CHINA virus, and certainly not for the likely different strains that will continue to be developed by our adversaries.
More likely, it will be an annual shot with a similar 30-40% effectiveness.
So, to summarize the inconsistent and obviously politically-motivated record of Dr. Fauci:
– When a Democrat is in the White House, HCQ is something of a miracle drug for treating viral outbreaks;
– When a Republican is in the White House, HCQ is unproven and something to be avoided in treating viral outbreaks;
– Dr. Fauci currently says we cannot return to our normal lives until a vaccine has been developed 12-18 months from now, but his record of abject failure related to the development of truly effective vaccines over the span of the last 40 years clearly demonstrates that we should run away from this notion as fast as humanly possible.
Bottom line, Anthony Fauci is a man who should be treated with extreme skepticism by all thinking people.
That is all.
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