The Mid-Day Campaign Update
Yet another highly-predictable outcome. – Late Tuesday, a panel of “experts” – the same kind of “experts” who assured us just a month ago that the Wuhan Virus would kill 2 million Americans – announced their disapproval for hydroxychloroquine in combination with axithromycin as a treatment for the Wuhan Virus.
Here’s an excerpt from an NPR report on the matter:
A panel of experts convened by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases recommends against doctors using a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for the treatment of COVID-19 patients because of potential toxicities.
“The combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin was associated with QTc prolongation in patients with COVID-19,” the panel said.
QTc prolongation increases the risk of sudden cardiac death.
The recommendation against their combined use would seem to fly in the face of comments made by President Trump suggesting the combination might be helpful. On March 21, for example, the president described them in a tweet as having a “real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.”
In English, the QTc prolongation means that HCQ can be dangerous for people who suffer from irregular heartbeats, an affliction most common among seniors, who are already vulnerable to the virus. This is in fact a long-known side effect of HCQ.
Note especially the narrative laid out in that last paragraph, which sets up a conflict between President Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose NIAID is one of 27 institutes and centers under the NIH umbrella. Note also that this NIH panning of HCQ comes despite wildly successful trials in both the U.S. and other countries, as well as several peer-reviewed studies that have shown it to be very effective mainly in combination with zinc, not axithromycin, in treating the Chinese plague. The NIH decision also ignores the fact that many doctors have successfully used HCQ as a prophylactic treatment against the virus.
This decision will now also make many doctors less willing to prescribe HCQ in any combination with other medications for fear of being chastised and perhaps sued for straying from NIH edicts.
Finally, because of information that has come to light that the Wuhan Virus is having a disproportionate impact on blacks, Hispanics and other minorities for a variety of factors, the NIH edict sets up another narrative that will contend that, by promoting the use of HCQ as a potential game-changer, the Bad Orange Man was being a racist.
As we have pointed out before, there are many billions of dollars at stake here. Because HCQ is cheap and in plentiful supply, there is no real money to be made through it by big Pharma or its beneficiaries at the NIH. A cheap, effective and plentiful treatment for the virus also diminishes the value of any vaccine that comes along, and we would be remiss if we failed to point out the NIH’s long association with and benefit from Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation.
Expect the President to get into heated exchanges with multiple Democrat activists disguised as “reporters” at tonight’s press conference. It’s inevitable.
That is all.
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