(Right Country) – When President Trump lauded the drug hydroxychloroquine as the solution to the COVID-19 virus, the left blasted him and mocked him endlessly. Now, a Yale epidemiology professor and director of the school’s Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory, Harvey Risch, has made the claim that “the data fully support” the drug being “the key to defeating COVID-19” and that medical professionals should be prescribing it to save the lives of thousands of coronavirus patients.
Imagine that. President Trump was right. Leftist media outlets likely won’t report on this. They don’t want President Trump to be right. Not only that, the left is in bed with Big Pharma and Bill Gates who both stand to make millions, if not billions, off of a rushed coronavirus vaccine that will likely not end the spread of the virus or stop people from dying. Nonetheless, the left wants a vaccine and they want it to be mandatory.
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“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,” Risch argues in the column.
Hydroxychloroquine has been the subject of a bitter and protracted political argument for the past several months, after President Trump in mid-March said the drug was showing promising effects in treating COVID-19. Media outlets and commentators shortly thereafter began touting numerous stories of the drug’s alleged fatal dangers as well as its reported ineffectiveness in treating the disease.
Risch, at Newsweek, argues that multiple studies over the past several months have demonstrated that the drug is a safe and efficacious treatment method for COVID-19.
Among the successful treatment experiments, he writes, are “an additional 400 high-risk patients treated by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, with zero deaths; four studies totaling almost 500 high-risk patients treated in nursing homes and clinics across the U.S., with no deaths; a controlled trial of more than 700 high-risk patients in Brazil, with significantly reduced risk of hospitalization and two deaths among 334 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine; and another study of 398 matched patients in France, also with significantly reduced hospitalization risk.”
Risch says the drug is most effective “when given very early in the course of illness, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control.”
Though according to Risch the benefits of the drug are clear, he nevertheless concedes that the subject “has become highly politicized.”
“For many, it is viewed as a marker of political identity, on both sides of the political spectrum,” he said. “Nobody needs me to remind them that this is not how medicine should proceed.”
Risch even noted the left’s resistance to accepting the drug as an effective cure for COVID-19 and took a shot at the fact that they put politics and their disdain for President Trump over literally everything else.
“In the future,” Risch says in the column, “I believe this misbegotten episode regarding hydroxychloroquine will be studied by sociologists of medicine as a classic example of how extra-scientific factors overrode clear-cut medical evidence.”
“But for now,” he adds, “reality demands a clear, scientific eye on the evidence and where it points.”
Isn’t the left the “party of science?” Apparently, only if it opposes President Trump.