Hydroxychloroquine: Trump Supports It, The Left Opposes It, But Here’s What One Yale Epidemiologist Has To Say…

(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.

Just the News has more:

“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.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Unfortunately many governors, none of whom are doctors, have outlawed the use in their states. Even though last I checked, governors didn’t make laws; only the legislature and the people are allowed to vote laws in. It is so wrong to allow dictators to come between us and our doctors. No one seems to care about giving up their liberty. I never thought Americans would become a nation of cowards, but here we are hiding behind our masks, saying yes, guvnah, whatever you want.

  2. So good to heat this drug defended. Yale hospital has orcas part of their protocol when patients were admitted. Given early on in the disease it has proven to be effective!! Doctors have said there could be many more lives saved if they were allowed to use it!!! Sad that we are so eager to hurt President Trump that we will let people die when they could be saved. Shame on the FDA!!!

  3. There should be a special corner in the hottest regions of hell for those who politicize medicine. That includes political doctors (which Fauci can be from time to time), fake news peddlers, and governors who ban a medicine because George Tsoros told them top do so.

    • You may not be able to get HCQ. This is what I do:

      Quercetin 500 mgs/day (drives zinc into the cells)
      11 mgs zinc twice daily lozenges
      50O Mgms Vit C per day
      7O mgs Magnesium/day
      5 mgms melatonin at night
      Adult multivitamin once/day
      Vitamin D3 2,000 IU PER DAY

      None of these require a prescription. You don’t have to have Covid to start these NOW.

      Sanjosemike (no longer in CA)
      Retired surgeon

    • Jeff, you still may not be able to get it.

      I wrote a post above to say what I do. I am no longer a licensed physician and cannot advise you what to do.

      Quercetin drives zinc into the cell, much like HCQ. It does not require a prescription.

      Call your congressman and DEMAND it now.

      Democrats are evil. Just remember that they are quite willing to kill you to get rid of Donald Trump.

      Sanjosemike (no longer in CA)
      Retired surgeon

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