(Liberty Bell) – One of the most heinous things our government is doing at the moment is attempting to limit the availability folks have of getting hydroxychloroquine, a potentially lifesaving treatment for the very serious and awful coronavirus that is rampaging across the globe.
Much of the hoopla surrounding the medication has nothing to do with its safety, but rather the fact that it, like the pandemic itself, has been politicized by the radical left as a weapon to be used against President Trump in the 2020 election.
Well, epidemiology professor Harvey Risch, from the Yale School of Public Health, has come out and asserted that hydroxychloroquine used in combination with zinc and antibiotics can be an effective treatment for folks suffering from COVID-19.
Via Just The News:
Risch draws a distinction between two stages of the illness, noting that while the treatment will likely work quickly during the first stage, it is not effective in helping people who have advanced to the more serious second stage.
“At the first stage, it is a flu-like illness. That illness will not kill you. If you are a high-risk patient and begin treatment immediately, you will almost certainly be done with it in a few days. When not treated, high-risk patients may progress. The virus then causes severe pneumonia and attacks many organs, including the heart. In this second stage, hydroxychloroquine is not effective,” he explains in a Washington Examiner opinion piece.
Risch says that people in the high-risk category should be provided treatment even before they receive the results of their coronavirus test.
“The second thing to know is that most low-risk patients survive without treatment. Low risk means you are under age 60 and have no chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension, have no past treatment for cancer, are not immunocompromised, etc. High risk means you are over 60 or you have one or more of those chronic conditions. High-risk patients need immediate treatment when they first show symptoms,” he said.
“It is a serious and unconscionable mistake that the FDA has used inpatient data to block emergency use petitions for outpatient use. Further, already back in March, the FDA approved the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for hospitalized patients, for whom it is demonstrably less effective than for outpatients,” he said. “If hydroxychloroquine satisfied the FDA criteria for emergency inpatient use in March, it should more than satisfy those criteria now for outpatient use, where the evidence is much stronger.”
One of the many truth bombs that Risch drops here is that if there were a medication that was widely held as acceptable as a treatment for coronavirus, then no one would be able to make a lot of money off of as a consequence, which he says might be one of the contributing factor in the opposition to the medication’s use.
“I can only speculate about the cause of the FDA’s recalcitrance. Hydroxychloroquine is an inexpensive, generic medication. Unlike certain profit-generating, patented medications, which have been promiscuously touted on the slimmest of evidence, hydroxychloroquine has no natural financial constituency. No one will get rich from it,” he said.
“Further, it seems quite possible that the FDA, a third of whose funding comes from drug companies, is under intense pressure from those companies to be extremely conservative in its handling of hydroxychloroquine. If hydroxychloroquine is used widely and comes to be recognized as highly effective, the markets for expensive and patented COVID-19 medications, including intravenous drugs that can only be used in the hospital, will shrink substantially,” Risch wrote.
This is absolutely outrageous, but likely the truth. When you stop and think about it, the motivations for most of what leftists want to do in this country is about gaining power and wealth for themselves at the expense of others. It’s just how they operate.
What’s sickening is that thousands of people are dying needlessly while radical Democrats decide to play politics with our lives. This is the most egregious act by a sitting government in this nation’s history. Hopefully, history will reflect that point and those involved in this fiasco will be properly shamed for their involvement.