By Dr Harvey Risch
As of Wednesday, some 165,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19. I have made the case in the American Journal of Epidemiology and in Newsweek that people who have a medical need to be treated can be treated early and successfully with hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and antibiotics such as azithromycin or doxycycline. I have also argued that these drugs are safe and have made that case privately to the Food and Drug Administration.
The pushback has been furious. Dr. Anthony Fauci has implied that I am incompetent, notwithstanding my hundreds of highly regarded, methodologically relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific literature. A group of my Yale colleagues has publicly intimated that I am a zealot who is perpetrating a dangerous hoax and conspiracy theory. I have been attacked in news articles by journalists who, ignorant of the full picture, have spun hit pieces from cherry-picked sources.
These personal attacks are a dangerous distraction from the real issue of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness, which is solidly grounded in both substantial evidence and appropriate medical decision-making logic. Much of the evidence is presented in my articles.
To date, there are no studies whatsoever, published or in pre-print, that provide scientific evidence against the treatment approach for high-risk outpatients that I have described. None. Assertions to the contrary, whether by Fauci, the FDA, or anyone else, are without foundation. They constitute misleading and toxic disinformation.
What do you need to know to evaluate these smears against hydroxychloroquine? The first thing to understand is that COVID-19 has two main stages. 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.
So, if you are told that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work, ask this question: In which patients? Does it not work in those who have just started to have symptoms, or those sick enough to require hospitalization?
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. One should not wait for the COVID-19 test result, which can take days and can be wrong. Again, when Fauci and others say that randomized controlled trials show no benefit for hydroxychloroquine, you must ask: In which group of patients?
Every randomized controlled trial to date that has looked at early outpatient treatment has involved low-risk patients, patients who are not generally treated. In these studies, so few untreated control patients have required hospitalization that significant differences were not found. There has been only one exception: In a study done in Spain with low-risk patients, a small number of high-risk nursing home patients were included. For those patients, the medications cut the risk of a bad outcome in half.
I reiterate: If doctors, including any of my Yale colleagues, tell you that scientific data show that hydroxychloroquine does not work in outpatients, they are revealing that they can’t tell the difference between low-risk patients who are not generally treated and high-risk patients who need to be treated as quickly as possible. Doctors who do not understand this difference should not be treating COVID-19 patients.
What about medication safety? On July 1, the FDA posted a “black-letter warning” cautioning against using hydroxychloroquine “outside of the hospital setting,” meaning in outpatients. But on its website just below this warning, the FDA stated that the warning was based on data from hospitalized patients. To generalize and compare severely ill patients with COVID-induced pneumonia and possibly heart problems to outpatients is entirely improper.
In fact, the FDA has no information about adverse events in early outpatient use of hydroxychloroquine. The only available systematic information about adverse events among outpatients is discussed in my article in the American Journal of Epidemiology, where I show that hydroxychloroquine has been extremely safe in more than a million users.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Whatever the reason for the FDA’s stonewalling on hydroxychloroquine, this much is certain: Americans are dying unnecessarily, the economy is in disarray, and the threads that bind our society together have frayed. I am speaking out, but where is everyone else? Where are our elected officials, including those who are themselves physicians? Some, including Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona, have been discussing evidence of the drug’s effectiveness, but where are the rest?
This issue should not be a partisan one. If our elected officials are not willing to pry open the FDA, we must elect new officials. Why are we silent? The time to speak is now.
Harvey Risch, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health.
- Home recipe for hydroxychloroquine (hcq) :
The drug that is currently treating this virus…watch below as i show you the recipe and how to make this solution at home, minus big pharma’s fillers and preservatives.
- That’s right…this is the real reason that the drug companies were furious about this cure. not only has it proven to eliminate this virus…but others as well. it was supposed to be a big kept secret…but trump blew that for them right away.
- What is hydroxychloroquine exactly? It is nothing but quinine. something that anyone can make at home…and something that is being manufactured each and every day in the form of something we have all seen at the grocery and liquor stores…none other than tonic water.
- This drug being used to treat the covid virus has. this was never supposed to be leaked out…because even a full treatment regime of pills from the doctor is less than a $100.00 for someone that does not have health insurance in the USA.
- Something else you may find interesting is that when they created this virus, they also put a strain of HIV in it. this was to make it even more fatal. but… guess what?
- The quinine killed that part of the aids virus as well. can you see now why they were screaming that this was a dangerous drug and not to dare use it. behind the scene studies are now coming forth that show it being effective other diseases as well and even on cancers.
- I think in the days to come, we are going to find out a whole lot more than we ever thought we knew. if you listened to our president this week, he said that in one year, every treatment that we are now using in the hospitals will be obsolete . what does he know?
- He knows that they have withheld these cures to keep people sick and to make millions off of insurance companies.
- Quinine has many uses and applications. it is analgesic, anesthetic, anti -arrhythmic, antibacterial, antimalarial, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antipyretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, bactericide, cytotoxic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, nervine,
- Stomach, tonic…so you can be sure that big pharma is scared to death at this point and screaming that this drug does not work…when the entire world sees that it is working.
- If you ever feel a chest cold coming on or just feel like crap…make your own quinine. it is made out of the peelings of grapefruits and lemons, …but especially grapefruits. I will give you the recipe here and you take this concoction throughout the day…
- Or you can make a tea out of it and drink it all day. this should take away all your fears about this virus, because you now have the defence against it and many other things.
- If you take zinc with this recipe, the zinc propels the quinine into your cells for a much faster healing.
- Here is all you need to do to make your very own quinine……take the rind of 2-3 lemons, 2-3 grapefruits. take the peel only and cover it with water about 3 inches above the peels. Put a glass lid on your pot if you have one, a metal one is fine if you don’t.
- Let it simmer for about 2 hours. Do not take the lid off of the pot till it cools completely as this will allow the quinine to escape in the steam.
- Sweeten the tea with honey or sugar since it will be bitter. take 1 tablespoon every couple of hours to bring up the phlegm from your lungs. discontinue as soon as you get better.
- Please share this with those that need to reduce fear and allow them to see that god in all of his glory, provides us with all that we need
- Just for truths sake, let it be known that in addition to this, doctors are also prescribing the antibiotic azythromicin (z-pack). for the record, i am not a doctor of any sorts and only offer this from my own data research.
- I am not prescribing this in any way, and it is up to the individual reading this to do with this information what they want, in accordance with our freedom from the united states constitution.
Dr. Betty Martini, d.Hum, founder
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On our way to becoming a nation of hobos, the Democratic Party’s Antifa shock troops brought out the lethal weapons this weekend, hoping to provoke a Kent State 2.0 type bloodbath that would clinch the election for the mummified remains of Joe Biden, currently reposing in his basement sepulcher. How’d that work out?
In Louisville, Saturday, just after lunchtime, the self-styled Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) was mustering for action and “inspecting firearms” (according to NFAC comandante Grand Master Jay) when one of said weapons accidently discharged and mowed down three NFAC warriors — nicely demonstrating the hazards of fucking around with loaded weapons.
In Austin Saturday night, one feckless BLM mob marcher name of Garrett Foster brought his AK-47 to the street party. When he pointed it at a motorist trapped by the crowd, he got blown away to that great struggle session in the sky, the surprise of his life, I’m sure.
In Portland, OR, police found a bag of loaded rifle magazines and Molotov cocktails in the nearby park that serves as the rioters’ marshaling yard. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler did not attend the evening’s frolics at the sore beset federal courthouse, having successfully subjected himself to ritual humiliation himself a few nights earlier. After midnight Sunday, police declared the Antifa actions “a riot” and made a few arrests.
Up Seattle way, a federal judge struck down the city council’s order against police using tear gas and pepper spray on rioters just in time for another weekend of rioting. SPD Chief Carmen Best declared, “In the spirit of offering trust and full transparency, I want to advise you that SPD officers will be carrying pepper spray and blast balls today, as would be typical for events that carry potential to include violence.” Hours later, after smashing the windows of ground-floor businesses, setting fire to a construction site, and trashing the SPD’s East Precinct building, pepper spray and blast balls were deployed and forty-five Antifas were arrested (on rioting, assault, and other charges), while twenty-one SPD officers were injured.
Down in LA, Antifas broke into the federal Bureau of Prisons Detention Center. In Richmond, VA, rioters set fire to a city dump truck used as a barrier to protect a police station.
So it goes in the insurrection summer of 2020. The nation’s attention is averted from the real action taking place as the economy continues to implode and the US dollar slides on the Forex market — meaning that not only is business failing everywhere, and livelihoods extinguished, but the medium-of-exchange that represents all transactions by any remaining business is accelerating its decline toward the target value: zero. This is unfortunately what comes of the fiscal profligacy prompted by the corona virus crisis, with the Senate poised to introduce another $1 trillion in an emergency assistance spending bill that would reimburse 70 percent of unemployed workers’ lost wages. Over on the House side, Speaker Nancy Pelosi upped the ante to $3 trillion in emergency spending, designed to crater the dollar even faster and, theoretically, assure a Democratic party victory on November 3 (to govern the smoldering cinder that will be left of the USA).
This is the interesting section
The counterforce to that lethal inflation is the choking off of capital flows from the tens of millions of mortgages, car loans, and myriad other obligations that can’t possibly be paid in August, September, and October. These tributaries flow into the larger rivers of capital, and when they dry up the entire global banking order may keel over, with those fabled financial weapons of mass destruction, the derivatives, triggering an orgy of counterparty insolvency. When capital stops flowing, you see, money doesn’t just sit there, it vanishes. The question is: can it disappear faster than fiscal policy-gone-wild can summon fresh money into existence. I guess we’ll find out.
The world has gone broke before — the Dark Ages, the Plague Years, the Thirty Years’ War, the Great Depression — but never broke like this, or this badly, or had so many people in it who were going to suffer from being broke. The Antifas on the streets of Portland, Seattle, and elsewhere probably don’t have collateralized loan obligations and other financial esoterica on their minds, but these things lurk somewhere in the collective subconscious behind the nihilism they’ve fallen into these brutal dog days of summer as the insane lead the blind.
By Tony Mobilifonitis
A FIERY Nigerian-trained Texas doctor has roasted CNN’s medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta and others for failing to support the hydroxychloroquine-based treatment for COVID-19.
Dr Stella Immanuel was among a group of US doctors who gathered on the steps of the US Supreme Court in Washington on Monday to condemn COVID-19 shutdowns, calling them nonsensical and causing more health and social problems than the virus itself.
Video of the event gained more than 13 million views on Facebook but was removed by the Silicon Valley dimwits for allegedly sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19. The video was also removed by YouTube for “violating its community guidelines” – a euphemism for “politically censored”. Nevertheless copies of the videos continued to be shared across the internet, including this site:
Dr Immanuel said she had used hydroxychloroquine with zinc and Zithromax (azithromycin) to treat and cure 350-plus COVID-19 patients including people with diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. One was a 92-year-old woman.
The doctor was scathing of leading US medical figures who have claimed studies had shown the common, generic medicine did not work or was dangerous.
“There is no way I can treat 350 patients and counting, and no-one is dead!” she said. “They all did better and you’re going to tell me that you tested 20 people, 40 people and it didn’t work?
“I came here to Washington DC to tell America, no-one needs to get sick. This virus has a cure. It’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc and Zithromax.”
The doctor, whose name was unclear from the video, said that unlike the specialists who had criticized the treatment – including CNN’s medical correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta, she was “a real doctor” treating real COVID patients.
“Let me ask you Dr Sanjay Gupta, hear me, have you ever seen a COVID patient? Have you ever treated anyone with hydroxychloroquine and died from heart disease? When you do, come and talk to me.”
LA doctor and lawyer Simone Gold told the gathering that Americans were riveted and captured by fear at the moment. The video of the gathering was censored by Facebook and YouTube for allegedly violating “community standards”.
“We are not being held down by the virus as much as we are being held down by the spiderweb of fear,” said Dr Gold. “That spiderweb is all around us and it’s constricting us and it’s draining the lifeblood of the American people, American society and the American economy. This does not make sense.” Dr Gold said COVID-19 could be treated in the early and late phases of its manifestation.
Dr Dan Erickson, owner of Accelerated Urgent Care, said 99.8 percent of people got through the disease with little to no progressive or significant disease.
He said the dominant narrative of rising cases of the virus within the US was causing undue fear. “A case is a person, healthy, that tested positive. The vast majority. But the public hears cases and thinks, ‘Oh my goodness. These are sick people!’ No, the vast majority — 99.8 percent of people get through this with little to no progressive or significant disease,” Erickson said.
He said the mass lockdowns across the country were “very successful” but “in all the wrong metrics” e.g. anxiety hotline calls up 1000 percent; suicides up 600%; child abuse both sexual and non, up; financial, emotional distress; suicide and alcohol abuse.
Some 150,000 Americans a month were also not receiving cancer screening.
Dr Immanuel’s address can be seen here https://twitter.com/i/status/1287822324700389377 or here for a separate address by Dr Gold: https://twitter.com/BreitbartNews/status/1287875520818851840/video/1
Australia’s fake news agency the ABC has been attacking Trump since 2016
Americans and most Australians know the Fake News Media is out to get Donald Trump.
But no one thought they would go this far.
And now Attorney General William Barr dropped one bombshell about the biggest crime the media is committing.
These polls are the result of a three year long campaign to destroy Donald Trump with lies and hoaxes about Ukraine quid pro quos, Russian collusion, and campaign finance violations.
But instead using the coronavirus outbreak to rehab their tattered reputation, the Fake News Media is doubling down on the campaign of hate that led millions of Americans to no longer believe what they read or see in the so-called “mainstream” media.
In an interview with Laura Ingraham, Attorney General William Barr decried the partisan “gotcha” games the fake news played after the President suggested the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine showed promise in treating patients infected with the coronavirus.
Barr went so far as to compare the fake news media coverage of the President’s comments to a “jihad.”
“Before the president said anything about it, there was fair and balanced coverage of this very promising drug,” Barr continued.“The fact that it had such a long track record, that the risks were pretty well known, and as soon as he said something positive about it, the media has been on a jihad to discredit the drug. It’s quite strange.”
Many Americans are appalled at what they see as the fake news rooting against a possible treatment for coronavirus because it would make Donald Trump look good.