Yale Prof Blasts Feds Over 'Unconscionable Mistake' For Blocking HCQ from COVID-19 Patients
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How many times have you heard a Democrat lawmaker or Democrat-supporting media propagandist lecture us about “following the science” regarding the COVID-19 pandemic?
When liberty-minded patriots pushed for the economy to reopen sooner – after figuring out that the virus wasn’t going to kill off the human species like we’d been told it would – Democrats scolded those people, claiming ‘the science’ didn’t warrant reopening.
As the new school year approaches, several studies have shown that kids and young people are not virus ‘super spreaders,’ so it would be safe to reopen them. But no; again, we’re blasted by Democrats and their Left-wing teacher’s union masters to ‘follow the science’ which they claim does not warrant reopening (though Europe opened schools months ago without a big death spike – where do you think the ‘reopen data’ mostly came from?).
Also for months, advocates of hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ – the long-time anti-malaria that is cheap and safe – has been promoted by some to treat COVID-19 because ‘the science’ indicates it works.
But no. Again, anyone who even suggests HCQ for coronavirus is doxed, fired, censored, hated on, and banished (by people who seem to have forgotten that our president has taken it and he’s still around).
One instructor at the Yale School of Public Health, professor of epidemiology Dr. Harvey Risch, believes it is an abomination that federal agencies have not been recommending HCQ, especially for the early treatment of patients most at risk of dying.
He believes that HCQ, in conjunction with zinc and appropriate antibiotics, can help those patients most.
"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 wrote in a piece for the Washington Examiner.
"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 added.
"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."
Agreed. Because that's something that Democrats like to call 'the science.'