HCQ, THE PERFECT MEDICINE
One of our most fundamental and sacred rights is the right to medical freedom.
But in the curious case of hydroxychloroquine it appears that the government, the media and the pharmaceutical industry have fought tooth and nail to make the drug unavailable - despite overwhelming evidence that it can prevent and treat COVID-19.
There are already some major scientific studies on HCQ all of which show that HCQ works very well against influenza viruses and HCQ and could have saved more than 70% of the deceased people.
There is even $ 200.000 ready from America's Frontline Doctors for those who can demonstrate that HCQ does NOT work. We can already reveal that no one will ever be able to collect that reward.
A nice extra medicine, especially for the elderly. Also good against influenza. Completely for each other. We pay a little extra attention to our elderly in the Netherlands. No government intervention required. We take this responsibility ourselves… We always have. So we also do with this numerically very small virus with an exceptionally high average age.
That's how it should be in a normal world where people use their common sense. You are not going to lock up an entire country. We never did.
But we just gave away our freedom and we will not get that freedom back. Although corona patients are rising from the dead. The current “normal” is normalized. Corona is used (abused) for this DIT.
Figures of new “infections” are scattered and in a month's time it will be worthwhile again to dig dead for the Lügenpresse. Because there is only one goal: The vaccine!
The interests of Hugocaust, among others, do not lie with HCQ. Hugo's interests do not lie with the health of Dutch citizens. His interests lie elsewhere ...
In fact… you can count on having a government that hopes that many more dead Dutch citizens will fall to achieve their goal.
And still the people have not collectively stood up to pull these people out of The Hague.
BAN ON HCQ REVISED IN OHIO
In Ohio, the ban on hydroxychloroquine is being rolled back. Thanks to the Republican Governor Mike DeWine The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has reversed a rule that would ban the sale of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment or prevention of coronavirus.
It could mean the difference between life and death for high-risk patients.
The Hydroxychloroquine Controversy
As of August, pharmacies, clinics, and other medical facilities were no longer allowed to dispense or sell the drugs for the treatment of COVID-19, under the regulations of the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. "They can still be used in clinical trials," said Cameron McNamee, the board's director of policy and communications.
Proponents (stakeholders in one way or another) of the ban insist that HCQ is not an effective treatment for COVID-19, citing potential side effects as the reason for the ban. Under the ordinance, pharmacists in Ohio who sold or dispensed the drug for the treatment of COVID-19 could face disciplinary action ranging from a warning or fine to temporary suspension of their license.
But Governor DeWine has a unique perspective on the matter. “I agree with Dr. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Steven Hahn said the decision to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 should lie between a doctor and a patient, ”the governor said in a statement via Twitter. "The Ohio Board of Pharmacy and @ohiomedboard need to rethink the matter, listen to the best medical science, and open the process to comment and expert testimony."
And he is absolutely right: medical interventions are a personal decision, with which the government has absolutely no involvement. This is especially encouraging given the extremely political (and sometimes inexplicable) war that has been fought around the malaria drug. The controversy went mainstream after President Trump announced in May that he was using hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure to ward off the new coronavirus.
The Hydroxychloroquine Timeline
Since then, there have been conflicting reports and studies regarding the efficacy and risk of using HCQ (along with zinc and Zithromax) to prevent or treat COVID-19. A study became available on May 7 The New England Journal of Medicine showing that COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine did not have a lower risk of death compared to coronavirus patients receiving other treatments.
Later that month, Anthony Fauci discredited the drug in one interview on CNN, saying, "The scientific data is really very clear now about its lack of efficacy." A day later, research published in The Lancet indicated that cancer patients with COVID-19 who received hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin had a 30-day risk of death that was 2,89 times greater than those who did not receive the drugs.
However, just days after the study was released, Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of it The Lancet , tweeted on the validity of the study the medical journal published claiming a higher risk of death for patients receiving hydroxychloroquine. "Serious questions have been raised about the reliability of the findings reported in this paper," he said.
That same day complained the Arizona-based Association of American Physicians and Surgeons the United States Department of Health and Human Services in court to prevent doctors from prescribing hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 preventative. Two days later, on June 4, withdrew The Lancet returned the study it published on May 22 that claimed that hydroxychloroquine was linked to higher death rates in COVID-19 patients.
On the same day, The New England Journal of Medicine withdrew a separate study that found blood pressure medications to be safe for COVID-19 patients. Both studies used data from the analytics company Surgispher, which declined to share its raw data with the study's authors or an outside auditor after there were questions about its accuracy.
It published on July 2 International Journal of Infectious Diseases a study conducted by researchers at the Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, which claimed that COVID-19 patients who received a small dose of hydroxychloroquine within the first two days of their hospital stay were more likely to survive.
On July 27, a group of primary care doctors gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court their success te parts in the treatment of COVID-19 patients with HCQ. Dr. Stella Immanuel, who currently runs a practice in Houston, says she has treated more than 350 patients with the drug without any deaths. Other doctors shared their belief that masks are ineffective and that children are not susceptible and should return to school in the fall.
Ze cited an investigation that recently in it American Journal of Emergency Medicine was published examining whether the hiccups were a symptom of COVID-19. In the study, patients who tested positive for COVID-19 were treated with hydroxychloroquine. The use of HCQ in this study implies its efficacy in treating the disease itself, Immanuel emphasized.
Within hours, the video had been completely removed or covered with a “fake news” label by virtually every social media platform. Major news outlets rushed to discredit the doctors and focused on Dr. Immanuel's unconventional religious beliefs as proof that her observation must not be true.
(Dr. Immanuel continues to serve as a licensed practitioner in good standing with the Texas Medical Board, and there is no evidence that her experience treating patients with hydroxychloroquine is untrue.)
On July 29 prohibited the Ohio pharmacy pharmacists to dispense or sell hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. Following a request from Governor DeWine just a day later, the state pharmacy has revoked the ban on hydroxychloroquine for use in COVID-19 patients and said it will re-examine the matter.
Politics versus medicine
On Aug. 3, two Henry Ford Health System executives wrote in one open letter that the ongoing political climate has made any objective discussion of hydroxychloroquine “impossible”. The following is an excerpt from that letter:
“The most accepted and definitive method of determining the efficacy of a treatment is a double-blind, randomized clinical trial. However, this type of research takes a long time to design, execute and analyze. That's why there's a whole scientific field in which scientists investigate how a drug works in the real world in order to get the best possible answer as quickly as possible. These types of studies can be done much more quickly with data that is already available, usually from medical records.
Like all observational research, these studies are very difficult to analyze and can never fully explain the biases inherent in the way doctors make different decisions to treat different patients. In addition, it is not uncommon for the results of such studies to vary in different populations and at different times, and no single study can ever be considered in isolation.
Our promising Henry Ford treatment study should be considered another important contributor to the other studies of hydroxychloroquine that describes what the authors found in our patient population. We - along with all physicians and scientists - eagerly support the need for randomized clinical trials.
We would also like to point out that scientific debate is common in almost every published study. This is, in part, what drives the advancement of knowledge - challenging one another based on our assumptions, conclusions, and applications to create a better place for the patients we jointly serve. You can download the original study read here and the senior author's letter to the editor here. .
Unfortunately, the ongoing political climate has made any objective discussion of this drug impossible, and we are deeply saddened by this turn of events. Our goal as scientists has been solely to report validated findings and let science speak for itself regardless of political considerations. To this end, we have made the sincere decision not to make any further comments on this outside of the medical community - to remain focused on our core mission for the benefit of our patients, our community, and our commitment to clinical and academic integrity. “
Governor Mike DeWine
Politicizing potentially life-saving treatments, along with our government's exaggerated action in banning or mandating these interventions, is the biggest problem in American medicine today. This problem is much bigger than the simple question "does hydroxychloroquine work?"
It is a matter of basic medical freedom and physical autonomy. Unfortunately, we are often at the mercy of our leaders in government to protect ourselves from this kind of medical tyranny. Fortunately, there are still some leaders who will heed the call to protect our freedom --even when there is much opposition.
Governor Mike DeWine is one of those heroes. "The Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board of Ohio should rethink the matter, listen to the best medical science and open the process to comment and expert testimony," DeWine said in a statement.
And so it is. Science is a never-ending quest for the truth.
We should see debates on television between multiple experts, doctors and virologists. Unless there are other interests at play ... And they are at play ...