Sisolak Bars Malaria Drugs For Coronavirus Patients

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 4 weeks ago

Las Vegas Sun.

Nevada’s governor has signed an emergency order barring the use of anti-malaria drugs for someone who has the coronavirus.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order Tuesday restricting chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine comes after President Donald Trump touted the medication as a treatment for the virus.

Trump last week falsely stated that the Food and Drug Administration had just approved the use of chloroquine to treat patients infected with coronavirus. After the FDA’s chief said the drug still needs to be tested for that use, Trump overstated the drug’s potential benefits in containing the virus.

Sisolak said in a statement that there’s no consensus among experts or Nevada doctors that the drugs can treat people with COVID-19. His order also limits a prescription to a 30-day supply to ensure it’s available for “legitimate medical purposes” and so that people cannot find a way to stockpile the drug.

There are comments to the extent AP has misreported.  But apparently not.  There is also this.

You’ve heard it from me and you’ve heard it from medical experts and other leaders across our country — the best way to stop the spread of this virus is to practice aggressive social distancing and to keep large groups of people apart. This virus is persistent and spreads invisibly, it can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours or more. That’s why distance is so important. It’s our number one defense.

So listen.  This isn’t right.  Isolation, containment and social distancing aren’t affecting the doubling rate.  That’s just false.  As I’ve said before, I’ve been tracking this since before the aggressive social lockdowns, and the doubling rate hasn’t changed except in the second or third decimal place.

Anyway, the governor is a fool.


  1. On March 25, 2020 at 5:00 am, Roger J said:

    So here is a politician making medical decisions, for which he is unqualified. Meanwhile, there is a story in the NY Post that some physicians in the Northwell system are using a combination of i.v. Vitamin C, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to treat CoViD-19 patients. But don’t try this if you are in Nevada – the Governor thinks he knows better.

  2. On March 25, 2020 at 7:31 am, Fred said:

    Don’t let the government find out that you think vit c keeps you healthy. They’ll jail you for that thought crime. If Americans used Vitamins and Minerals through proper nutrition and simply took walks in the cool of the day the medical industrial complex would collapse from the lack of fat corn syrup eating tv watching “sick” people they use as an atm.

  3. On March 25, 2020 at 9:08 am, George 1 said:

    So either the Governor is getting big money from Big Pharma or he just wants to kill the Dirt People. The Cloud people in Nevada who wind up needing the malaria drug treatments are not going to get them because the law applies to everyone? Please. The laws only apply to the dirt people.

    We can’t have the commoners using up all of the available treatments that are shown to work. The elites have to survive. You know, to lead us properly.

  4. On March 25, 2020 at 9:33 am, scott s. said:

    I see so many expert statements (or reporting claiming to be from experts) with no explanation of just what the expertise of the commenter is. This is a multi-dimensional problem, and an expert in epidemiology isn’t qualified to provide expert opinion on these other dimensions. Ultimately there are trades that must be considered, and this will largely be a political process, not a scientific one (how many new homeless resulting from the economic upheaval do you accept to prevent one Wuhan death?)

    This sort of thing does show how many politicians deep down want to be controllers.

  5. On March 25, 2020 at 12:51 pm, penses said:

    Majority Whip James Clyburn let the cat out of the bag during a democrat caucus conference call. “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” The left does not see lost jobs as emergencies or tragedies, but as “opportunities” to implement their communist agenda.

    The attempted coup by the deep state didn’t work. Trump, with his inept handling of the Corona event, has given them a second chance. He should have issued mandates and exec orders laying out the parameters on what actions local pols could take. If any action was taken that violated the Constitution he should have stepped in immediately and taken control. After all, he is the commander in chief…right… Instead, a bunch of local dictators have taken the law into their own hands and shut down the economy with NO pushback from Trump or Conservative Inc.

    One of the best examples of Orange Man’s lack of control is the trucking industry. Several states have shut down truck stops because, with store shelves emptying, they are non essential. Rump has yet to move off of his pivot point to stop that madness, and it is only getting worse. The clock is ticking and inventories are shrinking. People are just scrounging right now, what’s going to replace it come planting time. Sooner or later, this shut-down country is going to be out of food. Production is at a standstill and Trump fiddles.

    Pray the Rumpster gets a grip because the 1% think the world has too many humans and are going to leverage every opportunity to get their way. Lives mean nothing to them. The gov’ner of Nev said so in so many words.

    They have gotten a taste of power now. Look at me, I don’t have to be president to be a dictator, I can do it right here at home, because the president is out to lunch. Unhinged, unbridled and out of control.

    “We are not a socialist country, and we never will be.” DJT

  6. On March 28, 2020 at 11:37 am, Bill Mullins said:

    Herschel wrote, “Isolation, containment and social distancing aren’t affecting the doubling rate.” Any DemonKKKRar halfway worth his salt would counter that with “Not So! Only the CURRENT LEVEL/DEGREE of isolation, containment and social distancing aren’t affecting the doubling rate. Clearly the answer is to INCREASE the degree of isolation, containment and social distancing until we SUCCEED in flattening the curve.”

    Of course eventually the doubling rate will flatten of its own accord at which time the controllers will claim victory in much the same way as proponents of garden gnomes can show how garden gnomes prevent infestations of albino pygmy giraffes.

  7. On March 28, 2020 at 1:38 pm, penses said:

    The death numbers have to be high , so they can weaponize them

    Add another one to the list. Governor Gretchen Whitmer of the Peoples Rebublic of Michigan was the latest blue state gov’ner to ban doctors from prescribing the lifesaving drugs hydroxychloroquine and Z-Paks to save senior citizens in the state from coronavirus.

    And Sarah Pallen’s Marxist death panel verdict was right on. Through bureaucratic newspeak, officials in Washington state are putting their toe in the water to see if there is any push back to the “rationing” of health services amongst those whom the state sees as less desirable. This is one of several examples across the country to see if they can get away with “murder for your own good.” Not surprising, considering the number of abortions committed every day…crickets. Aborting undesirables only makes sense.

    The dictators of Fla and RI are sending out the police and Nat’l GD to question and arrest anyone in the state from NYC or anyone arriving at an airport from NYcity. The Democratic governor of RI said that she considered closing the border to the state, but said she couldn’t. Why stop there. Who is going to stand in your way. I’m sure there is a “constitutional” judge out there that could find a penumbra or two.

    The American Civil Liberties Union has blasted the order on Fourth Amendment grounds. “While the Governor may have the power to suspend some state laws and regulations to address this medical emergency, she cannot suspend the Constitution,” Rhode Island ACLU executive director Steven Brown said in a statement. “Under the Fourth Amendment, having a New York state license plate simply does not, and cannot, constitute ‘probable cause’ to allow police to stop a car and interrogate the driver, no matter how laudable the goal of the stop. What does it matter when the sheeple don’t mind.

    And once again the White House is silent on all counts.

  8. On March 29, 2020 at 1:37 am, Dan said:

    Sisolak is an old school Vegas mob politician….a former Clark County Commissioner who BOUGHT the governorship with Soros money. He is
    a COMMIE through and through doing his utmost to destroy Nevada and
    turn it into another failed state like Kali….where most of the stinking commie voters who voted for him in 2018 came from. There’s a petition
    circulating the state to have him recalled….and predictably wherever the
    people set up in public ( like outside a Costco) to try and get signatures
    for this they get harassed and threatened with arrest.

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