The Effectiveness Of Hydroxychloroquine: A Note To Dr. Zack Moore

BY Herschel Smith
6 months, 3 weeks ago

First up, a newly elected congress woman in Detroit.

LANSING – A Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine — and Republican President Donald Trump who touted the drug — for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus.

State Rep. Karen Whitsett, who learned Monday she has tested positive for COVID-19, said she started taking hydroxychloroquine on March 31, prescribed by her doctor, after both she and her husband sought treatment for a range of symptoms on March 18.

“It was less than two hours” before she started to feel relief, said Whitsett, who had experienced shortness of breath, swollen lymph nodes, and what felt like a sinus infection. She is still experiencing headaches, she said.

Whitsett said she was familiar with “the wonders” of hydroxychloroquine from an earlier bout with Lyme disease, but does not believe she would have thought to ask for it, or her doctor would have prescribed it, had Trump not been touting it as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

But that same thing, i.e., Trump touting it as a possible therapeutic, has caused the status quo, the ensconced bureaucracy, and doctors who live by state decrees, to pan it as needful or effective.  Queue many more doctors who think it works, via Katie Pavlich.

First, in Los Angeles:

Dr. Anthony Cardillo said he has seen very promising results when prescribing hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc for the most severely-ill COVID-19 patients.

“Every patient I’ve prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free,” Cardillo told Eyewitness News. “So clinically I am seeing a resolution.”

Cardillo is the CEO of Mend Urgent Care, which has locations in Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys and Burbank.

He said he has found it only works if combined with zinc. The drug, he said, opens a channel for the zinc to enter the cell and block virus replication.

“We have to be cautious and mindful that we don’t prescribe it for patients who have COVID who are well,” Cardillo said. “It should be reserved for people who are really sick, in the hospital or at home very sick, who need that medication. Otherwise we’re going to blow through our supply for patients that take it regularly for other disease processes.”

New York:

Dr. Mohammud Alam, an infectious disease specialist affiliated with Plainview Hospital, said 81 percent of infected covid patients he treated at three Long Island nursing homes recovered from the contagion.

“In this crisis, I realized I had to do something,” Alam said. ”I realized if this was my dad, what would I do? And I would do anything I could to help.”

Alam said he decided he could not apply the touted combination of the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine and antibiotic azithromycin because the side effects could be potentially fatal for his high-risk patients, many of whom had underlying heart issues.

So instead, Alam replaced azithromycin with another decades-old antibiotic that doesn’t pose any known risks to the heart.

New Jersey:

Dr. Stephen Smith, founder of The Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health, said on “The Ingraham Angle” on Wednesday night that he is optimistic about the use of antimalarial medications and antibiotics to treat COVID-19 patients, calling it “a game-changer.”

Smith, who is treating 72 COVID-19 patients, said that he has been treating “everybody with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin [an antibiotic]. We’ve been doing so for a while.”

He pointed out that not a single COVID-19 patient of his that has been on the hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin regimen for five days or more has had to be intubated.

Around the world:

An international poll of thousands of doctors rated the Trump-touted anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine the best treatment for the novel coronavirus.

Of the 6,227 physicians surveyed in 30 countries, 37 percent rated hydroxychloroquine the “most effective therapy” for combating the potentially deadly illness, according to the results released Thursday.

The survey, conducted by the global health care polling company Sermo, also found that 23 percent of medical professionals had prescribed the drug in the US — far less than other countries.

“Outside the US, hydroxychloroquine was equally used for diagnosed patients with mild to severe symptoms whereas in the US it was most commonly used for high risk diagnosed patients,” the survey found.

The medicine was most widely used in Spain, where 72 percent of physicians said they had prescribed it.

The doctors who reflexively revert to bureaucracy for the determination of right and wrong, and who, because of hatred for Mr. Trump, have panned it and recommended against it because they lack fifty billion controlled studies approved by the FDA, have blood on their hands in the face of this mounting evidence.

Look, I have my issues with Trump too, from bump stock bans to red flag laws.  But reflexive reversion to opposing anything he says because a doctor doesn’t happen to like him, in a time of pandemic, is the most unethical and uncaring thing I can possibly think of.

It borders on negligent homicide.  If you’re a doctor, I’m speaking to you.

I’ll also point out that the epidemiologist in my own state of North Carolina, Dr. Zack Moore, opposes it, and I have sent him two notes now on this very subject, to be ignored both times.

I’ll have my say before this is all over with, and he’ll hear me loud and clear.


Comments

  1. On April 7, 2020 at 1:51 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Any “physician,” so-called, who knowingly withholds beneficial or even lifesaving treatment from a patient or patients – should be stripped of his/her license to practice medicine, and permanently barred from working the field. Full stop.

  2. On April 7, 2020 at 4:14 am, Pat Hines said:

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/martin-shkreli-requests-three-month-furlough-prison-help-develop-treatments-covid-19-identified-eight-drugs-potential-inhibitors/

  3. On April 7, 2020 at 8:38 am, Fred said:

    The Bible defines the fool as one who has said; there is no God. If one were to dig a little, I’m certain they could find all kinds of wickedness done by Dr. Moore. After all, he is hiding 7 abominations in his heart. The number 7 not being specific but indicating perfect wickedness, ie; a total scum bag. Proverbs below.

    Of course you shouldn’t Lie. That’s the first thing.

    Also here is the (an) applicable commandment of Holy God: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.”

    The Commandment applied: Exodus 23:1 “Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.”

    Proverbs 26 and verses: 24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; 25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. 26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.

    Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

    This is where modern American Christianity fails miserably. Your Churchian pastors and friends would say; “pray for him.” But pray what? Pray he be completely exposed and ruined that he might be found naked before the Lord in need of salvation to come to the realization of his wickedness and be saved. That’s LOVE for him, as it also meets the whole of the peoples need that his slanders be found out. One cannot be changed in the heart except it be of the Lord.

    There are so many examples from the Lord himself and from the other books of the NT that it would take hours to lay out. Suffice it to say; being a liar and a slanderer is Sin. Revelation 21:8

    Instead of believers simply saying; well he’s a jerk. It’s important to understand the why of God in things. Once a man starts to lying and slandering it’s a short trip to violating just about every other Command of God as iterated by Jesus. I agree with Mr. Smith, the guy will be found a murderer on that great and terrible day. A fool indeed.

  4. On April 7, 2020 at 9:25 am, George 1 said:

    When will Mr. and Ms. Normie finally understand that these people are communists? They have no open scientific minds. All they believe in is their agenda. Any fact that does not push their agenda forward is ignored even to the point of murder. If Obama had made the announcement that Hydroxychloroquine was useful in treating the virus it would be mandatory that everyone use.

    Communists are simple creatures.

  5. On April 7, 2020 at 11:35 am, Wes said:

    The irrefutable clinical evidence – live from the battle for some time – far exceeds the number of volunteers normally cited as needed for a Phase I clinical trial. As such, it should be completely authorized – as the physician determines the need or viability – under ‘Right to Try’, full stop.
    Middle-finger to the Bureaukrats in the Central Committee.

    Following that, what Georgiaboy61 said.

  6. On April 7, 2020 at 11:40 am, Bram said:

    The FDA is the embodiment of Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy which states

    “In any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people:

    First, there will be those who are devoted to the goals of the organization. Examples are dedicated classroom teachers in an educational bureaucracy, many of the engineers and launch technicians and scientists at NASA, even some agricultural scientists and advisors in the former Soviet Union collective farming administration.

    Secondly, there will be those dedicated to the organization itself. Examples are many of the administrators in the education system, many professors of education, many teachers union officials, much of the NASA headquarters staff, etc.

    The Iron Law states that in every case the second group will gain and keep control of the organization. It will write the rules, and control promotions within the organization.”

    The FDA doesn’t care if people die from lack of treatments – they care about their turf and are literally willing to kill to protect it.

  7. On April 7, 2020 at 1:11 pm, Ned2 said:

    “When will Mr. and Ms. Normie finally understand that these people are communists?”

    Hate to break it to you George, but they do understand. They just don’t care. As long as Joe gets his six pack and reality TV every day, he’s a willing participant.

  8. On April 7, 2020 at 1:13 pm, Ned2 said:

    I am waiting for “somebody” to fire the heads of the CDC, FDA and any other moron in charge, but somehow I don’t expect that to happen.

  9. On April 7, 2020 at 8:15 pm, Michael said:

    “Any “physician,” so-called, who knowingly withholds beneficial or even lifesaving treatment ”
    Georgiaboy61, I can’t say that I know any practicing physicians (that is, caring for patients rather than being administrators) that would do so. This is a phenomenon of “science” becoming the new religion, to the point that many are blinded to the obvious by their beliefs in placebo-controlled randomized trials above any and all other data. Dr. Fauci and his ilk are merely the high priests, and the tyrant-wannabe governors who outlawed use of hydroxychloroquine are in the caste just below them. They haven’t yet found any sign of the benefits in their reading of chicken entrails.

  10. On April 8, 2020 at 7:46 am, Fred said:

    @Michael, that’s funny. Thanks. And so very true.

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