Remember how Donald Trump was vilified for suggesting the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine might work for the Kung Flu?
Well, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons reports that of the 2,333 treated with HCQ 2,137 or 91.6 percent improved clinically.
Moreover, one of five physicians in front-line treatment roles has prescribed hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, according to a new survey.
For example, hydroxychloroquine is currently first-line for people hospitalized with polymerase chain reaction–confirmed COVID-19 in the Yale New Haven Health System, which operates hospitals across Connecticut, many of them hard hit by the pandemic.
And at a nursing home in Texas, where 56 residents and 33 staff members were COVID-19 positive, hydroxychloroquine a Zpac and zinc were given as soon as a resident first started showing symptoms. Only one of the patients has died. Everyone who got on treatment who started on treatment is actually doing really well, a doctor says.
And yet the anti-Trumpers went nuts when he touted the drug.
Even as its hometown devolved into COVID-19’s epicenter, the so-called “Paper of Record” slammed Trump. Based on “minimal evidence,” the Old Gray Lady sniffed, Trump’s enthusiasm for this possible treatment “defies science.” One of this “news” outlet’s headlines crowed as conclusively as if it reported that the sun rose in the east: “No, These Medicines Cannot Cure Coronavirus.”
The Washington Post published an op-ed co-authored by Zeke Emanuel, Obamacare’s snotty, snarling chief architect. Headline: “Trump’s not a doctor. He’s only playing one on TV.” The Beltway’s bible also hurled this rotten tomato at the president: “Trump is giving people false hope of coronavirus cures. It’s all snake oil.”
“Trump peddles unsubstantiated hope in dark times,” CNN scolded. Even worse, the lightly viewed channel’s John Berman lied by claiming that an Arizona man died from consuming an aquarium cleaner after Trump endorsed “that drug.”
Trump-hating Democratic governors joined the onslaught. Nevada’s Steve Sisolak banned these drugs as COVID-19 treatments. Michigan’s Gretchen Whitmer saw and raised Sisolak’s bet: The woman who officially rebutted Trump’s latest State of the Union threatened inquests and “administrative action” against doctors who prescribed and pharmacists who dispensed these remedies. Alas, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D., N.Y.) has ordered that doctors cannot prescribe HCQ against COVID-19 and dispense it via pharmacies.
How many people died because they lied?