Trump Effect: Big Bet on Virus Drug Still Winning
By Tom Fitton
President Judicial Watch
A frightening consequence of the pandemic is the politicization of health information.
The Left, which includes the legacy media, is destroying lives as it demonizes anything President Trump proposes. As Yale epidemiology professor Dr. Harvey Risch has said of hydroxychloroquine [HC], “It’s a political drug now, not a medical drug.” It might save up to 100,000 lives, he said.
That’s not what you hear in the media, as our chief investigative reporter Micah Morrison, reports in his Investigative Bulletin.
The president’s pandemic policies are under fire, but in one area a big Trumpian bet is still coming up a winner. Three new studies suggest that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine (HC) shows success in the fight against the coronavirus.
In Michigan, a study of more than 2,500 patients at six Detroit-area hospitals found that HC, administered early, significantly cut the death rate. “Our analysis shows that that using hydroxychloroquine helped save lives,” said Steven Kalkanis, CEO of the Henry Ford Health System. “It needs to be used early,” he added. “It needs to be used in a hospital setting.”
In New York City, researchers with the Mt. Sinai Health System studying more than 6,000 patients with Covid-19 found they died at a lower rate when treated with HC. In the study, after adjusting for other risk factors, the Mt. Sinai researchers found that “hydroxychloroquine use was associated with decreased in-hospital mortality.”
And in India, a massive study of more than 300,000 people, including front line medical personnel, found that HC provided prophylactic benefits. “The task force of medical experts, including physicians and super specialists, have recommend and backed the drive to administer HC in cluster areas and high exposure cases,” a senior medical official told the Indian Express. “The benefits seem to far outweigh the debate
around its risks and it has certainly helped in implementing the preventive strategies.”
Read about the India experience here
. Read the Mount Sinai study here
and more on the Detroit study here
Of course, none of this was supposed to happen. Trump’s enthusiastic embrace of the drug was widely ridiculed. A president with a medical opinion! How dare he! Warnings about the drug
flowed from the media, political opponents, the Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, and others. Trump not only stuck to his path, but brazenly doubled down in May with the announcement that he himself was taking HC
as a prophylactic.
Is HC a miracle drug in the fight against the virus? No. If it was, we’d know by now.
But it does seem to help in certain cases, such as when administered early to healthy patients with no underlying conditions, or as a prophylactic for front line personnel. Serious people are giving HC a serious look. Prescriptions for the drug in the U.S. jumped
more than 150% earlier this year. International supply efforts surged
. None of this would have happened without Trump.
All this suggests a kind of Trump Effect that may be with us long after Trump himself has departed the political scene. As we observed
back in April, when we first looked at the HC controversy, Trump pounded the bully pulpit, preferred outside channels of information, distrusted experts, hewed to deregulatory impulses, leaned on the levers of government, and embraced conservative and social media to promote the drug. This turned out to be not just a winning bet, but a winning strategy. Others doubtless will take note.
Covidiots. If it was effective, he would have used it when he caught what he and some of your readers said was a hoax as part of his treatment. His own doctor said when Trump asked about it, the doctor told him it doesn’t work.
I came to this site to read about the crazy Keith cult and found so many crazy conspiracy theories I now question the writings on the cult.
Stick to real facts and news, Frank, and you may gain some long term respect like those in the Underground Bunker exposing the crazy Scientology cult.
CQ and the milder analog HCQ have been around for years with great success. And no, they are not just killing overzealous white blood cells.
Dr Immaneul was taken off of major media – why? Because some people sent in nasty comments.
Maybe Chinese spies trying to maim and murder every single American and get rid of Trump.
Her claims ought to at least be heard, why are they so afraid? Free speech of a media control empire run by perverts?
I have previous posts on this site about it with many facts and including first hand reports from a USMC Commanding Officer
who used it in ‘Nam.
Below is an article about it that I cut and pasted before the censors can get rid of it:
Nigerian-born doctor, Stella Immanuel has made an impassioned plea advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid 19. A video of her arguments in support of the controversial treatment has gone viral and has been viewed over 13 million times on Facebook and YouTube, but both platforms have taken down the video. Regardless, the video is being shared relentlessly on WhatsApp, Twitter, Messenger and other messaging platforms.
By Caroline Warnock | Heavy.com
Stella Immanuel is part of a team of Medical professionals attended the America’s Frontline Doctors Summit in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 27.
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Many doctors took the opportunity to address the media and the U.S. public about the country’s fight against COVID-19 and a few, including Dr. Stella Immanuel, spoke out against the current accepted virus treatment and the need to wear masks.
Video of Immanuel speaking quickly went viral as she talked about her experience treating COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine and her belief in its effectiveness.
This position is in contrast to the safety issues raised by the FDA, who cautioned against using hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients. The NIH adopted a similar position and halted its clinical trial of the drug, finding that it provided no benefits.
A longer video showing the press conference is available here. Oliver Darcy, a CNN reporter, shared that the video was removed from Facebook after gaining over 13 million views. He quoted a Facebook spokesperson as saying, “We’ve removed this video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19. We’re showing messages in News Feed to people who have reacted to, commented on or shared harmful COVID-19-related misinformation that we have removed, connecting them to myths debunked by the WHO.”
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Darcy also later confirmed that the video was removed by YouTube for violating its community guidelines.
The America’s Frontline Doctors Summit is taking place on July 27 and 28 and its goal is to dispel the “massive disinformation campaign” about COVID-19 going on in the U.S., according to its website. It was organized by the Tea Party Patriots, who described the event as: “Physicians from around the country address the American people about Covid-19 and the importance of reopening schools and our society.”
According to her Facebook, Dr. Immanuel is based in Houston, Texas, and is a physician at Rehoboth Medical Center in Houston. She is also a deliverance minister and founder of Fire Power Ministries. In the video above from the summit, Immanuel says, “In the past few months, after taking in over 350 patients, we have not lost one. Not a diabetic, not somebody with high blood pressure, not somebody with asthma, not an old person. We’ve not lost one patient.”null
She then says that in addition to this, she and her staff at the clinic and “many doctors that I know” are on hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure. She says the medication works as a preventative drug, and despite seeing around a dozen patients each day and only wearing a surgical mask, none of them have gotten sick.
She says, “I came here to Washington, D.C. to say: America, nobody needs to die.” Immanuel says it’s upsetting to see people struggling to breathe and thinking that COVID-19 is a “death sentence.” She then says, “I hug them, and I tell them that it’s going to be okay you’re going to leave. And we treat them, and they leave. None have died.
She goes on to claim that it’s “fake science” to say hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work. “This virus has a cure,” she says. “It is called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and zithromax.” Immanuel also says that no one needs masks or to shut down schools because there is a cure.
This is not the first time Immanuel has made these claims about hydroxychloroquine. She has posted about using the drug to treat COVID-19 in the past few months. Her pinned tweet from July 17 reads, “I refuse to be chained by fake science. I have successfully treated over 250 COVID patients with HCQ, zpack and zinc. No deaths. All these double blinded studies sponsored by big Phama is fake science.”
On April 27, she posted her support of President Donald Trump
On July 27, Donald Trump Jr. shared a clip of Immanuel speaking at the summit, writing that it’s a “must watch.”
Hydroxychloroquine Has Been a Controversial Treatment Option for COVID-19 Since the Pandemic Began & the FDA Withdrew It in June
Hydroxychloroquine is a drug that’s historically been used to treat malaria but since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the drug has also generated interest as a preventative measure and as a treatment. However, despite early interest in the drug and President Trump calling it a “game changer” and saying he takes it regularly, use of the drug has become controversial due to its possible side effects.
In March, the FDA granted the drug “emergency use” authorization to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but then issued a subsequent warning about the risk of using it outside of a hospital or clinical trial. This warning was due to “reports of serious heart rhythm problems and other safety issues, including blood and lymph system disorders, kidney injuries, and liver problems and failure.” In June, the FDA withdrew the drug and said it found that there was no benefit to using the drug in preventing or treating COVID-19.
The World Health Organization also halted its trial of the drug in early July, saying it found “little or no reduction” when comparing the hydroxychloroquine treatment to regular patient care.
A group that dubbed itself America’s Frontline Doctors stood on the steps of the Supreme Court claiming that neither masks nor shutdowns are necessary to fight the pandemic, despite a plethora of expertise to the contrary. It was live-streamed by the conservative media outlet Breitbart and viewed more than 14 million times — fueled by tweets by Donald Trump Jr. and multiple retweets by President Trump, which have since been deleted. After social media companies removed a viral video showing doctors making unsubstantiated claims about the novel coronavirus, one doctor’s past phrases, in particular, began trending on Twitter: demon sperm. It turns out Stella Immanuel has a history of making particularly outlandish claims — including that the uterine disorder endometriosis is caused by sex with demons that take place in dreams.
You can’t spell Demons without Dems.
By the way, they interview Omar Rosales
UNEXPLAINABLE: with William Shatner
Talk about cult leaders and they start with Keith Raniere
Heidi, I highly recommend you to watch this show on the History channel. It really addresses the issue of the control of cult leaders a lot and it is really impressive to see the level of influence that they can exert on their followers
How could President Trump not be right about HCQ?
After all. the man is briefed or debriefed — I don’t mean changing his undies — by a cadre of advisors on all matters for which he acts as America’s top gun.
This may come as a shock to many MAGA cult members who seem to think God alone supplies each utterance from Trump’s bowed lips, each tweet from his agile fingerstips — although Trump himself is loathe to give God or any other advisors much credit for his strokes of genius — much as one of his uppermost advisors, AG William Barr, might suggest he make a more Godly presentation — like holding a Bible upside down while launching a paramilitary coupe against American civilians in the exercise of their constitutional right to peaceful protest.
So with HCQ — one of the time honored treatments for certain diseases that can trigger a hyper response in the human adult autoimmune system such as Lupus.
But According to POTUS, his discovery of HCQ as a Covid cure is all part of his “natural knack” for health sciences —whether or not it shows in his person.
In fact, Trump tells us, his prophylactic use of this miracle drug is the reason he remains Covid negative while those apparent idiots sharing his unmasked airspace not heeding HIS — or, maybe, his WH doctor’s — Covid killer instincts, are testing positive. Why these WH staffers obviously aren’t taking Trump’s — or, maybe, this Whitehouse doc‘s — lifesaving advise remains a mystery.
My own meager understanding I’ve gleaned from my immunology advisor, also a doctor, is that HCQ works by damaging T-cells (immunity cells) so they don’t randomly attack vital organs — as some T-cells may be wont to do when no enemy is present to attack or they’re being produced in excess of what’s necessary to defeat an invader.
When T-cells hang around with nothing to do but conquer their host’s healthy organ, skin or other tissue, HCQ helps kill ‘em off, per my own advisor.
Thus, while HCQ is a waste at best when there are no pesky T-cells present for the drug to kill off, it CAN help someone who has overproduced T-cells — either while ill or bc of some Lupus-like condition. So long as the HCQ doesn’t kill T-cells the body may just need to fight Covid or a recurrence of it.
Imagine a diabolical drug that actually precludes the possibility of immunity to Covid, that allows constant recurrence of the dern thing over and over again by attacking, killing off T-cells differentiate to fight Covid!
HQC might just be by golly that drug that could destroy the human body’s own defenses making US ALL susceptible to it at the will of anyone deploying it upon us!
Why that, now THAT would be not only a goldmine but a mass ‘protest’ control weapon like not even Erik Prince with his silly little sound machines, tear gas, rubber pepper pellets, Middle East mercenaries, unidentifiable Federal DHS agents could beat for terrorist value alone! Hell, you can cut through a crowd of Covid afflicted protestors like butter!
I suppose the immunologist I consulted is ignorant of these latest reports proving the Pres’ hunch was right about HCQ while the “leftists” persecuting him on his and, maybe, the WH doc’s position can take THAT and go eat maggots.
It appears that Trump’s science knack may also be equally right about UV light and disinfectants. Where he got these bright ideas is anybody’s guess but given that in the same breath Trump was quick to express that these substances should be INJECTED — something for which he has indeed been resoundingly criticized — they probably were suggested by some unacknowledged advisors or found in a briefing — with the idea of INJECTING and INJECTIONS at the forefront of HIS knack-full thoughts.
I found it very strange myself that as much time as Trump spends in a disinfected tanning bed, he would make the leap from UV light to NEEDLES, INJECTIONS, VACCINES OH MY without considering the SUN which is, of course, the best disinfectant, as Florence Nightengale did when she famously opened a few window, let in some sun and made this whole UV light discovery long ago if, somehow, nobody knew it before then. My guess is someone might have but with the advent of money medicine and nursing wards etc. that natural wisdom turned dark.
But the darkest days of it may be yet to come. Since mighty Mamon rules the world. 😢
The president of Brazil, after recovering from the beer virus, with a box of HCQ and the signature Trump thumbs-up: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EdxSuZ_WAAIp19U?format=jpg&name=small LOL
Tom Fitton’s next post will be, Trump right on injecting bleach after all. The bleach kills you before the COVID.
If you thought Trump made the Libtards’ heads explode four years ago, just wait until this November. LOL
UNEXPLAINABLE: with william shatner
talk about cult leaders and they start with keith raniere
In the history of debates between Libtards and Conservatives, the dumbest one of all time is…
The debate regarding the efficacy of Chloroquine in the treatment of Covid-19.
If it works, it works and if it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. End of story.
Both sides have become so goddamn fucking partisan they fight over the most ridiculous crap like a glass of water being 1/2 full or 1/2 empty.
Those aren’t exactly conclusive studies, although I would take HCQ if it appeared it would help me. LOL
Pity. Could have been spared with Hydroxychloroquin taken as a prophylactic. But he deserves it for defying our corrupter-in-Chief.
Trump should have criticized the use of HCQ by using the Seinfeld opposite day approach: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-Lkry-SF3&hsimp=yhs-SF3&hspart=Lkry&p=seinfeld+opposite+day#id=1&vid=04c7ec2d229b3bc9d11b512b87461e12&action=click LOL
I was on chloroquine for years for RA.
It made me grouchy for an hour.
Your hair falls out.
When Tom Hanks came out and talked about horrible side effects, I said, ” Another poster child for the left.”
Both you and Tom are alive, is that the better alternative?
God, I wonder if [redacted] is on chloroquine.
Canada has the cure for Covid 19!
There’s no money for Big Pharma if a legacy drug like HCQ can cure Covid 19.
And there is no need for Bill Gates’ dangerous, untested vaccine.
Why doesn’t Trump say THAT, Shadow? By not doing so Trump is conceding that he has conceded to Big Pharma and the vaccinators. If not worse and I don’t think it’s made in America, either.
Keep up with the news, Hutchinson: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-signs-orders-lower-prescription-200611040.html LOL
—Wall Street analysts were skeptical that the orders would have much effect on drugmakers and said they could prove difficult to implement in practice. “We believe they are likely geared more towards deriving campaign talking points rather than producing tangible, material effects,”—
LOL ghost — your link about a Trump bill for cheaper drugs has nada to do with the post or my, anyone’s, comments. [redacted]