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Boulware et al. Affirms HCQ Efficacy, but Misinterpreted

July 18 update. This study (NCT04308668, 03/17 – 05/20) has a second part, which was mis-reported on July 16 as Hydroxychloroquine in Nonhospitalized Adults With Early COVID-19 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. At the closer look, the study started on March 11 as a bona fide clinical trial, which devolved into a scientific fraud on or after March 24.  Read about it above: anti-HCQ Scientific Fraud, BS-2.

The first author, Dr. David Boulware, falsely denied that he was hired by  Revive Therapeutics Ltd., a psychedelic mushrooms peddler, as Scientific Advisor to promote its “orphan drug” Bucillamine (unrelated to psychedelic mushrooms), as a competitor to HCQ for COVID-19 .
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Preparations to Pandemic Flu, 2006

Inglesby et al., Disease Mitigation Measures in the Control of Pandemic Influenza; Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science; 2006

It has been recognized that most actions taken to counter pandemic influenza will have to be undertaken by local governments, given that the epidemic response capacity of the federal government is limited. Continue reading Preparations to Pandemic Flu, 2006

Re Hydroxychloroquine Shortages

A new article in JAMA Network (Vaduganathan et al.) describes a peak in hydroxycholoroquine dispensing by pharmacies in the week of March 15-21, although misinterprets its cause. But its statistics confirms conclusions of my article Distributed Denial of HCQ to COVID-19 Victims, published in WUWT on May 11. That was panic buying by chronic lupus and/or rheumatoid arthritis patients, triggered by the news media and amplified by Google and so-called social media. On March 20, multiple outlets announced  that HCQ buying by COVID-19 patients was causing shortages for its “legitimate users”. There were no shortages at that time. But multiple repetitions of that lie caused lupus and RA patients to buy as much HCQ as they could – and many had unfulfilled prescriptions for 90 days.That led to actual shortages in a few days. Continue reading Re Hydroxychloroquine Shortages

Anti-HCQ Paper in The Lancet Uses Fake Data

Good news: Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis, Harvey A Risch, May 27, 2020,  American Journal of Epidemiology

Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000 users … These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.

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Possible Role of Cod Liver Oil or Fish Rich Diet in COVID19 Prevention

Cod liver oil has been used as a prevention against acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) and for symptom relief for rheumatism, for decades if not centuries (1). It is likely useful in the prevention of COVID-19 and/or alleviating its symptoms.

Cod liver oil (CLO) is a natural source of vitamin D, vitamin A, and Omega-3 fatty acids. Continue reading Possible Role of Cod Liver Oil or Fish Rich Diet in COVID19 Prevention

Assault on Hydroxychloroquine

My article Pseudo-Science behind the Assault on Hydroxychloroquine has been published in WUWT. Some points from it:

  • Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)-based treatments are effective for COVID-19, unless started too late.
  • There are a couple of borderline fraudulent pre-prints, trying to cast doubt on that, and they are endlessly cited in the media. Then there are a couple of serious studies, which are misinterpreted not only by the media, but by NIH and FDA as well
  • Severe COVID-19 frequently causes cardiac effects, including heart arrhythmia. This is not a fault of HCQ.
  • Millions of people regularly take drugs causing QTc prolongation, which might increase risk of heart arrhythmia and even cardiac in for COVID-19 patients with other risk factors.

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Epidemic Victims are Normally Treated Separately from Regular Patients

The most common mistake made in the COVID-19 response was treating contagious COVID-19 victims in the same hospitals and hospital areas as non-COVID19 patients. This happened both in Wuhan and in New York City.

Stephen McIntyre tweeted yesterday:

western nations completely ignored procedures that Western doctors use in controlling epidemics in Africa and elsewhere. An interesting and experienced doctor said that their FIRST act is to create field hospital exclusively for epidemic patients, keeping regular hospitals safe Continue reading Epidemic Victims are Normally Treated Separately from Regular Patients

Google Virus Spreads Panic

Google and the fake news media supported by it by cash and undisclosed promotional placement continue spreading panic. Note the words in the first thumb image: Chaos at American Airports. This is what enemy propaganda looks like.

Also note that the link on the very top does not point to any location, but proposes to share the original search, i.e. self-propagates like a virus.

Screenshot of Google Search

Obama Administration Left USA Unprepared

The book Three Seconds Until Midnight by Dr. Steven Hatfill, Robert Coullahan, and Dr. John Walsh, published in November 2019, explains that we must be constantly prepared to pandemics caused by RNA viruses, which might be many times more lethal than COVID-19. It also shows the state of (un-)preparedness, in which the US was in 2014-2017.

The name of Dr. Steven Hatfill might be familiar. He was the victim of Mueller’s investigation methods following the 2001 anthrax letters. Dr. Steven Hatfill was cleared in the court, and received compensation. In the following quotes, the emphasis is added. Continue reading Obama Administration Left USA Unprepared