As a week goes , the one just past, has been a very good one for President Trump.
It started badly for the President though, with a slew of polling pointing and painting a darkening picture, in his Presidential match up with Joe Biden. However as the clock ticked into July the fortunes of the President quickly took a turn to the North. The June employment figures were staggeringly good. The 4.8 million jobs added back to the US economy beat expectations by almost 2 million. They were so good – that they were barely reported by the usual suspects. Yeah, that good.
This positive news was quickly followed with even better tidings. The announcement and arrest of one Ghislaine Maxwell. This development is seismic even-though it’s not getting the wall to wall media coverage it deserves at the moment. Trust me it soon will.
This can of worms could play a central role in the Presidential election. But more on that in the very near future. Suffice to say, variations of the word ” Ghislaine ” have been trending for 4 days on Twitter, which will give you some indication of the public appetite for this story. And their understanding of it’s importance.
The final piece of good vibes on the positivity jigsaw is one you’ve barely heard mentioned at all. Although, I expect it will be a linchpin of President Trump’s stump speeches for the next 4 months. Hydroxychloriquine.
The largest study of Hydroxychloriquine, to date, in the United States has been completed by the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. And the results are in. President Trump was right and the mainstream media owe a lot of Americans an apology. Particularly relatives of now deceased Americans. Don’t hold your breath though.
Critically, the study in question has been peer reviewed and published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. It is not a study that the armchair coronavirus physicians on network television can easily dispute.
Of course, that’s not to say the networks themselves won’t try. See below.
2,541 hospital patients took part in the Henry Ford study.
26.4% of patients in the study who were NOT treated with any mix of Hydroxychloriquine died.
13% of patients in the study who were treated with a mix of Hydroxychloriquine medicines died.
The results are stark. If you took Hyrdoxychloriquine your survival chances doubled. Remember this study was on hospitalized patients who were already very sick and where the infection was in a lot of cases out of control. Hence hospitalization.
1202 patients were treated with Hydroxychloriquine only.
783 patients were treated with Hydroxychloriquine and Azithromycin.
In the last weeks of April, CNN and the mainstream media outlets threw down on President Trump’s championing of the drug. Citing it as potentially unsafe. According to the Henry Ford study this public narrative had a detrimental effect in doctors ability to get people to partake in their study trial. Many cited mainstream media concerns that were pointing to the drug as potentially causing heart problems.
The Henry Ford study is unequivocal.
“Our analysis shows that using hydroxychloroquine helped saves lives,” said neurosurgeon Dr. Steven Kalkanis, CEO, Henry Ford Medical Group and Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Henry Ford Health System. “As doctors and scientists, we look to the data for insight. And the data here is clear that there was benefit to using the drug as a treatment for sick, hospitalized patients.”
I don’t think the Ford results could be any clearer.
This study is not even the most promising news about Hydroxychloriquine. Dr Vladimir Zelenko, working in the Kiryas Joel community in New York has submitted a study of 2,200 coronavirus patients for peer review. Probably no medical professional has seen so quick a rise to fame and so brutal a fall in the space of 8 weeks. But now, his reputation too is on the rise again. The fall in reputation in full part is due to the fact his early results tallied with President Trump’s early championing of Hydroxychloroquine in March.
The Dr Zelenko study is focused on out-patient coronavirus suffers that attended his own clinic. His trial focuses on coronavirus treatment in the first 5 days after symptoms occur. The Zelenko protocol of treatment for this study is as follows:
- Identification of High risk patients
- Treatment with a combination of Hyrdoxychlorquine, Zinc and Azithromycin.
- Commencement of treatment within 5 days of symptoms
In Zelenko’s study out of a total of 2,200 coronavirus patients attending his clinic, who followed the protocol, only 2 have died. That is a 99.7% survival rate. Interestingly, he found that there was an 84% reduction in the hospitalization rate compared to the overall NY hospitalization rate.
I’ve listened to this front-line doctor interviewed on a number of occasions now, and have never been less than impressed. A cancer survivor, who himself is high risk if infected, he has a unique ability to breakdown complex medicial treatments and medicines into simple language.
He describes utilizing the combination of Hydroxychloriquine and Zinc akin to a bullet and a gun. Where the zinc is the actual bullet that kills the virus but needs Hydroxychloriquine to act as the gun. Azithromycin is used to protect against secondary Pneumonia’s and other problems of a similiar nature.
You can draw a straight line from the horrendous treatment of Zelenko in the press in April and May to President Trump’s early championing of Hydroxychloriquine as a possible therapeutic therapy in March. The media attempted to crush Zelenko because Zelenko’s results crushed their narrative.
And the narrative is to crush Trump in all scenarios. It is horrific to think that people have died because of the mis-information that was spread in the media about Hydroxychloriquine in March and April. But the narrative is pretty much crushed by the Henry Ford study.
Critically, because the Henry Ford study is peer reviewed and published in the very highly regarded International Journal of Infectious Diseases, it puts some nails in the coffin of the mainstream media Hydroxychloriquine narrative. Nails applied with a nail gun.
Results are expected shortly from another study. A 3,000 person study of Health workers using Hydroxychlorquine as a prophylactic. Word again, is that it was difficult to sign up volunteers due to the Anti-Hydroxychloriquine narrative playing out on the TV networks during the Spring. If it proves that Hydroxychlorquine is a very effective prophylactic therapy, it will be interesting to see if the mainstream media have questions to answer in a legal setting. Their reporting and scaremongering of a drug that has been widely used and available for well over half a century – never really stood up to any level of scrutiny.
You could make an argument, back in March, as to whether it was an effective treatment for coronavirus but you could never really, honestly, make the claim that taking Hydroxychloriqune in the correct and doctor prescribed dosages was ever likely to be life threatening. The Henry Ford study found none.
President Trump put his money where his mouth is with Hydroxychlorquine, by taking a 10-14 day course of the drug as a prophylactic therapy a month ago. He was widely ridiculed by commentators.
Not for the first time. He was right and they were wrong.
Not that you’ll read it anywhere.
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