Opinion| Do you remember when the media jumped down Trump’s throat when he expressed optimism over some studies that have been recently conducted concerning off label medication for COVID patients?
The left wing media lambasted Trump, including Politico:
‘President Donald Trump’s all-out push to advance unproven coronavirus treatments is deepening a divide between the White House and career health officials, who are being pulled away from other potential projects to address the president’s hunch that decades-old malaria medicines can be coronavirus cures.
The White House directed health officials to set up a project to track if the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxy chloroquine show promise — a days long effort that distracted from urgent tasks like trials of other medicines thought to have more potential against the virus. Food and Drug Administration officials also reversed a nearly six-year ban on a troubled Indian manufacturer in a bid to secure the drugs, and top advisers to Trump have encouraged other agencies to locate as much of the product as possible. The White House is also pressuring Medicare officials to pay for unproven treatments being given to desperate patients during a pandemic.
“Everyone is getting ahead of their skis here,” said one senior Health and Human Services official involved in drug policy. “All this buzz is confusing the American public, it’s confusing doctors. There’s a ton of people involved in front-line response in the government … who are getting pulled into meetings to discuss this when the data doesn’t support it.”
This is “mindshare, time and energy being soaked up by a potential wild-goose chase,” said a second senior HHS official working on the coronavirus response. “We have no idea if this works, and the evidence suggests it doesn’t.”’
Here we are 5 days later and news on the ground seems to be suggesting that Politico’s hit piece is not so accurate.
The FDA has since cleared the use of the drugs Trump touted for use by Coronavirus patients and studies are coming out showing promising results.
The Gateway Pundit reported:
‘Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Stephen Smith shared some very exciting news Wednesday night on The Ingraham Angle.
Dr. Smith has been treating coronavirus patients at the Smith Center fr Infectious Diseases and Urban Health in East Orange, New Jersey.
Dr. Smith revealed that in his treatment of coronavirus victims he has not seen a single patient under the age of 70 was not diabetic, pre-diabetic or obese.’
Dr. Steven Smith then pointed out that not a single coronavirus patient under his care who was on the hydroxychloroquine regimen needed to be intibated.’
There is no way anyone can say this particular instance is anything but great news for the country, and the world.
Dr. Smith: No person has received five days or more of the hydroxychoroquine-azithro combination has been intibated. The chance of that occurring by chance according to my sons Elan and Hunter who did some stats for me are .000 something.
It’s ridiculously low. It’s ridiculously low however you look at it.
We were looking at selection bias in this situation. But I cannot think of a reason why.
If all else is equal why people that received 5 days or more or even four days or more of this hydroxychloroquine-azithro regimen wouldn’t get intibated, in other words, if it didn’t work, why would it just be the people that didn’t nearly complete the regmine …
Laura: It’s a game-changer. Correct?
Dr. Smith: ‘It’s a game changer, absolute game-changer. I think this data goes to really support the French data… Laura, I think this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic, I’m very serious’
Via The Ingraham Angle:
Dear fact checkers, we are merely providing our readers the doctor’s findings. A few studies is not a 100% conclusive result, but this expert seems to be pretty excited about his patient’s results. Everyone should be praying that he is right.