Two weeks ago we wrote about a tree bark derivative that can be used in the treatment of COVID-19. The medication is a combo of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ, an anti-malaria medication) and Azithromycin (an antibiotic used to suppress effects of this virus.)
We had been following the news from China and South Korea which both reported that these anti-malarial drugs were being used to treat coronavirus with some success.
Then Donald Trump got in on the story. A press that had been all for exploring this new (and very cheap) medical option dissed the president as an idiot for making this Tweet. When some idiots in Texas drank fish-tank cleaner containing HCQ and labelled POISON, they blamed him for that, too!
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved mountains – Thank You! Hopefully they will BOTH (H works better with A, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents)…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2020
But someone was listening, Jim Santilli is CEO of the Transportation Improvement Association and he became infected. He remembered what the President had said.
I was hospitalized due to #Covid_19. It was a struggle to breathe and I felt like I was slowly drowning. Luckily, the doctors decided to try Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin. Within a few hours, the gasping for air stopped and I began improving. I went home 3 days later!— Jim Santilli (@JimSantilli) March 29, 2020
Meanwhile in France a Prof. Didier Raoult and his medical research team published results of a new study trial of 80 COVID-19 patients. The objective of the study was to find an effective treatment to cure COVID-19 patients and to decrease the virus duration.
In 80 in-patients receiving a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, the team found a clinical improvement in all but one 86 year-old patient who died, and one 74-year old patient still in intensive care unit. The team also found that, by administering hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin, they were able to observe an improvement in all cases, except in one patient who arrived with an advanced form, who was over the age of 86, and in whom the evolution was irreversible!
Good work Mr. President. Now why isn’t it being tested and dispensed here?
If you want to dig into a good, global conspiracy theory go here where all of France’s stocks have been pillaged and disappeared.
For conspiracies nearer home we have the “Bill Gates has the vaccine he won’t release until after the November elections” story, and that his vaccine contains a tracking device. Check ’em out here!
Here are some of the conspiracy theories out there.https://t.co/0d9kYBqxCn— Voice & Nation (@VoiceAndNation) March 23, 2020
The government introduced the virus in 2018, and Bill Gates was somehow responsible.
There is a vaccine or cure for the virus that the government won’t release.