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Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:43 PM

Trump and Fox News Are Suddenly Silent on Their "Miracle" Drug Hydroxychloroquine

Their reckless promotion flew in the face of expert warnings.

After aggressively promoting an anti-malaria drug as a ďmiracleĒ in the fight against COVID-19óa push that flew in the face of repeated warnings from expertsóPresident Donald Trump and Fox News personalities suddenly appear to be cooling on hydroxychloroquine just as a new study reports the drug could lead to a higher death rate.

ďThe fact of the matter is we donít know,Ē Dr. Mehmet Oz told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday. ďThankfully these medications are prescriptions onlyÖ We are better off waiting for the randomized trials Dr. Fauci has been asking for.Ē

The segment was a head-spinning reversal for Oz, who less than a week ago encouraged Americans to participate in an at-home hydroxychloroquine clinical trial. ďThey mail you the pills, you start the protocol, tell them what happenedÖ Be part of the solution,Ē he told Fox News viewers in a segment on April 16, the latest in Ozís ongoing promotion of hydroxychloroquine on the conservative news network.

The attempt to strike a more cautious approach this week comes on the heels of new studies that showed hydroxychloroquine yielded no benefit in helping patients infected with the virus; one study on US veterans reported more deaths among those treated with the drug than those who received normal care.

When asked about the veteransí study on Tuesday, Trump, perhaps the biggest hydroxychloroquine cheerleader of all, dodged.

Read more:

https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/04/trump-and-fox-news-are-suddenly-silent-on-their-miracle-drug-hydroxychloroquine/

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Reply Trump and Fox News Are Suddenly Silent on Their "Miracle" Drug Hydroxychloroquine (Original post)
SouthernCal_Dem Apr 2020 OP
Guy Whitey Corngood Apr 2020 #1
SouthernCal_Dem Apr 2020 #2
scarletwoman Apr 2020 #3
Volaris Apr 2020 #14
Blue Owl Apr 2020 #4
Tucker08087 Apr 2020 #5
Tucker08087 Apr 2020 #6
sheshe2 Apr 2020 #11
rusty quoin Apr 2020 #13
sop Apr 2020 #7
Totally Tunsie Apr 2020 #8
Grammy23 Apr 2020 #9
Totally Tunsie Apr 2020 #10
ProfessorGAC Apr 2020 #17
Totally Tunsie Apr 2020 #18
sheshe2 Apr 2020 #12
rusty quoin Apr 2020 #15
sop Apr 2020 #16
rusty quoin Apr 2020 #19

Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:46 PM

1. but not this moron:

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/492546-south-dakota-launches-clinical-trial-of-hydroxychloroquine


South Dakota has launched a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating and potentially preventing COVID-19.

Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Monday said South Dakota is the first state to conduct a full clinical trial on hydroxychloroquine. The effort is being led by Sanford Health system, the largest rural health provider in the country.

"Our goal is to meaningfully advance the science around COVID-19 so physicians can be better prepared to respond to and treat this novel virus in the future, especially for our populations most at-risk,Ē Sanford Health's chief medical officer, Allison Suttle, said in a statement. ďBy doing clinical trials during this pandemic, we are trying to find treatments and, thereby, hope.Ē
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The study initially will include 2,000 outpatient individuals exposed to COVID-19, including front-line health care workers and other high-risk patients.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 10:57 PM

2. The right wing news bubble is incredible

Even in the face of scientific evidence showing it actually causes more deaths, Republicans still promote it because Trump touted it and they saw segments on Fox News.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 11:01 PM

3. Great. So they can kill a bunch of people just to study what's already been studied. (nt)

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:01 AM

14. 'front line healthcare workers'. Uh huh. Suuuuure.

No such thing as a 'front line' healthcare worker that's worth their own degree is gonna swallow this shit (both literally or figuratively) unless they have a condition for which you're supposed to be taking it already...and COVID AINT THAT.

Cause they're not stupid and they fucking well know better.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 11:02 PM

4. Better Call Saul

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 11:46 PM

5. I am so angry about this.

I guess all trace of this medication is out of my system and I am suffering badly from LSE (systemic lupus). Under normal circumstances, I would be admitted to the hospital now, but I am forced to decide if I should risk my life by staying home or risk my life by getting treated. I reached the point of constant vomiting this week. I built an apartment onto my house for my mom, but Iíve been staying on my side since Iíve been sick-just in case, and she started writing down each time she could hear the sound of me vomiting through the wall. Itís not scientific, since she canít hear me from part of the apartment, but yesterday she reported hearing it about 5 times per hour. Fever and pain, too. The scary part is that I canít keep down other needed medications. The disease is in my brain, and I need to take medication to prevent seizures, to enable me to control my speech and balance, to keep my blood pressure level because the part of my brain that tells your heart to do what it is supposed to do on its own has been impacted. I was also getting severely dehydrated which has, in the past, caused liver and kidney issues as well as heart failure. My heart did stop once, and that incident was caused by severe dehydration from this exact same thing. My stomach no longer digests on its own, either, but I was not able to keep even fluids down, so this wasnít a digestive issue. I was bringing up saliva. Iím hoping itís safe to say this here, but in desperation, I turned to a friend for a ďnaturalĒ remedy for nausea. I do have Zofran, but it wasnít working. My doctor prescribed Marinol, but NJ pharmacies wonít fill it. Heís in Philadelphia. Today I was able to keep water down as well as my medication, so thatís a huge step toward recovery, but I am furious that this moron is killing CV19 patients AND lupus patients to make a buck and to pretend he knows something that he doesnít even slightly understand. Iím furious that his supporters and the GOP are allowing this to happen. Iím furious that I see terror on my kidís face while he sees my dripping with sweat and then shivering with cold, puking into a bathroom garbage can, conscious that Iím the only living parent he has left.
What the hell did they think was going to happen when they prescribed an immunosuppressant to treat a virus? Of COURSE itís killing critically ill patients. What the hell did they think would happen to people like me whose immune system attacks internal organs and bodily systems (like digestive, neurological, muscular/skeletal, etc) when they confiscated an approved and proven (yet dangerous) treatment?
Iím really, really angry!
(And yes, I realize that this sounds like CV19, but having lupus is like having the flu everyday. There are other symptoms like rash and nose/mouth sores, and I have those, too. Weíve also been locked down completely for over a month.)

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Response to Tucker08087 (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 11:50 PM

6. Sorry that was so long.

I guess I needed to vent.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:54 AM

11. Vent as much as you need to, Tucker.

He is killing those that the drug will never work on while taking it away from those that do.

All I can do is give you a ((hug)) and hope to be rid of this anti-Christ soon.

Take care of yourself.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 01:50 AM

13. Yeah, I hear you.

 

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2020, 11:52 PM

7. Has anyone figured out yet what's in it for Trump and his cronies?

These people don't do anything unless there's money involved. The Hydroxychloroquine campaign was obviously a well-orchestrated effort, starting at the top, to convince the public this drug is a cure for the C-19 virus.

It's hard to know if it was done for profit, or was it just another one of Trump's bullshit schemes to convince Americans to not worry about becoming infected, and to not shut down the economy?

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Response to sop (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:13 AM

8. Trump Has 'Financial Interest' in Hydroxychloroquine Manufacturer: NYT

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-reportedly-has-financial-interest-in-hydroxychloroquine-manufacturer

The Times reports the presidentís family trusts all have investments in a mutual fund whose largest holding is Sanofi, the manufacturer of Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine. Associates of the president, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, have also run funds that hold investments in the pharmaceutical firm.



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/us/politics/coronavirus-trump-malaria-drug.html

If hydroxychloroquine becomes an accepted treatment, several pharmaceutical companies stand to profit, including shareholders and senior executives with connections to the president. Mr. Trump himself has a small personal financial interest in Sanofi, the French drugmaker that makes Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:20 AM

9. Follow the money.



That is all.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:26 AM

10. Always.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/4/5/1934708/-Trump-Is-Buying-Up-the-Hydroxychloroquine-Supply

President Donald Trump on Sunday once again mentioned the experimental drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus patients during the White House COVID-19 briefing on Sunday, and announced that the federal government has stockpiled 29 million pills.

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Response to Totally Tunsie (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 07:04 AM

17. Glad You Put That In Quotes

That financial interest is a small fraction of a larger fund over which the family has zero control.
I loathe PINO as much as anybody, but this isn't insider trading. It's closer to coincidence.
Besides, what makes anybody here thinks PINO knows how to make money? Other than a willingness to assume massive debt, when he has he made money equal to market performance?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:28 PM

18. I agree the financials are a small fraction...

What worries me more is this part: "shareholders and senior executives with connections to the president." The hand of power and influence of those "connected" can be monumental. Example: Chump's unofficial, but influential, Mar-a-Loco advisory team that has his ear on Veterans' Affairs.

My former boss is one of Chump's Mar-a-Loco golf buddies with a lot of money and a lot of time. He's also a jackass, much like Chump himself, and knowing he has Chump's ear is frightening. At one time early in Chump's regime, former boss tried to pry an ambassadorship (to a major country) out of the friendship, but even Chump must have thought he was an unsuitable clod for that position.

Influence often is worth more than the money.

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Response to sop (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:56 AM

12. It is for profit.

Everything he does is for himself.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 02:03 AM

15. Well doesn't it show that this is what the end of capitalism itself looks like?

 

Iím not saying it is itís end, but that a more bit of socialism maybe will save capitalism.

I donít want fascism and I donít want communism, but I certainly donít want everything a commodity like human life.

We need socialism more to bring us back to normal.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 05:55 AM

16. Socialism instead of Barbarism

FDR saved capitalism from itself in the '30s. We need another New Deal.

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Response to sop (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 01:28 AM

19. Yeah. I totally agree.

 

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