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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:28 PM

Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas

Source: The Associated Press




When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an unproven treatment: the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

First, he needed to find a supply. But at a moment when President Donald Trump is heavily promoting the drug, Armstrong is no regular physician. He is a Republican National Committee member and GOP activist in Houston, and after calling Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the Texas chairman of Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, Armstrong soon had enough doses to begin treating 27 infected residents of The Resort at Texas City.

Armstrong, the medical director at the facility, said Tuesday it is too soon to tell whether the treatment will work. But his sweeping use of the drug at one nursing home along the smoggy Texas coastline illustrates how Trump's championing of the medication is having an impact on doctors across the U.S., even as scientists warn that more testing is needed before itís proven safe and effective against COVID-19.


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Armstrong is no regular physician. He is a Republican National Committee member and GOP activist in Houston, and after calling Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the Texas chairman of Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, Armstrong soon had enough doses to begin treating 27 infected residents of The Resort at Texas City.

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Reply Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas (Original post)
packman Apr 7 OP
LizBeth Apr 7 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 7 #2
hay rick Apr 7 #6
Journeyman Apr 7 #3
cstanleytech Apr 7 #8
TomSlick Apr 7 #4
SergeStorms Apr 8 #10
imavoter Apr 8 #15
onenote Apr 8 #16
TexasBushwhacker Apr 10 #19
msongs Apr 7 #5
cstanleytech Apr 7 #7
catrose Apr 8 #12
Aussie105 Apr 7 #9
TruthTrumpsTrump Apr 8 #11
Aussie105 Apr 8 #13
Paladin Apr 8 #14
kimbutgar Apr 8 #17
dawg day Apr 8 #18

Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:30 PM

1. I thought I heard it was four hours and they were all better?

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:33 PM

2. If they're not blind or dead.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:29 PM

6. They all threw away their crutches.

Thank you, Jesus! Fat Donnie's Facebook page is going through the roof.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:39 PM

3. Meanwhile, here in California, where my wife needs it for medically proven reasons . . .

we wait to see if the pharmacy will be able to fill her next prescription -- it was supposed to be today, now maybe Thursday, or possibly Monday.

Maybe, if "Dr" Robinson knew more about proper medical procedures (like not tugging at his mask when its on his face), he'd have been able to keep his charges free of the disease to begin with, and wouldn't have needed to turn them into giant guinea pigs in Depends.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:40 PM

8. (like not tugging at his mask) Probably would be working some place

other than a nursing home if he knew not to do that.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:45 PM

4. The good doctor is begging for a malpractice claim, or loss of his licence, or both.

Prescribing drugs off-label is always fraught. Prescribing drugs with know serious adverse effects off label is just dumb.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:14 AM

10. Especially using drugs prescribed by.....

a serial liar and malignant narcissist who has a financial interest in the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:19 AM

15. Texas laws on malpractice

favor the doctor and hospital.

They can nearly kill you,
without fear of a suit.
As me how I know.
It's a long story.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 09:02 AM

16. The FDA has issued an emergency authorization for the use of the drug to treat Covid patients

So I doubt the doctor is risking anything.

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Response to onenote (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 08:20 PM

19. But if they're going to experiment, should it be on elderly patients?

Hydroxychloroquine can cause heart damage. I would think they would try it with younger patients first.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:52 PM

5. the purpose of this is to glorify the dear leader, not medical related nt

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:37 PM

7. I wonder if the state's medical licensing board will approve of

unauthorised human experimentation?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:38 AM

12. I was wondering if the patients gave consent.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:54 PM

9. Believing Trump, wishful thinking and stupidity leads to this.

Malpractice suits coming up. Lots!

Not proven safe, not proven effective, but 100% guaranteed to be The Cure by the Exulted Infallible leader, the Mangled Apricot Hell-beast in the Oval Office!

America, I cry for your lost direction, your lost values, your caged children, the needless deaths. Your sad future.
It could, and should, have been much better.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:31 AM

11. I have information regarding this that exposes a doctor and media.

The basic gist is this:
1. Trump claims hydroxychloroquine as treatment.
2. Studies and science say otherwise.
3. Dr. of 3 Medclinics in CA magically appears with stories that Trump's drug is curing Covid.
4. Dr. of 3 medclinics in fact has NOT had miraculous recoveries of his patients BUT in conjunction with his "relative" has concocted a scheme to lie about it in a "lyin' for the lord" scenario where their Lord is Trump and they will hide behind HIPAA law.

Who are these people?
Dr. Anthony Cardillo.
https://abc7.com/coronavirus-drug-covid-19-malaria-hydroxychloroquine/6079864/

His relative (the infamous):
https://twitter.com/johncardillo

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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:20 AM

13. Trump misspoke, perhaps?

The hydroxy-whatever thing fixes covfefe, he meant to say.

He just got muddled up, he will say, so sorry, he will say not.

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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 07:51 AM

14. If that shithead Patrick is involved, I'm not interested. (nt)

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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 11:47 AM

17. Don't They need permission from the patients or their families?

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Response to packman (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:10 PM

18. There are some doctors saying sudden heart failure can result...

He is experimenting on patients... not sure the state medical commission will agree to that.

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