Timeline and Story Behind The Hydroxychloroquine Adventure
Our story begins like many others of ours, where no matter what President Donald Trump said, the Left always found fault with it somehow. I mean, it was so bad that President Trump could have cured cancer, and the Left would have complained that he put oncologists out of work. But seriously, this time the narrative was with the drug Hydroxychloroquine. By this point, you should be all caught up with a general timeline of the drug, and it’s association with President Trump, Dr Fauci, and the Left (including doctors). COVID-19 was ‘running wild’ back in April of 2020 and President Trump asked during a briefing “What do you have to lose?” after reports came in the the malaria drug has had success internationally when fighting COVID-19. He continued, referring to patients who were down to their last hopes, “Take it. I really think they should take it. But it’s their choice. And it’s their doctor’s choice or the doctors in the hospital. But hydroxychloroquine. Try it, if you’d like.” … (All Sources Listed At Bottom of Article)
On May 18th of 2020, President Trump admitted to taking the drug, he stated “I’m taking it – hydroxychloroquine” as he was sitting in the White House’s State Dining Room with reporters. He continued “I think it’s good. I’ve heard a lot of good stories. And, if it’s not good, I’ll tell you right, I’m not going to get hurt by it.” When asked if the White House’s doctor approves, the President responded “After numerous discussions he and I had about regarding the evidence for and against the use of hydroxychloroquine, we concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risks.“
ONE DAY LATER, on May 19th 2020, Nancy Pelosi is on Anderson Cooper (CNN) and the subject of Hydroxychloroquine is brought up. Nancy is quick to jump on the opportunity and states “Hydroxychloroquine is DANGEROUS” and also says that it’s unhealthy for the President to be taking, especially because he is “morbidly obese”. An obvious attack on a few things; Trump’s weight, and the fact that President Trump is taking the drug Hydroxychloroquine. Now we begin to see the Left’s narrative to attack Hydroxychloroquine based solely on the fact that President Donald Trump lauded it.
June 16th, 2020, the attack on Hydroxychloroquine continues. This time it’s the FDA themselves. The FDA completely revokes the use of Hydroxychloroquine within the United States. All doctors stop prescribing it. (Many Left Doctors already would not prescribe it due to the same reason that Pelosi hates it; President Trump) .. See the FDA Source link below for their full reasoning on revoking the drug’s use a month after the President stated he’s taking it.
July 31st, 2020, The infamous Dr. ‘Flip-Flop’ Fauci goes national and states that HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) is NOT effective in treating coronavirus. Remember this is the guy that President Trump assigned as the head of the Coronavirus Task Force back in the end of January. This is the same guy the held his head in his hand (shaming Trump) as Trump talk about Hydroxychloroquine on national television.
Now here comes 2 of the biggest Flip-Flops of them all. NOW, all of a sudden we’re a couple weeks into the Biden Presidency and Hydroxychloroquine is magically OK, and doctors can begin to prescribe it! WOW, what happened all of a sudden? … On January 1st, The American Journal of Medicine published this “Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is an antimalarial/anti-inflammatory drug that impairs endosomal transfer of virions within human cells. HCQ is also a zinc ionophore that conveys zinc intracellularly to block the SARS-CoV-2 RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, which is the core enzyme of the virus replication. HCQ was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1955, has been used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide since then, is sold over the counter in many countries, and has a well-characterized safety profile that should not raise undue alarm.“
On January 30th, it was reported that the AMA (American Medical Association) released this statement “The original studies published in The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine(NEJM) initially citing harm due to hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine use were retracted by said journals due to dubious research methodology and incorrect conclusions (7, 8, 9)” meaning that they retract their original statement. The FULL statement released by the AMA is “RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association rescinds its statement calling for physicians to stop prescribing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine until sufficient evidence becomes available to conclusively illustrate that the harm associated with use outweighs benefit early in the disease course. Implying that such treatment is inappropriate contradicts AMA Policy 7 H-120.988, “Patient Access to Treatments Prescribed by Their Physicians,” that addresses off label prescriptions as appropriate in the judgement of the prescribing physician (Directive to Take Action); and be it further RESOLVED, That our AMA rescind its joint statement with the American Pharmacists Association and American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and update it with a joint statement notifying patients that further studies are ongoing to clarify any potential benefit of hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for the treatment of COVID-19 (Directive to Take Action); and be it further RESOLVED, That our AMA reassure the patients whose physicians are prescribing hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for their early-stage COVID-19 diagnosis by issuing an updated statement clarifying our support for a physician’s ability to prescribe an FDA approved medication for off label use, if it is in her/his best clinical judgement, with specific reference to the use of hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for the treatment of the earliest stage of COVID-19 (Directive to Take Action); and be it further RESOLVED, That our AMA take the actions necessary to require local pharmacies to fill valid prescriptions that are issued by physicians and consistent with AMA principles articulated in AMA Policy H-120.988, “Patient Access to Treatments Prescribed by Their Physicians,” including working with the American Pharmacists Association and American Society of Health System Pharmacists.“
Thoughts on the timing of all this? Can you see the obvious timeline? Please feel free to drop your comments below.