John R. Houk
© August 8, 2020
Dr. Fauci and his cohort of Globalist Scientists demand random double-blind placebo trials to measure the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) treatments for COVID-19. Telling Americans essentially: No double-blind means no scientific proof.
SO YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF: “How exactly does a random double-blind placebo trial function? Here is some excerpts from explaining the process of which I will provide the link if you think you need the entire context:
In the context of a clinical trial, double-blind means that neither the patients nor the researchers know who is getting a placebo and who is getting the treatment. Because patients don’t know what they’re getting, their belief about what will happen doesn’t taint the results. Because the researchers don’t know either, they can’t hint to patients about what they’re getting, and they also won’t taint results through their own biased expectations about what the results will be.
Placebo and Control Groups
A placebo is an inactive substance (often a sugar pill) given to a patient in place of medication.
In drug trials, a control group is given a placebo while another group is given the drug (or other treatment) being studied. That way, researchers can compare the drug’s effectiveness against the placebo’s effectiveness.2
Placebo-controlled refers to a control group receiving a placebo. …
Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
Thus, a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial is a medical study involving human participants in which neither side knows who’s getting what treatment and placebo are given to a control group.
The highest-quality studies are also randomized, meaning that subjects are randomly assigned to placebo and intervention groups. … (Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Basics; By Adrienne Dellwo – Medically reviewed by Claudia Chaves, MD; verywellhealth.com; Updated on 1/23/20)
So get this straight! The doctors distributing trial medicine and the patients participating in the trial are UNAWARE who is getting medicine with hoped for curative results and who is getting a sugar pill which will have zero medical affect. Imagine how this process would work with infected COVID patients with some receiving HCQ and others a sugar pill. Sounds like the double-blind condemns sugar pill recipients to severe illness potentially leading to death – WITH CERTAINTY.
AND YET today is there has been a huge amount of COVID patients treated by doctors GLOBALLY with significant recovery results that a long-term double-blind may or may not have ran its clinical course to make Globalist Scientists stamp of approval or failure.
INDEED, it is becoming quite evident Big Pharma seeing no big dividend in positive HCQ double-blind trials has actually had the trials hindered with false information. Big Pharma desires big dividends from expensive drugs with hoped for positive results.
Hydroxychloroquine has been around for over 65 years with no serious side affects in play UNTIL the inexpensive anti-malarial drug showed promise against a COVID pandemic unleashed by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) incompetence or designed purpose (YOU decide which).
Yesterday I posted on Dr. Ramin Oskoui of Johns Hopkins Medicine sharing data of nations outside the USA using HCQ having a 79% COVID lower death rate. HCQ is effective that in the pocket of Big Pharma Scientists and Medical Doctors should at least be exposed to Civil Penalties AND due to unnecessary COVID deaths perhaps a criminal investigation is warranted.
Thanks to a Facebook Friend (Col Holtzinger) on yesterday’s post, here’s a Washington Times post by Everett Piper who enumerates positive HCQ results from sources who until validating HCQ where quite scientifically respected. Yet now the disinformation Marxists and Crony Capitalist concerned about political control and/or profits are disparaging.
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How Democrats’ Trump Derangement Syndrome is literally killing people
Abundant evidence that hydroxychloroquine has great benefit
Illustration on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times
August 7, 2020
I’ve generally tried to stay out of the hydroxychloroquine debate. My hesitation has been for one reason and one reason only: I have no degree in medicine, and I don’t want to pretend otherwise. As my youngest son has said of my Ph.D., “Dad’s not a real doctor. He can’t really help anybody.”
With my lack of medical credentials noted, however, I have decided it is time to get off the sidelines and engage this issue.
Put simply, the Democrats’ Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is literally killing people.
Consider the following from the recent news cycle.
On July 23, 2020, the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS) provided the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration copious amounts of data showing, among other things, that countries using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) are attaining far lower mortality rates than the United States. “The mortality rate from COVID-19 in countries that allow access to HCQ,” said the AAPS, “is only one-tenth the mortality rate of countries where there is interference with this medication, such as the United States.”
Did you catch that? One-tenth the mortality rate means that our country’s current death count of about 160,000 could be and perhaps should be, as low as 16,000.
Oh, but I assume you’ve been told that the AAPS is a “fringe group” of “conservative” doctors who should be discredited?
Well, aside from the fact that such a claim is a textbook example of the Socratic fallacy of an ad hominem attack, i.e., “shooting the messenger rather than attending to the message,” there’s more, lots more.
First, there’s the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, which recently published a study involving thousands of patients where HCQ proved to be both very safe and highly effective in treating COVID-19. This study reports reducing mortality by 50%. Did you catch that? Fifty percent.
Then, there’s the Palmer Foundation report published last week highlighting the Indian slum of Dharavi. This is Asia’s biggest and densest slum, housing more than a million people. In the early days of the pandemic, Dharavi suffered a cluster outbreak. Doctors report containing it by using proactive measures, “including the use of hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis (preventive) treatment.” As a result, Dharavi’s COVID-19 infection rate dropped drastically from April through June, and in July, new infections were very low, almost reaching zero on July 9.”
Yes, you read that correctly. “Almost reaching zero.”
Still the stuff of right-wing nut jobs, you smirk?
Well, there is Harvey, A. Risch, MD, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health (generally not known as a bastion of conservative political thought), who recently wrote in Newsweek magazine: “I am … flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19 are dying unnecessarily.”
Yes, you read that correctly. “Tens of thousands of patients are dying unnecessarily.”
Dr. Risch then goes on to cite study after study showing the efficacy of HCQ. There is a study involving 400 high-risk patients treated by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, with zero deaths. There are four studies totaling almost 500 high-risk patients treated in nursing homes and clinics across the U.S., with no deaths. There is a controlled trial of more than 700 high-risk patients in Brazil, with significantly reduced hospitalization and two deaths among 334 patients.
There is another study of 398 matched patients in France, also with significantly reduced hospitalization. And there is the reverse natural experiment in Switzerland where on May 27 the Swiss national government banned outpatient use of hydroxychloroquine. By June 10, COVID-19 deaths had increased four-fold and remained elevated. On June 11, the Swiss government revoked the ban, and on June 23, the death rate reverted to what it had been beforehand.
Like many of you, I may not have a degree in medicine. But, as with tens of thousands of you, I do have enough of an education to recognize that when any government politicizes medicine, that far from “just saving one life,” that same government likely just took the lives of tens of thousands.
There is abundant evidence that HCQ has great benefit.
If we would have started using it in March as President Trump suggested, we would potentially be talking about 16,000 deaths right now rather than 160,000. That means that our arrogant little despots such as Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Gavin Newsom of California and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan have killed more than 120,000 people so far.
Put entire populations out of work and under quarantine where they are forced to spend 24/7 confined in close quarters with others who may or may not have brought the virus into the home. Then force sick senior citizens into nursing homes where they are likely to contaminate the entire facility. Then refuse to let doctors prescribe medication shown to be beneficial in treating the disease. Now that’ll fix the surplus human population and save the planet, won’t it?
What a deal. What a Green New Deal.
Everett Piper (dreverettpiper.com, @dreverettpiper), a columnist for The Washington Times, is a former university president and radio host. He is the author of “Not a Daycare: The Devastating Consequences of Abandoning Truth” (Regnery).
For COVID Pandemic: Forget Double-Blind Pipedreams & Examine Global HCQ Results
John R. Houk
© August 8, 2020
How Democrats’ Trump Derangement Syndrome is literally killing people
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