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The hydroxychloroquine story.

It sounds like the scientists have had enough. They’re leaking like sieves about how the Trump White House, looking for a quick and dirty end to this whole Coronavirus inconvenience wrecking the economy, insisted against the advice of scientists and doctors on pushing HCQ on the public as a panacea.

This Vanity Fair article about the plan is jaw dropping. There appears to be a fundamental misunderstanding about the safety of approved drugs that have been around awhile. HCQ is not a safe drug. It can have serious effects on your heart. That’s well known. People who take it for lupus and malaria have to be monitored for a lot of other side effects. You can die from taking this drug. Not only that but the Trump admin was told over and over again that the evidence for its efficacy was sketchy at best and it wasn’t worth the risk without more studies.

But that didn’t stop the very stable geniuses from ordering millions of doses and making plans to sell it over the counter at pharmacies.

No wonder Rick Bright blew the whistle. The stupid doesn’t just burn, it’s deadly.

Expect more to come on this. I predict HCQ will become the next cure that the pharmaceutical companies are holding back. Like that elusive cure for cancer everyone keeps telling me pharma is sitting on. I never understood the rationale for this conspiracy theory. Pharma execs like money. If they really had a cure in the form of HCQ they wouldn’t have donated mass quantities from their manufacturing plant in Pakistan.

The whole thing is a hinky horror show. Blowing the whistle may be the only way scientists can save lives right now.

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