My new dear friend, Judy, a Vicksburg classmate, was a medical transcriptionist. She understood the lingo but took her understanding of COVID from the MSM. I’ve been working on setting her straight. When she came back from a recent exchange stating that was her understanding was that Plaquenil (which she had to look up as hydroxychloroquine) didn’t really work, I had to step in. Here’s what I wrote.
So if you have my first book https://www.amazon.com/Musing-through-Pandemic-Year-Corona/dp/B098GV14KY/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=%22robert+ike%22&qid=1627004171&sr=8-3, you can answer a lot of your questions about Plaquenil. There’s even a post – “1919” – describing a passage in a North Dakota medical journal describing the positive effects of quinine (precursor to Plaquenil) and salicylate (aspirin, an NSAID), in treating patients with Spanish flu. The old is new again. Plaquenil does not help patients already sick in the hospital get better. Plaquenil is what you take, maybe with Zithromax, when you first come down with COVID. The U was their stubborn assed selves, taking a very “anti” attitude when it looked like using it in hospitalized patients didn’t help. Once you hit that ER door with respiratory problems, it’s too late, Jack. The time for it was in the outpatient setting, which is where the corrupt useless AMA totally blew it. The atmosphere got so bad that docs prescribing it at all were identified as pariahs. This crap about taking it from the mouths of lupus and rheumatoid patients who truly needed it is total BS as the stuff is easy to make and the several manufacturers could just cook up their vats and make more, which is what they did. PDJT took it and still got COVID, but he beat it in less than a week, helped along by some steroids and remsevidir. That was standard treatment at the time, not something they ginned up just because he was Prez. Some of the increased hospital numbers at the time rose because, instead of turning folks away till they got sicker, they brought them in for this treatment. Later, the hospital numbers fell as they figured how to give this stuff as an outpatient. I don’t know if you watch the Johns Hopkins site https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/state-timeline, but I follow ’em like sports scores. In some states lately, there’s been a very slight uptick from an extremely low baseline in new cases. Not in Michigan, but deaths remain flat. As expected (to anyone who knows virology), the virus has mutated into an effete shadow of its former self, as happens with all viral epidemics! Delta schmelta. As would have happened with this one much earlier had they not tried to “flatten the curve”. The once mighty and fearsome spike protein of the virus has gone flaccid with many mutations, which also means that immune systems primed to recognize it by those mRNA vaccines no longer do so and thus offer no protection against new strains. So further vaccination is a waste of time. Thus the outcry for reinstitution of restrictions and more vaccinations. Give me a break. Let the fuckin’ virus run its course and go from a Wuhan bioweapon into another common cold agent where it started. That’s where evolution is taking it. As we so often say, not often enough, let nature take its course. “Follow the science”, for chrissake.