What I am about to tell you is true, you can verify it. At least for some there is likely a “cure” for Covid-19. Not may be a cure, a cure, if it will work for all remains to be seen but when it was used, it worked and seems to have worked for every patient it was used on.
Was the medical marvel accomplished in the US, where we have the “best medical system, doctors, scientists and hospitals there are on the earth” and may soon have the most active cases of CoVid on the planet? No. Rather it was tried on a few early patients in Australia where they only have 450 active cases and the concerns are far less then they are in the US for the next few weeks anyway.
This is a real treatment, done by real doctors, in a real hospital, with real Covid Patients with real results. The doctor’s name is Professor David Paterson an Infectious disease physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The two drugs are called Chloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir. Chloroquine is an older Malaria drug and lopinavir/ritonavir is used for HIV treatment.
Is this some cutting edge research we just found out about? No it is something that we have known about for over a month, seriously. It is two drugs that are actually pretty old at this time. Again one if for fighting Malaria and the other for Fighting HIV. These drugs are not expensive (relative to the situation) and they are both able to be prescribed by doctors for their intended uses right now. Both are older drugs, the HIV one now seldom used having been mostly replaced by a newer one and the Malaria one reserved for resistant strains of Malaria.
Both have few side effects relative to a person with CoVid that requires advanced treatment and the Dr. that actually used it said, it wasn’t a stretch to label the drugs “a treatment or a cure”. So far I can’t find that a single US Doctor has tried these two drugs. Bluntly why the hell not? Not one, zero!
The truth is I don’t know if there is something preventing it, but it makes no sense. It is pretty clear that it works, it again may not work for everyone, some combination may work better but why in the name of God is it not being used in the US? It is not like we are lacking patients to try it on. I have heard it asked about on a few news shows and their “expert doctors” say that it is “interesting and might work”. Really? Interesting?
How about we find out? How about we at least tell patients about it and let them decide? Didn’t Trump pass the “right to try” legislation where people who are terminal can try drugs that are not even tested yet? Why the hell in the most advanced nation on the planet are we not using a combination of drugs that we have, is approved for use and might save lives? The only downside is they might not work, unless the patient is allergic to them or something it isn’t going to make them worse.
Right now they are rolling out trials in Australia to over 50 hospitals while we sit on our thumbs. They are going to try one drug vs. the other, both drugs, etc. to see what works best. I say use both on serious cases and follow the data from the ones that were already successful. Do “trials” for comparison with more moderate cases. Yet that should be for doctors to make the call on, but why are they not using them now? The Aussies are going to be enrolling patients by “the end of March” for these trials.
Bluntly why the hell does the US not start doing this now and getting as much data as fast as we can and save as many lives as we can right now. We are not going to kill anyone with these two medications, it will work or it won’t and the data is pretty clear that it will work for some, may be most.
I am not a political person but I want every reporter asking every government official talking about Covid two questions…
- What is the progress on drive though testing?
- Why are we not using this combination of drugs on patients in the US right now?
Why not use every tool in the tool kit. Sure these are old drugs, the Malaria one is out of patent, I am not sure on the HIV one but again it is older. It won’t make Pharma a fortune but it may save 100s or 1000s of lives.
So tell the government you want Doctors empowered to use these drugs, NOW, not in two more weeks when our system is on the edge of breaking, now, right now. If you get CoVid and have to go to the hospital due to symptoms ask about it, if possible demand it. At least you know about it now.
Make everyone aware of this, the media and their experts keep glossing over it calling it “interesting”. Every time I hear that I want to use some pretty nasty four letter words. It is beyond interesting. Sign this petition and tell you friends to do so as well.
Call your elected officials that have ordered these lock downs and restrictions and ask them why they are not pushing for this solution? Call talk show hosts and tell them about this. Even if this treatment is 50% effective it is a complete game changer and it looks better than that. Every person we keep from needing a respirator is one more available for someone who needs it, for Covid or for any other reason.
The foot dragging on this makes zero sense to me, again I am not political but I can’t stand by and not do something here. If this petition gets 100,000 signatures the White House must respond to it. If it gets a million in a week or less they will be unable to not seriously consider it and discuss it. I am not that big of a site, I usually do not shoot that high but I can’t think of a single reason we can’t get millions of people to sign onto this.
It is the single biggest issue in America and in fact the world right now. Coupled with the natural curve, current interventions, our medical system which is great and this new and other new therapies we can get though this much better and faster than projected. But only if doctors have the power to make decisions like trying new therapy already proven effective in other trials.
So much about this is political and dividing us. I can’t see anything divisive about the ability for a sick person to request two drugs that likely will work and already have gone though safety trials for their use. Sure we have not trialed them for this specific use but again we already give them to people all the time. They have both been given to literally millions of people over the years. Frankly the Malarial one can be made for next to nothing and might even be decent for preventing CoVid to some degree in the first place.
So sign this petition, it actually matters. Tell you friends to sign it, call family, friends, everyone.
Note – Every thing I just told you can be verified in this article right here. The man that did the treatment is a doctor, who treated real patients, watched them get better to the point where you could not even detect the virus. They are going forward with it in Australia if we are not going to there better be a damn good explanation of why.