Doctors Weren't Allowed To Use Drug That Would Have Saved Many Lives Just Because They Hated Trump - And Response

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021

So now the AMA has come out and finally said that early treatment of COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine, Z pack and Zinc can be beneficial to curing COVID. This is after nine months of a nationwide ban of its use.

Hydroxychloroquine or HCQ is a drug that has been used for 50 years for various things like arthritis and malaria, Why was HCQ banned you ask? Simply because President Trump mentioned that it "could be" helpful in saving lives and protecting people from getting COVID.

Now after nine months have gone by and 431,000 people have died in the U.S., the AMA now says this: "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.

So that means the media, Fauci, the Democrats, all the governors who banned its use caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of American lives because they hated President Trump. They all lied and Americans died. Some doctors said it didn't help even though many doctors testified before Congress that it did help people recover and prevented people from getting it. These doctors testified before Congress and the Senate and were flat out attacked for their views - views that were provable. One hundred clinical studies that proved it helped were ignored. President Trump was right and tried to save those lives but the before mentioned wouldn't help and walked away.

Remember last summer when a group of doctors held a press conference. They called these doctors quacks, especially the black female doctor who worked in Houston. They called her a witch doctor because she is from Jamaica, I think.

The people who said HCQ would help were right and the media and every Democrat were wrong. The evidence was there, but they lied and people died - 300,000 deaths since July 2020. Blood is on their hands.

We had a drug that would have saved lives and doctors weren't allowed to use it.

Jeff Burns

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Mr. Burns, I only have two things to say.

1. Fact check is your friend.

2. The article you reference was published in AJM (American Journal of Medicine) and not AMA (American Medical Association). 

Oh, and there's a third:

3. The article in AJM doesn't say that. AJM doesn't endorse HCQ for COVID-19 treatment. Articles presented to AJM are written by outside authors with different and at times opposing views about various medical conditions and treatments. 
       a. The article I believe you reference was actually put together last spring and published in August while Trump was still in office.              IOWs, it's not a 'new article' at all. 

Have a great day, sir. Let your fingers do the tap dancing on your keyboard and use your browser to carry out a simple less than three-second search. 

Most of all and finally, stop regurgitating stuff you lift from some right wing site filled with misinformation, hate and outright lies.

Brenda Washington
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