A new study that looked at the outcomes of COVID-19-positive patients treated early with Hydroxychloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin has concluded that there was a significant benefit in mortality with the use of the drug. The study, which Dr. Peter McCullough contributed to, examined a massive cohort of 30,423 patients treated at a single center in France. It showed that patients who were not treated with the two-drug combination were much more likely to die from COVID-19 infection than those who were. The paper details the flaws of past experimental random controlled trials for the efficacy of HCQ and HCQ-AZ treatment while explaining why this study is valuable.
Most of us already knew that HCQ was a viable treatment for COVID-19. As the paper notes, it was nearly impossible to get proper studies during the pandemic; however, brave doctors stepped out and treated in private practice and are still reeling from the attacks they received. The results of this study are just an affirmation of what the health freedom movement has been screaming about since the early days of the pandemic. However, there haven’t been many people talking about another massive revelation—that they could do this study at all.
When many in the United States and the Trump Administration started talking about the anecdotal benefits of treating COVID early with off-label drugs such as HCQ and Ivermectin, establishment medicine, big pharma, and the government came out in full force to demonize and decry the use of the treatment as ineffective, and even dangerous. At one point, we had many “doctors” on television talking about how deadly HCQ was, especially when used with Azithromycin. Remember all of the talk about interference with the heart rhythm, etc.? I do. Of course, no one could forget the demonization of Ivermectin as a “horse dewormer” and the subsequent fallout.
This became one of the tenets of an ongoing court case, Missouri v. Biden, in which the states of Missouri and Louisiana have sued the Federal government, accusing them of threatening social media companies to censor any talk of these alternative treatments on social media, among other things. After early discovery in the case, those accusations have already been proven true.
It also became an issue for patients across the country, as many tried and failed to get their doctors to prescribe the life-saving regimen. If they were lucky enough to find an open-minded doctor willing to follow an “outside the box” early treatment protocol, the chances that their pharmacy would even fill the prescriptions were, and still are, scarce.
This leads to the point—was it only here in America that doctors refused to treat their patients using this safe and mostly well-tolerated drug combination? Because, in France, there was a health system that used this protocol to treat at least 23,172 people. They did so using a supposedly deadly drug combination, to what we now know was rousing success. What does that mean in the grand scheme?
Were the French just more risky with their care, or was there a consensus among medical professionals that even the anecdotal results were so good they’d give it a try? In a pandemic where there is no treatment protocol, collaboration across the globe with other doctors and medical professionals is really the only good way to figure out how to save lives. You have to try it to know.
We know, for example, that Uttar Pradesh, an Indian city of approximately 200 million people, used Ivermectin in both prophylaxis and early treatment of COVID to widespread success. But, here in the States, it was basically considered a crime to prescribe or even talk about the efficacy of Ivermectin to treat COVID. Why? Why are countries around the world sneaking their citizens safe and effective drugs for early treatment of COVID, but here in the States it’s considered blasphemous and evil to even mention the word, let alone prescribe the drugs?
The answer to that question will likely evade us for a very long time. This study is a wonderful retrospective for presentation to a doctor should you need to convince them that there is a way to successfully lower the morbidity of COVID. But I can’t help but wonder how many other countries were implementing this treatment protocol through the height of the pandemic. During that time, many of us were forced into solitude, knowing our relatives languished in ICU on the deadly drug Remdesivir, taking their last breaths alone while we tried to figure out a way to sneak what we knew were life-saving medications into the hospital.
Yes, crimes were committed, but they were not committed by brave doctors and epidemiologists willing to share early treatment options; treatment protocols they saw with their own two eyes were working. There were crimes committed by the global health establishment, medical establishment, and government here in the United States. We couldn’t find a medical institution here that treated tens of thousands with HCQ if we tried. However, if we could have conducted a study like this one in the United States, how many of those who passed would still be here today?