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May 10, 2020

Has The WHO Done Anything Correctly? One More Example Of their Incompetence...Or Malfeasance (You Be The Judge)

It's obvious that the clinical experience of the physicians treating Sino-Lung-Rot is important, and as they try different therapies a standard is developed. It is also obvious that rapid dissemination of that information is vital to our success in treating this disease, yet the WHO (or should we call it "People's Republic of China, World Health Division?) has stumbled and fumbled to what seems like the exact wrong conclusion.

A Report From the Front: Positive, life-saving news from the trenches that's going unreported by those fearful of ending the lockdown.

But here's a question: why weren't physicians from the very onset of the pandemic using this or a similar strategy to treat the inflammation caused by SARS-CoV-2? As stated in Dr. Marik's treatment protocol, the consortium provides this disturbing answer:
The systematic failure of critical care systems to adopt corticosteroid [anti-inflammatory] therapy resulted from the published recommendations against corticosteroids use by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) amongst others. A very recent publication by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and authored [by] one of the members of our group (UM), identified the errors made by these organizations in their analyses of corticosteroid studies based on the findings of the SARS and H1N1 pandemics. Their erroneous recommendation to avoid corticosteroids in the treatment of COVID-19 has led to the development of myriad organ failures which have overwhelmed critical care systems across the world.

Our treatment protocol targeting these key pathologies has achieved near uniform success, if begun within 6 hours of a COVID19 patient presenting with shortness of breath or needing ≥ 4L/min of oxygen. If such early initiation of treatment could be systematically achieved, the need for mechanical ventilators and ICU beds will decrease dramatically. [Emphasis added.]

Got that? The World Health Organization, which authoritatively told us that there was no human-to-human transmission of the virus and which bitterly condemned President Trump's China travel ban, and the CDC, which wasted precious weeks using the wrong test for SARS-CoV-2, recommended against using anti-inflammatory drugs to treat COVID-19. This failure and misinformation by these taxpayer-funded organizations are as infuriating as the Food and Drug Administration's recent warning about hydroxychloroquine possibly causing irregular heartbeat in COVID-19 patients even though the FDA provides no similar warning for the millions of persons who take it for malarial prophylaxis or as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

In spite of the author's inexplicable rant against randomized clinical trials, which are an absolutely vital part of the science-driven fight against this and any other disease, he makes some powerful points.

But a larger question remains unanswered: Why is the WHO seemingly actively working against a robust, rational, scientific response to Chinese Flu?

Is it the bureaucrat's age-old desire to remain relevant...is it a more malign desire to bolster the Chinese in their fight against the West...is it sheer stupidity and incompetence...or is it a combination of all three?

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