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June 10, 2021

New Study Says President Trump May Have Been Right About Hydroxychloroquine; Survival Rates Doubled When on HCQ

Paging John Sexton...

John Sexton, please answer the blogging courtesy phone...

John Sexton, we have a Hot Button Culture War topic you will be allowed to get a word in edgewise about, for once...

Ah, take your time. Pretty sure you won't have any competition for this.*

Was Trump right about hydroxychloroquine all along? New study shows drug touted by former president can increase COVID survival rates by 200%

A study on 255 patients was done by St Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey

The resulting report, out May 31, found hydroxychloroquine to be effective

The drug, when used in a high dose and with zinc, increased survival rates

The authors found it was only helpful in severe cases of COVID-19

Patients given the drug as part of the trial were on ventilators

Trump's allies have seized on the report to declare that he was correct

As president, Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a preventative treatment

He even took it himself, despite doctors then warning it could be dangerous

A growing number of studies are now suggesting the drug could be useful

On Megan Kelley's podcast, in her interview with Lara Logan, she says she's spoken to doctors, and they all say, "All doctors were taking HCQ during the pandemic, all of them, as a preventative. All of them."

Now that's not proof, but it sure indicates that the left's -- including such leftists as the writers at The Bulwark, and of course AllahPundit -- absolute certainty that not only was HCQ not effective, but was positively dangerous, and likely lethal, was yet another purely political claim put forth by Communications Majors pretending to know something about science.

I've always wanted to point out the gross asymmetry of proofs required to vindicate either Trump's or the media left's (including the NeverRight pseudoconservatives') positions here.

Trump said that HCQ might provide some benefit.

He also said that maybe HCQ would not work, but "what's the harm?" in taking it. This, based on the fact that the drug has been around since the 1960s and has very few side effects .

That is a modest claim. He doesn't need much to be right. All he needs is for some people to be helped by HCQ. Not cured -- merely helped.

And he didn't even say he was guaranteeing that -- he said it might help some people.

So, to disprove the Bad Orange Man Who Is Always Bad and Wrong, the leftwing propaganda media and their NeverRight Twitter Palz had to prove a very immodest claim -- that no one could ever be helped by HCQ.

And, to defeat Trump's rhetorical question "What's the harm?," they had to assert that Hydroxycholorquine will literally kill you.

As I say: Quite immodest claims, claiming 100% certainty about 100% of cases, and furthermore, asserting the extreme claim that a drug which has been found safe and relatively risk-free after having been used by literally tens of millions of people since the 1960s is suddenly a Life-Stealer, just because the Bad Orange Man uttered the Bad Orange Man Spell of "What's the Harm?"

Now, obviously, it takes a lot of evidence to prove such immodest -- large -- claims.

And the leftwing propaganda media and their NeverRight Twitter Palz never had that evidence.

And yet, despite their claims about Lovin' the Science, they went ahead and insisted that they knew that hydroxychrloquine could never, ever help anyone, and, despite its 50+ year record of safety, was in fact a lethal poison.

Now, there are some people for whom HCQ should not be prescribed. But that, too, is knowledge we have 50 years of world experience with. Doctors know when HCQ would be "contraindicated." And in such cases, they would not prescribe it.

But the fact that a relatively tiny number of people might have a bad side effect from the drug is no reason to flatly say it can never be prescribed. Almost every single drug has bad side effects for some number of the population, from large to small to tiny.

And yet the leftwing propaganda media, and their NeverRight Conservative, Inc. junior partners, all insisted that the fact that doctors should avoid giving the drug to a relatively small population for whom it might be dangerous meant, perforce, that Trump just told the nation to inject raw poison into their veins.

This is preposterous -- but we've seen so much Amazing Science from the Communications Majors that man both sides of the political aisle (all the way from far-left to centrist Biden voters!) this past year.

Trump was right. Indeed, given how small the claims he made were, how modest and contingent they were, it was almost impossible for him to be wrong.

And yet, the Communications Majors who all suddenly got Ph.D.'s in Twitter science made the most immodest, absolutist, hysterical claims about HCQ.

They had an election to rig -- and when you have an election to rig, "Science" means whatever your Twitter Agenda for that day requires.

And they will not retract.

And AllahPundit will not be covering this story.

* In fairness, Karen Townsend is a good writer. She might cover it, too.

But I'm very confident about who won't cover it.

Jazz Shaw is okay too, though apparently a Superfan of Archprogressive Jake Tapper and pretty weak a lot of the time. But okay.

I should point that out, because with me making noise about John Sexton posting on the topics the Glitter Twins of AP and EM won't post on, maybe they'll say "Hey John why don't you let Karen or Jazz field this one..."

Update: Hot damn, I'm on fire. Yes, Karen Townsend covered it.

It would have been too embarrassing -- too probative -- to have John Sexton cover another stealth retraction of AllahPundit.

"NeverRight" courtesy of "..."

A Memory of the Plague: Quick poll -- how many people have bottles of quinine/tonic water stored away?

I have some. I also have four bottles of Soda Stream's diet tonic, which should have quinine (and thus, a form of HCQ) in them.

I'll just let them sit in the closet forever as a silent memento of a bygone age.


Via lowandslow.

All of the liberal fakers were on the exact same page.

Later in that show, a doctor came on to tell this Thumb that he had no idea what the hell he was talking about, and that he had saved lives with HCQ.

Update: I didn't see this -- I #CuttheCable and #KilledMyFoxFeed -- but this is what a commenter reports:

112 Cavuto was on Fox Business today saying that he only meant people with heart conditions should not take it. I saw him that day and he was a squeeeing little girl saying that it will kill you.

Posted by: peter toal

Fat-ass lyin'-assed busted-ass bitch.

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