Post New Article

The Game Changer:
President Trump Was Right,

Original Article

Posted By: DVC, 3/23/2020 2:58:31 PM

At Thursday’s White House press briefing, President Trump and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn announced that the FDA has approved the “compassionate use” of the antimalarial drug chloroquine to treat patients infected with Coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”). Under extreme or exigent circumstances, the FDA may permit physicians to medicate patients with experimental drugs. The term “compassionate use” ordinarily refers to dosing a patient with a drug that has not been approved by the FDA for any purpose. Since the 1940s, however, chloroquine has been FDA-approved and safely used to treat and prevent malaria. It has also been used to treat HIV and autoimmune disease. Its side effects are well known

Comments:

Great news, MSNBC and CNN talking heads will be crying because Trump was right. They just ached to try to 'prove' that he was wrong on this, try to get him "corrected" by Fauci.
Once again, President Trump bashing down roadblocks to keep us all safe, and prevent the bureaucrats from gumming up the works.

Source corrected to site style.  Drop the "The" except for a few two-word sites like The Hill.

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 3/23/2020 3:00:51 PM (No. 355397)
A friend works in a hospital. I heard from her husband today. She told him that they had one patient with Wuhan flu that was doing very poorly, and after several days of getting worse, finally the doc tried chloroquine in desperation. The patient was dramatically improved in 24 hours. Let's hope that this works for many/most and we don't see much downside as it is used more. The fact that it has been long used for other health problems makes us confident it is at least safe.
22 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 3/23/2020 3:21:07 PM (No. 355413)
It sounds like this drug, which prevents getting malaria, may also prevent getting Wuhan flu. This would be particularly useful for medical care professionals who have to be exposed to it at a much higher level than the rest of us. I spit in the direction of the NYTimes.
27 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: pros7767 3/23/2020 3:21:51 PM (No. 355414)
In the meantime, the Dems are trying to add fuel emission standards, wind and solar credits to the economic stimulus package for suffering Americans...
19 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/23/2020 3:25:20 PM (No. 355415)
Here again is my research proposal. there are tens of tho0usands of old people in the nYC area, already taking hydroxochloroquine for rheumatoid arthritis and other auto immune disease. Change the medical privacy laws, which would allow researchers to collect information on those old people taking the medication, from pharmacies and physician's offices, then interview the old people for medical status. at the same time, check the medical records of those who died from Kung flu, in the same age groups. Compare the two numbers. That would indicate the preventive value of the medication.
19 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 3/23/2020 3:30:59 PM (No. 355420)
The biggest side effect of the antimalarials such as chlorquinine and hydroxycholorquine (Plaquenil) is the rare incidence of macular denegeration (eye disease). How that has been dealt with is that patients taking the drug for the long term go get an eye exam prior to therapy and annual eye exams. Usually, they're a waste of time but worthwhile to determine if that rare occurence happens. I'm not sure that is as big of a concern with the short term use of the product in this instance, but hey, we probably should have our eyes checked every now and then just to keep the warranty up to date. In my days in pharmaceutical sales, I remember the words of a wise old doctor ... when you are talking about your patients and side effects (or adverse reactions as is the technical term), there are only two numbers I worry about. 0% and 100%. You either have a reaction or you don't. And whatever steps you can take to stay closer to 0% is always good.
6 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Clinger 3/23/2020 3:32:53 PM (No. 355421)
Hmmm unauthorized logic from #4, expect a visit from the overlords.
7 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1 3/23/2020 3:34:11 PM (No. 355424)
Don't you love how the fedgov bureaucrats 'approve' what a doctor can do? A lot of our problems are caused by government and government control - supposedly to 'protect' us, but in reality to control us and enrich themselves. Lots of fools and imbeciles support big gov.
13 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander 3/23/2020 3:38:48 PM (No. 355431)
What the problem with using the drug, NYT? In a life or death situation, we should take advantage whatever we can of a known remedy for malaria (75 years!) to fix ourselves! I bet the NYT staff would be the first in line to take it when it’s available!
10 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: rochow 3/23/2020 3:49:20 PM (No. 355436)
Glad to see Fauci was missing at the Sunday briefing. Many doctors approve of the malaria drug and patients who used it preferred dealing with side effects if any later on. Fauci can do his 'research' another day! Let our president who is doing a great job deal with the mess the country is in, no thanks to the Chinese.
12 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 3/23/2020 3:58:30 PM (No. 355445)
So when the editors of the NYT come down with the Wuhan virus, I assume they will refuse to be treated with chloroquine ...
12 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/23/2020 4:00:57 PM (No. 355447)
As I noted elsewhere it is perfectly common that doctors use medications off-label, which is to say for diseases for which it was not originally approved. The side-effect profile is well known so one is not entering uncharted territory.
8 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 3/23/2020 4:02:41 PM (No. 355449)
The side effect on eyesight is primarily due to long term use of the drug. That is not required in these cases, treatment for 7 - 10 days. If we were to consider it as a preventative, that may be of more concern but a month or so of use would also probably be low risk. Other risks are transient and minor. There are LOTS of drugs in common use that can cause upset stomach, etc. So there is little to stop the use of this drug, given we have nothing else at the moment. I hope it works gangbusters because of the lives it would save and the suffering it would prevent. It would also be a MAJOR thumb in the eye for media people, especially Madcow. That would be a WONDERFUL side effect. Plus it would also be a poke in the eye of the bureaucrats like Fauci who mumble about clinical trials when people are dying. Manufacturers are providing a lot of it FREE. It would be insane not to use it. Other treatments can be continued at the same time. Within a few weeks, we will have a better idea of its effectiveness. Even a 50% improvement rate would be great, compared to doing nothing else. We have almost nothing to lose and YUGE amount to gain. Trump has made no promises and offers some hope by getting the bureaucracy out of the way. That too is what we need right now, not media hacks.
11 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: janjan 3/23/2020 4:17:46 PM (No. 355465)
First, Fauci is playing politics. Get rid of him now. Second, unless the NYT has a better idea they need to stfu.
8 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 3/23/2020 4:40:19 PM (No. 355481)
Never make the error of assuming that ANYTHING that the NYT prints is intended to 'shed light' or 'provide information', it most decidedly is NOT. All of the content of the NYT is intended to sell the leftist viewpoint, and to politically harm all who oppose it. All of what they wrote was intended to try to harm Trump, or at least knock some gloss off of his excellent work that he is doing. That Trump is showing himself to be a great leader under tremendous pressure angers the Enemedia to their bones. They must be screaming at the TV and computers all the time these days.
5 people like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: ginadee 3/23/2020 5:13:53 PM (No. 355519)
I hope in the future we treat the Chinese very harshly.
9 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "DVC"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by DVC"
Planning Three Steps Ahead:
On the Need and a Plan
to Divorce From China
8 replies
Posted by DVC 3/26/2020 6:17:39 PM Post Reply

Two caveats: One, this article puts the cart well before the horse because we have not yet seen the worst of China Virus 19; yet this article focuses on the day after the crisis is declared over. After all, Trump’s critics and all “Monday Morning Quarterbacks” always complain after the fact that others did not plan earlier. Two, if President Trump is not reelected in November, this article is pointless because our future relations with China will be the least of America’s problems. With that duly noted … China Virus 19 has brought home to more Americans than ever before that we absolutely have to divorce from China.

China cashes in off coronavirus,
selling Spain $467 million in
supplies, some of them substandard
14 replies
Posted by DVC 3/26/2020 3:04:41 PM Post Reply
As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the world, some countries are finding themselves in a difficult situation. Low on supplies or money, traditional American allies like Spain, Italy, France and Japan have had to turn to China for help. "China creates the poison and sells the solution to it," foreign affairs expert Gordon Chang told Fox News. China has used its money, medical equipment and teams of doctors and nurses in a high-stakes campaign to show the world that while the United States scrambles to contain the novel coronavirus within its borders, China is busy moving in on some of America's closest allies. "Never let a good crisis go to waste," Dimitar Bechev,
New Totalitarian Pandemic Power-
Grab Idea: Permanently Close Some
City Streets to Cars
7 replies
Posted by DVC 3/25/2020 12:24:32 PM Post Reply
These past few weeks have been far too filled with various attempts at crisis-induced power grabs by politicians, which isn't historically unusual. A pandemic is the kind of thing that calls for extraordinary measures but politicians almost (I'm being generous there) always try to get a little too extraordinary with their responses. It is almost as if they are genetically coded to try and take a mile every time a frightened public offers them an inch. This is a truly bipartisan problem. The September 11th attacks did prompt a Republican president to create the Dept. of Homeland Security after all, a fact that still makes conservatives cringe to this day.
Coronavirus has 'stable genome,'
study suggests, so vaccine could
help 'over many years'
9 replies
Posted by DVC 3/25/2020 11:11:44 AM Post Reply
Currently, there is no known specific medicine to treat the novel coronavirus, but researchers in Italy suggest that the COVID-19 disease is slow to mutate, based on its genetic material. This finding could aid in helping large swaths of people over an extended period of time once a specific cure is found. The study, which was produced by two independent teams in the country, used "a new next-generation sequencing (NGS) research assay" from Thermo Fisher Scientific on Italian COVID-19 patients. The experts then compared them to a sample from the original outbreak to come up with their findings.
Trump on House Dems' coronavirus
relief bill: 'No way I’m signing that
deal' with 'Green New Deal stuff'
15 replies
Posted by DVC 3/24/2020 4:00:16 PM Post Reply
President Trump said Tuesday that he would not support an emergency coronavirus response bill pitched by House Democrats earlier this week. “Nancy Pelosi came and put a lot of things in the deal that had nothing to do with workers -- that had to do with an agenda that they have been trying to get passed for 10 years,” Trump told Fox News in a special “Virtual Town Hall.” “I came in, I told Mike [Pence], I told a lot of people, 'There is no way I am signing that deal," the president added. Trump said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,
The Game Changer:
President Trump Was Right,
15 replies
Posted by DVC 3/23/2020 2:58:31 PM Post Reply
At Thursday’s White House press briefing, President Trump and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn announced that the FDA has approved the “compassionate use” of the antimalarial drug chloroquine to treat patients infected with Coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”). Under extreme or exigent circumstances, the FDA may permit physicians to medicate patients with experimental drugs. The term “compassionate use” ordinarily refers to dosing a patient with a drug that has not been approved by the FDA for any purpose. Since the 1940s, however, chloroquine has been FDA-approved and safely used to treat and prevent malaria. It has also been used to treat HIV and autoimmune disease. Its side effects are well known
Stop slow-walking synthetic vaccines!
Our bureaucracy is killing us!
8 replies
Posted by DVC 3/22/2020 6:01:00 PM Post Reply
The world is entering an economic recession and health crisis partly due to the continuing lack of imagination and capability among experts in the bureaucracy. Perhaps these supposed experts are suffering from a disease first named by C. Northcote Parkinson several decades ago: injelitance or the rise to power of incompetents who are skilled only in the arts of preventing problems from being solved by the capable. The now legendary failure of the CDC to manage the task of developing an effective test for the virus is being compounded by the efforts of state and federal government bureaucrats to block Americans
FDA approves new coronavirus
test that can have 'results within
hours' instead of days
7 replies
Posted by DVC 3/21/2020 11:33:58 PM Post Reply
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency authorization Saturday for a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) test kit made by Cepheid Inc. that can yield results in a matter of hours instead of days. The new tool is called the "Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test" and will be made available to the public by the end of the month. "The test we're authorizing today will be able to provide Americans with results within hours, rather than days like the existing tests, and the company plans to roll it out by March 30," the FDA said in a press release. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar added: "With new tools like point-of-care diagnostics,
Italy coronavirus death toll spikes
yet again, up 793 in 24 hours
16 replies
Posted by DVC 3/21/2020 6:40:47 PM Post Reply
Italy -- a country at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe -- watched its number of cases and deaths due to the novel coronavirus astronomically leap once again, up 793 deaths with 6,557 newly confirmed cases recorded in just 24 hours. Saturday's jump marks the worst day for fatalities since the crisis began just four months ago. The country now counts 53,578 diagnosed infections, up 13.9 percent, with 4,825 deaths -- the highest in the world. More than 60 percent of the most recent deaths occurred in the northern region of Lombardy. Hospitals in the area have been reeling under a staggering caseload that has left intensive care beds scarce
Are Muslims Immune to Coronavirus? 28 replies
Posted by DVC 3/21/2020 2:46:19 PM Post Reply
The Islamic world is not suffering from COVID-19 the way non-Muslim nations are, because Islam naturally makes Muslims "cleaner" than infidels. Such is the contention Muslims around the world are triumphantly making. Thus, the recent article, "Coronavirus – an Islamic Perspective," opens up as follows: Allāh has blessed us with a religion that is complete and perfect for all times and places. Allāh tells us in the Qur'ān: "This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favour upon you and have approved for you Islam as your religion".
Coronavirus: The Price of Luxury 5 replies
Posted by DVC 3/20/2020 4:11:48 PM Post Reply
As the United States prepares for a second week of lockdown to slow the spread of the Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19), hundreds of people in Italy are dying every day from this disease. And the reason why Italy now has more coronavirus deaths than any other country can be summarized in a single word — luxury. In the world of fashion, the “Made in Italy” tag has a distinct value associated with luxury and status. Merchants can charge higher prices for clothing, shoes, handbags, and other fashion goods manufactured in Italy, and that value was coveted by certain Chinese entrepreneurs. During the past three decades, more and more Chinese
The Diamond Princess, a floating Chinese
Virus palace, provides suggestive data
9 replies
Posted by DVC 3/19/2020 2:53:46 PM Post Reply
What's frightening about the Chinese Virus is the overwhelming amount of inconclusive information. We're inundated with media speculation and hyperventilation, Chinese disinformation, and data that change daily thanks to the treatment and quarantine initiatives governments are trying around the world. The fact that the disease has different rates of contagion and mortality in different parts of the world makes things more confusing. We can understand why it exploded in China, a place of censored information, pollution, smoking, and primitive socialized medicine. But why was it so virulent in Italy? Surely, Italy's socialized medicine is better than China's.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Greta Thunberg says it’s ‘extremely
likely’ she has coronavirus
64 replies
Posted by Imright 3/25/2020 4:39:10 AM Post Reply
Greta Thunberg said Tuesday it’s “extremely likely” that she became infected with COVID-19 on a recent jaunt to Europe — but has “basically recovered.”The 17-year-old Swedish climate activist said both she and her father, who accompanied her on the Brussels leg of her journey, have experienced symptoms associated with coronavirus.“I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed. My dad experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with a fever,” she wrote on Instagram.
Kathy Griffin rips Trump from hospital bed
claiming unbearable symptoms of COVID-19
43 replies
Posted by Imright 3/26/2020 11:11:20 AM Post Reply
Kathy Griffin accused President Trump of lying and slammed his coronavirus task force from a hospital isolation ward.The 59-year-old comedian claimed she was showing “unbearably painful” symptoms of COVID-19 before landing in the hospital where she tweeted a photo of herself lying in a hospital bed wearing a mask.Griffin was responding to a tweet by the president about testing being done for the coronavirus, claiming he was not telling the truth.“Just reported that the United States has done far more ‘testing’ than any other nation, by far!” Trump tweeted. “In fact, over an eight day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea
England could face droughts in 20 years
due to climate breakdown - report
43 replies
Posted by IowaDad 3/25/2020 7:29:03 AM Post Reply
England is in danger of experiencing droughts within 20 years unless action is taken to combat the impact of the climate crisis on water availability, the public spending watchdog says. The National Audit Office (NAO), in a report published on Wednesday, says some parts of England, especially the south-east, are at risk of running out of water owing to decreased rainfall and a need to cut the amount taken from natural waterways.
Undocumented Immigrants Face
Coronavirus, Job Loss With No
Safety Net
42 replies
Posted by earlybird 3/26/2020 5:22:07 PM Post Reply
Undocumented workers have long filled thousands of jobs in Massachusetts on construction sites, in restaurant kitchens and on cleaning crews. And like their coworkers, many have been laid off as efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus bring everyday life to a standstill. But there's one crucial difference: Undocumented immigrants can't access unemployment benefits. Three people who call the Boston area home, but have no legal status, shared their fears with WGBH News about surviving without a paycheck and, during a worsening public health crisis, being fearful of accessing medical help.
Do you qualify for a stimulus check
in Senate’s coronavirus response bill?
42 replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/26/2020 4:21:29 AM Post Reply
One of the cornerstones of the Senate coronavirus stimulus package is the direct payment of money from the federal government to American individuals and families. In the middle of the bill's hundreds of pages are details regarding exactly who can expect to receive money and how much they can expect. Here is a breakdown. Who is eligible? The bill makes clear that everyone is eligible except for nonresident aliens and those who can be used as the basis for deductions for another person. "Seniors, veterans, the unemployed and low-income Americans would be eligible too," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday.
Kathy Griffin Hospitalized with “Unbearably PainfuL”
Symptoms, Blames President Trump
42 replies
Posted by Imright 3/25/2020 10:28:43 PM Post Reply
Kathy Griffin was hospitalized Wednesday with what she described as “unbearably painful” symptoms, and she blamed President Trump.The washed up ‘comedian’ posted a photo of herself in the hospital wearing a face mask and accused President Trump of lying about the Coronavirus pandemic.“He’s lying. I was sent to the #COVID19 isolation ward room in a major hospital ER from a separate urgent care facility after showing UNBEARABLY PAINFUL symptoms. The hospital couldn’t test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions,” Kathy Griffin said in a tweet.
Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement
Be in the Democrats’ Future?
41 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 3/25/2020 4:51:02 AM Post Reply
Democrats are publicly talking about “contingency options” for their July convention in Milwaukee in case the coronavirus persists in being a public-health threat. But privately, some are also talking about needing a Plan B if Joe Biden, their nominee apparent, continues to flounder. Some Democrats are openly talking up New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose profile has soared during the crisis, as a Biden stand-in. Yesterday, a Draft Cuomo 2020 account on Twitter announced that “Times have changed & we need Gov. Cuomo to be the nominee. Our next POTUS must be one w/an ability to lead thru this crisis.” Charles Pierce, the politics blogger for Esquire magazine, wrote a piece headlined
Hospitals consider universal
do-not-resuscitate orders
for coronavirus patients
40 replies
Posted by Boliver 3/26/2020 1:16:24 PM Post Reply
Hospitals on the front lines of the pandemic are engaged in a heated private debate over a calculation few have encountered in their lifetimes — how to weigh the “save at all costs” approach to resuscitating a dying patient against the real danger of exposing doctors and nurses to the contagion of coronavirus... Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has been discussing a do-not-resuscitate policy for infected patients, regardless of the wishes of the patient or their family members...
Cuomo says Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus
bill would be 'terrible' for New York
40 replies
Posted by MissMolly 3/25/2020 3:39:16 PM Post Reply
The Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill may be the largest rescue package in U.S. history, but it doesn't provide nearly enough for New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. The bill, tentatively approved early Wednesday, "would really be terrible for the state of New York," Cuomo said at his daily briefing in Albany. Cuomo's criticism came as White House officials made clear that President Donald Trump plans to sign the massive relief bill into law as soon as Congress sends it to him.
LA County Sheriff Orders Closure of
Gun Stores, Releases 1,700 Inmates
37 replies
Posted by Imright 3/25/2020 12:37:28 PM Post Reply
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has released 1,700 inmates from county facilities and is ordering gun stores in the county closed. Fox 11 reports the gun store closures are part of the coronavirus stay-at-home order while the release of the inmates is an attempt to slow the spread of the virus in county facilities.Villanueva is the Director of Emergency Operations, which means “all FEMA requests go through him, and all National Guard requests go through him.”He said, “When we’re communicating the shelter in place or the safer at home, there’s a lot of anguish, however, the people who have to enforce it are public safety,
Epidemiologist Behind Highly-Cited
Coronavirus Model Admits He Was Wrong,
Drastically Revises Model
36 replies
Posted by SoSensible 3/26/2020 1:15:35 PM Post Reply
Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model, which has been cited by organizations like The New York Times and has been instrumental in governmental policy decision-making, offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday. Ferguson’s model projected 2.2 million dead people in the United States and 500,000 in the U.K. from COVID-19 if no action were taken to slow the virus and blunt its curve. Ferguson thus dropped his prediction from 500,000 dead to 20,000.
CNN Analyst: It's 'Ridiculous' Trump Thinks
'We're Rooting Against Him in This Crisis'
34 replies
Posted by Imright 3/26/2020 12:10:42 PM Post Reply
President Trump pushed back at CBS reporter Paula Reid on Wednesday when she pushed the usual "nonpartisan experts say you're all wrong" line on him. After the live briefing, CNN host Wolf Blitzer turned to in-house analysts Daniel Dale -- the "fact checker" -- and Gloria Borger. Dale didn't check any facts, lamely noticing that Trump can't have any rallies, but he repeats his catch phrases like "big beautiful wall." Thanks, genius. Then Wolf Blitzer turned to Borger to lament the attack on those Nonpartisan Journalists. (Video)
Post New Article