Discouraging Chloroquine Lancet Study Fraudulent?!
The level of deception out there is SO sad.
A large group of professors, doctors, etc are essentially accusing a recent study about (hydroxy)chloroquine (HCQ) in Lancet of essentially being fraudulent!
The group signed a letter to the author and the Lancet's editor containing a list of questions. This 10 minute clip contains the list of issues in the letter. The author of the video present other issues.
Based on the Lancet study results, the WHO stopped recruiting for their HCQ study. Several countries changed their guidance about the drug's use.
Dr Fauci concluded that HCQ is not safe and does not work.
France banned or strictly restricted the use of HCQ even though their own Dr Raoult reported encouraging results with the drug in his studies. I previously posted articles on his studies.
I came across this graphic showing that death rates in France are much lower in Dr Raoult's hospital than in other parts of France.
The Lancet paper's problems are so numerous that I'm confident it will be retracted; however, what will the mainstream media do with all of this. They already reported the negative study. Will they report the retraction? How badly will this hurt the recruitment of patients for planned HCQ studies.
On a positive note, there was an encouraging study of HCQ plus zinc and Antibiotic
out of New York, NYU!
Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin plus zinc vs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin alone: outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
"...zinc sulfate increased the frequency of patients being discharged home, and decreased the need for ventilation, admission to the ICU, and mortality or transfer to hospice for patients who were never admitted to the ICU.
"Conclusion: This study provides the first in vivo [human patients] evidence that zinc sulfate in combination with hydroxychloroquine may play a role in therapeutic management for COVID-19.
This following page has a list of doctor using HCQ plus zinc.
Early Adopters of Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc in the Media
Dr. Vladimir Zelenko is far and away the leading early adopter
“Hydroxychloroquine, 200 milligrams twice a day, five days. Azithromycin, 500 milligrams once a day, five days. Zinc sulfate, 220 milligrams once a day for five days.”
This video presents 4 methods of action of hydroxychloroquine, including the movement of zinc into cells.
I think the following is consistent with the video presentation.
"In addition to the well-known functions of chloroquine such as elevations of endosomal pH, the drug appears to interfere with terminal glycosylation of the cellular receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. This may negatively influence the virus-receptor binding and abrogate the infection, with further ramifications by the elevation of vesicular pH, resulting in the inhibition of infection and spread of SARS CoV at clinically admissible concentrations."
Yale Epidemiology Professor Urges Hydroxychloroquine & Azithromycin Early Therapy for COVID-19 5-28-20
“Available evidence of efficacy of HCQ+AZ has been repeatedly described in the media as “anecdotal,” but most certainly is not [merely anecdotal].” Professor Harvey Risch
“Some people will have contraindications and will need other agents for treatment or to remain in isolation. But for the great majority, I conclude that HCQ+AZ and HCQ+doxycycline, preferably with zinc can be this outpatient treatment, at least until we find or add something better, whether that could be remdesivir or something else.”
What a crazy world we live in.