The country continues to suffer in the grip of the virus pandemic. Many suffer from the disease, with many more suffering from a near-universal shutdown of our society. Recently, President Trump has pointed to a potential cure, ordering the FDA to move quickly to approve it. Now, the agency has opened the doors so that many more patients can receive treatment.
In the early stages of the pandemic, reports came out from around the world that a 50-year-old malaria drug was affective at treating the disease. Both China and South Korea published reports that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine had a remarkable impact on the virus. A study in Australia said the drugs “wiped out” the disease. A French report said the majority of patients treated recovered in 5 days.
Not that you probably know about all these reports. The American media has been quick to suppress any encouraging news during this season. They seem to want us in a constant state of panic and hopelessness. They probably haven’t seen their ratings this high since 9/11—why would they do anything to change that?
Even after Trump announced America was looking into these drugs, the media attacked. They claimed a couple who used a treatment “recommended by the president” died. They didn’t say what they really did was drink fish tank cleaner.
Despite this, the FDA has fast-tracked the approval process to get hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatment for this disease. It’s currently being tested in New York. Now, the FDA announced that many more patients might be receiving this treatment soon.
On Sunday night, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs often used to treat malaria and recently touted by President Donald Trump as a possible “game-changer” in the fight against the China-originated novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
The United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced in a statement on Sunday that the FDA will allow the drugs to be “donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible…”
The statement noted that “Sandoz donated 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to the stockpile and Bayer donated 1 million doses of chloroquine.” [Source: Daily Wire]
It seems despite the media’s uninformed objections, the FDA is moving forward with getting these drugs to hospitals and doctors. They’ve authorized emergency use of these drugs—with millions of doses being donated to the country’s stockpile.
Let’s be honest here: why would anyone discourage the responsible use of this drug—when it shows real promise? We are living through an unprecedented crisis—created largely by the government’s extreme, kneejerk response. Anything that can cure this disease and return us back to normal should be embraced by everyone.
But the fact remains that the mainstream media hasn’t been hurt by this disaster one bit. In fact, they are flourishing, as millions of Americans suffer from the fallout of this crisis.
As workers are forced to stay home, struggling to make ends meet, the liberal elites who run the media sit back and rack in the cash. It’s easy for them to tell you to “stay home,” because they’re not doing that. They get to keep working, earning paychecks, and enjoy their lives. Meanwhile, the rest of us have to sit there are watch our lives implode.
It you ask me, hydroxychloroquine needs to be prescribed for every patient suffering in hospitals. This isn’t a time to drag our feet. The government forced us into this position because they weren’t prepared. The least they can do is fast-track a treatment that will end this scourge as soon as possible.