President Trump shows outward support for the group of doctors that claim it has found an effective treatment and prophylactic for Covid-19.
This was the first time in my life that I have witnessed a video go viral in real-time, as it was happening. In fact, it is fair to say that I was a PART of it going viral.
I am referring to the 45 minute livestream by “America’s Frontline Doctors” that was subsequently posted on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Among many other assertions, by several of the speakers on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C., about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in treating Covid-19, the video featured a very passionate doctor (Dr. Stella Immanuel) from Houston, TX stating, “The virus has a cure, it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax. You don’t need masks. There is a cure. I know they don’t want to open schools. No, you don’t need people to be locked down. There is prevention and there is a cure.”
Dr. Immanuel claims to have treated over 350 patients of a variety of health, comorbidities and stages of covid-19 symptoms with “Zero deaths”.
During the livestreamed summit other doctors also made statements of claims of effectively treating covid-19 patients with a specific modality involving the drug hydroxychloroquine.
Major media outlets almost immediately began accusing the group of making “false and dubious” claims about the effectiveness of their treatments; however I, personally, could not find a single study that addresses the particular modality of treatment that these doctors claim to prescribe to their patients.
The reality is that no one actually knows yet how effective this particular treatment is. The correct response should be to look at these doctors’ data and conduct a peer review and possibly even organize independent studies utilizing volunteers in the same manner that will be done for potential vaccine candidates.
Making assertions that a claim being made by ANY frontline doctors or research scientists is false, without any data or studies to prove otherwise, is the most dangerous type of censorship that exists, because it is subtle and potentially puts lives at risk. The scientific method should not be circumvented when it comes to people’s health and (especially) their lives.
We will post more on this controversial topic as events continue to unfold.