Baylor Cardiologists Support Hydrochloride Emergency Use Authorization by FDA

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    • #342607
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      The number of doctors publicly supporting the use of hydroxychloroquine for early treatment or prevention is growing.

      Recently, Dr. Kevin R. Wheelan, chief of cardiology at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas and Dr. Peter McCullough, a clinical cardiologist and professor at the Texas A&M School of Medicine, issued a letter supporting the emergency use authorization (EUA) of hydroxychloroquine for outpatient treatment and prophylaxis for COVID-19.

      The letter dated July 6 was submitted in support of a petition by several other doctors asking the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to reissue an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine that has been donated to the national stockpile.

      Wheelan and McCullough say in their letter that “when started earlier in the hospital course…and in outpatients, antimalarials [hydroxychloroquine] may reduce the progression of disease, prevent hospitalizations, and are associated with reduced mortality.” They cite several studies for support.




      I am no expert but I believe the Hydroxychloroquine  discussion is being treated as a political issue, rather than a medical issue.  I support the front-line doctors who are treating COVID-19 patients – these doctors have no political interest or financial issue at stake. They are brave enough to risk their lives to treat patients with the coronavirus and to collect and share the data with the American public at a time when it particularly doesn’t fit the dominant media paradigm.  The Association of American Physicians & Surgeons feel so strongly about the use of Hydroxychloroquine they have submitted a new court filing.  See below.


      More Evidence Presented for Why Hydroxychloroquine Should be Made Available, in a New Court Filing by AAPS (Association of American American Physicians and Surgeons)


      This week the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons submitted additional evidence to a federal court for why interference with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) should end by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), in AAPS v. FDA, No. 1:20-cv-00493-RJJ-SJB (W.D. Mich.).

      “As confirmed by another recent study of thousands of patients at the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan, HCQ is both very safe and highly effective in treating COVID-19, reducing mortality by 50%,” AAPS informed the court in its filing. “Countries with underdeveloped health care systems are using HCQ early and attaining far lower mortality than in the United States, where [HHS and the FDA] impede access to HCQ.”

      Yet most Americans are still unable to obtain HCQ for early treatment of COVID-19, and virtually no Americans are able to access it as preventive medicine. HCQ has been used safely for decades by travelers to protect against malaria, but Americans are dying from COVID-19 while HCQ is withheld from them.

      “Citizens of the Philippines, Poland, Israel, and Turkey all have greater access to HCQ than American citizens do,” observes AAPS General Counsel Andrew Schlafly. “In Venezuela, HCQ is available over the counter without a prescription, while in the United States pharmacists are prevented from filling prescriptions for HCQ.”


    • #342613
      Nick Xylas
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      I checked out The Texan so you don’t have to. One of their pages is called The War Room, dedicated to fundraising for Republican candidates in swing districts in Texas. Not an impartial news source.

      “The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.” -Julius Nyerere

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      JPR’s resident republican, really? Thank you, I suppose there is worse you could have said. lol   I live in liberal area and my friends who are by and large liberal often tell me I am  too liberal.  I have always voted Democrat, ran campaigns for Democratic candidates, come from a Democratic family and was a delegate to our state Democrat convention.  No doubt, I am disillusioned by today’s Democratic leadership and platform.  I am a free thinker and neither the Democrats or the Republicans own me.  I don’t come to JPR to be the echo chamber for anyone or any party.  I think the most radical thing one can do in this time is to able openly express and exchange ideas with others.  I understand that upsets some people.

      And you are JPR’s resident what?


    • #342657
      Nick Xylas
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      Well, maybe not everything, but there does seem to be a disproportionate amount of Fox News, Breitbart and the Daily Mail in your posting history.

      “The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.” -Julius Nyerere

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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      If the point of this thread is to study clinical trials 

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #342703
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Trump’s only supporting it because he stands to profit from it in some way. Others parrot him for whatever reasons.

      Now, Trump did suggest something that’s tried and true but never gets any coverage at all, and that is zinc supplements. Zinc is needed by the body to manufacture T-cells, which in turn use zinc to manufacture antibodies. This is well-established immunology and nutrition. The problem is that Big Pharma can’t make huge profits off of a natural mineral, so the American media never brings it up.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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      So Far From Heaven
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      about any of the stuff these doctors are claiming. I’m not a medical doctor and I have zero intention of reviewing either their peer reviewed study reports or their pre-prints. I’ve got enough to do without that kind of bullshit.

      I have no reason to claim otherwise based on that supposition, but I claim that this may be pure propaganda. We have to be careful here, because this particular regimen of drugs is touted by the far right emperor with no clothes and I hate that part of it. It may be that those biases are driving my reply.

      Except for one little thing:

      Still no evidence that hydroxychloroquine can cure or prevent COVID-19

      This sorta blows the two Texas docs right outta the water. To say the least. Then again, I don’t like Texas nor most of those in it. Another pet bias of mine, gained by an entire lifetime of putting up with their bullshit next door.

      I don’t know what studies they have used for their claims, but this outfit has zero studies on record that support them.

    • #342857
      So Far From Heaven
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      Your second bit of info is a court suit brought by a group that had Rand Paul in it for a long time. It’s actually a very biased and politically far right wing advocacy group of ‘doctors’. I’d use the term ‘doctors’ loosely if I was you.

      You should have checked this out before posting your court doc:

      The Opposite of Socialized Medicine

      Though AAPS often takes positions that are associated with conservative groups, it sometimes goes even further, pushing fringe views that most mainstream conservatives do not endorse, such as the belief that mandatory vaccination is “equivalent to human experimentation” and that Medicare is “evil.” Over the years, the group seems to have coalesced around an ethos of radical self-determination and a belief that mainstream science isn’t always trustworthy. It’s the most curious of medical organizations: a doctors’ interest group that seems more invested in the interests of doctors, rather than public health.

      I am going to assume that you will retract all of this. This seems ludicrous and highly stupid.

      As in Donald Trump stupid. It doesn’t get any worse than this.

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      It appears to me from what I’ve read that the risks/benefits of this drug are uncertain and require more research – and that people on both sides are reacting at least partly on the basis of their politics rather than knowledge.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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      The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is a conservative non-profit association founded in 1944. The group was reported to have about 5,000 members in 2014. The association has promoted a range of scientifically discredited hypotheses, including the belief that HIV does not cause AIDS, that being gay reduces life expectancy, that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, and that there is a causal relationship between vaccines and autism. It is opposed to the Affordable Care Act and other forms of universal health insurance.

      Adding insult to injury, their general counsel is Andrew Schlafly, the son of notorious Phyllis Schlafly:

      She held conservative social and political views, opposed feminism and abortion, and successfully campaigned against ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Her book, A Choice Not an Echo (1964), a polemic against Republican leader Nelson Rockefeller, sold more than three million copies. Schlafly co-authored books on national defense and was critical of arms control agreements with the Soviet Union. In 1972, Schlafly founded the Eagle Forum, a conservative political interest group, and remained its chair and CEO until her death in 2016 while staying active in conservative causes.

    • #344981
      Bernice Ta
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      Trump is an idiot, and anyone who supports the idiotic things he says are not worth listening to.

      The association has promoted a range of scientifically discredited hypotheses, including the belief that HIV does not cause AIDS, that being gay reduces life expectancy, that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, and that there is a causal relationship between vaccines and autism.

      This above is enough to make any sane person take a step back and wonder what kind of doctor — a profession long-touted to be supporters of actual science — would support such nonsense.

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