…by saying hydroxychloroquine is useless. Action Alert!
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said recently that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine is “not effective” for COVID-19. This would be a baffling statement if not for our crony healthcare system that prioritizes expensive patented drugs over natural medicines or even off-patent drugs. We must put an end to this corruption.
Let’s look at the facts. Most of the clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine in the US, which have found no benefit for the drug, deliberately leave zinc out, presumably because zinc is not a patentable drug. But zinc is the key. As we’ve written before, research indicates that high concentrations of zinc inside cells inhibit the replication of RNA viruses such as COVID-19, but due to zinc’s other characteristics, cells do not typically tolerate high levels of this mineral. Further research indicates that hydroxychloroquine helps by getting zinc into the cells.
Two of the major trials on hydroxychloroquine not only left out zinc, but also used unusually high and potentially lethal doses of the drug.
Moreover, hydroxychloroquine is now off-patent, so it is a cheap drug which will not make large profits for Big Pharma.
Hydroxychloroquine is a highly toxic drug with potentially negative side effects. By contrast, quercetin, a natural substance, is completely non-toxic and enhances the entry of zinc into cells. Note too that quercetin itself has anti-viral properties. There have already been animal trials on the zinc/quercetin combination for use against Ebola and SARS-CoV1, and human clinical trials have been approved by the FDA. EGCG from green tea also may enhance the entry of zinc into cells.
Missing the importance of zinc is yet another example of a crony medical system that largely ignores unpatentable, natural products in preference for expensive pharmaceutical drugs. Why would Dr. Fauci make such declarations about hydroxychloroquine, other than to protect Big Pharma profits for drugs like remdesivir, which he heralded as the new “standard of care,” that had only a small impact on COVID-19 mortality, and costs over $3,000 for a single course?
The online censors are following Dr. Fauci’s lead. Twitter has reportedly banned Donald Trump, Jr. from the platform for 12 hours after he tweeted about the benefits of hydroxychloroquine.
We know zinc and quercetin and other natural treatments work. But in order to make any kind of health claim, a supplement would need to go through FDA drug approval, which is an exorbitantly expensive process. But because supplements are generally not patentable like drugs are, no company will fund the research necessary to gain FDA approval. The result is that promising natural treatments like zinc that work are completely ignored by our health system. If we have any hope of improving healthcare in this country, this arrangement needs to change.
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