By Ted Belman,
I was asked by Israeli authorities to make the best case for the use of Hydroxychyloroquine. This is what has been submitted in response.
The Economic Standard is proud to present our first white paper. We demonstrate through meticulously sourced analysis:
1) Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is a safe, versatile medicine that has treated hundreds of millions of people for many diseases over seven decades.
2) Numerous controlled observational studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated that HCQ can help people with COVID-19.
3) Hundreds of drugs have been approved by the U.S. FDA on the basis of similar observational studies, especially when conducted in large numbers and subject to meta-analysis.
4) As a matter of medical practice and especially in a pandemic emergency, it is not the case that only randomized controlled trials can justify adopting a treatment.
5) HCQ should be more widely recommended, prescribed and promoted to treat COVID-19 right now.
Our goal is to advance debate about public policy. This paper was produced without financial support or ethical conflicts of any kind, in close collaboration with practicing physicians and infectious disease specialists from across the U.S. and around the world. We are extremely grateful for their help in ensuring the accuracy of our analysis. Any mistakes are ours alone.
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The Economic Standard
By Ted Belman
I took the trouble to listen to Zelenko quite closely. I found that he accuses the decision makers and of those who advise them of enormous malevolence and improper motives. He has no proof for this. His argument basically is that the vaccines are so dangerous or potentially dangerous that anyone who didn’t have such motives would not impose them. That’s argument, not proof. He should have stayed focused on the vaccines themselves.
He says that anyone who evaluates whether to use a specific therapeutic must ask three questions;
- Is it safe to use
- does it work
- do you need it
This could be encapsulated in the Hippocratic oath “Do no harm”.
We are a year and half into the world’s nightmare of COVID-19, also known as the Chinese coronavirus, based on where this demon virus originated and spread from, either intentionally or inadvertently.
We have been told to not wear masks, then wear one mask, then two masks, then no masks indoors. Now we are back to indoor masking and soon outdoor masking, too.
The same “experts” told us that the vaccines were safe and effective, the pathway out of this nightmare. If we were vaccinated we no longer had to wear a mask, at least as of last May, according to the CDC. Two months later they reversed course, recommending mask wearing indoors even if fully vaccinated.
T. Belman. Hydroxychloroquine happens to also be useful as a prophylactic together with Zinc. I tried my damnest to get Israel to consider using it, to no avail. Similarly, the US also slammed the door on its usefullness. The resistence is as pervasive as it is unbelieveable. There was no downside to trying these drugs. To my mind there exists a conspiracy to prevents its use as it would be a great alternative to an expensive vaccine. And the powers to be, were not about to enable that to happen.
Dr. Pierre Kory, president of the FLCCC Alliance testifies before Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs looking into early outpatient COVID-19 treatment
“It will all be needless death from here on out, given that there is a readily available scientific solution to the pandemic,” Kory says.
Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C. — DECEMBER 8, 2020: Appearing as a witness Tuesday morning before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs – which held a hearing on “Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution” – Dr. Pierre Kory, President of the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), called for the government to swiftly review the already expansive and still rapidly emerging medical evidence on Ivermectin.
The data shows the ability of the drug Ivermectin to prevent COVID-19, to keep those with early symptoms from progressing to the hyper-inflammatory phase of the disease, and even to help critically ill patients recover.
Joe Biden is betting on the China virus to put him in the White House. It’s not just that whining about the virus is all he’s got to oppose Trump’s believable promises that he’ll repeat his extraordinary economic success, create peace in the Middle East, and continue stabilizing the border (which hugely benefits blacks and Hispanics). Instead, Biden is focusing on the China virus because it’s replaced climate change as a way to control Americans.
Up until February, leftists never stopped talking about climate change. They claimed it was and would be responsible for just about everything bad in the world. The following is a minute portion of climate change evils pulled from a list of hundreds of claimed climate horrors:
T. Belman. I live in Israel. This week I asked my doctor for a precription for this drug for propholactic purposes and he refused because Israel is not endorsing it. He went on to say that if I get the symptoms then we will discuss it again.
by Harvey Risch, WASH EXAMINER | October 19, 2020
In a recent Washington Post op-ed, seven former FDA commissioners claimed that the agency has lost credibility with the public, and they blamed it on President Trump.
Jumping on the same bandwagon, an editorial in the once-venerable New England Journal of Medicine accused the president of “failing at every step” to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, thus enabling more than 220,000 deaths to date.
In reality, these charges are driven by craven politics and Big Pharma conflicts of interest. They divert attention from the FDA’s despicable efforts to block access to effective and inexpensive generic medications. Foremost among these is hydroxychloroquine.
“It will be good news for the entire world,” said Israeli ambassador to India Ron Malka.
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN, JPOST OCTOBER 10, 2020 1
Eight packages at the Foreign Ministry’s warehouse intended to be sent to India to assist with combating the coronavirus
(photo credit: FOREIGN MINISTRY)
A 30-second coronavirus detection test being developed by India and Israel should be ready in “a matter of days,” Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka told the Indian news agency PTI on Friday. “All the thresholds have been passed.”
The operation has been dubbed “Open Skies,” and Malka said he believes the testing kit will enable the world to begin opening the skies, since the technology simply requires a person to blow into a tube and the results become available in less than a minute. It is also very cheap to carry out, as the results are delivered locally without the logistics and cost of sending the sample to a lab.“It will be good news for the entire world,” he said.
It’s not about fighting the virus, but punishing political and cultural enemies.
The problem isn’t just the China Virus. It’s that we adopted the China Model to fight it.
Public health experts adopted China’s draconian lockdowns without knowing how well they really worked and in a country that, fortunately, lacks the power to truly enforce them.
China’s deceptiveness and lack of transparency meant that we did not know how well anything that the Communist dictatorship did to battle the virus that it spawned actually worked. Despite that, our public health experts, and those of most free countries, adopted the China Model.
by Michael Thau, RED STATE October 13, 2020
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
You may not have heard, but on August 23, a guy named Harvey Risch made some shocking accusations against Anthony Fauci.
Of course, that by itself doesn’t say much since a lot of people have accused Anthony Fauci of a lot of things since he stepped into the spotlight as the de facto leader of America’s response to COVID-19.
But Harvey Risch isn’t just anybody. Risch is a professor of epidemiology at Yale University. He has an M.D. from UC San Diego, a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and he’s published over 300 papers in a career that spans four decades.
Evidence is more positive than many in the medical community admit
By DR. JOSEPH A. LADAPO and DR. HARVEY A. RISCH,
Hydroxychloroquine is ineffective and unsafe in the treatment of COVID-19: This is the belief held by millions of Americans and many healthcare professionals. After months of randomized clinical trials yielding findings that were not statistically significant, and others reporting side effects, no one could be blamed for reaching this conclusion.
But an important slice of the hydroxychloroquine data tells a different story.
Because of the medication’s politicization, and the pernicious tendency for dissenting perspectives to be silenced during the pandemic, data supporting hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness have been almost inaudible. But a recent analysis pooling together results of randomized clinical trials testing hydroxychloroquine’s use in early COVID-19 infection should substantially raise the volume.
T. Belman. I undertook on behalf of Dr Risch to get this information to the Health Ministry. You might say I hit a brick wall. Hopefully this interview will do the trick. By the way Trump was treated quickly and was given zinc but a different carrier than Hydroxychloroquine.
Yale Professor Harvey Risch and Dr. Vladimir Zelenko challenge assumptions of health officials with science, facts, and evidence.
Israel Institute for Strategic Studies’ Barry Shaw’s View from Israel program interviewed Dr. Zev Vladimir Zelenko, discoverer of the “Zelenko Protocol” to treat COVID-19, and Yale School of Medicine Epidemiology Professor Harvey Risch.
In this explosive interview, Dr. Zelenko reveals that his Protocol was what cured then Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, but that ever since his successor, Yuli Edelstein took over, the Ministry has been stonewalling him.
Organizer tells TV report private initiative is saving lives, alleviating pressure on hospitals; 170 unregistered serious patients mean tally is at 1,000
By MICHAEL BACHNER, TOI 11 October 2020, 11:49 pm 6
A widespread network of volunteers in ultra-Orthodox areas has reportedly been secretly treating thousands of coronavirus patients in their homes for months, as an alternative to increasingly overcrowded hospitals, without authorities’ knowledge.
The initiative began in anti-Zionist Haredi sects that wanted to avoid using Israeli hospitals, but has spread to the entire community as hospitals come closer to being overwhelmed, and their staff overworked, Channel 12 reported Sunday evening.
By SIMON KENT, BREITBART Oct 2020
AP Photo/Matt Dunham
The UK’s envoy to the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) has condemned mass coronavirus lockdowns, slamming the “ghastly global catastrophe” caused by crashing the world economy.
Dr. David Nabarro from the W.H.O. appealed to world leaders on Saturday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus.
The president’s glowing testimony boosted its shares but put Regeneron in an awkward position
By Kiran Stacey, David Crow and Donato Paolo Mancini, FINANCIAL TIMES
U.S. President Donald Trump pulls off his protective face mask as he poses atop the Truman Balcony of the White House after returning from being hospitalized for coronavirus disease treatment this past week.PHOTO BY REUTERS/ERIN SCOTT
When Donald Trump hosted senior executives from 10 pharmaceutical companies at the White House in March to discuss the coronavirus, he was particularly keen to hear the views of a man he affectionately called “Lenny”.“Lenny” was Len Schleifer, at one point Trump’s occasional golf buddy, and the chief executive of Regeneron, a biotech company that has been thrust into the spotlight after the president claimed its COVID-19 drug cured his disease and can do the same for millions of others.
By Jason Devaney, JEWISH VOICE
Scientists from three top schools argue that building up herd immunity among the population while keeping others safe via “Focused Protection” is how society should deal with the pandemic, not lockdowns.
Dr. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard, Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford, and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford are all experts in infectious diseases and public health. They met recently in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and penned what they call “The Great Barrington Declaration,” which offers an alternative approach to managing the COVID-19 crisis.
Arguing that the lockdowns “are producing devastating effects on short- and long-term public health,” they said more harm than good is happening. “Lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings, and deteriorating mental health” are among the impacts on society, they wrote.
By Leo Hohmann
Since February, the U.S. media has been pounding Americans with non-stop reporting about COVID-19 coronavirus.
Eight months later, the data shows everything the media said about the virus was false. Yet, those posing as “journalists” continue to repeat the lies from February and March as if they are facts rooted in their quest to “follow the science.”
Every one of the BIG THREE lies seems designed to promote panic and an irrational response to the actual threat.
Anyone who even suggests that maybe the governments of the world have been overreacting to a virus that kills at about the same rate as the flu has been immediately shot down as stupid and not worth listening to.
By Allysia Finley, WALL STREET JOURNAL 10-9-20
If Covid-19 is a once-in-a-century pandemic, the timing could be a lot worse. A lockdown would have been far more burdensome before the internet made it easier to work, meet and shop at home. And thanks to other technological breakthroughs, vaccines may be universally available as early as next fall.
Past vaccines have taken a decade or longer to develop, and more than half over the past 20 years have failed during clinical trials. But four vaccine candidates have entered the last phase of clinical trials before approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Technological breakthroughs that were already in progress got a boost from a bureaucratic one in May, when the Trump administration launched “Operation Warp Speed.” The initiative organized government agencies and private companies around the goal of developing, manufacturing and distributing hundreds of millions of vaccine doses with initial doses available by early 2021.
By Neil Clark , RT News October 8, 2020
The UK Prime Minister’s remote speech to his party conference saw him dismiss the idea of returning to normality. Is he using Covid-19 to follow the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ agenda, as many have warned?
‘It’s not really about public health or a virus. They have another agenda.’ That’s what the so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ have been saying since March, when the first British lockdowns were imposed and our lives were turned upside down.
Those ‘conspiracy theorists’ were denounced, as always, as ‘cranks’ and ‘flat-Earthers’ but here we are in October, and, let’s face it, there is absolutely no sign, despite very low numbers of deaths ‘with’ Coronavirus, that we are returning to anything like normal. In fact, in his keynote speech yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson specifically ruled out a return to normal, not even with a vaccine.
Dr Zelenko said that he sent a note to Pres Trump on Facebook wishing him a speedy recover . He went on to recommend his protocol. The FB banned him because he was recommending some thing that the WHO was rejecting.
Zelenko said Giuliani in his podcast said that Trump was showing negative already. Giuliani was with him for three days for debate preparation. Giuliani tested negative and said he, Giuliani, was taking Zelenko’s protocol of Hydroxychloroquine and zinc. Zelenko left open whether Trump was given it at the hospital.
In a video released Wednesday, President Donald Trump called a drug he received called Regeneron not just a treatment, but in effect a “cure” for COVID-19.
He further pledged to make it free to any who need it.