Monday, August 24, 2020

Physicians Write an Open Letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci Regarding the Use of Hydroxychloroquine for Treating COVID-19

President Trump will announce the emergency authorization of "a major therapeutic breakthrough on the China virus." What we thought may be HCQ may instead be an announcement for plasma therapy to be FDA approved for COVID.

A letter written by three prominent MDs questioning Dr. Fauci regarding the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 has gone viral after being initially published on the website. The three physicians posing the questions are: George C. Fareed, MD, Michael M. Jacobs, MD, Donald C. Pompan, MD. Dr. Karladine Graves has played an important role in coordinating with the MDs in the USA who have seen the efficacy of HCQ in treating early-stage COVID19 and in prophylaxis. She has also been instrumental in communicating the experience of these MDs to the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

The questions are presented almost in the format of cross-examination of a witness at trial. The letter points out that the three physicians posing the questions begin by noting experience accrued in treating COVID-19 infections. Physicians worldwide discovered that high-risk patients can be treated successfully as an outpatient, within the first 5 to 7 days of the onset of symptoms, with a "cocktail" consisting of hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin (or doxycycline). Multiple scholarly contributions to the literature detail the efficacy of the hydroxychloroquine-based combination treatment. 

The introduction stresses that Dr. Harvey Risch, the renowned Yale epidemiologist, published an article in May 2020 in the American Journal of Epidemiology titled "Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to Pandemic Crisis." He further published an article in Newsweek in July 2020 for the general public expressing the same conclusions and opinions. 

Dr. Risch is an expert at evaluating research data and study designs, having published over 300 articles. Dr Risch’s assessment is that there is unequivocal evidence for the early and safe use of the "HCQ cocktail." If there are Q-T interval concerns, doxycycline can be substituted for azithromycin as it has activity against RNA viruses without any cardiac effects.

These physicians are challenging Dr. Fauci's continued nonscientific opinion in not treating COVID-19 early using hydroxychloroquine with zinc, and in some circumstances the addition of azithromycin or doxycycline. It is well known Dr. Fauci's medical assessments continue to influence the practice of medicine not only in the United States but around the globe. It is time to debunk Dr. Fauci's erroneous ideas demanding random double blinded research studies when he has not successfully completed any scientific double blinded COVID-19 therapy study to this date. HCQ with zinc has been used to treat thousands with COVID-19 patients successfully, without serious side effects. Also, Dr. Fauci fails to note the FDA does not require random double blinded studies to approve a medication for use when the medication has been shown effective and safe over time in clinical setting, as has HCQ for over 55 years. 

"Those of us who prescribe hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin/doxycycline believe fervently that early outpatient use would save tens of thousands of lives and enable our country to dramatically alter the response to COVID-19," the three physicians note. "We advocate for an approach that will reduce fear and allow Americans to get their lives back. We hope that our questions compel you to reconsider your current approach to COVID-19 infection." [more...]

About Dr. Karladine Graves: Dr. Graves coordinates a national healthcare coalition conference call consisting of healthcare leaders, physicians, and legislators. Dr. Graves has been part of a national effort to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing back on American soil to avoid leaving our citizens vulnerable and at the mercy of governments that do not have our interest in mind. Dr. Graves has been working for months with COVID-19 altering citizens about the need to have hydroxychloroquine/zinc/and azithromycin or doxycycline available. She firmly believes every American citizen should have "the right to try" these possible life saving medications and this should be a decision between a patient and their physician and NOT bureaucrats. Dr. Graves is a board-certified Family Physician, board member of The Salt & Light Council, and member of the Council for National Policy. 

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