If you believe Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer…
…(I should stop right there; if you believe Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer you probably are so far gone that nothing I say is likely to break through the barrier you have self-created. But, for everyone else, I’ll continue)…
…President Trump’s use of hydroxychloroquine is stupid, dangerous and reckless. Plus, his usage of this medication is communicating to the rest of us that an unsafe, potentially deadly treatment is OK to use. How dare he.
With the above in mind, please read this excerpt from Melanie Arter’s article for cnsnews.com:
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said Tuesday that the Defense Department and the VA have been using the drug hydroxychloroquine for decades, and on any given day, the VA uses 42,000 doses of the drug.
The secretary’s comments come one day after Trump announced that he has been taking the drug under a doctor’s supervision.
“The instructions I received from the president were very clear. That was to preserve and protect life. Those of us who’ve had a military life, some of us around this table, we’ve been taking this drug for years. As the president mentioned, the Department of Defense and VA have been using it for 65 years. On any given day, VA uses 42,000 doses of this drug, and what we did when this virus first hit us was to use every means necessary to help preserve life,” he said.
To hear Pelosi, Schumer and their acolytes tell it, you’d swear Trump was one of the only people on the planet taking some kind of experimental treatment that is so dangerous it’s amazing he is living to tell about it (not that his demise would trouble either of these two a bit).
The reality, of course, is that this drug was approved for use in the United States in 1955 – that is NOT a typo – and, under a doctor’s care, is perfectly safe. Further, there is anecdotal evidence from around the world that it benefits early-stage COVID-19 sufferers, which is why – again, under his doctor’s supervision – Mr. Trump is taking it as a preventative.
The one and only study that suggests hydroxychloroquine is unsafe, which Secretary Wilkie alludes to elsewhere in the article, was done in a way that guaranteed bad results (i..e it was administered to COVID-19 patients in the late stages as a last resort…which, obviously, would maximize mortality rates). If that is the basis for Pelosi and Schumer’s attacks, maybe they should say so.
But, then again, what’s the difference? They attack him for everything, so why not for taking hydroxychloroquine too.
Does anyone, other than hardliners, even listen to these two?