Wuhan Virus Watch: YouTube Reinstates Video in Which Doctors Say Hydroxychloroquine Treats COVID-19
UK bulk buys hydroxychloroquine. CDC now says virus ‘does not spread easily’ via contaminated surfaces. Another infection model needs to be adjusted.
Today’s update begins with the news that Youtube was, once again, censoring another video in which medical doctors were expressing their opinion that hydroxychloroquine could help treat COVID-19.
Fortunately, it was reinstated. However, the repercussions of media misrepresentations are serious.
YouTube on Wednesday reinstated a video it has previously censored in which several medical doctors suggested that the drug hydroxychloroquine might be useful in treating coronavirus, with the company reportedly claiming at the time of censorship that the presentation was “dangerous.”
The video report, presented by Sharyl Attkisson at Full Measure News, examined the possible benefits of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 and the possible financial interest some parties have in downplaying the drug and promoting a separate treatment called remdesivir.
One of the doctors interviewed in the video, William O’Neill, tells Attkisson, also a Just the News contributor, that there is “some value” to hydroxychloroquine and “it has to be tested.”
O’Neill, a cardiologist in Detroit, has prescribed the drug to multiple patients and “saw improvement in all of them,” Attkisson reported.
At the Henry Ford Health System, where O’Neill works, officials are working with hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir. The doctor said the media campaign against the drug, which began around the time President Trump first started touting it, has left patients “scared to use the drug without any scientifically valid concern.”
The video is here:
Sharyl Atkisson’s Full Measure video is highly informative, including the interview with Dr. Steven Hatfill, who is a biomedical scientist who worked on Ebola and studies pandemic responses and medicine. Hatfill indicates that the campaign against the treatment may have resulted in needless death.
Sharyl: You think lives were lost because it wasn’t used?
Dr. Hatfill: Yes, lives were lost.
He took hydroxychloroquine years ago for malaria and recently, again, to test to prevent coronavirus.
Sharyl: A preventive would mean, if it were to work, that the fear that this comes back before there’s a working vaccine, the fear that we have another shutdown …
Dr. Hatfill: a return to work … early detection, return to work. Would I give it as a prophylaxis to everybody? No. But for fit, healthy, critical workers going back to work or high risk populations; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ex-smokers, diabetics, obesity …
Sharyl: Might work for them?
Dr. Hatfill: It might work for them.
UK bulk buys hydroxychloroquine as potential Covid-19 treatment
And while the American press continues its campaign against hydroxychloroquine, the British are buying the medication in bulk.
Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug being taken by Donald Trump as an unproven protection against coronavirus, is being bought in bulk by the UK in case it does turn out to be an effective Covid-19 treatment.
Ministers are seeking 16m tablets in packets of up to 100 as part of a £35m contract put out to tender on Friday.
The drug is being tested by government scientists, health officials said. They are securing additional supplies so it can be distributed among the population if required.
The contract, which was uploaded to a government website on 15 May, is an “open opportunity” for pharmaceutical suppliers to supply more than 33m tablets of various drugs between June and next January.
CDC now says coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ via contaminated surfaces
In addition to the models being a spectacular fail, it turns out that the virus does not easily spread via surfaces, as originally reported.
For those of you still wiping down groceries and other packages amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, breathe a sigh of relief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the novel virus “does not spread easily” from “touching surfaces or objects” — but experts warn that doesn’t mean it’s no longer necessary to take “practical and realistic” precautions in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Though it’s not exactly clear when, the federal health agency appears to have recently changed its guidelines from early March that simply said it “may be possible” to spread the virus from contaminated surfaces. The CDC now includes “surfaces or objects” under a section that details ways in which the coronavirus does not readily transmit.
US coronavirus death toll passes 90,000, but influential model lowers its prediction
Another model needs to be adjusted.
A key coronavirus model has revised its death projection for the United States slightly downward, now forecasting that 143,360 people will die by August 4.
That’s about 3,700 fewer deaths than the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) model foresaw when last updated about a week ago.
The news comes as the coronavirus death toll in the United States has passed another somber milestone. More than 90,000 people now have died, and more than 1.5 million people have been infected, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
The shift in the model’s fatalities forecast is small, but it marks a departure from recent increases in the model’s death projections, which have been largely based on increases in mobility across the country and the easing of social distancing measures.
End New York City’s lockdown now!
David Marcus, The Federalist’s New York correspondent, pleads to open up New York.
Sometimes, a good rant is all a writer can offer. Bear with me.
Last Friday morning, some 3,500 New Yorkers lined up at a Catholic church in Queens to receive free food hours before it even opened, according to the New York Police Department. Catholic Charities has reported a 200 percent increase in demand over the past month and a half.
By prolonging the coronavirus shutdown long after its core mission was accomplished, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have plunged tens of thousands of New Yorkers into poverty.
It needs to end. Now.
In mid-March, we were told we have to endure a lockdown to ensure that hospitals didn’t get overrun. We did. The hospitals were not overwhelmed. We turned the Javits Center into a hospital. We didn’t need it. We brought in a giant Navy ship to treat New Yorkers. We didn’t need it.
We were told we were moments away from running out of ventilators. We weren’t, and now the United States has built so many, we are giving them away to other countries.
Based on all the new data, as well as the model failures, his entreaty should apply to the rest of the nation.
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Both YouTube and Facebook censor anything that doesn’t conform to their ideas of what is Politically Correct. Facebook has delegated their censorship to left-wing “fact-finding” groups so that Facebook can deny that it has political motives for banning conservative ideas.
Even the Russians noticed that Facebook was banning facts and ideas that deviate from their preferred narrative. See
They censor, or promote what supports the rest of their crew. Of course contact tracing is the answer — and they’re just the guys to do it. Pay them. And doing it right has to erode loction n similar tracking restrictions. And the social network models n tracking in place can’t be used.
It’s another crony-capitalism n surveillance state turf grab. What’s the end state? Everything within the state; nothing outside the state; nothing against the state. AKA fascism, per definition.
They both have ground tested it in communist China.
Dr. Steven Hatfill, I thought that name sounded familiar.
He’s the guy they tried to destroy in the early days of the Anthrax mail investigation that worked in the Maryland lab.
Dame, Sharyl has won five Emmy’s? Look how nice they look, sitting on that brick fireplace, LOL.
This woman is fearless — have to give huge respect to her for not dancing to the MSM’s tune, like the rest of her feckless puppet-lemming peers.
Yes, she’s fearless. And follows the facts.
What the clericy failed to account for is, once someone has nothing to lose, you have no leverage.
Being an apostate — she came at the Lightbringer-acolyte complex while it was still in the administration — there’s no going back for her. They’ll never stop coming at her. So might as well do what you think right.
If only there were some national politician who based his campaign, policies, n persona on something similar…
Well, she doesn’t always follow facts. She’s also an anti-vaxxer, which has to put an asterisk on anything else she reports.
It may have for you. For myself, I can discount her views on vaccines while still appreciating her work on other matters. It’s not a binary choice.
Anti-vaxer? or pro-rational and reasonable? There are reasons why vaccines are served selectively as a component in a risk management protocol.
But that will trigger all the Communist, Chinese owned Zoomers!
She broadcasts, live, I think, every Sunday morning (at 9:30 a.m.?)on her website:
The left and the “lame stream” media have really, really, really tried to discredit Sharyl Attkison. They paint her as an hysterical nut job, based on get response to being spied on. She is NOT an hysterical nut job! She is pretty fearless.
She’s an anti-vaxxer, which by definition makes her a hysterical nut job, just like RFK Jr. But even nut jobs can get things right on subjects outside their obsession.
Raise your hand if you think advice from the CDC about covid is credible.
We need a real CDC.
CDC equals Center for Democrat Control because they cannot control themselves.
After reading how they managed to hopeless conflate the results of two entirely different COVID testing regimens so that the dataset they were transmitting was both meaningless and dangerous, I’m so glad they finally got their previously interdicted appropriation to study the “disease of gun violence,” because you know they’ll get that one right.
Meanwhile, Dr. Fauci has “gone Hollywood”.
What a fraud he has turned out to be.
Whether people want to believe it of not, what we are seeing is that either the leadership of the medical community was actively engaged in conspiring with the media and politicians to sell the COVID-19 virus as a catastrophic, apocalyptic disease, or they are total, incompetent boobs. And, the bulk of the medical profession, all of whom have some training in communicable diseases, stood mute and allowed the carnage to continue. We no longer trust used car salesmen, attorneys or politicians and doctors are now sinking to the bottom of the trustworthy list as well. Good job, guys.
Neither one. They just trusted modelling, which was a big mistake and should be a lesson learned. Modelling is valid in theory, but at least at the current state of the art it’s not much more valid than reading goat entrails.
Sounds like “incompetent boobs” fits the bill for that.
Free exchange of ideas is one of the keys to progress and innovation. By becoming an obstacle to the free exchange of ideas, Google, Facebook, Twitter, left wing media, they all have become obstacles to progress and innovation.
Progress and innovation by other companies is a threat to their business. This is the essence of Progressivism. Control of the outsider, the maverick, anyone outside of the ‘club.’
Wasn’t Dr. Hatfill the one who, almost 20 years ago, was framed by the FBI for terrorist attacks using anthrax?
Hmm. Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.
Yes, he was. I thought I remembered that name from somewhere. It seems his experience has given him a proper skepticism about authority.
Funny how that happens. The smarter folks try to only let the same person knife them once.
If the pride of certain liberal politicians could only be outweighed by their so-called compassion.
Will the Political Class Be Held Liable For What They’ve Done?
Wake me up when Cuomo is indicted on multiple counts of nursing-home manslaughter. Until then, go away and let me clean my guns,
Infection Rates Have Declined — Not Increased — In States Where Lockdowns Have Ended
Michigan Nazi Furher Whitmer
Begs Residents Not To Travel To Their Summer Homes Then Travels To Her Summer Home…
Censorship by Big Tech is less about ideas and ideology and much more about Big Advertising. If a company wants “brand safety,” and doesn’t want its ads placed next to controversial or edgy material, Big Tech, which survives on ad revenue, will abide by the wishes of Big Advertising. Peel back one layer of this censorship and realize “it’s all about the Benjamin’s, baby!”
Amazing. There are hard shell Democrats who would rather die than be treated with Chloroquine. All because President Trump mentioned it.
Now if only there was a way that Trump could sneak in a “good word” about illegal immigration and abortion…
Amazing. There are hard shell Democrats who would rather die than be treated with Chloroquine. All because President Trump mentioned it.
End New York City’s Lock Down Now!
The NY Post ran with this Op/Ed on the Front page of their Metro section. In coming few days with the weather staying in the 70’s expect this rant to be a fire storm. If NY folds, so goes the other democrat hold outs.
NC lockdowns (partially) ending tomorrow (with restrictions).
that 90,000 number is pure fiction.
Every time an accredited epidemiologist goes over the health records and death certificates they find glaring abuses. Pennsylvania just had to dump over 25% of their claims. It pretty much goes that way across the board.
Using that as a guide it would appear that we actually have around 67,000 that can be attributed to the virus instead of car crashes and alcohol poisoning, but if you take away all those with major co-morbidities, especially those with more than one, you will find that maybe some 9,000 actually got killed off by the virus and I’d bet serious money we do not have solid medical histories on them.
Overall this is no more deadly than the flu, except to those with serious respiratory issues, compromised immune systems like in chemo, etc. A VERY small portion of the population.
NY Health Dept Admits To Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths As Cuomo Scandal Worsens
Bolshevik media practicing medicine sans license.