It has been evident for some time that the science around the Wuhan Coronavirus has been politicized whenever possible, in an attempt by the press to undermine President Donald Trump and influence the November election.

For example, when Trump mentioned that preliminary studies involving the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine showed that it might be effective as a first treatment option, the press scoffed at the information. The media response was so intense that patients had to fight hard in some Democrat-run states to have their doctors prescribe the “Trump drugs.”

Now Dr. Harvey Risch, an epidemiology professor at Yale School of Public Health, says that hydroxychloroquine could save 75,000 to 100,000 lives if the drug is widely used to treat coronavirus.

“There are many doctors that I’ve gotten hostile remarks about saying that all the evidence is bad for it and, in fact, that is not true at all,” Risch told “Ingraham Angle,” adding that he believes the drug can be used as a “prophylactic” for front-line workers, as other countries like India have done.

Risch lamented that a “propaganda war” is being waged against the use of the drug for political purposes, not based on “medical facts.”

Researchers at the Henry Ford Health System in Southeast Michigan have found that early administration of hydroxychloroquine makes hospitalized patients substantially less likely to die.

The study, published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, determined that hydroxychloroquine provided a “66 percent hazard ratio reduction,” and hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin a 71 percent reduction, compared with neither treatment.

In-hospital mortality was 18.1 percent overall; 13.5 percent with just hydroxychloroquine, 22.4 percent with azithromycin alone, and 26.4 percent with neither drug. “Prospective trials are needed” for further review, the researchers note, even as they concluded: “In this multi-hospital assessment, when controlling for COVID-19 risk factors, treatment with hydroxychloroquine alone and in combination with azithromycin was associated with reduction in COVID-19 associated mortality.”

The Democrats are scrambling to get some traction for the November election. Subsequently, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is now pushing to rebrand the Wuhan coronavirus into the “Trump Virus”; her quip is now widely being reported by the American media.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took a swipe at President Trump shortly after he resumed his coronavirus briefings Tuesday — calling the contagion “the Trump virus” in response to his description of it as a Chinese bug.

“Well, I think with the president’s comments today, he recognized the mistakes he has made by now embracing mask-wearing and the recognition this is not a hoax,” the California Democrat said on CNN.

“It is a pandemic that has gotten worse before it will get better because of his inaction,” she told Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.”

“In fact, clearly, it is the Trump virus.”

The Trump team is not letting that smear stand.

There’s “really no time” for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “petty partisan politics” over coronavirus, White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway asserted Wednesday.

In an interview on “America’s Newsroom,” Conway said that while the Trump administration is trying to work together with Congress to “get a Phase IV passed that the president will sign” to help schools, small businesses and families, Pelosi is making TV appearances with “matching scarves.”

…”But, she’s hardly been a profile in courage on this virus all along. She’s the one encouraging people to go out into Chinatown in San Francisco. She trips over the poor homeless population in her own San Francisco, I guess, to make these silly appearances a couple [of] times a week,” Conway remarked.

“This is no time for partisan politics,” she reiterated.

Let’s also recall that Trump mentioned the seriousness of the coronavirus situation in his State of the Union Address. Here is what Pelosi did with the document:

The American media may not remind you of the February incident, but many Americans have not forgotten.

 

 
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