"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. Call me in the morning."--Dr. George Orwell
Mayor Guiliani interviews Dr. Vladmir Zelenko of New York here.
The doctor emphasizes the need to "Hit it hard, hit it fast" with early treatment to avoid the need for intubation and ventilators, especially when there is already shortness of breath.
Not a doctor, but as best I understand it, the hydroxychloroquine attacks the virus, strengthens the immune system and creates a pathway for the zinc, which helps prevent the virus from reproducing. The azithromyicin is to prevent any opportunistic bacterial (not viral) infections. Again, to the best of my understanding.
NY Post: "Two coronavirus patients in New York City are off ventilators and out of intensive care after they received Leronlimab, an experimental drug to treat HIV and breast cancer.... Of seven critically ill patients who received the drug in New York, two were removed from ventilators and two showed significant improvement.""FDA commissioner: Be wary of anyone claiming they can cure COVID-19. Talk to your doctor."
Yes--and also be wary of FDA commissioners who say they will get around to finding a cure in a couple of years or so. Talk to your doctor about that, too.
Dr. James Todaro: "WHO: Jan 14: “No clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of coronavirus" Feb 7: "Masks don't necessarily protect you" Feb 17: "...extremely cautious using term pandemic" Mar 23: Treating COVID19 w/ Hydroxychloroquine could cause a drug shortage What's the theme here?"
A: China, Inc. --and friends. WHO also recommended no travel bans.
This has happened before:
Another 30 Days To Stop The Spread:
Vice-President Mike Pence: "Over the next...weeks, there are actions that every American can and should take to help us slow the spread of the coronavirus. If we succeed in limiting the number of new cases, then we can dedicate more resources to the most vulnerable and save lives.
As the President said, if you or anyone in your household is sick, then please stay home. The elderly and those with serious health conditions should also stay home and stay away from other people, even if they do not have symptoms of the coronavirus.
No one should visit a nursing home, retirement home or long-term care facility unless to provide necessary care. All Americans should avoid unnecessary travel, restaurants, bars, public food courts and gathering in groups of more than 10 people. Kids should stay home from school, and Americans who do not work in our critical infrastructure — like health care or pharmaceuticals — should work from home.
It’s always a good idea to practice common sense to protect your health and the health of your family, but it’s especially important right now. Use good hygiene. Wash your hands, especially after touching frequently used surfaces like doorknobs.
Use disinfectant on frequently used items and surfaces. Avoid touching your face. If you have to sneeze, then use a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
These steps might seem small, but they can make a big difference for your family, your community and our country. Stopping the spread of the coronavirus over these next weeks can prevent many more cases in the future and even save the lives of those at risk."