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Coronavirus Doctors Praising Hydroxychloroquine as “Most Effective”

It hasn’t been that long ago that I wrote a piece here discussing the encouraging news that continued to come regarding the use of the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine to treat victims of COVID-19. Unsurprisingly that piece earned me the wrath of the peanut gallery – those who actually seem to lament good results and hopeful news.

As I mentioned in the piece, the cases and studies that had been conducted to that point were largely anecdotal, yet they seemed to all be arriving at a unified conclusion. The sad thing, which was evidenced by many of the responses to my article is that since President Trump crowed about the promise of the drug, people’s perception about its efficacy has been – in too many cases – tied to their disdain for the president.

If it works, they seem to fear, then Trump will claim credit. Well, here’s a newflash for anyone who is yet to learn this about our president: he is going to claim credit whether it works or not. In many ways, President Trump functions like global warming alarmists – no matter what the outcome of a situation, they will claim vindication and victory.

But when it comes to something as deadly serious as this coronavirus pandemic, pardon me for not caring one bit who claims credit. I want it to work, I’m encouraged by consistent testimonies of its success, and I’m really annoyed by those who seem to oppose it for political reasons.

Thankfully, just like Nevada’s Governor, Michigan’s Democrat Governor Whitmer has reversed her earlier opposition to the treatment and has given the green light to doctors to prescribe it. Unsurprisingly there have been anecdotal stories of success there too.

And then there’s this from the Washington Times:

An international poll of more than 6,000 doctors released Thursday found that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine was the most highly rated treatment for the novel coronavirus.

The survey conducted by Sermo, a global health care polling company, of 6,227 physicians in 30 countries found that 37% of those treating COVID-19 patients rated hydroxychloroquine as the “most effective therapy” from a list of 15 options.

If we’re supposed to “listen to the experts,” then let’s do so. These physicians would certainly be among that number, would they not?

Praise God for the success this drug has had. This isn’t a drug we are unfamiliar with, nor are we incapable of mass producing if deemed necessary. It isn’t a vaccine, but medical professionals on the front lines are praising its effectiveness as a treatment. Only heartless fools would continue to root against that.

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