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.