By Sheila G, May 7, 2020
May 7, 2020
Dear Mr. President,
I am writing to you because I am disheartened that Dr. Fauci has not established Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin for all people who test positive for the coronavirus.
Hydroxychloroquine has been used around the world for many, many, many years. It was approved for medical use in the United States in 1955. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system. In 2017, it was the 128th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than five million prescriptions.
Azithromycin is an antibiotic used for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections.This includes middle ear infections, strep throat, pneumonia, traveler’s diarrhea, and certain other intestinal infections.It can also be used for a number of sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia and gonorrhea infections. Along with other medications, it may also be used for malaria. It can be taken by mouth or intravenously with doses once per day.
Azithromycin was discovered in 1980 and approved for medical use in 1988. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system. The World Health Organization classifies it as critically important for human medicine. It is available as a generic medication and is sold under many trade names worldwide. The wholesale cost in the developing world is about US$0.18 to US$2.98 per dose. In the United States, it is about US$4 for a course of treatment as of 2018. In 2017, it was the 57th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than twelve million prescriptions.
Both drugs have potential side effects. However, I am making an informed guess that the numbers of people who experience side effects, perhaps even including death in total are far less than the number of people of have died from coronavirus. Otherwise, these drugs would not be on the market or so widely used. I don’t know of any drug that comes without a long list of potential side effects.
My disheartenment comes from the press who continue to bash this life saving cocktail and bashing you for making it available. It disheartens me that Dr. Fauci was so reluctant to endorse this as a life saving treatment. It disheartens me that Dr. Fauci knows this combo destroys the virus within 5 days. It disheartens me that he continues to push an at home quarantine and wait for a vaccine-a vaccine that may not be available until the end of the year. It disheartens me that he has not encouraged doctors to prescribe the medication to anyone who tests positive for those who are doing a home quarantine.
It would seem the major spread of the infection comes from at home quarantines. A person who tests positive with mild symptoms returns to the home. Other family members may be infected and my have no or mild symptoms do the family’s shopping and errands and unknowingly spread the disease.
1. Why are we not shutting the disease down and waiting for a vaccine?
2. Exactly whose side is Dr. Fauci on? I do not believe he has the best interest of America in mind.
3. What is the purpose of testing, testing and testing if we are not going to do anything to eradicate the disease?
For the nefarious Congress and news media I have this to say. Fact – there are approximately
Any way you look at this, by the time testing is done the virus should be gone. We don’t have a definitive date for a vaccine. Maybe the end of the year it will be available. But why not eradicate the disease within 5 days per person when we have affordable and abundant drugs to do so?
I praise God for giving us the President who made this treatment available to those who are hospitalized, and for the doctors who are administering it, for the thousands of my Twitter followers who prayed for my brother, Jim’s recovery.
On 3/31/2020 Jim arrived at the emergency room and was immediately placed in ICU and put on a ventilator. When he arrived his lungs, heart and kidneys were failing. He doesn’t remember ever going to the hospital. The ICU doctor prepared us for his death. Jim is over 60 and is a chemo patients. Day 6 while medically sedated they x-rayed his lungs.
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