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Can you trust Dr. Anthony Fauci?

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This is a careful, detailed analysis of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health for 36 years. The first thing to emphasize is that diverse actions have made Fauci far more immune from criticism than the public is immune from the COVID-19 virus. The U.S. mainstream news media have helped Fauci create an image as a unique, nation-saving, neutral scientist, physician and public-health expert working as a main advisor to President Trump.

Fauci, in fact, has been a remarkably successful bureaucrat for his multi-billion-dollar operation and brilliant manipulator of the media to create and sustain a popular image that hardly anyone is willing to attack. He is a master of staying in the public limelight through television, radio and newspaper interviews nearly on a daily basis.

Here is my main point. It is unlikely that Fauci will ever admit to what amounts to what could be seen as criminal behavior in preventing the widespread use of life-saving hydroxychloroquine. The thousands of American lives that have been saved by courageous front-line physicians will eventually be better appreciated, as well as doctors also using hydroxychloroquine worldwide. As some have noted the use in India with over a billion residents explains why the number of deaths from COVID is roughly the same as the number of fatalities in New York State. Similarly, the statistics for Turkey are very good, far better than the U.S. An official said "Doctors prescribe hydroxychloroquine to everyone who is tested positive for coronavirus." The same is true for Costa Rica where this cheap medicine is widely used. In some 80 nations this medicine is sold over the counter without the need for prescription.

Of all the many clinicians supporting the use of hydroxychloroquine perhaps the best who has successfully received public exposure is Dr. Harvey Risch. After publishing in a medical journal he wrote in Newsweek and said:

"As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19 are dying unnecessarily. Fortunately, the situation can be reversed easily and quickly.

"I am referring, of course, to the medication hydroxychloroquine. When this inexpensive oral medication is given very early in the course of illness, before the virus has had time to multiply beyond control, it has shown to be highly effective, especially when given in combination with the antibiotics azithromycin or doxycycline and the nutritional supplement zinc."

On national television Risch said "75,000 to 100,000 lives will be saved" with use of the controversial medicine and that "we're basically fighting a propaganda war against the medical facts". More recently he made this important observation: "a third of [FDA] funding comes from drug companies, [and] is under intense pressure from those companies to be extremely conservative in its handling of hydroxychloroquine".

Dr. Simone Gold has also made an extensive review of the evidence for using hydroxychloroquine. Another important review by several physicians is also available. Dr. James Todaro has an excellent website on this issue with great resources.

An article in The Daily Mail noted: "The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) presented data on 2,333 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine... across the globe that shows 91.6 percent of those who got the drug fared better after treatment."

A most important analysis, "An Effective COVID Treatment the Media Continues to Besmirch" by Steven Hatfill, a physician and veteran virologist, noted that "the 'Fauci Strategy' was to keep early infected patients quarantined at home without treatment until they developed a shortness of breath and had to be admitted to a hospital.... The Food and Drug Administration cluelessly agreed to this doctrine and it stated in its hydroxychloroquine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) that 'hospitalized patients were likely to have a greater prospect of benefit' (compared to ambulatory patients with mild illness). In reality just the opposite was true. This was a tragic mistake by Fauci and FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn and it was a mistake that would cost the lives of thousands of Americans in the days to come. Here in our country, Fauci continued to ignore the ever-accumulating and remarkable early-use data on hydroxychloroquine and he became focused on a new antiviral compound named remdesivir. Why is the American media trying to run the U.S. pandemic response with its own misinformation?" Hatfill shows why some nations have performed better than the U.S. because hydroxychloroquine has been used.

Fauci has dismissed a great many studies and test results showing the efficacy and safety of hydroxychloroquine by only supporting extensive, lengthy, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind studies. As many doctors have noted there are countless highly used prescription medicines that have never gone through such lengthy and expensive three-phase testing. Why has Fauci stubbornly refused to acknowledge and accept the positive findings from all kinds of other studies by clinicians in the U.S. and a number of other countries? He recently said that health experts are unanimous about this medicine - a total lie. You have to wonder why he would proclaim such a wrong statement in the face of many published writings indicating just the opposite. The obvious explanation is that he wants to purposefully mislead the public and attack the great many physicians advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine.

An inevitable, logical and necessary question to consider is exactly why has Fauci chosen to sacrifice the lives of perhaps millions of people by continually dismissing the benefits of hydroxychloroquine?

The answer is twofold. First, Fauci has a long history of being very close to the CCP and the World Health Organization (WHO). It was reported that Fauci "has known the current WHO director for years, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, including when he was serving in Ethiopia". Reportedly, WHO has been in the pocket of the CCP and played a key role in creating the pandemic. It also has not done what it could have in promoting global use of hydroxychloroquine. Fauci helped steer U.S. funding for creating the Wuhan lab that let loose the virus and has been proud of working with Chinese scientists while ignoring that they are beholden to the CCP.

Also note on January 21, 2020, Fauci said the COVID virus "is not a major threat for the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about". In fact, towards the end of December 2019 and early in January 2020 there was evidence that a very dangerous contagious virus had been unleashed from China, though WHO ignored the evidence.

Second, the only way to fully understand the political motive of Fauci is that for decades he has had close relationships with the largest global pharmaceutical companies. A main reason was his work on fighting the AIDS epidemic. Blocking wide-scale use of the extremely low-cost hydroxychloroquine is key to safeguarding what will be trillions of dollars to be made for treatment drugs, therapeutics, and vaccines.

For example, "Gilead Sciences Inc., which produces remdesivir, said it would charge U.S. hospitals $3,120 per patient with typical commercial insurance." And this therapeutic is in limited supply for critically ill patients in hospitals only. As noted by Steven Hatfill, "Hydroxychloroquine, by contrast, costs 60 cents a tablet, it can be taken at home, it fits in with the national pandemic plan for respiratory viruses, and a course of therapy simply requires swallowing three tablets in the first 24 hours followed by one tablet every 12 hours for five days."

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