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Posted on 03/25/2020 10:36:56 PM PDT by a little elbow grease
Doctor, former Kansas governor says coronavirus patients 'doing better' in testing with anti-malaria drug
Dr. Jeff Colyer on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 President Trump calls the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine a game changer in treating the coronavirus; reaction and analysis from former Kansas governor, practicing surgeon Dr. Jeff Colyer.
Anti-malaria drugs ike hydroxychloroquine -- which are being used to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients -- are showing positive results, former Kansas governor and practicing surgeon Dr. Jeff Colyer said Wednesday.
Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Ed Henry, Colyer said that data from testing at the University of Kansas and in the Kansas City community have proven the drug to have a "safe safety profile."
"I'm one of those people that has had both the white coat and the blue coat on as a policymaker, and it is an important balance," he explained. "[The] white coat in me would love to have more standardized tests with this. However, we have a lot of data, and in fact, about 21 percent of all prescriptions in the United States are used off-label."
"We now have a couple of studies, really, they're large case reports, that show that people who were on this medication have fewer symptoms and are doing better," he continued further. "We're going to be getting a lot more data over the next couple of weeks."
That said, Colyer noted that this was the only drug physicians could turn to at the moment.
"But, the important thing is as a policymaker you are wanting to help people. As a doctor, I want to help people as well, but we have to get them the right drug. And, this is, frankly, the only one that is in our arsenal," he told Henry.
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But does that mean they’re ever going to start implementing its usage?
If it works, Use it.
Successful therapy against Covid-19 virus from New York State:
Dr. Vladimir (Zev) Zelenko
Board Certified Family Practitioner
501 Rt 208, Monroe, NY 10950
March 23, 2020
To all medical professionals around the world:
My name is Dr. Zev Zelenko and I practice medicine in Monroe, NY. For the last 16 years, I have cared for approximately 75% of the adult population of Kiryas Joel, which is a very close knit community of approximately 35,000 people in which the infection spread rapidly and unchecked prior to the imposition of social distancing.
As of today my team has tested approximately 200 people from this community for Covid-19, and 65% of the results have been positive. If extrapolated to the entire community, that means more than 20,000 people are infected at the present time. Of this group, I estimate that there are 1500 patients who are in the high-risk category (i.e. >60, immunocompromised, comorbidities, etc).
Given the urgency of the situation, I developed the following treatment protocol in the pre-hospital setting and have seen only positive results:
1. Any patient with shortness of breath regardless of age is treated.
2. Any patient in the high-risk category even with just mild symptoms is treated.
3. Young, healthy and low risk patients even with symptoms are not treated (unless their circumstances change and they fall into category 1 or 2).
My out-patient treatment regimen is as follows:
1. Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days
2. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days
3. Zinc sulfate 220mg once a day for 5 days
The rationale for my treatment plan is as follows. I combined the data available from China and South Korea with the recent study published from France (sites available on request). We know that hydroxychloroquine helps Zinc enter the cell. We know that Zinc slows viral replication within the cell. Regarding the use of azithromycin, I postulate it prevents secondary bacterial infections. These three drugs are well known and usually well tolerated, hence the risk to the patient is low.
Since last Thursday, my team has treated approximately 350 patients in Kiryas Joel and another 150 patients in other areas of New York with the above regimen.
Of this group and the information provided to me by affiliated medical teams, we have had ZERO deaths, ZERO hospitalizations, and ZERO intubations. In addition, I have not heard of any negative side effects other than approximately 10% of patients with temporary nausea and diarrhea.
In sum, my urgent recommendation is to initiate treatment in the outpatient setting as soon as possible in accordance with the above. Based on my direct experience, it prevents acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), prevents the need for hospitalization and saves lives.
With much respect,
Dr. Zev Zelenko
cc: President Donald J. Trump; Mr. Mark Meadows, Chief of Staff
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“You go to war with the resources you have not the resources you wish you have, and right now, this drug combination is our best shot.” @FoxNews @realDonaldTrump @POTUS
I do believe soon it is going to be offered for anyone with at least mild symptoms.
And: White House Rural Health Official: Antimalarial Drug Could Help Treat Coronavirus
Dr. Jeff Colyer backs potential use of hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19 as other public-health experts urge caution
(snip) -- A treatment for malaria might be effective in combating the coronavirus if used early on, Dr. Jeff Colyer, a surgeon and the former governor of Kansas, said at The Wall Street Journals Health Forum, held remotely by videoconference on Tuesday.
(I believe this could be a great thing to be giving the nurses, doctors, and others who are in the fight each day.) jmo
We are working on it. At This rate a vaccine could happen. Hang on.
If this works for President Trump I predict a landslide reelection.
> But does that mean theyre ever going to start implementing its usage?
as it currently appears to me to stand, some states are using it and other states are prohibiting it, while one (NY) changed its mind overnight from prohibition to use. trump has been talking it up since at least last thursday, and musk since march 13.
personally i don’t think trump and musk would have taken the risk to hype hcq unless they already had rather good confirmation that it yielded reasonably good results.
with now states contradicting each other, it is becoming in some ways a federal issue. as a federal issue, it would at least nominally seem to come under the federal system to resolve, if consistency of practice is commonly regarded as a desirable virtue in medical practice.
the side effects and thus the medical risk of hcq are rather small and well known. the cost is relatively low. many doctors and patients are already familiar with it. therefore imho the trump view will probably prevail, and the people resisting it are imho probably doing so for extra-medical (eg political) reasons.
trump seems to have developed a knack for being ahead of the curve and so therefore this might be no exception to that general rule so far as his judgment goes. if trump is right about hcq and a domestic source of production can be cranked up quickly, then much of the covid-19 problem will go away as quickly as it came, and business will shortly return to normal— as trump has been predicting (not necessarily a coincidence imho).
Seeing your screenname, I feel like telling you that here in PA, our stinking governor has closed all the liquor stores, and, my local beer distributor is closed for three weeks. Damn .....
You don’t want to over do it. Too much of a good thing may be harmful in several ways. For one, it could cause the virus to mutate and become resistant.
Hydroxycloroquine will be good to save lives after FDA/NIH/CDC approval sometime next year.
If this works FOR THE COUNTRY and President Trump ...... I could see that too.
Yes, that’s the major side effect of this medication.
"with now states contradicting each other, it is becoming in some ways a federal issue. as a federal issue, it would at least nominally seem to come under the federal system to resolve, if consistency of practice is commonly regarded as a desirable virtue in medical practice" ----- states rights or federal, I think it's coming ahead soon.
"the side effects and thus the medical risk of hcq are rather small and well known. the cost is relatively low. many doctors and patients are already familiar with it. therefore imho the trump view will probably prevail, and the people resisting it are imho probably doing so for extra-medical (eg political) reasons" ---- YEP
"trump seems to have developed a knack for being ahead of the curve and so therefore this might be no exception to that general rule so far as his judgment goes if trump is right about hcq and a domestic source of production can be cranked up quickly, then much of the covid-19 problem will go away as quickly as it came, and business will shortly return to normal as trump has been predicting (not necessarily a coincidence imho)" --- LOL .... agreed, not necessarily a coincidence!
I feel so confident that our state's response to the zombie apocalypse is being led by an ugly, mentally ill man who doesn't know which bathroom to use.
I wouldn't know about that.
Although I did hear a doctor or two on television note that as he and others had observed the virus over the recent past, the virus looks rather "stable" (or whatever the proper word may be there).
A vaccine is NOT a cure, does not guarantee you won't get infected (witness the flu vaccine which in a good year has about a 50% effective rate) and does not stop you from transmitting the virus if it is harbored in your sinuses.
How about we wait until we find out if a large portion of the population might already have immunity by doing antibody titers before we start injecting healthy humans with a questionable cocktail of virus proteins and other toxic adjuvants?
The only way to get rid of the virus is to reduce the number of hosts it can live in by fostering natural immunity against a live, replicating virus rather than immunity to some inert protein.
In the meantime let's treat those who have been adversely affected with anti-virals, HCQ, Vitamin C or whatever combination works.
Hydroxycloroquine will be good to save lives after FDA/NIH/CDC approval sometime next year."
It is good to save lives TODAY. And it was good to save lives YESTERDAY.
Once it is ascertained what patients NOT to give it to, and which drugs it should not be used with ........ things should move along quickly.
The medical community is often brilliant, but they are also, in a deadly way, very stubborn and self-centered.
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