The American Journal of Medicine (AJM) has recently recommended Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as an effective form of early treatment for COVID-19.
Just one month ago, they would have been banned from the airwaves and the internet for making such a claim. Dr. Anthony Fauci himself used former President Donald Trump’s interest in HCQ as a reason to reject his approach to the pandemic. Fauci has even said that working under President Joe Biden is “liberating.”
We’re sure he does indeed feel liberated.
But the article by AJM shows that the anti-HCQ hysteria was fallacious. They wrote, “HCQ was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 1955. It has been used by hundreds of millions of people all over the world since then. It is sold over the counter in many countries, and has a well-recognized safety profile that should not raise any alarm[…]”
HCQ has been in regular use since 1683 as a way to treat and prevent malaria. In its long career as the go-to way to prevent and treat that deadly disease, it has been proven both safe and effective in the treatment of many other viral borne illnesses over the centuries.
When President Trump first heard of the medication, he believed that it was worth trying as a means of treating the disease we have come to call COVID-19. As you likely know, he was immediately called names for suggesting HCQ. He was accused in the media of promoting the use of bleach and chemicals used to clean aquariums. There were spurious stories in the news about people using bleach as a prophylactic against the disease and becoming ill or dying.
Soon, a number of veteran medical practitioners attempted to go public to say that they have been using HCQ for years to treat a wide range of problems and as a preventative against many others. Some even went so far as to say that they would recommend people take it regularly as a way to boost immunity. HCQ is particularly valuable in parts of the world where malaria is a constant threat. Places like part of Africa where people live under constant threat from malaria are all but unlivable without access to HCQ.
Today, Joe Biden occupies the office of the president and a Christmas miracle has taken place. HCQ is no longer aquarium cleaner, but a valuable life-saving medication with widely recognized potential as a valuable tool in the effort to fight COVID-19.
It’s nice to see a mainstream medical publication departing from politics for once — but it would have been nice to have had them say such things when it could have made a much bigger difference.