Pro choice, except…

LaRock to Health Commissioner

So, the VA administration respects the privacy of medical decisions if the question is one of abortion, but off-label use of safe and effective drugs is prohibited if advocated by a Republican President?

Regardless of how you feel about HCQ, this is a decision that should be left to a patient and their doctor, and not dictated by an appointed health commissioner and enforced by licensing of pharmacies.

In March, the concern for depletion of the supply was reasonable, but now that production has been ramped up worldwide, pharmacies can order HCQ by the rail car load. Hoarding is only a problem when people doubt they will be able to get what they need.

Sure, if I could get a bottle of HCQ to keep in my medicine cabinet just-in-case, I would, but only because I don’t know if I could get a promptly filled prescription from my doctor if I get a call tomorrow from a contact tracer telling me I had been exposed.

Northam will dictate social distancing and closures(which I don’t object to) but will handcuff my doctor when it comes to a treatment that might well prevent me from getting seriously ill.

It seems that every day, Northam and his crew works to control more of every detail of our lives.

12 thoughts on “Pro choice, except…

  1. In the first video of Zelenko I saw, he explained that the Hippocratic Oath compels doctors to use the best available remedy. Not doing so, he thought, is malpractice.

    He knew that his crowded community would have a lot of problems, so he went to work analyzing what people were doing around the world, and in the literature, and he came up with the cocktail most commonly used now.

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  2. I want my — I want my — I want my HCQ…

    “Laetrile has been used as an anti cancer agent since the 1800’s. It is used either on its own or as part of a programme. This might include following a particular diet, high dose vitamin supplements and pancreatic enzymes.

    Although, more recent studies have shown that laetrile can kill cancer cells in certain cancer types there is not enough reliable scientific evidence to show that laetrile or amygdalin can treat cancer. Despite this, it still gets promoted as an alternative cancer treatment.”

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    1. And your point?

      Refer to the Henry Ford Hospital Study

      Aside from which, whose business but my own, and perhaps my doctor, what treatments I choose to take? Should a political appointee be able to make that choice for me?

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  3. The number 2 guy at HHS says he can’t recommend it.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/510184-white-house-testing-czar-i-cant-recommend-hydroxychloroquine

    …”Health and Human Services (HHS) assistant secretary, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that hydroxychloroquine “looked very promising” at first, but five studies have now found that the anti-malarial drug does not help COVID-19 patients.

    “At this point in time, there’s been five randomized-controlled, placebo-controlled trials that do not show any benefit to hydroxychloroquine, so at this point in time, we don’t recommend that as a treatment,” he said.”

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    1. I really don’t give a flying fart what he recommends, It is a matter between me and my physician.

      But yet again, I refer you to the Ford Health Systems study which showed that using HCQ EARLY cuts the need for oxygen support and ventilation in half.

      That’s the problem. Nearly all the studies are conducted on seriously ill patients in hospitals. The advantage for antivirals has a short window early in the disease.

      If Tamiflu(for season flu) were tested the same way, on hospitalized patients, it would also fail, but used early it has kept tens of thousands of people out of the hospital.

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      1. I suggest you read, AGAIN!, the last part of his quote. …”do not show any benefit to hydroxychloroquine”…

        You want to put your life on the line based on anecdotal evidence, maybe you should consult with your physician and not demand a treatment that could actually do more harm than good.

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        1. I suggest you read the link to the Ford Health Systems study.

          Henry Ford Health Systems

          I really don’t care how many studies report failure when used TOO LATE. The only studies that matter are those in which it is used early, which is true for any antiviral, be it HCQ/Zinc, Remdisevir, or convalescent plasma. Once the disease enters the cytokine storm phase, none of them make much difference.

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          1. His opinion does not have legal effect, Northam’s appointee does and is an obstacle to my doctor’s freedom to use her best judgment in my treatment.

            Not everything is about Trump, your obsession is blinding you to the actual issue, which is Northam’s meddling in patient treatment.

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          2. I was just pointing out that the number 2 guy at HHS says it is not recommended. Trump picked HIM.

            Have you asked your doctor about HCQ use? She may ignore the directive, as many do, if needed.

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          3. Did you even bother to read LaRock’s letter?

            Northam’s appointee has ordered pharmacists not to fill the prescription unless there is a diagnosis of arthritis, lupus, or malaria. Doctors could lie to the pharmacist, but put their license at risk in doing so. She would be at risk for even discussing it.

            So, a woman can get an abortion and have the baby killed just before birth, and Northam is OK with that, but my doctor can’t prescribe a 69 year old drug with a better safety record than Tylenol if she believes that might keep me out of the hospital.

            If you are so blinded by partisanship that you can’t see that is wrong, you are irredeemable

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          4. …”can get an abortion and have the baby killed just before birth,”…

            Who’s blinded by partisanship here?

            Tylenol? Seriously/ That problem was identified and solved. As far as HCQ goes, it may or may not be effective, but the consensus is that it isn’t. That could explain why the millions of dosages the US shipped to Brazil are still sitting in warehouses down there.

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