I have been very disappointed by the Associated Press and the Pilot. They’re careful not to mention the important work of Dr. Raoult in France and Dr. Zelenko here.
Basically, Zelenko says that his hydroxy cocktail, if used in the first five days, has an almost perfect record of nullifying the infection.
If a patient goes another week or two and become really ill, the hydroxy medicine is of little use. However, it was precisely this set of patients that was treated and reported on in the newspapers. So, many people have the impression that the hydroxy approach is not an option. It is the best option.
At this point, I’ll sum up my own conclusions by saying that I trust Zelenko 99% and I trust Fauchi 9%. I have always heard that the pharmaceutical companies are brutal in their quest for profit.
Here are two really smart medical people explaining the situation.
Dr. Zelenko has started something called Crowd Protocol. He hopes to enlist the participation of doctors all around the world. They will report their experiences to help reach a consensus on best treatments.
BACKGROUND: Tunya Audain is an ed blogger living in Vancouver, I think. I don’t know her except to note she sometimes comments on my ed work. The Pilot covers education hardly at all; so even nominally educated citizens don’t really know what’s going on in the schools. Tunya’s column might help:
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A few thoughts about the article which appeared Wednesday on American Thinker, a prestigious conservative site for those who don’t know:
One: It’s a good article; I hope everyone will read it. But the thing that really impressed me was the comments, now at 80. They’re typically smart and well-informed. So, to anyone puzzled by what’s going on in the public schools and pressed for time, I say, skip the article and read a few dozen comments. You will learn a lot about the depressing reality that both parents and students must contend with. It is a nightmare. Simple problems are made complicated. Children figure out how to do something but their answer doesn’t count because it’s not done in the bogus way commanded by the school authorities. (The people behind this thing are best understood as ideological fanatics.)
Two: With an assist from Abbott and Costello, this article attempts to be somewhat amusing. Comedy is difficult and not even esteemed on American Thinker. But I like to try because I persist in believing that K-12 education is a comedy gold mine. I keep wondering why SNL has not figured this out. It’s not simple ha-ha humor. It’s graveyard humor. It’s chaos and catastrophe humor. It’s the kind of humor so common in Russia as the people were ground down by the Communist Party.
Three: Point is, education reformers have to try every trick and tactic. There is massive cooperation, let’s say, between the school system, media, foundations, higher education, government agencies, etc. This is what people in the mixed martial arts call a chokehold. The United States of America is in a chokehold. I think what we need most of all is education about education. The people who run our communities should know why sight-words are a bogus method, Common Core is foolishness, and Constructivism is a silly gimmick. Is there anybody in Tidewater who can evaluate those assertions? Is there anybody on the local paper who understands these things? Does anyone in the Republican Party understand why our K-12 system is so in love with mediocrity? Sadly, I don’t think so. If I’m wrong, I would like to see those people step forward. I think the Pilot is obligated to report in depth. I think the Republican Party is too passive. We need fighters.
Democrats are combative 24/7. In contrast, many Republicans seem weak, inept, or disloyal. Why? Perhaps some are secret Socialists. Perhaps others are bribed or blackmailed. We hear a lot of rumors about pedophilia…
It’s not enough to say “Republicans are wimps.” We want to understand their motives. Does anyone have evidence for any particular theory?
Coda: In a famous 1955 bestseller, Flesch explained our reading crisis. The public schools went right on using a counterproductive method generally known as Whole Word. I don’t think this could have happened unless a lot of Republicans were compromised. Studying education has made me sensitive to the Left’s ingenuity at using propaganda and sophistry. Basically, it’s like watching a swarm of piranhas take down a cow.