Democrats’ insane hatred for Trump has crossed a line and is actively harming people.
They’re tying doctors’ hands with regulation just to make a cheap political shot.
A top Democrat made a coronavirus treatment illegal for an awful reason.
One of the great problems with dealing with the Chinese coronavirus that started in Wuhan last year is the hard to know data.
The Chinese data isn’t reliable and the outbreaks in other countries have only exploded in the last month.
Good data would be extremely helpful. Simple things like the death rate of the disease are hard to figure out.
Researchers are estimating that 30% of people who get the coronavirus are asymptomatic.
Even people who did get symptoms often get symptoms that are consistent with a cold, the flu, or allergies.
South Korea, the country that has done the most extensive testing, has approximately a 1.4% death rate but it’s still limited data because South Korea could be missing a substantial number of people who were never tested.
Because data is limited, it also means that treatment is limited.
At the moment doctors can only hydrate, give oxygen, and put people on ventilators when their lungs are failing and there aren’t enough ventilators, though GE and Ford are converting their factories to make more ventilators.
The drug Plaquenil seemed promising in a small-scale trial. It’s experimental, there are no guarantees that it works and further testing needs to be done.
But since doctors don’t have many tools to work with at the moment, the doctors need to have the option to make the choices they think are best.
Yet one Democrat governor has decided to take this option away from the doctors, perhaps because Trump suggested that it might be a possible solution.
According to Breitbart News:
Nevada’s Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak signed an order Tuesday outlawing the use of antimalarial drugs for sufferers of the coronavirus.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the “governor’s order prohibits the prescribing and dispensing chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for a COVID-19 diagnosis[.]”
“At this point in time, there is no known cure for COVID-19 and we must not withhold these drugs from those who need them,” the governor said in his statement. “The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home for Nevada, not to stockpile these drugs.”
Another Democrat governor, Andrew Cuomo of New York, is making a far better decision and gathering supplies that the federal government helped him obtain and is going to run clinical trials.
“We have secured 70,000 hydroxychloroquine; 10,000 Zithromax from the federal government. I want to thank the FDA for moving very expeditiously to get us this supply,” Cuomo said last week.
“The President ordered the FDA to move and the FDA moved,” he continued, “We’re going to get the supply and the trial will start this Tuesday. The President is optimistic about these drugs and we are all optimistic that it could work.”
That is the right course to take. Get more information, and ask Trump for help instead of partisan fighting.
America needs to work hard to gather more information so that we can beat this virus.
It doesn’t matter if it is Democrats or Republicans who are figuring out the data.
All Americans should come together to overcome the Chinese coronavirus.