The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) has filed a court motion to release hydroxychloroquine to the U.S. public for the treatment of COVID-19. 100 million doses have been donated to federal agencies but have not been released.
The above chart was included in the AAPS court filing and shows countries that allow and encourage hydroxychloroquine have a lower case fatality rate than those who ban or discourage its use.
Doctors have had success with a combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin. Zinc kills the virus and hydroxychloroquine opens up the cell, as portrayed in the visual representation below. A June 30 case study describes how it works in more detail.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Cuomo has added almost half the U.S. on his list of states that require two weeks quarantine for visitors, and is boasting of his state’s COVID-19 response, complete with “New York Tough” posters.
Janice Dean, meteorologist at Fox News, who lost both her in-laws to Cuomo’s nursing home mandate, was not happy. She blamed their deaths partly on Cuomo, stating “we think that part of the reason is because Governor Cuomo allowed over 6,000 COVID-recovering patients into nursing homes for 46 days straight.”
In 2005 Dr. Anthony Fauci and then CDC head Julie Gerberding approved the reconstruction of the 1918 Spanish Flu virus using reverse genetics from the unearthed genome sequence dug up in Alaska permafrost.
The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed up to 50 million people worldwide. An estimated 675,000 died in the United States where life expectancy was lowered by more than 10 years.
Dr. Terence Tumpey of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and his team filled gaps in the 1918 strain with H1N1 genes and grew their recreated virus in canine kidney cells and hens’ eggs and then infected mice.
The strain manufactured in the lab generated 39,000 times more virus particles in mice lungs than a modern flu strain. All mice died within 6 days of infection.
“This would be extremely dangerous should it escape, and there is a long history of things escaping.”
Barbara Hatch Rosenberg Molecular Biologist
The genome sequence was put on the GenBank database, so if someone wanted to recreate more of the Spanish Flu the technology is available.