April 13, 2020

I have a theory about why so many “experts,” politicians, media people and government bureaucrats are trying to discourage the use of hydroxycloroquine, in combination with azithromycin and zinc, to treat COVID-19. It’s not just that they oppose anything President Trump has expressed approval for, although that’s part of it. Here’s a thought: what if it’s not because this therapy won’t work, but because it WILL?

In other words: if we do have an effective treatment and/or preventative, the pandemic might be over too soon to be used as an excuse to make all the societal changes some want to impose.

This really hit me when I heard Dr. Anthony Fauci say that we wouldn’t necessarily be able to have in-person elections by November of this year. How many Democrats would LOVE to see mail-in voting for the entire country? How conveeeeeeenient. And don’t listen when they say mail-in ballots don’t encourage election fraud. That’s a crock, as you’ll see from the story linked to here.

Those who want power –- during this pandemic and ever after –- are full of ideas for controlling the population. Steve Hilton, host of THE NEXT REVOLUTION on FOX NEWS, calls it “technocratic hubris...a technocrat’s dream and America’s nightmare.” As he reported on Sunday, former head of the Food & Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb is pushing a plan for “contract tracing,” which “can be achieved through strengthened public health case investigation augmented by technology and community-level collaborations.” It’s a very complicated program of mass virus testing (not antibody testing) to (quoting Dr. Fauci) “identify, isolate, contact-trace” everyone who gets the virus. This is preposterous, when an unknown number, into the millions, have already been or will be exposed to the virus, and the test won’t identify those. But Apple and Google are ready to step up and be a part of this monstrous program to track what in the end could be virtually everyone.

Here’s one alternative (in addition to drug therapy): a science-based “Re-open America Safely, But Soon” proposal that gives specifics on how to do just that, starting as soon as May 1. You’ll want to watch the segment on Steve Hilton’s show, linked here, but in short, the steps are as follows:

STEP 1. Get accurate infection data. We still don’t know how widespread and deadly this virus even is. Based on a Stanford University study done in the San Francisco Bay area, the actual number of infections could be much, much higher than official testing results have shown. If that is true, it means the virus is VERY highly contagious but much less deadly than has been assumed. (It might turn out that the actual mortality rate is more like 1 in 1,000.) To get the data, we need representative-sample community antibody sampling –- as opposed to government antibody surveillance –- to tell us what fraction of a given community has been exposed. Importantly, this kind of sampling is much less expensive than just relentlessly testing every last person; they think it can reasonably be done in every community in the country. And it won’t take long.

STEP 2. Get accurate risk data. The suppositions we have on risk factors (age, underlying conditions, etc.) are too vague at present. We don’t need so much focus on people who will get the virus but will be fine, and the vast majority will. Rather, we need to know why some people who are young and seemingly healthy are getting sick and dying anyway, but Hilton reports that, believe it or not, hospitals have not been collecting data on their medical history. The White House should mandate the collection of this information, called “co-morbidity data.”

STEP 3. Use the information from Steps 1 and 2 to quarantine and protect the truly vulnerable. If we can do this, we don’t have to re-open the economy bit by bit or wait until a vaccine comes out (in a year-and-a-half?) The whole country doesn’t need to stay shut down if millions have already been exposed but have never gotten sick or have recovered.

On Sunday, Hilton interviewed three of the people who put this plan together, including Stanford University Professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, biophysicist Dr. Andrew Bogan, and JetBlue founder David Neeleman. Dr. Bhattacharya added an important point: that most casualties are happening in hospitals that have been overwhelmed, so the “opening up” may be delayed in areas in which those hospitals are located. (I would point out that starting drug therapy sooner might help with that, too.)

Neeleman noted that the reason we’re shut down is that we haven’t figured out who the people are who are at risk of grave illness and how to protect not everyone, but THOSE people. The idea is to save the economy AND those at risk. “I think we can do both if we do it right,” Neeleman said.

Hilton is hoping that those who like the “Safely, But Soon” idea will TELL THE PRESIDENT and/or your governor. You can follow Hilton on Twitter @SteveHiltonx or @NextRevFNC.

Their overview of the plan didn’t even touch on hydroxychloroquine as a promising treatment or even a preventative. But the “anecdotes” just keep coming; here’s the first-hand account in TOWNHALL from coronavirus patient Charles Vavruska, who ended up with double pneumonia and a dreaded trip to the ER at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens, New York. (Queens is pretty much the epicenter of the pandemic.) The bright spot in this is that after being admitted to the hospital, he could be put on hydroxychloroquine and zinc. “The Trump Treatment?” he asked the nurse. “Yes, the Trump Treatment,” she replied.

Nineteen hours after his first dose, he was already feeling better. After three days, his fever and aches were gone, and his energy and appetite were back. He was still on oxygen, but at a low level. (Note: that is not the same as being on a ventilator; fortunately, he got the drugs before needing one of those.) He’s home now and credits “the Trump Treatment” for his recovery.

But he notes with great consternation that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has banned this therapy EXCEPT in hospitals. “Why not treat COVID-positive individuals BEFORE they deteriorate sufficiently to require hospitalization?” he asks. This would prevent more serious illness and relieve overburdened hospitals.

He’s right; Cuomo shouldn’t be “playing doctor,” and his arbitrary restriction on this is ridiculous. Drug companies have donated 100 million doses of HCQ to the federal government, and more are coming. Everyone who has come down with respiratory symptoms from COVID-19 should be able to receive this drug. Just think how many more “anecdotes” we would have from which to collect data. But, no, that might be too easy a solution, and we might be able to get back to normal too quickly for some.

Here’s his story in the NEW YORK POST.

HUCKABEE researcher/writer Laura Ainsworth has more to say, personally, on this issue, in a “from the trenches” installment from her home in the Dallas area. You see, it’s not just at the federal level that some people have a desire to control and are resisting a treatment that might possibly end the shut-down. It happens locally, too. But you can bet that if she gets the virus, she will move heaven and earth to get “The Trump Treatment,” BEFORE having to be admitted to a hospital!

RELATED READINGAinsworth: In Dallas, how much "emergency" control is too much?

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  • john crawford

    04/25/2020 07:19 PM

    The POTUS is being butchered, regardless of what he decides. BUT, he is only responding to the alleged expertise of those in the field. HOWEVER, there are many who are seeing holes in their rhetoric. Statistics are not adding up. Something is askew.......Hopefully, those who have authority will speak for we who are having our eyes opened.

  • David Prentler

    04/21/2020 07:04 PM

    Are we overly relying on a vaccine to be developed? Remember we have not developed a vaccine for the common cold or HIV, and they have killed more people over the years than this Covid 19 will probably ever kill.
    Just a side story, we had to take a business trip to Breckenridge Colorado last February. This was one of the early epicenters. Within a week after we left both of us became very exhausted and had a dry cough over a period of two days then everything disappeared. No scientific proof but we might have been two of those people in the UCLA study.

  • Robin Durham

    04/20/2020 03:34 PM

    This whole situation has smacked of people who appear to be covering up the facts. Even Dr. Fauci doesn’t ring true; just a feeling I have. It’s not very scientific but I feel it’s a woman’s intuition.

  • Jerry Nelson

    04/20/2020 11:51 AM

    Why isn't someone putting some serious pressure on Cuomo to allow doctors to prescribe the hydroxychloroquine outside the hospital? That should be pushed up to the NY Supreme court to overrule his stupidity! He's the state's worst enemy! He complains about the hospitals filling up and there's a possible solution, but he's blocking it. Let the doctors do their job!

  • Oscar Williams

    04/20/2020 09:43 AM

    Fauchi and Birx are both allied with Bill "Eugenix" Gates, and thus share his penchant for "vaccines". Of course, it has nothing to do with the fact that Gates is in control of several "Big-Pharma" companies. or that he grew up in a privilege society in which only those who are privileged should prosper and even survive. Hubris like that is contagious, you know -- like COVID-19, only MUCH more deadly! So Fauchi and Birx have caught it, and the symptom is showing: "I know MUCH more than The President! Disregard what he tells you." Isn't it odd that African nations are not experiencing the death rate of Europeans? Perhaps it's because they are accustomed to using QUININE?

  • HCorey

    04/20/2020 08:34 AM

    There’s a political swamp at CDC that needs cleaning out starting with Dr Fauci. Testing equipment was fouled up at CDC at beginning(?) of Covid19 outbreak. It took President Trump to think outside the box to bring in the private sector to successfully ramp up production of tests to detect COVID-19 in people. President Trump broke CDC monopoly on COVID-19 testing equipment.

  • Cheryl Breon

    04/19/2020 10:03 PM

    You hit the nail on the head! They don't WANT a cure! Is Dr. Fauci a liberal hack too??

    They say it's a "dangerous" drug which may cause heart arrythmias. My husband has worked in a cath lab with hearts for 30 years and it's the Z-PACK which may cause the heart issues not the hydroxychloroquine!!!!!!!! We need to get this out and have as many doctors prescribe the combo hydroxy/doxycycline/zinc instead. Doxycycline does NOT have the heart issues as side effects! Please let Sean Hannity and Doctor Oz and Laura and anyone else you have connections with to get this information out! It's the Democrats who have blood on their hands if they suppress this!! Not just with deaths but with the poverty of our country which will also lead to deaths through suicide, maybe even starvation. Honestly, sometimes I think "is this the beginning of the tribulation?"

  • Howard A Barnes

    04/19/2020 09:54 PM

    I'm not normally a violent person; but I'm starting to think that, in the case of some of the Democratic leadership, I might be willing to make an exception. I'm looking for other, more acceptable, solutions. Such as: term limits, ability to have nation-wide recall petitions for members of Congress, or ??? Do you have any suggestions? I think any of these ideas would require a constitutional amendment; which, of course, would never be approved by either house of Congress. But, isn't there a provision for having a Constitutional Convention to propose amendments, without Congressional action? Any suggestions on accomplishing this?

  • Diana De Ruyver

    04/19/2020 08:35 PM

    Dear Mike, I have actually had that thought myself. Especially, with Nancy Pelosi, etal and that group of Dems who want to drag their heals on getting the economy back and saving the small business owners with all of their conniving, disgraceful and unethical behaviours. I believe they are actually glad that the virus struck at this time. I can see them salivating over the paper ballots so they can assure their candidate will win and President Trump will be gone. Hopefully, the American people can see this for what it is: STEALING THE PRESIDENTIAL NOVEMBER ELECTION. If it is not stopped, prepare yourselves for a tax rate of 60-80% so that everyone can have "free" stuff!!! Bye bye religious freedom and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • Kay DeWitt

    04/19/2020 08:29 PM

    The statement that jumped out at me was where you asked. "Here’s a thought: what if it’s not because this therapy won’t work, but because it WILL?" ...and the REASON this statement was the one that jumped out at me is because it is unfathomable to me that ANYONE could put political GAIN ahead of the LOSS of human lives!

    Praise the Lord that zinc and hydroxychloriquine helped Charles Vavruska, and his story alone should be enough for people to take a stand against anyone...or anything...that is trying to keep this drug therapy FROM those who, LIKE Charles CAN be helped by it!

  • Marilee Males

    04/19/2020 07:06 PM

    This is not related to Covid but to socialism. Regarding the 2020 census brought into law by socialist legislation. They threaten that it must be completed. I tried online but their code didn't work. I have a hard copy & don't feel that they need to know our names, ages & birthdates & if we are illegals. What recourse do I have? Thanks.

  • Janet Pingston

    04/19/2020 06:43 PM

    The testing swabs is great. More important. Is an invention of a machine that takes your temp as you walk by to enter a building.

  • Jerry Korba

    04/19/2020 06:22 PM

    A couple of weeks ago I became very leery of Fauci and still wonder what he is up too for a reason I am not sure of, I don't trust him entirely he is well spoken I am not connecting all of his dots. I am still staying at home I think we need to proceed with a lot of caution and open up more business most of the retirees will probably stay out of the way the working people need to get back to work as they get sick treat them as long as they do not overwhelm the hospitals put all the hospitals in place all the medical facilities connected and keep them on high alert.

  • Carl "T" Smith

    04/19/2020 05:55 PM

    Overthinking the Problem is the realm of Computer nerd's still trying to figure out GI=GO...

  • Donald Bowers

    04/19/2020 05:39 PM

    Dear Governor Huckabee,

    Thank you for your continued efforts to bring truth. Your article above is spot on.

    Given the very high probability that your observations are correct, what can be done to move the government(s) to apply hydroxycloroquine, azithromycin and zinc as treatment, and hydroxycloroquine as a preventive?

  • Arlene Rasile

    04/19/2020 05:30 PM

    Hi Mike.
    The other reason they do t want the drugs to work is Gates won’t need a vaccine!!! All the billions he already pumped into the creation and Patton for the vaccine would be for naught. Why isn’t he answering as to why he was with Epstein after Epstein was arrested for pedofilia? Just another thought...thank you for all you are doing and I said it as soon as Joe said he would take a woman as V.P. it would be Michele.

  • Patti Bryson

    04/19/2020 05:00 PM

    I actually have had the same thoughts come to my mind - that it is almost like they don't want to use "hydroxycloroquine, in combination with azithromycin and zinc" as a cure because of their own ulterior motives. I keep hearing different patients over and over tell their own personal stories (on TV) about how they were expected to die within hours and as a last resort were approved to be given the hydroxycloroquine, azithromycin, zinc. Usually, within less than 24 hours or so, they are feeling like normal again, breathing well, pains subsided, etc. and within a few days are released to go home from the hospital. But these so-called "experts" still keep coming up with excuses not to let it be used more widely. My thought is that if I had Covid-19 and my own personal doctor recommended the use of it for me so that I would not get worse, I would want to take it immediately. I do not trust these experts but I do trust my own doctor. My personal doctor would know if it was any kind of risk for me. This does not make sense how these "experts" keep coming up with lame excuses not to use it more widely. These power-hungry experts (Dr. Fauci, etc.) have already been given way too much power. I say this because I strongly feel that they are pushing way too hard and too fast to continue pushing us down that slippery slope to ending the rights and freedoms that we have guaranteed to us by God and by our own Constitution. We need to push back as hard as we can and we must do it right away.

  • Jim Leemann, Ph.D.

    04/19/2020 04:59 PM

    The Globalists, Bill Gates, does not want this pandemic to end too quickly and he definitely wants the use of hydroxychloroquine to cease now because he and his Big Pharma vaccine manufacturers to have time to come up with a quick test method, a vaccine, and a way to persuade the gullible to accept the inject of a subcutaneous digital chip. This is all about power, control, and money.

  • Reggie turnage

    04/19/2020 04:41 PM

    The trump treatment works. It work for my wife. I took it as a precaution after she tested positive. I been shut up in house for 14 days. I have not had any symptoms. She doing good it her last day. The kickback against is all about Trump like you said they afraid it might end this to quick.

  • Wiley Brooks

    04/19/2020 04:12 PM

    I'm a Vietnam vet. Prior to deploying, all who served in that conflict was given hydroxycloroquine.
    Questions I would like to have the answer to:
    1. Are there any data on the number who served in the Vietnam Region that have been found with Corvid-19? This prompts #2 question.
    2. What's the expected length of time hydroxycloroquine protects against malaria?
    Answers to these two questions could be useful.

  • William Fuhrer

    04/19/2020 03:50 PM

    Groing up in Pittsburgh food was all about taste. My one aunt was a nurse and taught my mom about nutrition. In California the health people probably have better immune systems by emphasizing healthy food and exercise. There was just a story over the weekend that sun destroys the virus. In a small church I would think that before the service just taking temperatures before entry would be enough. On the news two weeks ago said a place in NYC was going to put in front sliding windows that people could select their food like a vending machine. Can't believe we are not smarter than the atheistic communist chinese

  • Dianne James

    04/19/2020 03:49 PM

    When I heard Dr. Fauci say that we might not be able to have in person voting during the November election, red flags started to go up. I agree with you "how convenient". My husband and I work during early voting and at the polls on Election Day. Here in Pasco County, Florida, our Superintendent of Elections, Brian Corley, runs a tight ship. Voters are required to have photo and signature ID. But I know other areas are not as monitored as we are. I also like the "Safely, But Soon"idea as its just "common sense" which is not so common anymore!!

  • Dorothy Delisle

    04/19/2020 02:54 PM

    I awas very happy to read your newsletter today. What you are expressing made more sense to me than most everything I hear from the hours long press conferences. Or should I say updates on the china virus .I have talked about this very subject with my husband friends and family. I have never heard such nonsense in a long time. Dr Fauci is adamant about not prescribing the Trump Drug because it isn't proven effective ? OMG if you are sick with this virus try anything ,do not wait until you are put on a vent. So it is off label for this virus.IT WORKS.I do not trust the good doctor nor the CDC. can anyone say Deep State. How could the CDC screw up the test kits for a month.As a retired RN I am very suspicious about the numbers or should I say data. Our President and vice President have tried their best to help bring our country back from this horrific pandemic,but I wonder if so many people are trying to slow the process. I love this country,love Donald J Trump,Mike Pence and love America . Lived through the polio epidemic Asian flu Hong Cong, SARS swine flu. Never did we shut our country down to trigger a possible depression. Some thing does not smell right. Too many people want our President not to succeed. we must remain strong and united.

  • Mary Kay Bullard

    04/19/2020 02:43 PM

    Great news. Send it to everyone. It makes sense when nothing else doe. HOPE. Hallelujah

  • Ellen Klipp

    04/19/2020 02:22 PM

    I agree. I pray for you to have the president's ear.