Since pharmaceutical attorney Gregory Rigano appeared on FOX NEWS, others (real MDs) have come forward with more information on recent studies of hydrochloroquine, a newer version of the commonly used antimalarial drug chloroquine, and also remdesivir, which was created to fight the ebola virus. The French study referenced by Rigano is real, and there’s one out of Australia and another out of China.
Rigano had called on President Trump to cut as much red tape as possible to hasten the approval process on new therapies. And on Thursday, the President did just that, calling on the FDA to “eliminate outdated rules and bureaucracy so this work can proceed rapidly, quickly, and I mean...fast.”
He means...FAST. And all the other words that mean fast.
"We have to remove every barrier,” the President said, “and they’ve done that, to get to the rapid deployment of safe, effective treatments.”
According to Tennessee Republican Rep. Mark Green, a former Army flight surgeon who appeared with Shannon Bream on FOX NEWS Thursday night, the French study touted by Rigano earlier this week showed that when mixed in a “cocktail” with the antibiotic azithromycin (the familiar “Z-pack” often given to patients who have bronchitis and/or bacterial pneumonia), hydroxychloroquine can completely clear COVID-19 --- it happened in all patients who were in the study --- in as little as three days. The sample size in the study he referenced was small, Green said, “so it’s kind of hard to extrapolate...to the whole population, but it’s very promising. One hundred percent of the virus gone in six days.”
Sham "Russia" investigation sputters to a stop, a complete fiasco
By Mike Huckabee
So, their pretense for an investigation was all fake. And now, for the “coup de gras,” we find that the Justice Department can’t even make a case against the Russian “bot farms” they made a great show of charging with crimes. All charges were dropped with prejudice (that means they can’t ever be brought up again) on Monday. Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Andrew Weissmann and the rest can thank the coronavirus for keeping this embarrassment out of the news.
Rosenstein was the one who announced the indictments in February of 2018, with great fanfare. The media, predictably, went crazy: Wow, so there really were RUSSIANS trying to influence our election! And one of them was an acquaintance of Vladimir Putin! And the Russians were trying to help Trump! Wow, the Trump campaign must have been working with Russians! It was quite a show.
But our Justice Department never dreamed those Russians would show up to fight the charges in our courts. It was assumed they’d just ignore the whole thing and let the DOJ use the charges against them to further the “Russia” narrative. Rosenstein and his colleagues never dreamed that one Russian company would actually fight back.
Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, called their bluff. They also called for...discovery. Lots of discovery. So the Mueller attorneys had to fight motion after motion, argue for delays, and protest giving “classified” information to Russians. Delightful.
Concord attorney Robert Barnes tweeted, “The only case #Mueller brought to prove ‘Russian interference’ w/any defense is now being dismissed by DOJ [because] prosecutors knew they couldn’t win at trial. Repeat: the DOJ could not find a single case they could successfully prosecute to prove any act of ‘Russian interference.’”
At the link is a piece by Victoria Taft that includes the ten-page motion to dismiss the charges against Concord. It took ten pages to say, “Never mind.”
The phony “Russia” investigation into the Trump campaign is really over now, an absolute fiasco, and the one laughing the hardest is probably Vladimir Putin. For three years, Trump’s enemies wrecked the nation’s confidence in its institutions and “meddled” with a presidency more than Putin ever could have. And they hindered us from dealing with more important things. Like China.
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Many Americans are asking (some rather urgently) when toilet paper will be back on store shelves. Well, try to hold out, because a supply chain expert told CNBC that they will soon be restocked, and it will probably just sit there for a long time because so many people hoarded a garage full of it. You’d have to be a New York Times editor to be so full of (you-know-what) that you’d need that much toilet paper.
Check out the article in full, where he also assures us that even if the scare stretches longer than expected, there will be plenty of food. If there are any “shortages,” it might just mean they’re temporarily out of your favorite brand and you’ll have to buy a different one. Considering the sacrifices our ancestors made, settling for house-brand mayo doesn’t seem that bad.
Never Forget, or Let Anyone Intimidate You Into Not Saying This: It is indisputable that China knew about the COVID-19 coronavirus long before its leaders told the world, that that they let it spread to unsuspecting nations, failed to ask for expert medical help, and tried to silence people who spoke out about it.
It came from China; it is a pandemic because of China’s dishonest, autocratic government; and calling it the “Wuhan virus” or the “China virus” is not racist or xenophobic, it is 100% accurate.
Compare and Contrast: In the midst of a pandemic spread by the actions of a communist Chinese government, Bernie Sanders takes aim at the real villain: “greedy” pharmaceutical companies that hope to make money off curing people.
On the other hand, a Utah-based diagnostics company already has FDA approval for a coronavirus test that costs just $10, gives results in 90 minutes, and they are ready to start making 50,000 of them a day.
So tell me again, who do you want in charge of developing new medical products during a health crisis: private industry or Bernie Sanders and the federal government?
News That Got Overlooked: Tuesday, there were three special elections for state House seats in Pennsylvania, and the Republicans won all three. Since all the incumbents were Republicans, this normally wouldn’t be news – except that one seat was in a district that Hillary won by 9 points in 2016. The “experts” expected it to go Democrat this time around.
Instead, the Republican won by a comfortable margin, and during an election when the Democrats had a heated contest to goose turnout, while the Republicans had no big incentive to show up. But they did anyway. Maybe that’s another reason why this story didn’t make the news.
And one more story from the bottom of the news feed: Bill Weld has ended his challenge to President Trump for the GOP Presidential nomination. Someone alert the media!
Reminder: Many small businesses and entrepreneurs are being hurt by all the coronavirus shutdowns. If you’d like to help your local businesses survive, remember that many of them have online stores where you can purchase products for delivery. Or you can buy gift cards from local businesses and restaurants now and use them once this is over.
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Grant thee according to thine own heart,
and fulfil all thy counsel."
- Psalm 20:4
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