Several bogus studies claiming hydroxychloroquine was dangerous and didn’t help with COVID-19 were highly touted, then retracted, but not before causing clinical trials to be halted and the FDA to bar doctors from obtaining the government’s stock of the drug for coronavirus patients.

Now, a large scale study by the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan found that the drug “significantly” reduced the death rate of hospitalized patients, from 26% to 13%. For the math-challenged, that’s cutting the death rate in half.

A study spokesman said, “As doctors and scientists, we look to the data for insight. And the data here is clear that there was a benefit to using the drug as a treatment for sick, hospitalized patients.”

But the data is also clear that simply because President Trump suggested it might be worth a try – and in the anti-Trump media narrative, everything Trump says must always be denied, refuted and proven WRONG – the media ballyhooed bogus studies and caused people to be afraid to take a drug that might have saved their lives or to be denied it if they wanted to try it. I’d call that deadly journalistic malpractice, and I’m not alone.

Since these media outlets have tried to blame Trump personally for every last death from a pandemic unleashed on the world by China, how about if we hold them responsible for letting their lethal cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome cause them to try to destroy a cheap, plentiful, safe drug that might have saved countless lives?

Here are some reminders of what Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) said about hydroxychloroquine, and a convincing argument that every unnecessary death that it might have prevented is on their heads.

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  • Deborah Davis

    07/10/2020 09:56 AM

    He was right. Despite what hooseyface Bolton says about Trump not reading he is well read and obviously of high iq. He was right about treating with disinfectants also. Never criticize those who dare to think outside the box especially when so much that is in the box is archaic.
    https://phys.org/news/2018-08-powerful-viscous-disinfectants-breathable-mist.html

  • Phyllis Early

    07/09/2020 07:51 AM

    I have been on Hydroxychloroquine since 1985 for ole lupus its safe no side affects I believe they know they can sell the vaccine to the people and get more money that's why they are holding it up and they are taking it at the hospitals and giving it. PS I'm 74 and have not had it.

  • Robbin M McCarter

    07/08/2020 07:44 PM

    The real reason the Democrats, government medical authorities and media demonized the use of Hydroxychloroquine is because it is a safe, highly effective covi-19 treatment, cheap and readily available. If this treatment were widely used, then there would be no need for a vaccine and tracking, no need to keep restrictions on businesses and individuals and no more panic or fear mongering from them to ruin the economy and get rid of Donald Trump (who is their big obstacle to implementing socialism into communism and the New World Order.