Trump pushed very hard today, behind the scenes! He did it! He finally forced everyone to begin doing sane things in DC and sane things about this epidemic. Bravo!!! I was getting very, very angry about the dithering, stupid, annoying goofs who prevented instant actions. We have to try and try to do things that might work. We can’t wait for perfect solutions that only come after everyone is either dead or bankrupt.
The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued an emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, decades-old malaria drugs championed by President Donald Trump for coronavirus treatment despite scant evidence.
The agency allowed for the drugs to be “donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible,” HHS said in a statement, announcing that Sandoz donated 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to the stockpile and Bayer donated 1 million doses of chloroquine.
Three officials told POLITICO that FDA’s planned move would facilitate more access to the drug by allowing more manufacturers to produce or donate it.
The leftists are FURIOUS. The article by Politico is stupid, it sneers about the drugs and is very annoying, snide and above all, stupid. Hell’s bells! We have to try anything and everything lest we slide further off the cliff and fall to destruction!!!
This insanity has to stop. Let us experiment! And on with the massive push to let us use the vaccine even if it isn’t perfect, less than perfect is better than DEATH.
Trump has pushed to experiment with new therapies and not wait on the usual clinical protocols, given the unprecedented nature of the coronavirus pandemic. Asked by a POLITICO reporter whether his agencies should wait for more evidence on anti-malaria drugs, the president on Friday stressed the need for speed, alluding to disagreements with infectious-disease specialist Anthony Fauci — one of several officials who has privately counseled the president not to rush on unproven medicines.
Choosing between DEATH and ‘sort of not perfect’ is an easy call for me. As for arthritis patients, etc.: they are protected from the disease! But don’t want the rest of us protected? Isn’t that charming of them all! Arthritis is annoying. Coronavirus can be FATAL. A huge differential. Keeping people with achy joints happy compared to keeping people ALIVE is an easy call.
“I think Tony would disagree with me … [but] we have a pandemic, we have people dying now,” Trump said, adding that he’d recently spoken with FDA and been frustrated by the agency’s pace.“They indicated that we’ll start working on it right away. It could take a year,” the president said. “I said what do you mean a year? We have to have it tonight.”
Hooray. All this is due 100% to Trump twisting arms! Someone had to do this and I am very happy Trump was willing to do this. We have to throw everything possible at this disease! We can’t dilly dally and wait for perfection, we need to have everything and anything happening NOW, not a year from now, but NOW….I have written often about the importance of ‘now’.
It is life and death, death is the closing of the door on ‘now’ and it becomes ‘NEVER.’
By the way, the few comments at Politico about this news were snide, nasty, anti-Trump and sneers about how this won’t work and who cares and other fatalistic garbage the left feeds on like rats eating a rotten corpse. Yuck.