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Updated on August 4, 2020
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Science writer and experimenter. Conventionally published in science, technology, computers, personal development, health, & fitness.


President Trump's recommendation

Ever since President Trump mentioned the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with azithromycin as a potential game changer in the treatment of COVID-19, the fake news mainstream media have gone into a feeding frenzy to discredit both the drug and Trump. Some fake news headlines called it “False Hope,” “Misguided,” “Reckless,” and question a profit motive for promoting the potential use for this drug.

This is the fake news mainstream media politicizing science and attempting to discredit a widely used drug as quackery, a drug that has been used successfully for over fifty years. Why? Because Donald Trump recommended it be studied, or is there more to it?

First let’s look at how the mainstream media reported on hydroxychloroquine.

Washington Post fact checker analysis called it “False Hope”

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CNN “greater risk of death”

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CNN “hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work”

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CNN “no benefit, higher death rate”

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Washington Post

The Washington Post has gone as far as quoting a single study on the site that had yet to be peer reviewed or published. We have seen from the ICL prediction how dangerous non-peer-reviewed articles can be.

Old Saw: Believe It or Be Mocked

The leftist mainstream media attack and mock any scientist who disagrees with their propagandized agenda. For instance, French epidemiologist Dr. Didier Raoult treated eighty of his COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, and observed improvements in all of his patients except one advanced case, where the patient was eighty-six years old. How did the mainstream media report this research team’s findings? He was attacked as a fraud and mocked.

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Social Media Bias & Censorship

YouTube Censors Doctors on Hydroxychloroquine Facts

YouTube called the video dangerous! Later, YouTube reinstated video(s).

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Facebook Censors Information Hydroxychloroquine

Facebook removed posts reporting on positive effects of Hydroxychloroquine, including post from foreign presidents, such as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.



Twitter Censors Tweets on Hydroxychloroquine

Twitter deleted tweets from Rudy Giuliani on hydroxychloroquine for violation of rules on coronavirus misinformation.

But 6,200 Doctors Use Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

A survey of over 6,200 doctors from thirty countries choose hydroxychloroquine as the most effective therapy. An overwhelming positive response to the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat their COVID-19 patients.

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Dr. Fauci Does Not Recommend Doctors Use Hydroxychloroquine

The NIAID and Dr. Fauci recommended against using the drug. The reasoning provided by Dr. Fauci was an increase in sudden cardiac death.

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The American College of Cardiology Disagrees with Dr. Fauci

The American College of Cardiology disagreed with Dr. Fauci. The ACC noted that hydroxychloroquine has been used for the last fifty years to treat malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. “Several hundred million courses of chloroquine have been used worldwide making it one of the most widely used drugs in history, without reports of arrhythmic death under World Health Organization surveillance.

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Peter Navarro Disagrees with Dr. Fauci

Peter Navarro, President Trump’s trade adviser also disagreed with Dr. Fauci regarding hydroxychloroquine. While Navarro isn’t an MD, he has a PhD and can read and understand “statistical studies, whether it’s in medicine, the law, economics or whatever.

I am left to wonder, with such insurmountable evidence for the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, what reason could Dr. Fauci have to discredit the use of hydroxychloroquine and call its use anecdotal?

FDA Revokes Emergency Usage of Hydroxychloroquine

On June 15, 2020 the FDA revoked emergency usage of hydroxychloroquine as it deemed the drug unlikely to be effective and in light of the adverse cardiac events.

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In Spain more than 70% of the use hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients. This dug was rated “the most effective therapy” by 75% of the doctors.

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U.S. Study Hydroxychloroquine Cuts Mortality in Half

July 2, 2020 A study of 2,541 COVID-19 patients from the Henry Ford Health Center in Michigan found that the mortality rate of untreated patients was 26.4%. If given the drug hydroxychloroquine, the mortality rate was cut I half 13.5%.

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CNN Reverses Itself on Hydroxychloroquine

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Surgisphere Flawed Study

A Surgisphere study published in both the Lancet and NEJM detailing “harmful” effects of hydroxychloroquine has been retracted by both publications. The study was retracted for vast inaccuracies, but not before the study had done its damage, maligning the drug hydroxychloroquine and halting research.

The questions this raises is how did this study get passed strict peer-review procedures to be accepted by the two most trusted medical journals? Something stinks pretty bad here.

I should also point out, that neither the Lancet or the NEJM detected the vast inaccuracies in their peer review process. It was open letters sent to the Lancet from hundreds of researchers questioning the validity of Surgisphere’s data sets that uncovered the bad data which led to the retractions.

The Surgisphere data sets included information cited from some of the hardest hit hospitals in New York, New Jersey and Illinois. However, when contacted, these hospitals told researchers they never contributed data to the Surgisphere study.

That was just the tip of the spear as more and more discrepancies began to show up.


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However, Dr. Fauci and WHO used this discredited study to state that HCQ is not effective. As usual the fake news media widely report this discreditation, but it not report its retraction.

American Frontline Doctor’s

I have never seen the level of orchestrated censorship as was directed AmericasFrontlineDoctors videos and website. This brave group of “front line” doctors detail the negative misinformation being propagandized about hydroxychloroquine by the fake news mainstream media. Misinformation that in their opinion is costing many American their lives.

Within hours their live stream gathered 17 million viewers before it was censored by Facebook. Their videos on YouTube and Twitter were also censored following Facebook, and labeled “misinformation”. Their website FrontLineDoctors.Com went dark and was removed by “SquareSpace” a few hours after their live feed. Squarespace quoted the AmericsFrontLineDoctors website violated their terms of agreement.

Numerous developers are offering a censorship free host for the website and I’m hoping the site reemerges quickly.

Dr. Simone Gold is an emergency care physician based in Los Angeles. The video of the Americas Frontline Doctors press conference at the front of the Supreme Court can be viewed here:

American Frontline Doctors also produced two longer three-hour videos, six hours in total. These videos feature numerous doctors taking the podium to explain their knowledge and positive experiences with hydroxychloroquine. These videos are as much for other doctors and medical support staff as it is for the general population.

These videos were censored and deleted off of every social media platform.

Remember, these are medical doctors, providing their medical opinions based on their experience treating patients with COVID-19. Who are Google, Facebook, and Twitter to censor these doctors? This illustrates the high level of corruption and censorship being implement on these leftist social media platforms.

The AmericaFrontlineDoctors group are correcting misinformation being promoted about hydroxychloroquine. I recommend seeing a few of their shorter also censored videos.

So important are these videos that Donald Trump Jr. retweeted the video, the video was deleted his twitter account was restricted for 12 hours.

President Trump retweeted the video, while his account was not affected, twitter did delete the video.

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But Wait There’s More

Imagine a country that embraced the use of hydroxychloroquine. How would that country have fared against COVID-19? We don’t have to imagine because there are many countries that use hydroxychloroquine regularly for malaria.

The COVID-19 death rate in these countries that use hydroxychloroquine is about 1/100 of countries that are not using hydroxychloroquine. (Data date 7–31–2020)

You can compare this data with countries who do not use hydroxychloroquine and draw your own conclusions from the data.

The Corruption in Our Medical Community
and Government is Frightening

With data from scientific studies, countries using hydroxychloroquine, and brave physicians like Americas Frontline Doctors you have the FDA stopping emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19. You have doctors being threaten from Medical Licensing Boards with the loss of medical licenses for prescribing hydroxychloroquine to save their patients lives. Governors threatening pharmacists being told not to fulfill prescriptions by doctors for hydroxychloroquine with a threat of losing their pharmacy license.

At what point did it become permissible for a state governor and politicians to step in between a doctor and patient to supersede a doctors medical judgment to prevent medical treatment. The corruption in the medical community and our government is frightening.

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I believe, at the most conservative level, from our own scientific studies that show hydroxychloroquine treatment cuts mortality in half. Whether you believe the COVID-19 death count is 130,000 or 50,000 hydroxychloroquine, could have prevented half of these deaths.

How Many Deaths Did The Fake Media Cause?

How many COVID-19 patients and their doctors were frightened away from using hydroxychloroquine because of the fake news media reports. How many of those patients died who may have lived, 50%? Don’t expect the fake news media to accept any responsibility for the unnecessary deaths they caused.

Profit Before Patients?

A COVID-19 vaccine has the potential to make millions, if not billions of dollars for the pharmaceutical companies.

It has been mentioned many times that the controversy regarding hydroxychloroquine is based on wanting a vaccine cure instead of a treatment. Does this have any validity? Again, I am not a detective or investigative reporter. I can say some comprehensive studies against hydroxychloroquine have come under fire for being inaccurate, such as the Surgisphere study.

This article is an excerpt from my book Scamdemic, available on Amazon.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

© 2020 John Iovine


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