Debunking The Hydroxychloroquine ‘Controversy’
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Its a long video but definitely worth it for those who care about data and the science vs having their science delivered with an unhealthy dose of political spin.
For those that didnt watch here is a brief summary:
– Recent VA study that “shows” hydroxychloroquine is ineffective or even bad for you, is pure garbage. (Isnt actually a study just a retroactive look at the VA patient charts to see who was prescribed what and who died. No dosage information in the “study” at all. No prescription timing. Heavy political bias in the study conclusions.)
– France has the actual studies and those studies show Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin are effective at reducing the death rate to around 0.5% of those who show up to the hospital as long as its prescribed early enough.
– Most studies seem to be deliberately excluding Zinc in combo with Hydroxychloquine even though prior science shows Hydroxychloroquine works as an ionophore which essentially allows Zinc to enter the cells and reduce the viral replication.
There sure has been a lot of recent press about how ineffective hydroxychloroquine is proving to be. That’s a real letdown given how promising it was thought to be. But are the headlines true? To answer that, Chris pulls up the original VA study all of the recent headlines are referencing.
Well, it turns out, it’s based on quite poor “science” For example, it wasn’t randomized; by its own admission, hydroxychloroquine was given to sicker patients, closer to death, when we know HCQ works best when given early on. And zinc, a key component to its efficacy, wasn’t administered. Nor was azithromycin in a number of cases. Right now, the “HCQ shows no benefit” claim appears more an intentional narrative than a science-backed finding. In fact, there is growing empirical evidence, notably in France and Costa Rica, that it can work amazingly well when applied under the right conditions.
For now, it seems we remain best served by keeping our eyes open and doing our own investigation versus relying on the media is telling us. To that end, Peak Prosperity will keep up our efforts and continue producing these videos for as long as needed.