There may be a cure for COVID-19 after all. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) works, both as a prophylactic and as cure if taken early.

In Indiatoday Prabhash K Dutta, New Delhi wrote in June 7, 2021:

Remember Donald Trump-touted hydroxychloroquine? Study in India backs it as Covid-19 cure.

Hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted as a magical Covid-19 cure by former US President Donald Trump last year, has been found effective in a prophylactic study published in a prophylactic study published in the Journal of The Association of Physicians of India (JAPI) last week..

The study showed that hydroxychloroquine, popularly known as HCQ, could prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in varying degrees depending on its dosing regimen. The highest prevention rate of 72 per cent was found among those given hydroxychloroquine over six weeks or a longer duration.

The study said, “[W]hen adjusted for other risk factors, HCQ dose as per government recommendations, 2-3, 4-5, 6 or more weeks reduced the probability of Covid positivity by 34 per cent, 48 per cent and 72 per cent.”

The study was conducted May-September last year when HCQ was still part of the Union health ministry’s recommendation in treatment protocol for Covid-19, and it began against the backdrop of contesting claims made by authorities and experts including Donald Trump and his advisor Dr Anthony Fauci, the US’s top infectious disease expert.

In March 2020, Donald Trump declared that hydroxichloroquine was a “game changer” drug in the fight against Covid-19. Dr Fauci dismissed the claim citing lack of study and evidence. Despite Fauci’s counter-positioning, Trump continued to be vocal about taking HCQ as prophylactic drug.

Incidentally, the Union health ministry on June 6 dropped hydroxychloroquine from Covid-19 treatment protocol. In its nine-page guidelines released on Sunday (June 6) by the directorate of health services, hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin and favipiravir find no mention.

The government’s decision came on the back of criticism by experts who pointed out a lack of study-based evidence to recommend hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 cases. The government’s revised guidelines, however, contradicts the recommendations made by the Indian Council of Medical Research as released on May 17.

The ICMR guidelines prescribed the use of hydroxychloroquine in mild cases of Covid-19.

The authors of this prophylactic (relating to prevention of a disease) study said that this “is the largest multicenter study on HCQ prophylaxis on HCWs (healthcare workers), covering over 12,000 HCWs at the risk of Covid-19”.

The study was conducted in May-September last year across 44 hospitals in 17 states involving hundreds of doctors, who received doses of hydroxychloroquine.

One of the co-authors of the study, Dr Raj Kamal Choudhry said, “In the 1985-86 edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine [a highly recommended book for students studying medicine in medical colleges], Dr. Fauci wrote that HCQ worked an anti-viral agent despite being an anti-malarial drug. There was no Covid-19 back then, but HCQ’s anti-viral properties were already well known.”

Dr Raj Kamal Choudhry, who was the nodal officer for the prophylaxis study of HCQ in Bihar’s Bhagalpur medical college, said, “We had given about 2,700 doctors and paramedical staff, laundry and kitchen people the prophylaxis of HCQs in the dose of HCQs 400 mg 1×2 for first day then 1 tab daily for 4 days.”

“We did not give to those who had palpitations and had QT prolongation [a measure of heart ailment]. Those who took this drug did not have Covid excepting 5 and 6. The effect was tremendous. Later, we gave this drug to all who had mild cases. Only those patients who were in ICU were not given.”

“Of 2,700 people who were given HCQs, 700 were doctors. Only five or six got infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Bhagalpur but none developed serious complications, and nobody died of Covid-19,” Dr Raj Kamal Choudhry told Indiatoday.in.

The evidence is piling up. There has been numerous, over 50 studies like this showing that HCQ is effective, both as prophylactic, and as an early cure. Yoo bad that the medical bureaucracy considered it more important to get rid of Donald Trump than to save over 100,000 lives in U.S. alone.

In addition HCQ is too cheap and generic to warrant a double blind study.

The other medication that may be as effective, and save lives is Ivermectin, an anti-parasite drug used to treat horses and other farm animals. You can buy it at Tractor Supply, so I have been told. I do not know proper dosages, but if done properly, it is safe for humans when treating parasitic infections. It also is too cheap for the medical community to take seriously.

One more thing, make sure you take supplemental Vitamin D3 (I take 5000 IU/day). An Indonesian study found that the death rate went from 95% if the values were less than 19 nanograms/milliliter to less than 5% if the D3 values were over 31 nanograms/milliliter. The study was made in Covid patients over 65 years old.

How many lives will be saved by wearing masks? Are there better alternatives?

I have counted the u.s covid-19 cases cases and deaths for the first week of April, and divided them by states requiring mask wearing and not requiring wearing masks. The mask wearing states had a death rate of 0.91% while the non mask wearing states had a death rate of 1.59%. The non mask wearing states had 244 deaths per day. This means we could have saved 244 (1.59-0,91)/1.59 = 103 lives per day as a nation if all were forced to wear a mask, everything else being equal (which of course it isn’t). (Look at Appendix 1 to see how your state is faring.)

Are there any better ways to save lives?

In March 2020 President Trump became a proponent of using HydroxyChloroQuine as a remedy for Covid-19. It was met with strong opposition from CDC and even scorn from his political opponents. CDC even published strong advice against using it to treat Covid-19, while still recommending its use to treat Lupus and rheumatoid patients with essentially no restrictions, including pregnant women and nursing mothers. After all, it had an over 50 year safety record as treatment for Malaria. Even Dr Fauci acknowledged its safety and efficacy as a cure for Coronaviruses as early as 2005, (see Appendix 2). Many countries are using HCQ as a first defense against COVID-19, and they experience on average less than half the death rate of nations that do not use HCQ as a first defense. To complicate matters, HCQ is prescribed to between 16 and 30% of all Covid cases in the U.S. As a guess with today’s 491 death’s per day, we could have saved more than 40%, about 200 lives a day, or twice as many lives as are saved by the mask mandate. The biggest problem for CDC is that HCQ is generic, cheap and easy to produce, so there is no profit in making a double blind study. For Trump opponents it was far more important to defeat Trump than to save a hunded thousand lives. ( see https://lenbilen.com/2020/09/06/u-s-a-corona-virus-death-rate-as-of-september-5-is-3-00-41-countries-have-higher-death-rates-15-countries-giving-hcqzincz-pac-to-covid-19-patients-as-soon-as-symptoms-occur-have-much-lower-death/ )

But there are other interesting cures for COVID-19, Ivermectin is fantastic. It has one problem, through.You can buy it at Tractor-supply, it is used as an antiparasitic agent for dogs and horses, and it is generic. However the worldwide interest is so big that at least 50 trials have been conducted and there is a 76% decrease in mortality. That means,using it properly would save nearly 400 lives per day.

see more at https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-who-data-ivermectin-reduces-covid-mortality-by-81-also-who-we-still-dont-recommend-it?utm_source=theblaze-breaking&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210401Trending-IvemectinCovid&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Breaking%20News

Appendix 1

These are the U.S. states and territories with mask mandates:

State                          Cases Deaths Death rate   Cases    Deaths Death rate

                                      Last seven days         Total Since Pandemic started

Alabama                       305      18   5.90%        517,452    10,652   2.06%

Kansas                          183        8   4.37%        305,489     4,959   1.62%

California                  2688     109   4.06%      3,685,570   59,884  1.62%   

Kentucky                     538       18   3.35%         429,841     6,184  1.44%

Arkansas                      156         5   3.21%        331,505     5,660   1.71%  

Nevada                         309        8    2.59%        305,929    5,308   1.74%

New Mexico                200|        4   2.00%        192,989     3,963   2.05%

West Virginia              376         7   1.86%        144,820     2,735   1.89%

Guam                                                                     7,804        134   1.74%

Oregon                        468         8    1.71%      168,795      2,439   1,44%

Virginia                     1380       23   1.67%      631,083     10,436    1.65%

Louisiana                     363         6   1.65%        447,655   10,185   2.28%

District of Columbia    116     1.4   1.21%        45,498       1,077   2.37%

Massachusetts           2142       25   1.17%        650,573   17,358   2.67%

Maryland                   1311       15|   1.14%      421,823      8,410   1.99%

Puerto Rico                                                      210,181      2,139|   1.04% 

New York                  7552       76   1.01%     1,968,112   51,120   2.60%        

North Carolina          1526       15|   0.98%       924,810    12,212   1.32%

Indiana                         994        9    0.91%       693452     13,099   1.89%

Washington               1007         9    0.89%     375,725       5,368   1.43%

Ohio                           1900       17   0.89%     1,030,864   18,741   1.82%

U.S. Virgin Islands                                              2,945            26   0.88%

Wisconsin                    733         6   0.82%      582,643      6,667   1.14%

Pennsylvania             4162       27   0.75%   1,063,979    25,440    2.39%

Utah                             398        3    0.75%       388,426      2,139   0.55%

Illinois                        2982      20    0.67%   1.269,196    23,740   1.87%

New Jersey                4166       27   0.65%      942,311      24,783  2.63%

Hawaii                           97      0.6    0.62%       30,363          467   1.54%

Connecticut               1045         6    0.57%    319,779        7,940   2.48%

Michigan                    7226      40    0.55%     804,031     17,450   2.17%

New Hampshire          394         2    0.51%       86,035       1,250    1.45%

Colorado                    1481        7    0.47%     474,053       6,294    1.33%

Minnesota                  1931         9   0.47%     535,182       6,990    1.31%

Vermont                       164     0.7    0.43%       20,615          231    1.12%

Delaware                      320     1.1    0.34%       97,042       1,567   1.61%

Maine                           316     0.4    0.13%|      53,434          750   1.40%   

American Samoa                                                        0              0   0.00%

Total 48,929 447 0.91% 20,160,004 377,797 1,87%

These are the states and territories without mask mandates:

State                          Cases Deaths Death rate   Cases    Deaths Death rate

                                      Last seven days         Total Since Pandemic started

Montana                       144        6   4.17%        105,526      1,489  1.41%

Georgia                       1253     36   2.87%      1,068,199    19,305  1.81%

Mississippi                   209        6   2.87%       306,611      7,077  2.31%

Texas                          2,886    79    2.74%     2,817,742   49,124  1.74%

Iowa                             562      13   2.31%        384,173      5,843  1.52%

Nebraska                      274       6    2.19%        212,785     2,183  1.03%

Wyoming                        59    0.9  1.53%          56,802          701  1.23%

Missouri                       594        8   1.35%       581,164      9,196  1.58%

Arizona                        628        8   1.27%        846,230    17,023  2.01%

N.  Mariana Islands                                                 159|            2  1.26%      

South Carolina            1001    11   1.10%         559,597     9,237  1.65%

Idaho                             278       3   1.08%       182,841       1,989  1.09%

Florida                         5489    56   1.02%      2,096,747   33,844 1.61%

Tennessee                   1094     10   0.91%       820,965     11,997  1.46%

South Dakota                244    0.9   0.37%       119,197       1,939  1.63%  

North Dakota                154    0.3   0.19%       104,364       1,468  1.41%

Oklahoma                    275        0    0.00%       441,906      6,669  1.51%

Alaska                          172       0   0.00%          61,198          309  0.50%

Total 15,316 244 1.59% 10,766,206 179,393 1.67%

Appendix 2:

Dr Fauci also wrote about mask wearing during the Spanish Flu