CORONAVIRUS: NOT THE TIME TO SNEER AT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

Listen and listen good.

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This is how Australians and their doctors are treated by this bumbling bureaucracy and hapless politicians of ours.
Paul Kelly exposes them for what they are: Dangerous fools.

PARLIAMENTARY SPEECH :

Craig Kelly: Hydroxychloroquine – immoral to remove a doctor’s freedoms to prescribe it to a patient that has contracted Covid.

Andrew Bolt:

Yesterday was not the day for Julian Elliott to smirk. Not as he dismissed a possible cure for this coronavirus.

Not on Wednesday. Not on the day 24 more Victorians died.

Victoria’s rocketing death toll should make the Andrews government and its advisers desperate to investigate any potential treatment suggested by doctors better qualified than themselves.

There are two such treatments, both cheap — the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine with zinc, and the anti-lice ivermectin with zinc.

Coronavirus reinfections confirmed in the Netherlands, Belgium

Individuals in Belgium and the Netherlands have been reinfected with the coronavirus, Dutch media have reported. Some experts believe it is a good sign.

A person in medical gear holds a tube containing a coronavirus test

A patient in the Netherlands and another in Belgium have been reinfected with the coronavirus, Dutch media reported Tuesday, following reports that scientists in Hong Kong had confirmed the first known reinfection.

The Dutch patient was an older person with a weakened immune system, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported, citing virologist Marion Koopmans.

Koopmans said it was more common for people to remain infected with the virus for a long time, but with mild symptoms, before it suddenly flares up again. A reinfection — as is the case with the Dutch and Belgian cases — requires genetic testing in both the first and second instances of infection to see whether there are differences in the virus present, Koopmans said.

“That someone would pop up with a reinfection, it doesn’t make me nervous,” she said. “We have to see whether it happens often.”

Belgian case ‘not good news’

The Belgian patient displayed only mild symptoms, NOS reported, citing virologist Marc Van Ranst. “It’s not good news,” Ranst said.

Read more: Germany’s coronavirus challenges in the ‘second wave’

The development shows that the antibodies the patient developed in the first case were not strong enough to fend off an infection from a slightly different variant of the virus, he said.

It is not clear if this is a rare phenomenon or if there are “many more people who could have a reinfection after six or seven months,” he said.

First reinfection confirmed in Hong Kong

The European developments follow Monday reports of the first confirmed coronavirus reinfection, a man in Hong Kong.

The 33-year-old, who was infected with the virus in March, returned in mid-August from a trip to Spain infected with a different strain.

Read more: Germany mulls end to mandatory tests for high-risk returnees

“COVID-19 patients should not assume after they recover that they won’t get infected again,” said elvin Kai-Wang To, a microbiologist at the University of Hong Kong.

“It shows that some people do not have lifelong immunity” to the virus even if they’ve already been infected, To said.

Anger mounts as Spain is again caught by surprise

Some experts see the news as a positive development. “If there is a reinfection, it suggests the possibility there was residual immunity … that helped protect the patient” from getting sick again, said Jesse Goodman, a former US Food and Drug Administration chief scientist, now at Georgetown University, responding to the Hong Kong case.

Read more: Spain’s tourism industry is in deep trouble

The Hong Kong patient did not display any symptoms during his most recent infection.

Implications for vaccine development

The possibility of reinfection has implications for the global race to develop a vaccine and for key decisions on when people return to school and work.

Speaking on the Hong Kong case, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine microbiologist Brendan Wren said the case was “a very rare example of reinfection and it should not negate the global drive to develop COVID-19 vaccines.”

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Update:

SHAME
Today in our Federal Parliament, Labor’s Chris Bowen used parliamentary privilege to launch an extraordinary attack on Canadian doctor Kulvinder Gill Kaur, implying that she had made ‘’misleading tweets on hydroxychloroquine’’ and she was engaging in ‘’mis-information and conspiracy theories’’.
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And every Labor Member + Ms Steggall voted for it. Thankfully Bowen’s motion was voted down by the government.
Who would you rather trust in health matters, Dr Kulvinder or Chris Bowen ?
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The thought that Bowen would be Australia’s Health Minister, in some potential future Labor government should send chills up the spine of every Australian
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Here’s Bowen’s motion in full
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2SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS MOVED
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Mr Bowen moved—That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for McMahon from moving the following motion—That the House:
(1)notes that:
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(a)on 25 August 2020, the Member for Hughes gave a speech in the Federation Chamber supporting the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19;
(b)in his speech, the Member said that “media bias”, “groupthink” and the “complete abandonment of reason” were driving a “war” on hydroxychloroquine and “the big hand of government … interfer[ing] in a doctor-patient relationship”, and cited a number of medical commentators including:
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(i)Professor Christian Perronne, who is being investigated by the French College of Physicians for his comments on hydroxychloroquine;
(ii)Dr Harvey Risch, who was rebuked by 25 Yale University colleagues for promoting “conspiracy theories, purported hoaxes, and the views of zealots”; and
(iii)Dr Kulvinder Gill, who was criticised by other Canadian doctors for misleading tweets on hydroxychloroquine;
(c)in Australia, potential therapies are assessed for safety and efficacy by the independent Therapeutic Goods Administration, and the TGA “strongly discourages the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 … or prevent COVID-19”; and
(d)the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, comprised of 29 peak health bodies, has also advised that “hydroxychloroquine is potentially harmful and no more effective than standard care”; and
(2)affirms that it is the responsibility of all public officeholders to acknowledge and support the independence and expertise of the TGA and counter misinformation and conspiracy theories.
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To their eternal shame, here’s the names for history to record of the members of the Australian Parliament that supported a Bowen’s motion.
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Mr Albanese
Mr Conroy
Mr Husic
Ms Rishworth
Mr Bowen
Mrs Elliot
Ms M. M. H. King
Ms Rowland
Mr Burke
Mr Fitzgibbon
Dr Leigh
Ms Stanley
Ms Burney
Dr Freelander
Ms McBain
Ms Steggall
Mr M. C. Butler
Mr Gorman
Ms Murphy
Ms Templeman
Dr Chalmers
Mr Gosling
Mr O’Connor
Mr Thistlethwaite
Ms L. M. Chesters
Dr Haines
Ms Payne
Ms Wells
Mr Clare
Mr Hayes
Mrs Phillips
Mr Zappia
Ms Collins
Mr Hill
Ms Plibersek

One thought on “CORONAVIRUS: NOT THE TIME TO SNEER AT HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE”

  1. The corollary is even more serious than what Kelly presumes… For, if they can withhold treatment with a drug of proven record, then they will continue to do this in the future, in order to force patients to spend money on new, expensive and virtually untried drugs, committing the populace to a life of the Guinea pigs. This government is not only cospiring with these unethical actors, but is responsible for the deaths of many of those that could have been saved from this drug as well as those who will be forced to take experimentals in tye future…

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