Listen and listen good.
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.
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 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.
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.
“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.