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Barbs 5 points ago +5 / -0

The CDC is completely compromised. Everything coming out of it lately is complete bullshit, which is unfortunate being that we’re supposed to count on those motherfuckers to give us life-saving information.

Scandalous shit they’ve done lately:

  1. Revised the actual death count from COVID-19 to 6% of total prior reported deaths. This took us from around 200K to around 12K!

  2. Downgraded us to an outbreak quietly, so nobody knows we’re no longer in a pandemic.

  3. Inflated case counts by counting all contacts with a tested confirmed case as also being confirmed cases, with no testing or contact tracing of any kind. This dramatically inflated case counts artificially.

  4. Downplayed the significance of HCQ (as you mentioned).

And there’s probably way more I can’t think of offhand. They’ve destroyed their own credibility.

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TruthyBrat 3 points ago +3 / -0
  1. Tried to move forward with Critical Race Theory forced indoctrination for employees despite a Presidential Executive Order banning it.
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MuslimMAGA 4 points ago +4 / -0

Oh my country is mentioned in the article. HCQ is the standard protocol where I live.

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HocusLocus 1 point ago +1 / -0 (edited)

My working theory is, it has been known since 2010 the ZINC+ionophore mechanism for inhibiting the replication of RNA dependent RNA polymerase is an effective BROAD SPECTRUM antiviral.

This not only includes the original SARS coronavirus and arterivirus and also includes influenza. They have deliberately kept this under the radar because an effective early treatment for influenza would threaten the Tamiflu-class of (expensive and possibly less-effective) flu treatments -- these are typically $30 co-pays that are billed to the insurance company for 300+ -- and also, the global yearly flu-shot apparatus.

This year it was remdesivir that was directly threatened. But I think companies that profit from influenza are also involved.

These lab studies could sail under the radar easily because they involved treating cells in the lab with PT, a topical ZINC ionophore used with ZINC cremes that is convenient for lab use but not ingestible. The next logical step was to try it with an approved pharmaceutical such as ionophore HCQ sulfate. Never happened.

For years ZINC has been known to be "somewhat effective" against colds and flu. Perhaps the "somewhat" was only because the ionophore (such as hydroxychloroquine) was missing. HCQ needed to be demonized because they could not tolerate its threat to the flu industry.