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Dr. McCullough: Outpatient Treatments for COVID-19 Have Been Suppressed

Seems to me that anyone who thinks for themselves would be asking: Why no apparent effort by the “major players” leading the “fight against covid” to explore treatment options. The only solution is the vaccine. As it relates to treatment: no studies, no trials. In fact the suppression of anyone and anything that broaches the subject of treatments. Like, do you remember AIDS? And COVID has affected 1,000,000x the number of human beings compared to AIDS? On what kind of planet are we living? mrossol

By Jan Jekielek and Masooma Haq  January 3, 2022
 

Dr. Peter McCullough told The Epoch Times that the public should question why the governments and public health officials around the world have put little to no emphasis on outpatient treatments in their efforts to fight the COVID-19 virus, instead promoting a massive effort on vaccines.

“Lots of messaging on the vaccine, but zero mentioning on treatment, none. And it’s been from the very beginning. There is a theme here, I hope everyone’s starting to get the theme. There is zero effort, interest, promotion, or care about early treatment, people who are sick with COVID-19,” said McCullough. “But there is a complete and total focus on people who don’t have COVID-19 and giving them a vaccine.”

McCullough is an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, and lead author of the first paper on early COVID-19 outpatient treatment involving a multi-drug regimen. In a recent interview with EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program, he discussed a wide range of evidence on COVID-19 preventative treatments that are being used around the world.

He said that drug treatments must be prioritized in the effort to stamp out the threat of COVID-19. “So early treatment markedly changes spreads. So, we reduce new cases, we reduce the intensity and severity and duration of symptoms. And by that mechanism, we reduce hospitalization and death.”

 

 

 

The doctor cited some recent treatments that have been effective in killing the virus at the early stage of infection: Dr. Iqbal Mahmud Chowdhury conducted a protocol in Bangladesh that used a povidone-iodine rinse in the nose and eyes to kill the virus. Another treatment effort by a French doctor, Didier Raoult, who treated people using hydroxychloroquine, met with great success.

“Chowdhury is the first author recognizing the fact that the virus is in the air, people breathe it in, it settles in the nose, and it begins to replicate. And it has to get to a certain threshold and overcome the other organisms in the nose and overcome our own immune system to become a clinical infection. So, there’s about a three-to-five-day window to actually zap the virus directly.”

Masks and hand sanitizer are illogical and the data does not show them to be effective means to prevent COVID-19 infections because the virus is spread through the air, not hands, and is too small to be blocked by most masks said, McCullough.

McCullough said COVID creates “terrible inflammation” and hydroxychloroquine has been shown to be effective to reduce that, but instead of seeing an increase in using and studying the effectiveness of that drug, it has instead been restricted and in some countries, doctors can be jailed for using it to treat their patients.

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A map of where hydroxychloroquine is currently being used around the world for COVID-19 on March 1. (Courtesy of c19study.org)

In the United States, hydroxychloroquine can only be used in hospitals.

McCullough detailed the events that led to these restrictions, saying that for one, “there was a falsified paper published in Lancet … which claimed to have tens of thousands of patients with COVID-19, hospitalized at multiple centers around the world, in their 40s, hospitalized with COVID-19.” He said the supposed study was not verified and claimed the drug had negative health effects.

This “false” study led to medical professionals losing confidence in the drug and after which, “hospital messaging started to say, listen, don’t use hydroxychloroquine.

“The NIH pulled the program on a fully-funded trial in the midst of our initial wave of COVID-19. And then, shortly after that, the FDA put out a statement: hydroxychloroquine should not be used across the board, period.

“The next drug up on the block was Ivermectin.”

The Epoch Times reached out to the NIH to ask what they thought of Dr. McCullough’s criticism of the NIH’s COVID-19 treatment guidelines. The NIH spokesperson declined to comment. She said that the NIH relied on a panel of many experts to develop the COVID-19 treatment guidelines.

The FDA told The Epoch Times they are committed “to speed patient access to medicines to prevent or treat COVID-19 provided they meet the agency’s rigorous standards,” but that they believe the vaccines are the best way to prevent the disease and hospitalization.

McCullough says along with anti-hydroxychloroquine messaging, the drug Ivermectin was also maligned after that the American Medical Association gave an opinion against it.

“So, Americans saw the most confusing picture of hospitalized care of COVID-19 and a very confusing picture of outpatient treatment of COVID-19. My contributions, at least I tried to organize the outpatient treatment into concepts, where we would use drugs … in the middle phase treat inflammation, and in the late phase treat blood clotting; and we stuck with those principles all the way through,” said McCullough.

McCullough said it’s highly unusual for hospitals to not conduct trials on treatments for a disease, but with COVID-19 no major trials have been done to improve treatments and there have been no outcomes publicized by hospitals.

McCullough said improving treatments for those who are sick with COVID-19 has never been a priority for those in charge of public health because vaccines have been pushed from day one. He remembers how CVS pharmacies were advertising the vaccines even before they were fully authorized.

CVS confirmed to The Epoch Times that they were advertising the vaccines in October 2020.

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A sign at a drug store advertises the COVID-19 vaccine in New York City on Nov. 19, 2021. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

He said the U.S. media has almost completely blocked out what is going on around the world with treatments for COVID. “Anywhere where there has been an early oral drug approach there has been success in terms of COVID-19. And now more recently, it was very fascinating, is anywhere where there’s any attention to decontamination in the nose and the mouth with direct by virucidal therapy. There have been stunning results.”

He questions why the United States has not reviewed the work being done around the world to treat the disease. “We haven’t seen panels of collaborating doctors. We’ve never seen a symposium on local therapy, what works best for the nose. No mention by public health officials.” McCullough says those leading U.S. public health agencies are incompetent.

McCullough suggests that there be a monthly review of new therapies used to treat COVID both at a national and global level, for doctors to review and learn from peers. “The idea that there’s no review, you’d think there would be the World Health Organization would actually assign a task force. This is the biggest public health problem, a monthly review of promising therapies.”

“So the treatment, inpatient and outpatient, of the biggest illness of our time, after two years, is an enigma.”

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Unprecedented: Deaths in Indiana for ages 18-64 are up 40%

Start by reading this story, “Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64.” Read the whole thing now.

Note: In the event this story “disappears” from view, I kept a backup. You can’t be too careful nowadays.

This is big. Really big. And I’m not the only one that thinks so.

Key points:

  1. Deaths among 18-64 year-olds (who don’t normally die) are up by 40% in 2021 vs. pre-pandemic levels
  2. This is huge. HUGE. They’ve never seen anything like this before in their history. Normally death rates don’t change at all. They are very stable. It would take something REALLY BIG to have an effect this big.
  3. Others in the industry are seeing it too.
  4. It isn’t COVID. COVID deaths are down this year.
  5. Whatever it is that is causing this, it is bigger and more deadlier than COVID and it’s affecting nearly everyone.
  6. The CDC is totally on top of this… ok, just kidding… the CDC is clueless as usual.

All of this means that “something” is causing MASSIVE numbers of excess deaths in 2021.

I wonder what is killing all these people?

Here are the clues we have, so we need someone really smart to piece this mystery together:

  1. These deaths started only after the vaccines rolled out
  2. The deaths are “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica. That’s not to say 65 and over aren’t affected as well. What’s key is that we’re seeing effects in young people.
  3. There are more excess deaths than anytime in history, so it is likely caused by a new threat, never seen before in history, like a novel vaccine that has never been used before or something new like that that a huge number of people would be exposed to (such as by a state that pushes vaccination).
  4. Not due to COVID (COVID deaths are way down).
  5. They are dying from a variety of causes, not just a single cause. So this rules out food or air-based pathogens. I note that the variety of causes of death is consistent with the wide range of adverse events caused by the COVID vaccines, for example.
  6. It has to affect massive numbers of people to get an effect size that high. So it is something new affecting at least half the population, like a new mandated vaccine for example.
  7. There is a huge push for vaccines by the Indiana governor, he wants to have everyone vaccinated. Interesting. “Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb doubled down on the drive to get everyone in the state vaccinated.”
  8. Useful fact: Adults 65 and older account for 16% of the US population but 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the US, somewhat higher than their share of deaths from all causes (75%) over the same period. We’ll use that 75% stat later.
  9. It isn’t just the one life insurance company, they are all seeing this huge rises at other insurance companies. So this is something huge and national in scope, like a vaccine mandate in the entire US, or something like that.
  10. “Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be a 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.” This suggests it has to be a novel pathogen (like a novel vaccine, for example). It has to be something first introduced in 2021, you know, like a new COVID vaccine.
  11. The company is seeing an “uptick” in disability claims, saying at first it was short-term disability claims, and now the increase is in long-term disability claims. So whatever it is is killing people and those that aren’t killed are disabled. You know, like what the COVID vaccines are proven to do (since I believe VAERS).
  12. Brian Tabor, the president of the Indiana Hospital Association, said that hospitals across the state are being flooded with patients “with many different conditions,” saying “unfortunately, the average Hoosiers’ health has declined during the pandemic.” In a follow-up call, he said he did not have a breakdown showing why so many people in the state are being hospitalized – for what conditions or ailments. But he said the extraordinarily high death rate quoted by Davison matched what hospitals in the state are seeing. So this could all be caused by the COVID vaccines.
  13. The number of hospitalizations in the state is now higher than before the COVID-19 vaccine was introduced a year ago, and in fact is higher than it’s been in the past five years, Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Indiana’s chief medical officer, said at a news conference with Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday. So again, whatever is killing people is worse than COVID. It can’t be COVID since we have so many vaccinated people with our safe and effective vaccine that prevents COVID deaths.
  14. The CEO of the insurance company doesn’t think the vaccines are causing the deaths and disability. Check out this tweet: he is requiring his employees to be vaccinated! So it cannot be the vaccine, even though it fits all the facts! Darn! The CEO knows that the vaccines are safe and effective. He has no evidence to back that statement up, but we should believe him since he’s an authority figure (you know, like the CDC). We can always trust authority figures, and even more so when they have no evidence. Who needs evidence? Science has been displaced in 2021.

So I must say, I’m baffled. I had thought it was the COVID vaccine because it fit all the evidence except the last item. I was so close…

Here is the death rate by age from the CDC below. See how stable it is from year to year? Amazingly stable! So when you get a 40% jump, that is unbelievable. It is a 4-alarm fire.

Extrapolating this to the rest of the country

We know that about 3M people die a year in the US. 75% are over 65 years old, so that leaves us with 750K deaths per year for under 65.

If that jumped by 40% from pre-pandemic levels in Q3 and Q4, we should assume that Q2 was the ramp up period (we’ll assume a linear ramp up in Q2).

So that is 75K deaths per quarter for Q3 and Q4 and half of that, 37K deaths in Q2.

So that means roughly 187K excess deaths are probably happening for ages 18-64 due to some new cause.

Comparison with number predicted from VAERS for the same age range in the US

Let’s see if this might match the number killed by the vaccines in the US for the same age range. I used 65 in the query because that means “under 65”:

(2156 deaths in VAERS – 40 background deaths)* 41 (the URF) and we get 87K deaths.

Which means either:

  1. There is another effect at play which is actually killing more people 18-64 than the vaccine is (unlikely but possible)
  2. My URF of 41 is underestimating deaths by a factor of 2.15

I’m going with explanation #2. I’ve always said 41 is a conservative URF for deaths. The 41 is computed from anaphylaxis rates which are the most likely events to be reported to VAERS. It wouldn’t surprise me at all that deaths are under-reported by a much larger ratio.

This is huge. My friends noticed this article too and wrote about it.

I only found out about these articles after I wrote mine last night. I wanted to sleep on it before I published.

My friends concur with my reaction of the significance of this article. For example, Malone wrote:

Take a moment to read the entire article.  Now.

just like I wrote (independently). We probably wrote it at the same time.

Here are the links to the articles by Jessica Rose and Robert Malone.

What if the largest experiment on human beings in history is a failure? (Robert Malone). Excerpt:

It is starting to look to me like the largest experiment on human beings in recorded history has failed.  And, if this rather dry report from a senior Indiana life insurance executive holds true, then Reiner Fuellmich’s “Crimes against Humanity” push for convening new Nuremberg trials starts to look a lot less quixotic and a lot more prophetic.

AT A MINIMUM, based on my reading, one has to conclude that if this report holds and is confirmed by others in the dry world of life insurance actuaries, we have both a huge human tragedy and a profound public policy failure of the US Government and US HHS system to serve and protect the citizens that pay for this “service”.

IF this holds true, then the genetic vaccines so aggressively promoted have failed, and the clear federal campaign to prevent early treatment with lifesaving drugs has contributed to a massive, avoidable loss of life.

AT WORST, this report implies that the federal workplace vaccine mandates have driven what appears to be a true crime against humanity.  Massive loss of life in (presumably) workers that have been forced to accept a toxic vaccine at higher frequency relative to the general population of Indiana.

Insurance companies – just like banking, not so boring anymore! (Jessica Rose). Excerpt:

So what does this tell us? It tells us that we are potentially in a huge steaming pile of shit. To be frank. These indications from our friend at the insurance company are simply that – indications. If what we are seeing in VAERS, and the other adverse event reporting systems, is the mere reflection of what is actually going on with regards to injuries, which I presume it is, then we ain’t seen nothing yet. And if what is being reported with regards to immune deficiencies associated with these injections is not simply anecdotal or representative of a small sub-cohort of individuals, we could be looking at a government imposed complete health disaster. We will have to pull together to get through it, as I always say.

To end this write-up, as Robert said, I hope I am wrong. But I fear that I am not.

It’s not just one state in the US

Life insurance death claims shoot 41%, up 3.5x in 2021

Reaction from the mainstream press was predictable: they ignored it

The mainstream media didn’t pick up on this at all. It is 7am PST on January 3 and I just did this Google query and found the ONLY story was the original story. Nothing else. Nobody else thought it was important. Just me and my friends.

https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/unprecedented-deaths-in-indiana-for

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Indiana’s top doc: More people hospitalized now than before the vaccine

December 30, 2021 12:23pm

Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Indiana’s chief medical officer, said Wednesday at a press conference hospitalizations in the state are now higher than at any time in the last five years.

“I want to reiterate how challenging the situation is right now in our hospitals,” Weaver said. “We are seeing significant increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the entire state, in addition to all of the other illnesses and injuries we care for every day. Patients are coming in sicker with more prolonged illnesses, likely from delaying care over the course of the pandemic.”

Weaver went on to say the hospital “census” – the total number of people now hospitalized in the state – is the highest it’s been in five years, and 1,500 more people are now hospitalized in Indiana than they were during last year’s peak of hospitalizations.

The state’s online dashboard shows 3,058 people hospitalized with COVID-19 as of Dec. 27, the most recent date for which numbers are available, compared to 2,866 hospitalized Dec. 27, 2020, when people had just begun to be vaccinated.

It does not show the overall hospital census – the total number of people in the state who are hospitalized, and with what conditions. But Indiana’s largest hospital system – IU Health – said on Dec. 23 that its 16 hospitals were at 120% capacity with a total of 2,000 patients – about 550 tested positive for COVID-19.

Weaver said there are so many patients in some hospitals in the state that there are no rooms to put them in.

“I see this every time I work in the ER” she said. “We are often seeing patients being held in the emergency room for hours, and sometimes days, until a bed becomes available, which is difficult for the patient, their family and for the staff. Patients are being cared for in hallways and conference rooms.”

She and Dr. Kristina Box, the state health commissioner, both said the problem is compounded by a lack of staff, with many hospitals reporting “critical staffing shortages.”

Box said the state is keeping the vaccine and COVID-19 testing site at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway open until Jan. 22 and has partnered with the Indiana National Guard to send six-person teams consisting of two medics and four general-support people to almost two dozen hospitals across the state.

“These teams are deployed in two-week increments to help ease staffing issues while hospitals work on long-term solutions, and they can be extended an additional two weeks, if needed,” she said. “Right now, most hospitals are requesting that two-week extensions.”

In addition, Box said a 20-person Navy team has been sent to IU-Health Methodist Hospital to support operations there.

Weaver and Box appeared at the press conference with Gov. Eric Holcomb, who announced he was extending the statewide public health emergency for a 22nd time. He also talked of the important role that data has played during the pandemic, saying: “We have sought to be transparent from day one.”

More than 3.5 million people in the state are now fully vaccinated – about 54% of those who are eligible – and 1.3 million have gotten a booster shot.

But the virus does not appear to be attenuating and Box said that given the rapid spread of the omicron variant, “the situation will get worse before it improves.”

“Based on data from other countries who are further along in their omicron surge, we expect to see a very steep rise in cases over the next several weeks,” she said. “We are throwing every resource we have at this.”

Holcomb, Box and Weaver all urged Hoosiers to get the vaccine.

“More than 80% of people we’re seeing in the hospital with Covid have not been vaccinated,” said Weaver.

But the vaccine is not preventing the spread of the illness, or preventing people from getting sick, Weaver acknowledged.

“We do continue to see breakthrough cases, and they have been increasing,” she said.

She said the state has recorded more than 101,000 breakthrough cases, in which someone who was vaccinated still got COVID-19. She said even so, the vaccinations “continue to be extremely effective at preventing severe illness or death from COVID.”

“Of those breakthrough cases, just over 2,000 people have been hospitalized,” she said. “That is approximately .05% of all fully vaccinated individuals.”

https://adnamerica.com/en/united-states/indianas-top-doc-more-people-hospitalized-now-vaccine

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