|Playing to the crowd|
If Trump had listened to Fauci's advice not to ban travel from China, the spread of the virus would likely be worse. As for the constant hand-wringing and gloom and doom, how exactly does that help?
Also, can we trust the data that's driving all this? Florida, for example, is a state showing a large surge in the virus. Is the data accurate? Well...not likely. As of July 14th, many labs were showing a 100% rate of positive tests. Everybody knows that's wrong but those are the numbers being reported. Hospitalizations and death rates tell more, but with the politicalization of the disease even that's questionable. It seemed in NYC that every death was attributed to the virus. What are the real statistics? Who knows?
Meanwhile, Fauci, who hasn't practiced hands-on medicine for 20 years has been at the forefront of pooh-poohing the doctors on the front lines who testify to the efficacy of treatments like the Zelenko protocol and the use of the nebulizer treatment with Budesonide (Source):
The protocol’s success comes from treating on clinical suspicion, which means not waiting for test results. If a high-risk person presents with symptoms, start the protocol right away so the infection doesn’t have time to get a strong foothold.
And what is the protocol? It’s a low-cost (usually $20) prescription.
- Hydroxychloroquine 200mg 2x/daily for 5 days
- Zinc sulfate 220mg 1x/daily for 5 days
- Azithromycin 500mg 1x/daily for 5 days
Another tool gaining attention is using a nebulizer for inhaling the corticosteroid Budesonide. Normally used for treating asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Budesonide inhaled through a nebulizer combined with zinc has produced a 100% Covid recovery rate for patients of Dr. Richard Bartlett of Midland, Texas. At least one hospital has cleared its ICU of Covid patients by using Bartlett’s protocol.
Bartlett wrote that he chose Budesonide over other corticosteroids because “it appears to block most of the cytokine storm inflammatory chemicals that Covid-19 triggers.” He also says, “100% of [his] patients appear to be symptom-free following a course of inhaled Budesonide therapy.” Bartlett has published a Case Study Report for people to review.What got me laughing about Fauci was his assurance to all of us that, "You can trust me." Medpage Today reported his saying yesterday, "For the most part ... you can trust respected medical authorities. I believe I'm one of them. So, I think you can trust me."
This from a man who debunks the doctors on the front lines who are actually saving the lives of patients who come down with the virus. He obviously doesn't consider them "respected medical authorities" because they don't echo his siren song that these things are harmful or don't work.
Sorry, Dr. Fauci. I give you the same level of trust I'd give to any other stand up comic offering me medical advice! Quack, quack!