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Bahrain, Belgium successfully treating coronavirus with hydroxy-
Christine Dolan, Just the News, 26 Mar 2020
Bahrain and Belgium report their hospitals are successfully treating coronavirus patients with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine touted by President Trump as a possible breakthrough in the pandemic.
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Supreme Council of Health chairman said his country was among the first to use the drug and that its impact has been “profound,” according to the Bahrain News Agency.
Dr. Shaikh Mohamed, who leads the National Taskforce for Combating COVID-19, was also quoted by the news agency as saying hydroxychloroquine was administered according to the same regimens as those used in China and South Korea.
The first COVID-19 case in Bahrain was reported on Feb. 21, and hydroxychloroquine was first administered to patients showing virus symptoms on Feb. 26. As of March 25, the virus had caused 4 deaths in Bahrain, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent and treat malaria and is administered to patients with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
Meanwhile in Europe, another U.S. ally, Brussels, is reporting similar early success with the same drug and is taking steps to ensure its availability for the sickest coronavirus patients.
“Using the limited stocks of these medicines for unnecessary or unjustified preventive treatments jeopardizes the availability of these medicines for patients who need them: chronic patients and hospital patients seriously affected by Covid-19,” Belgium’s Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products said this week.
(Read more: https://www.sott.net/article/431377-Bahrain-Belgium-successfully-treating-coronavirus-with-hydroxychloroquine.)
Enough is enough: Belgium ‘won’t impose’ strict measures again even in case of 2nd coronavirus wave
RT, 25 May 2020
Belgium will not return to the strict measures imposed for nearly two months to combat the coronavirus outbreak, even if there’s a second wave of Covid-19 cases, according to the interior minister.
The country of 11.5 million people effectively closed down in mid-March, with only shops selling food and pharmacies operating. Other activities have steadily resumed in May, including the reopening of non-food stores. “The first lockdown has taken care of the situation in which we have ended up. These were exceptional circumstances, but we never had Italian or Spanish conditions,” minister Pieter De Crem told the Flemish television channel VTM on Sunday.
“If there was a second wave, then I think we will find ourselves in a different situation, namely with testing and tracing. But I think we can rule out that we will have to go back to the tough measures,” De Crem said.
Belgium, which is home to both the EU and NATO headquarters, has been among the worst affected countries in Europe, with 57,092 Covid-19 cases and 9,280 deaths, Reuters said. The number of cases, hospital admissions and fatalities has declined since peaking in early April.
EU planned for ‘vaccination passports’ since 2018
Kit Knightly, Off Guardian, 22 May 2020
“Roadmap on Vaccination” outlines 3 year plan for boosting “vaccine confidence” and advancing “electronic tracking.” A report published by the European Commission in late 2019 reveals that the EU has been looking to increase the scope and power of vaccination programmes since well before the current “pandemic”.
The endpoint of the Roadmap is, among many other things, to introduce a “common vaccination card/passport” for all EU citizens.
This proposal will be appearing before the commission in 2022, with a “feasibility study” set to run from 2019 through 2021 (meaning, as of now, it’s about halfway through).
To underline the point:
The “vaccination roadmap” is not an improvised response to the Covid19 pandemic, but rather an ongoing plan with roots going back to 2018, when the EU released a survey of the public’s attitude toward vaccines titled “2018 State of Vaccine Confidence”.
On the back of this research, the EU then commissioned a technical report titled “Designing and implementing an immunisation information system”, on – among other things – the plausibility of an EU-wide vaccination monitoring system.
In the 3rd quarter of 2019 these reports were all combined into the latest version of the the “Vaccination Roadmap”, a long-term policy plan to spread vaccine “awareness and understanding” whilst counteracting “vaccine myths” and combatting “vaccine hesitancy”.
You can read the entire report here….
(Read more: https://www.sott.net/article/435174-EU-planned-for-vaccination-passports-since-2018.)
WHO: Second wave coronavirus ruled out, breaking with Gates’ predictive model
Joaquin Flores, FRN, 26 May 2020
In a major development which cuts against Bill Gates’ own policies and modeling, the director of Public Health of the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2005, María Neira, said Monday, May 25, 2020, the models they work with are “increasingly” ruling out a second major wave of the coronavirus. Her role is of particular importance to the operation of WHO in the EU.
Neira has nevertheless called for “great caution” and “common sense” in this “very critical” phase of the pandemic, that of the de-escalation, and, in statements to RAC-1, has requested that the population not have “paranoia nor excessive relaxation,” and “learn to live with infectious diseases.”
Regarding the de-escalation in phase 1 that all of Spain has entered, Neira said:
“There are many models that advance many probabilities. They speak from a punctual regrowth to a major wave, but this last possibility is increasingly being ruled out. We are much better prepared in all areas.
“We have lowered the transmission rate so much that the virus will have difficulty surviving. We must be very careful to say whether this is the end of the wave, but the data at least shows us that the transmission and explosion of the first weeks have been avoided. It is worth not making many forecasts because the next few weeks are a very critical phase.
“With the re-opening [of society] you have to see how the virus behaves. We hope there will be no other outbreaks, but it will be a day-to-day battle. In two or three weeks we will see what has happened and if it is necessary to correct it surgically.”
Neira has acknowledged that the WHO still has
“certain doubts about the relationship of the virus with the weather,” although they are seeing that “it is doing the geographical route expected of a virus that wants to survive. Immunity numbers are very low. You have to be very vigilant in the de-escalation. Brazil is already the second country with the most cases.”
This refers to evidence that the WHO cannot yet formally recognize relating to the novel coronavirus, that sunlight and warm weather both limits the contagion and increases the immune system capacity of both infected and potentially infected individuals, and therefore communities at large.
Reasons Behind the WHO Changing its Forecast
The WHO has received tremendous criticism over their vacillating position on coronavirus measures, and a series of incoherent recommendations stemming from that.
(Read more: https://www.sott.net/article/435176-WHO-Second-wave-coronavirus-ruled-out-breaking-with-Gates-predictive-model.)
Los Angeles doctor reports remarkable success treating COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine & zinc
Joe Martino, Collective Evolution, 06 Apr 2020
As vaccine talks continue to emerge as the only ‘cure’ to this pandemic, what’s actually happening on the ground tells a different story. A Los Angeles doctor is reporting remarkable success in treating COVID-19 patients using a specific combination of zinc and hydroxychloroquine – the drug that is controversial regardless of it being inexpensive and readily available.
Dr. Anthony Cardillo, an ER specialist and the CEO of Mend Urgent Care, has been prescribing the zinc and hydroxychloroquine combination on patients experiencing severe symptoms associated with COVID-19. In an interview with KABC-TV, Cardillo stated:
“Every patient I’ve prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within 8 to 12 hours, they were basically symptom-free, […] So, clinically I am seeing a resolution.”
“We have to be cautious and mindful that we don’t prescribe it for patients who have COVID who are well,” he said. “It should be reserved for people who are really sick, in the hospital or at home very sick, who need that medication. Otherwise we’re going to blow through our supply for patients that take it regularly for other disease processes.”
According to Cardillo, it’s the combination of zinc and hydroxychloroquine that does the job. “[Hydrocychloroquine] opens the zinc channel” allowing the zinc to enter the cell, which then “blocks the replication of cellular machinery.”
Cardillo added that the drug should only be prescribed to patients who are on the more severe side when it comes to symptoms. This will help keep the limited supply of the drug ready for those who truly need it.
In New Jersey, Physicians have called for more autonomy in treatment of COVID-19
“An additional group of doctors has contacted a New Jersey State Senator calling on the State to lift restrictions on the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for the therapeutic treatment and prophylactic early treatment of COVID-19. The doctors are echoing Senator Pennacchio’s appeal for New Jersey to accumulate a stockpile of the medication….
“Pennacchio also wants the State to immediately compile a priority list for the HCQ distribution, ensuring enough medication for those currently prescribed for maladies including Lupus and RA, distribution to patients who have developed COVID-19, and for citizens as a preventive treatment. ‘I am optimistic these measures would decrease the severity and duration of the disease,’ said Pennacchio. ‘The goal must be breaking the pandemic so people can be allowed to return to their normal lives.’ ‘Allow doctors to be doctors. Remove the State’s unnecessary shackles, and let them save lives,’ Pennacchio urged.” (source)
In France, a large study indicates combination of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin to be effective in treating COVID-19
“In 80 in-patients receiving a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, the team found a clinical improvement in all but one 86 year-old patient who died, and one 74-year old patient still in intensive care unit. The team also found that, by administering hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin, they were able to observe an improvement in all cases, except in one patient who arrived with an advanced form…The team went on to say: ‘Thus, in addition to its direct therapeutic role, this association can play a role in controlling the disease epidemic by limiting the duration of virus shedding, which can last for several weeks in the absence of specific treatment.'” (source)
(Read more: https://www.sott.net/article/432189-Los-Angeles-doctor-reports-remarkable-success-treating-COVID-19-patients-with-hydroxychloroquine-zinc.)