Just last year, medical professionals from around the country widely rejected the use of Hydroxycholoriquine as a preventative treatment of COVID-19. Despite the evidence that there were benefits of its use, the media and the left sought to ban the use of the drug, largely because President Trump had tacitly endorsed the use of the drug, by using it himself. The media talked about the dangers of taking such a drug, even suggesting that the endorsers of its use should face liability for the deaths of people who may use it.
However, the NIH’s own website discusses the advantages of Hydroxychloriquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin, stating the following:
Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine increase the endosomal pH, which inhibits fusion between SARS-CoV-2 and the host cell membrane. Chloroquine inhibits glycosylation of the cellular angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor, which may interfere with the binding of SARS-CoV to the cell receptor. In vitro studies have suggested that both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine may block the transport of SARS-CoV-2 from early endosomes to endolysosomes, possibly preventing the release of the viral genome. Both chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine also have immunomodulatory effects, which have been hypothesized to be another potential mechanism of action for the treatment of COVID-19. Azithromycin has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. When used in combination with hydroxychloroquine, it has been shown to have a synergistic effect on SARS-CoV-2 in vitro and in molecular modeling studies.
So what evidence did the NIH use to reject the use of the HCQ? A single French study simply said their results were essentially “inconclusive” as to whether or not it was effective. Neither that study, nor any of the studies which the NIH used to analyze the use of HCQ as a preventative, suggests that the use of HCQ could hurt the patient in any way. Just a single study that stated it might not work. Yet, that was enough for Dr. Fauci to go on a media tour to rebuke the use of HCQ as a COVID-19 preventative. Here is a potentially life-saving treatment, which could have been used as a means of providing even a sliver of protection (it was almost three times higher survival rates) against the virus which the left has used to imprison the country, and the nation’s leading Doctor of Infectious Diseases is parading around the country telling people not to take it. Count one.
It also seems that Dr. Fauci can never get the mask mandate issue right. First, it was that we shouldn’t wear masks, an act he later admitted was to ensure a supply of N-95 masks for doctors and hospitals. If a doctor knowingly denies a patient of a(n) (allegedly) life-preserving treatment, should they be able to continue to practice medicine? Later, Dr. Fauci insisted we all wear masks, despite the CDC’s own study showing that mask mandates provide, at best, a 1.32% advantage over not having them. Later, when the CDC revised their mask statements for the vaccinated, Dr. Fauci broke with the CDC saying that “science said” to keep wearing them. Just a few days later, science must have said something else because he reversed his advisement. Fauci stated his mask directive was grounded in performative signaling of virtue, to show others we care for them. Then, 30 days later, he was back saying to wear masks again. This isn’t just about Fauci being wrong once. It seems that every single time he has spoken about masks, he’s been wrong. Count Two.
Now, as I reported this morning, Dr. Fauci has also been wrong about vaccines. If people who have been infected and recovered from COVID-19 have higher immunity to future infections than do people who were vaccinated, why would Dr. Fauci insist that those recovered people be vaccinated? Is not recommending unnecessary medications to patients the grounds for losing your license? Count Three.
The (not-so) Good Doctor has been the left’s beacon of truth when it comes to COVID-19, however, it seems the guy can never get it right. If any other doctor in the practice of medicine couldn’t get the information which he prescribed correct, denied patients potentially life-saving medications, and then went on to prescribe medications that they didn’t need, that doctor would lose their license.
Which is what should happen to Dr. Fauci. Every doctor is wrong at times, but name something which Dr. Fauci has been right about, and as the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, he has rarely been right about anything. Medical science doesn’t virtue signal. Medical science isn’t “performative.” Medical science doesn’t have a bias. However, Dr. Fauci has used all three as justifications for his recommendations. This isn’t medical science. This is, at best, just convoluted straw grasping for the appearance of having things under control. He shouldn’t just be fired. He should be prevented from ever practicing medicine again.