"America’s major medical society specializing in the treatment of respiratory diseases has endorsed using hydroxychloroquine for seriously ill hospitalized coronavirus patients.
The American Thoracic Society issued guidelines Monday that suggest COVID-19 patients with pneumonia get doses of the anti-malaria drug.
“To prescribe hydroxychloroquine (or chloroquine) to hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia if all of the following apply: a) shared decision-making is possible, b) data can be collected for interim comparisons of patients who received hydroxychloroquine (or chloroquine) versus those who did not, c) the illness is sufficiently severe to warrant investigational therapy, and d) the drug is not in short supply,” the Thoracic Society said." NY Post
So, the Thoracic Society says 1- Hydrochloroquin is only rarely dangerous 2. It is widely available and 3 – Why not give it a shot if the patient is in bad shape.
I could have bought some of this an Z-pac before the madness started. Like a lot of old SF men I had quite a lot of medical instruction in training and assisted my team medical sergeants in the their work among the unfortunate. IOW I self treat a lot and have a stash of antibiotics, etc.
Fauci says we should never shake hands again and should expect the economy to be shut down for 18 months. IMO if we accept the 18 month thing that cat won't bounce. pl