Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Ohio lawmaker says she'll press crimes against humanity charge against Trump over hydroxychloroquine promotion

This profoundly offensive.  We are at war against a NEW virus and victims are dying.  At least a third become serious sick as well.  this drug is long used and understood.  It is not universally safe.  That does not mattrer.  Traditional quinine was chased out of the market by adverse claims promoted by the drug industry.  Surprised?  At least we still have tonic water.

Worse, this is pure political harrasemnet in the midst of a full on emergency.  Right now if a dose of arsenic worked to save a life we should use it.

In the nonce, this has been used by one doctor on several hundred victims with ecellent results and no deaths.  The science can catch up after we have saved thge world.

Understand that millions can still die if we can not intervene.  This fool is promoting genocide and is too stupid to understand just that.

China has been lying their heads of and the kill burst in Wuhan likely took between 30,000 to 40,000 before it was brought under control.  That was one large urban complex.  Think New York and LA and Chicago here.  Would this fool accept 30,000 dead in each city for ac sum of 100,000 in the USA.

We do need to follow China's lead and bring the econony back up while appling social distancing and quarantines of those infected.  Lots os masks all the way around.

Ohio lawmaker says she'll press crimes against humanity charge against Trump over hydroxychloroquine promotion



Ohio lawmaker says she'll press crimes against humanity charge against Trump over hydroxychloroquine promotio

Ohio state Rep. Tavia Galonski (D) said that she will make a “referral for crimes against humanity” over President Trump’s promotion of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the novel coronavirus, despite its unproven benefits and lack of long-term Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

“I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow,” Galonski tweeted late Sunday.

“Today’s press conference was the last straw," Galonski added. "I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one.”

Galonski, who represents the Akron area, told the Ohio Capital Journal on Sunday that she had "no idea” how she would go about such a referral.

“How hard can it be?” Galonski, a former magistrate in the Summit Count Common Pleas Court added.

Trump has repeatedly promoted hydroxychloroquine, which is approved to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, which the FDA said last week has led to a shortage of the drug.

At a press briefing late Sunday, the president recommended the drug despite limited evidence of its efficacy in treating the virus, saying, "What do you have to lose? I’m not looking at it one way or another. But we want to get out of this. If it does work, it would be a shame if we didn’t do it early."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci has reportedly been at odds with White House trade adviser Peter Navarro about promoting hydroxychloroquine and said Sunday that its benefits remain largely unknown.

"The data are really just at best suggestive. There have been cases that show there may be an effect, and there are others to show there's no effect," Fauci said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "So I think in terms of science, I don't think we could definitively say it works."

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton has asked residents of the state not to seek hydroxychloroquine prescriptions unless they have a medical need. The state Board of Pharmacy has also implemented an emergency rule restricting access to the drug after a wave of stockpiling by Ohioans following Trump’s comments.

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