I’m sure you were expecting a damning headline like this to be little more than an ‘exaggeration of the facts’ piece of click-bait. Unfortunately, it is not, in-fact the use of the word ‘murder’ in the headline would be more accurate.
I’ll try to break this down as simply as possible, as it is essential that this information is understood, taken seriously, and shared with as many people as possible.
The Solidarity Trial
The first study we need to run through is a WHO-led conglomeration, which includes multiple trials in the use of HCQ treatments for COVID-19.
The Solidarity Trial is a WHO-led conglomeration of many national trials of treatments for Covid-19:
As of 3 June 2020, more than 3500 patients have been recruited in 35 countries, with over 400 hospitals actively recruiting patients. Overall, over 100 countries have joined or expressed an interest in joining the trial, and WHO is actively supporting 60 of them…
The WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus halted the Solidarity hydroxychloroquine studies on May 25th, but restarted them on June 3rd, only to then halt them again on June 17th.
The studies were halted due to the release of the Lancet publication which claimed patients being treated with the drug had a 35% higher death rate. However, this study was retracted just 13 days after its release after it was exposed for the circus science it was.
Something that was not clear in any of the data coming out of these trials though was the dosages being administered of Hydroxychloroquine, but it is now become clear that the doses are significantly higher than what is deemed safe usage of the drug.
ICMR, which is India’s official medical research agency raised concerns of the dosages being used in the trials in a letter to the WHO:
Currently, as per protocols set by the Indian government to treat severe coronavirus patients requiring ICU management, HCQ dosages are administered in the following way- 1st day a heavy dose of 400mg HCQ dose once in the morning and one at night, followed by 200 mg HCQ one in the morning and one at night to be followed for the next four days. The total dosage administered to a patient in 5 days, therefore, amounts to 2400 mg.
Internationally in Solidarity trial COVID-19 patients are being administered with–800 mg x 2 loading doses 6 hours apart followed by 400 mg x 2 doses per day for 10 days. The total dosage given to a patient over 11 days is about 9600 mg which is four times higher than the dose we are giving to our patients.
The recovery trial is a UK based study which, while not part of the Solidarity trials, is very similar. The trial, which ended on June 4th, reported no benefit, in fact there was 10% more deaths compared to those receiving standard care.
The dosing regimen used in the Recovery trial was 2400mg in the first 24 hours followed by 400mg every 12 hours for 9 more days. Giving a total of 9200 grams over the 10 days.
This major over dosing in the trials caused a twitter storm with the hashtag #RecoveryGate.
— #HCQworks (@treatingcovid) June 9, 2020
But it gets better, babies weighing 5kg could be given a dose of 300mg in the first 24 hours, which is again 4 times the recommended maximum. It is stated that 200-400mg is ‘potentially fatal to a toddler’ (yes toddler, not baby!)
Authors of a paper out of George Washington University stated:
“Ingestion of 1-2 tablets of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine is thought to predispose children under 6 years of age to serious morbidity and mortality…ingestions of greater than 10 mg/kg of chloroquine base or unknown amounts require triage to the nearest health care facility for 4-6 h of observation.
There is very limited data on pediatric hydroxychloroquine overdoses and no reports of toxicity from 1-2 pills, but given its similarity to chloroquine, it also should be considered potentially toxic at small doses. Thus, similar recommendations should be followed for triage after accidental hydroxychloroquine overdose.”
Known Toxic Dose
So what do we know about the toxicity of HCQ from previous trials and research, well, quite a lot it turns out.
Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies stated “… chloroquine has a small toxic to therapeutic margin,“. When used properly with the correct dosing it is exceptionally effective, however a little over the correct dosing can result in death.
In 1979 the WHO explored the toxicity of Chloroquine, the consultant hired to carry out this task, H. Weniger looked at 335 episodes of adult poisoning by chloroquine drugs and found that 1500-2000mg in a single dose can be fatal
The Recovery trial used 1.86 grams hydroxychloroquine base (equal to 2400 mg of hydroxychloroquine) in the first 24 hours for treatment of already very ill, hospitalized Covid-19 patients.
The Canadian and Norwegian Solidarity trials used 2,000 mg of HCQ, or 1.55 grams of HCQ base in the first 24 hours. Each trial gave patients a cumulative dose during the first 24 hours that, when given as a single dose, has been documented to be lethal. (The drug’s half-life is about a month, so the cumulative amount is important.)
She goes on to conclude:
The high dose regimen being used in these trials has no medical justification. The trial design, with its limited collection of safety data, makes it difficult or impossible to identify toxic drug effects, compared to a standard drug trial. This is completely unethical.
Excessive dosing makes it impossible to assess therapeutic benefit, if any, of HCQ. Furthermore, because there are over 400 trial sites, and relatively few subjects in each, unexpectedly high trends in mortality are likely to be missed at individual trial sites.
Finally, testing the drug only in hospitalized patients means that the window of time during which HCQ would be expected to provide the most benefit, early in the illness when viral titers are rising, has passed.
Designed to Fail at the Expense of Life
Both the WHO and the Recovery Trials are largely funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the same entity that is also funding multiple Vaccine trials, with its frontman and founder Bill Gates pushing the Vaccine gospel any chance he gets.
So does it come as any surprise that both the studies he heavily funded on a drug that could potentially eliminate any necessity for a Vaccine, were rigged to fail?
However, what is most shocking is that this is being done at the expense of human life, with up to four times the deadly dose being given to some of those in the test group.
It is also at the expense of the potentially hundreds of thousands of lives that could be saved if the drug was given a fair study and thus endorsed across the World as an effective treatment. Which by the way, it is.
Is this Murder?, that’s a question we’ll leave you to ponder on.
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