On March 24, Dr. Andrew G. Weber of Northwell Health in NY offered hope associated with a treatment being used in two New York hospitals, that showed promising signs of patients recovering from COVID-19 after receiving massive doses of Vitamin C.
New York Post – Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned.
Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.
Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then readministered three or four times a day, he said.
Each dose is more than 16 times the National Institutes of Health’s daily recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C, which is just 90 milligrams for adult men and 75 milligrams for adult women.
The regimen is based on experimental treatments administered to people with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China, Weber said.
Weber, 34, said vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients drop dramatically when they suffer sepsis, an inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection.
“It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C,” he said.
“The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” he said.
“It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.”
A spokesman for Northwell — which operates 23 hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — said vitamin C was being “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment throughout the system, but noted that medication protocols varied from patient to patient.
“As the clinician decides,” spokesman Jason Molinet said.
On Thursday, the Allure Medical Spa in Shelby Twp., MI, received a surprise visit from the FBI. The visit was allegedly in response to the clinic using the same treatment being used by hospitals in New York to treat COVID-19 patients.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the raid on the Allure Medical Spa was part of an investigation into allegations that it provided “fraudulent” treatments for COVID-19.
Investigators arrived just before 8 a.m. at the location near 26 Mile and Van Dyke, Schneider said. She said the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is part of the task force, and upwards of a dozen agents and special staff were on scene.
FBI spokeswoman Mara Schneider said the investigation also includes allegations that the clinic “did not observe proper protocols to protect patients and staff from the virus.”
“If any patients or staff have any concerns about their health or exposure to COVID-19, we urge them to consult a trusted health care provider immediately,” she said in a statement.
Earlier Thursday, Schneider did not say how long the investigation has been going on.
On April 23, SRQ Media, a group that supports charitable and non-profits, published a press release for Dr. Charles Mok, founder of the Allure Medical group.
In their press release, Dr. Mok makes a very public invitation to front-line (essential) workers who would like to be protected or are seeking help in the recovery of COVID-19 to come to his facility and receive high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy treatments, free of charge.
From the SRQ Magazine press release:
Allure Medical is providing high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy to all frontline employees who are at risk of contracting COVID-19 and to existing COVID-19 patients. “We are using high-dose IV vitamin C to help support peoples’ immune systems and to help those with the virus recover quicker. We want to provide this treatment to those who need it, regardless of their ability to pay,” says Dr. Charles Mok, founder of Allure Medical.
Intravenous vitamin C is being used in hospitals across the country to help the disease associated with COVID-19 – Severe Acute Respiratory (SARS – COV 2). In numerous studies, intravenous vitamin C appears to reduce the duration and severity in more moderate forms of COVID-19 by stimulating your immune system. High-dose intravenous vitamin C is becoming the standard of care for patients.
If you are a frontline worker exposed to the COVID-19 or are currently showing any symptoms, you may want to boost your immune system with high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy. Most insurers have waived the co-pay deductibles for COVID-19-related diagnosis. Allure Medical is providing at risk, frontline workers, at no charge. Frontline workers, such as hospital staff, policemen, first responders, grocery store employees and others working closely with the public, are at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19. In addition, the general public can contact Allure Medical to conduct a telehealth evaluation to determine if immune support with a high-dose intravenous vitamin C therapy would be beneficial.
Please note: Allure Medical will not treat sick people at the same time as healthy people and continues to exceed CDC guidelines for disinfectants and cleanliness.
Allure Medical has several locations in metro Detroit and in various states.
Michigan has been in the news quite a bit lately, most of the news, however, has been centered around Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Last week, the governor was in the news after an estimated 15,000 Michiganders drove to Lansing, MI, to protest her draconian lockdown measures. Before that, she was in the news for a spat with President Trump after she criticized him and the federal government for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Later she was in the news again when she issued a warning to physicians and pharmacists about prescribing hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus patients.
This morning, Governor Whitmer made news again when MI State Rep. Karen Whitsett (D) from Detroit, appeared on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson show and revealed the nasty text messages she got from Governor Whitmer for thanking President Trump for suggesting hydroxychloroquine might be an effective drug to treat COVID-19. The state lawmaker credits the drug for saving her life after she became infected with COVID-19.
It’s almost like some people in the state of Michigan doesn’t want to see a possible cure for COVID-19…