Dr. Harvey Risch, a noted Yale epidemiologist, has accused White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci of waging a “misinformation campaign” against the drug hydroxychloroquine, claiming the medication has shown consistently encouraging results in treating COVID-19 when used properly.
Since Trump’s endorsement of the drug, media outlets and medical officials have aggressively promoted various medical trials that have determined the drug has no effect in fighting the Chinese virus; many commentators have also insisted, in spite of the drug’s decades-long safe track record, that it is “too dangerous to be used to cure the disease.”
Among the drug’s strongest critics has been Fauci. In March, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases dismissed claims of hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness as “anecdotal” and has periodically voiced that skepticism over the course of the pandemic.
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On Tuesday during an interview on “Good Morning America,” Fauci further downplayed the drug’s purported benefit, claiming that “the overwhelming prevailing clinical trials that have looked at the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine have indicated that it is not effective in [treating] coronavirus disease.”
Risch, however, is sharply criticizing Fauci’s approach to evaluating the drug’s effectiveness, arguing that repeated trials and tests have shown that it is markedly effective at treating the Chinese virus, so long as it is administered properly.
Contrary to the leftist media’s agenda, Dr. Harvey Risch, an epidemiology professor at Yale School of Public Health, said last week that he thinks hydroxychloroquine could save 75,000 to 100,000 lives in the global fight against COVID-19, as previously reported by 100% FED Up.
“There are many doctors that I’ve gotten hostile remarks about saying that all the evidence is bad for it and, in fact, that is not true at all,” Risch told “Ingraham Angle,” adding that he believes the drug can be used as a “prophylactic” for front-line workers, including nurses, doctors, first responders, and grocery workers.
Risch lamented that a “propaganda war” is being waged against the use of the drug for political purposes, not based on “medical facts.”
Risch said that most in the mainstream are not allowing people to speak about the evidence on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine. Risch also said discussions about the drug became “political” as opposed to “medical.”