For those who are afflicted with the pandemic, afraid of dying,
losing family or friends, I would like to inform you: I am the bearer of good
do not know Trump or Bolsonaro", said Didier Raoult, a professor of
infectious diseases at the IHU-Marseille, on 24 June, the French National
Assembly, when provided a testimonial for a special commission.
saw that the teacher has already started to understand the hole that got
involved and who were responsible for creating the first wave that fucked him.
wave, after all, placed him, by chance, as an important piece at the center of
the chessboard of the most ferocious geopolitical dispute since the end of the
addition to the denial of knowing Trump or Bolsonaro, which is quite fun, where
Raoult tried to distance himself from these two demented leaders, the
infectologist reported serious things: he suffered death threats soon after
proposing the treatment of COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin,
two cheap and generic drugs.
doctor behind the threats was found. It’s from a university hospital in Nantes.
Incidentally, he was the person who received the most money from Gilead, a
large pharmaceutical company, in the past 6 years.
propose to put together, piece by piece, the puzzle of what I consider the
biggest farce in modern history. I don’t worry about producing a short text. It
will have analyzes, including new ones, and from different points of view.
involves science, healing, politics, geopolitics, mass and group psychology.
With the scenario set, it is not difficult to predict good and bad things that
will happen in the coming months and years.
the text, the reader will understand the most important thing: the circumstance
of how this false narrative was put together. The reader will also be prompted,
by itself, to conclude whether the treatment proposed by Didier Raout works or
will also understand how the majority of the North American scientific class,
from Latin America and Europe, regions of the globe under strong influence from
the USA, were directed to an incredibly gross error.
addition to the facts and figures, which are accompanied by external links, all
I write are my own opinions, based on the facts, in first person, from my point
of view, of how I see the world going completely insane in front of me.
not afraid to sign my name when publishing it, even though I know that the
almost unanimity of Brazilian scientists are against the application of these
drugs and repeat that “there is no scientific evidence” of the functioning.
thing I’m sure will attract attention. The fact that I have to give examples
with incredibly basic logic, as if I were talking to children, to explain the
facts. It is necessary. The farce has gone so far that I need many examples and
analogies to bring reason back.
I make it available to cover me, today or in the future, if my analyzes prove
to be incorrect, after all, it is not a simple or light claim.
February there is carnival
China and Europe came reports of large numbers of dead people and entire cities
blocked, with people in confinement, preventing the transmission of the
top street of my house, in Atibaia, in the interior of São Paulo, 60 km from
the state capital, the carnival took place.
four days, loud music came through my window. I didn’t go to the party, which I
do every year. The word agglomeration already bothered me.
the end of February, just before the WHO — World Health Organization, declared
that we were in a global pandemic of apocalyptic proportions.
preferred to go ahead and follow the guidance of scientists before government
decisions. I was the first in the city to join voluntary confinement.
days later I still went to a bar. I thought the risk was low. In airy
environments, the risk is less. It was the last time I went to one. It was an
open bar, something normal in our tropical climate, where half the people are
on the street and the other half inside the establishment.
the farewell of a musician friend. Samba and jazz were in the repertoire. He
was already hired to go to Australia, where he would board a tourist ship. It
would be one of the attractions. He was excited. I didn’t want to discourage
him, but it was strange that the company was still confident, until that day,
that new trips would come out, even with the Diamond Princess case, off the
coast of Japan.
longer held hands to greet anyone. I ran away from close contacts, always
stayed outside, and washed my hands constantly. They laughed and found it
strange. Some called me paranoid.
made a bad prediction: that all bars would be empty and closed in a short space
of time. I decided not to leave anymore. I didn’t want to be bothered by
crowds. I didn’t want to be a joke either. Our state and municipal governments
had not yet taken action against the virus.
home, it remained to read, to follow the news and scientific publications that
began to appear frequently. I have a habit, healthy or not, of going deeper
into research, and reading studies, when I’m interested in a subject. I don’t
like to just wait and see, one or the other news, superficially, in the mass
craze for going to medical research sites to read papers came from a few years
earlier. In 2016 I broke a bone in an accident. Practically three months lying,
with little mobility, without drinking, and with an IPAD in my hand, I read all
the studies on my recovery, to the point that, in a chat, shortly afterwards,
with an orthopedist professor at an important medical school, he says he has
never seen a patient know so much about his problem. “This one studied more
than my students”, he joked with a friend.
1: the hydroxychloroquine solution appears
study ran the internet. He had this impressive chart. People who took
hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin, an antibiotic, made a spectacular and
fifth day, the six patients who received the combination no longer had the
virus. The news was so good that I went to find out where it came from.
differences between the other two arms, control and those who only took
hydroxychloroquine, were great.
didn’t even wait to finish. On the sixth day they already released these
scientists signed the study, but the main one was Didier Raoult, from
Marseille, in the south of France. I went to research and soon saw that he was
not just any adventurer.
2: Didier Raoult is the leading specialist in communicable diseases in the
has almost 3,000 articles in Pubmed. This is a resounding number.
to the Expertscape website, which makes a statistic about studies published in
the last 10 years by specialty, he is number one in the world in communicable
addition, he won several awards in his scientific community, such as that of
the National Institute of Health and Medical Research, in 2010, and that of the
Institute of France, in 2015.
second prize is not just any prize, like those in cities in the interior that
hold contests on the internet for the most sympathetic doctors in public
service. It is a cash prize. He took 200 thousand Euros home. This is more than
one million reais.
Didier Raoult also received decorations from the French government. He is,
since 2015, commander of the National Order of Merit, and since 2011, Officer
of the Legion of Honor. One of them is awarded by the President of the Republic
of the country. And we all know that France is not a banana republic. They
don’t reward imbeciles.
brilliant career like this, I decided to keep following. The results were too
encouraging to pass up.
3: the world’s second worst ally liked the idea
Trump, the president of the United States, is anything but simple. Four days
after publication, he went on TV and used Didier Raoult’s study as a
confrontation with American scientists. They spared no criticism for their
stupidity in conducting the pandemic.
always hit them head on. Trump is a blundering rotary machine gun. Just to give
two examples, on the pandemic, he had said that the common flu was worse. And
it unbelievably went so far as to say that the coronavirus was a farce from the
track record has always been to nurture disdain for science and scientists. He
says, for example, that he doesn’t believe in global warming.
thing Trump has always known: his policy of confrontation pleases his stupid,
increasingly radicalized base, which in order to defend itself against the
coronavirus, instead of avoiding agglomerations, is lining up to buy weapons.
someone who acts and thinks in this way guide how the solution to a pandemic
course, the North American scientific community felt neglected, and with the
clash, diminished. They reacted.
4: hydroxychloroquine’s first misfortune
ad, Trump spoke the name of the drug. And hydroxychloroquine, unfortunately,
did not need a doctor’s prescription.
happened? A rush to the pharmacies. Nothing surprising.
were consulted. They said an obviousness that anyone would say seeing the
people stocking up on medicines. They warned that everyone should be careful
with side effects.
honest journalism, which I would also do. They went to see if Trump had
connections with the hydroxychloroquine manufacturers. They found out he had
narrative began to be put together.
5: US scientists call for calm
Raoult’s study was preliminary. The focus was, at that time, on the six
patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin who had an abrupt
viral reduction. Dr Anthony Fauci, physician and leader of the coronavirus task
force in the USA, took the lead. He asked for prudence.
any reasonably well-informed person knows what a complete and impeccable
scientific study is, the so-called “gold standard of science”: it is
randomized, controlled, double-blind, peer-reviewed and published in a
prestigious scientific journal. It was Fauci’s class.
6: Bolsonaro, the puppet and Trump fan, repeated the solution
Bolsonaro, a far-right politic, is a longing for the Brazilian dictatorship
tends to praise torturers of that time, who in addition to being rapists,
stuffed live rats into the vaginas of college students. Bolsonaro, behaving
like a psychopath, praises these torturers laughing and having fun.
political aberration was only elected president of the republic due to a fraudulent
election that took place in 2018, where the leader of the polls, Lula da Silva,
ex-unionist, ex-president, patriot and revered worldwide, center-left, was
arrested in a process fraudulent, just so it doesn’t compete.
led the polls even when arrested. The UN even demanded that he be allowed to
run and that he have a fair trial. The Brazilian judicial system, behaving like
that of a banana republic, ignored the order, even though the country was a
signatory to international agreements related to human rights.
election, in addition to repeating in Brazil the same fake news techniques used
in the U.S., which favored Trump’s election, came just two years after a coup
in the country. This coup removed Dilma Roussef, from Lula’s party, from the
presidency, and was also supported by our class-based judicial system.
story of this coup was spectacularly portrayed by filmmaker Petra Costa in his
documentary “The Edge of Democracy”, an Oscar 2020 finalist and available on
2020 finalist documentary tells the story of the coup.
was proven that in this coup, as well as the previous one, of 1964, there was
the participation of the USA. This is traditional and normal in all coups
d’état in the history of Latin America. If there was no participation from
them, it would be something new. And these are scams always aimed at putting US
puppets in power, friendly to North American economic interests.
addition, this coup was quite predictable that it would occur, after all,
Brazil was the country in the globe that discovered the most oil in the last
decade. Natural resource that always generates US greed.
this deliveryist and fascist government, in addition to having members who copy
speeches by Josef Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister, has a long
history of attacking Brazilian science, aiming to weaken the nation as a whole.
government guru, a self-styled philosopher astrologer, Olavo de Carvalho,
admired by Bolsonaro, believes that the earth is flat and that the coronavirus
epidemic does not exist.
not stop there. This government appoints, for scientific positions, defenders
of creationism. Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo, whose father was part of the
government of the previous dictatorship and made it difficult to extradite Nazi
fugitives from Germany, and Araújo believes that global warming is a Marxist
minister, on course for diplomats, proposes possibilities for alien invasions
of alpha centauri.
an anti-science government. They fire scientists when the government does not
agree with disclosure of data on the Amazon rainforest being destroyed in an
addition to all this, Bolsonaro, when asked by a reporter about the deaths from
the pandemic, replied: “So what? I am not a gravedigger”. And has constantly
been against the only thing that is absolute consensus in the scientific world.
It promotes agglomerations and calls the COVID-19 a small flu.
context, Bolsonaro, who is even portrayed in the Financial Times, as "much
more stupid than Trump", repeated, like a parrot, the solution that Trump
decided to support.
surprise for someone who, upon meeting the President of the United States, says
"i love you", being scorned by himself and by almost the entire North
American right wingers, except David Duke, a white supremacist of the Klu Klux
Klan, who adores him.
a government like this dare to guide the conduct of treatment for COVID-19?
7: the confirmation bias
the first to explain this psychological effect was Sir Francis Bacon, a British
philosopher, for almost 500 years.
an opinion is adopted, human understanding seeks everything around it to agree
with and support it. Even if there is more evidence to the contrary, it
neglects or despises it, or in some way rejects or fails to side“, Sir Francis
bias happens to everyone, including specialists, according to Daniel Kahneman,
winner of the Nobel Prize, in his book “Fast and Slow”.
stayed out of the negative confirmation bias. When I saw Trump announcing the
Didier Raoult study, I had a positive bias and concluded that the study was
really good. “For the first time in his life, this idiot listens to a renowned
scientist”, I thought.
same occurred when Bolsonaro parroted Trump. “Even a stopped clock shows the
hour twice a day”, I reflected.
yes, Didier Raout is unlucky. He had the two worst allies in the world.
was going to bars, parties and was not quarantined, and learned of the
hydroxychloroquine studies from the mouth of Trump or Bolsonaro, along with
Fauci’s explanations, automatically disavowed.
all, from these mouths, the normal thing is to come shit.
8: Didier Raoult is attacked
addition to explanations of side effects, and strong criticism for not being
the “gold standard” of drug studies, extremely negative articles began to
appear for Didier Raoult’s reputation.
“For Better Science” website made one of the most viral. There began a massive
smear campaign. "Wizard Doctor" was one of the titles. It was quickly
translated into Portuguese and was published on the Nassif website, with great
texts addressed several things, but one caught my attention: a history of fraud
in scientific studies signed by Didier.
found at least four studies with microscope images altered by photoshop. But
the total number of studies, almost 3 thousand, did not speak.
addition, charges with expensive themes on the left, such as sexual harassment,
bullying with students, pressure and overtime. The article contained the
testimony of hurt people who broke with the infectologist.
harassment was not Didier’s, but that he would have covered up occurrences at
the institute where he runs.
addition to the altered studies, already proven, the rest, probably, everything
must be true. At least it’s credible. Didier accuses one of his students for
the alterations in the images. I believe that under the pressure of being one
of the most productive institutes in the world, a student’s attitude in this
regard may be quite possible.
harassment, Didier gave the worst possible answer, at the time, to the press:
"Thank you for describing this place as a brothel, I will install a condom
I believe that such a scrutiny, absolutely no one is left unscathed. But for
those who received the news by Trump and Bolsonaro, the "farcical"
label stuck to Didier with ease, as an effect of the negative confirmation
hoped that there was a result and went to find out about the institute’s
website and its twitter. With such heavy articles, if Didier did not speak up,
his study would be proven to be a fraud.
responses, Didier Raoult made a basic communication error. On the institute’s
youtube channel, instead of being at the center of a table, with several
researchers, after all, the study was signed by several scientists, he appeared
alone. He was unable to show support for his team.
started to pay attention. In one of the interviews, in relation to the strong
side effects, he stated that he would give the drugs to his own mother. About
not being randomized, he made an analogy about the parachute. He said that it
is not necessary to throw 20 people out of an airplane, ten with parachutes and
ten without, to conclude that ten people would die.
explanations made sense to me, after all, in Europe, the average death rate
among those infected was approximately 15% of patients.
curiosity: the articles in “For Better Science” appeared on Google, before
Didier’s page on Wikipedia.
9: "Miracle cure". Didier Raout is detonated in the New York Times,
the most influential newspaper in the world
cure", said the text. "It shocked scientists around the world",
they evaluated. In addition, they called what he proposed "miracle
cure". They heard other experts about his reputation and made a political
connection to Trump.
A few days
later, a US doctor, James Todaro, comments on his twitter:
when would confirmation come or not?
evolution of COVID-19 is well documented. It is not similar to AIDS, where the
patient can die in six months or 20 years.
vast majority of people incubate the virus for six days. Soon afterwards, he
presents symptoms, and in another week or 10 days, about 5% of symptomatic
patients become severe (the number varies slightly). Of the serious ones,
intubated, about half die.
think with me. Let’s go to a very basic logic.
stay in a pandemic focal point, give the medicine to 100 people who already
have symptoms, if in 15 days, out of the total, only one or two need to be
intubated, the medicine works and we have proof.
simple. You don’t even have to wait to see if the intubates died, right?
not need a control group, peer review, double blind, or publication in a
just need to correctly count the number of intubated patients.
it was only a matter of two more weeks and the treatment would be confirmed or
not. Someone would.
logical. Does anyone have any questions?
10: "Miracle cure". The first doctor in the USA, confirming, enters
the scene, but it didn’t work.
New York, a doctor, Vladimir Zelenko, appeared in the story. He claimed, a few
days later, that he had already treated some people with hydroxychloroquine,
azithromycin, Didier’s protocol. And he added one more item to the cocktail:
took an important step: he released his treatment protocol in a letter to
York Times story on his story stated that he was not seeing patients
personally, but with a team.
a recent cancer, Zelenko has only one lung. He’s a risk group for Covid-19.
Prudent, he remained in his home, isolated.
article in the newspaper, in addition to photographing him outside a hospital
environment, without being in white, unintentionally collaborating with
semiotics, developed a political narrative. Zelenko is a supporter of Trump.
"The country’s simple doctor becomes a star on the right", said the
addition, they found memes on their facebook attacking Hillary Clinton, a
Democratic candidate in the last presidential election. "Zelenko’s
treatment reached a useful moment for Trump and his media supporters, who at
times seemed more interested in discussing miracle cures than talking about
delays or a shortage of fans", he said.
spoke some numbers. At the end of March, it had already treated 200 patients,
with only six hospitalized, two intubated and zero deaths. His treatment was
precocious, before the disease worsened, repeating Raoult. Their numbers,
compared to the death rate among infected Americans, were encouraging.
numbers like this, presented, are not reliable. It is an "anecdotal
case". It is a doctor speaking who treated patients. And in his case, at
explained that anecdotal cases are worthless. I agreed. The argument is a good
one. After all, if the patient dies, it is another doctor who signs the death
served a little for me, who was trying to believe, as a positive confirmation
bias, that it worked.
those who had the golden rule of science in mind, the randomized, controlled,
double blind, the confirmation bias remained "not scientifically
proven", with good reason.
raised a question to me: would he lie about the dead for being a Trump fanatic,
to help him?
could be. The article addressed a strong religiosity of Zelenko, an item always
related to far right-wing politicians, such as Trump.
it be that Didier Raoult was completely crazy, was destroying a brilliant
career with a gigantic lie and that Zelenko went into the same hallucination?
was a possibility.
not uncommon for men to do giant shit out of a passion, for example.
needed, then, a confirmation with more credibility: a hospital applying this.
But a situation in which the same doctors who prescribe the drugs sign death
certificates if the patient dies.
people can actually make up stories of healing for fame or political
fanaticism, but everything has a limit.
death certificates gives jail in any minimally civilized country.
11: "chloroquine can be even more dangerous than the virus itself"
started out as a self-medication alert soon became a big, menacing monster.
the channels that I usually follow on Brazilian YouTube is Pirula . I’ve known
him for many years. Pirula is a scientist, paleontologist, and makes videos on
“translates” science into a language accessible to everyone. His predilection
is for nerdy subjects, like dinosaurs, but he has already made great
contributions to the Brazilian political debate, such as when he dismantled the
creationist theory, which always tries to invade the public debate.
he is one of the most influential scientific disseminators in South America.
Each of his videos has over 100 thousand views.
his most prominent videos was when he decided to fight the government guru,
Olavo de Carvalho, intellectual mentor of Jair Bolsonaro, who in yet another
common day of mental disorder, said that Pepsi made sweeteners with aborted
Pirula, influenced by the media and following the thinking of the herd,
produced a video “Chloroquine what we know".
opinions are a reflection of the entire Brazilian scientific class. It is
sensationalist and with a level of study shamefully primary for anyone who
proposes to explain something scientific.
listening to reports from people who take this medicine on a daily basis, I
started a research. Nothing difficult for a drug that is almost 70 years old.
the reader, probably bombarded with this speech, will be surprised now:
can have an absurd loss of vision, maybe even blindness", said Pirula in
study, published in Pubmed in 2019, details how 0.68% of people who take
hydroxychloroquine for 5–7 years can develop blurred partial vision. Yes that’s
need to take it for at least five years to have a 0.68 risk of blurred vision.
And nobody was blind.
more? On the same theme of “blindness”? Come on.
2003 study says that retinal toxicity due to hydroxychloroquine was not seen in
any of the 526 patients during the first 6 years of treatment.
Before six continuous years. No problem.
can cause heart problems. It can cause heart failure. This has already been
observed. It is rare, but it has already been observed", said Pirula.
study published by WHO — World Health Organization, in 2017, it says for
chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, when used in normal doses (and duration) of
treatment of malaria, similar to Didier Raoult protocol for COVID-19, there was
never a case cardiac arrhythmia.
this 2013 study. He says that cardiac risk is an extremely rare condition that
is correlated with older women (over 50 years) who have pre-existing heart
problems, chronic rheumatoid inflammation and chronic kidney disease. And who
have been taking hydroxychloroquine for over ten years.
You need to take it for more than 10 years, and already have heart problems.
want to go completely crazy now? I help you.
2018 study reports that hydroxychloroquine reduces the chances of
right. It doesn’t hurt the heart. It’s the opposite. It does well.
COVID-19, by itself, poses risks to the heart. That’s what this study says.
Therefore, hydroxychloroquine, instead of increasing cardiac risks, may
actually be reducing risks.
more? I have.
is growing evidence that COVID-19 causes fatal thrombovascular complications.
Hydroxychloroquine is shown to be thromboprotective, reducing thrombosis by 68%
in patients with lupus. Early treatment with the drug can prevent thrombosis in
COVID-19. That’s what this 2010 study says.
does not stop there. I have more.
a document from the CDC — Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a US
agency. It is a guide.
the drug can be prescribed for adults and children of all ages. It can also be
taken safely by pregnant women and breastfeeding women. And it can be
prescribed, believe me, preventively.
want to know something fun? I tell.
is 65 years old. 5 million doses are prescribed per year. The Wikipedia
apparently discovered many new side effects, "side effects" went from
345 to 440 words. "Overdose" went from 33 to 201 words and
"contraindications" went from 0 to 41 words.
these opinions of "scientists" who do not study, and reading the
studies, I made a decision: I would continue to research the subject to keep up
with the news. You can’t trust anyone.
to say that "chloroquine can be more dangerous than the virus
itself", as Pirula said, is paranoia or amateur work.
12: Didier Raoult is a "quack"
probably not quarantined in mid-March, seeing Anthony Fauci’s explanation of
the gold standard of science, after reading the “For Better Science” stories
and Didier’s profile in the New York Times, could only come up with one
conclusion: he is a madman or charlatan.
a parallel with another story. A famous case in Brazil: phosphoethanolamine. It
was "the cancer pill". Other scientific disseminators were in the
a interesting case. A few years ago, a chemistry professor claimed to have
discovered a cure for cancer. Of all kinds. This became a national discussion.
Unicamp, a prestigious Brazilian university, released an editorial saying it
should be a police case.
It is a
coincidence to reinforce the negative confirmation bias. The obscure Bolsonaro,
who spent 28 years as a federal deputy defending the dictatorship, had only two
projects approved in his null career as a deputy, one of which was precisely
question I ask you, reader: is it fair to compare Didier Raout, with 3000
articles in Pubmed, inventor of several other treatments already established,
director of an institute with eight hundred subordinates, awarded among his
peers and by the President of the Republic of France, with an obscure chemistry
professor who claimed to have found a cure for cancer?
is not an honest comparison.
has already been tested in vitro, against the first SARS, back in 2002, 03, and
has given very promising results, and now this year it has already been tested
at least once in vitro", said Pirula in his video, about other treatment
options for COVID-19.
it curious that he, and other scientists, classified a clinical trial with
promising results as quackery and, soon after, put all hope in a drug with only
13: Didier Raoult enters the game and starts to draw cards
as a sham, crazy, and with a flood of news of deadly side effects, Professor
Didier Raoult did what I expected him to do: he started to answer.
were a fake or if his study was a blunder, he would probably start to be quiet.
He would leave the scene in disguise.
the first things he did was to publish, at his institute, a safety protocol,
which involved an electrocardiogram, to apply his treatment. It was done by
another professor and researcher.
wasn’t so crazy, after all, other important scientists were supporting him, I
thought to myself.
14: Didier Raoult wins strong supporters in the scientific community
are witnessing an imaginary multiplication in the number of side effects in the
past eight days", said Christian Perrone, head of the infectious disease
department at Raymond Poincaré de Garches hospital, in France.
in Lyme disease, Perrone was chairman of the commission specialized in
communicable diseases of the Superior Council of Public Health of France.
should be taken, especially in people with heart problems and, more
specifically, in the elderly who take several medications simultaneously. This
treatment should be taken under medical supervision, respecting the dose. As
for retinal problems, they can only occur after taking very large doses for
several years", he said.
concluded his interview with something I suspected might be taking place:
"The shooting that Didier Raoult received is also linked to egos
fights", he said.
15: more important people, like a former French health minister, decide to
support the treatment. Didier is definitely not a freak or a fake.
Figaro, the former scientific director of the National Cancer Institute, the
former president of the French National Health Authority and the former general
director of the National Medicines Safety Agency, recommended applying the
treatment developed by Professor Didier Raoult as soon as the first symptoms of
16: the President of France, Emanuel Macron, visits the hospital in Marseille
when I discovered that it is not just any research center. They performed tests
on 4,000 samples a day, across France, to track the pandemic. With these
figures, it was perhaps the best prepared research center in the country to
deal with the pandemic.
more important detail. There they treated patients.
17: the first study confirms hydroxychloroquine
from China. 62 patients were treated at Renmin Hospital in Wuhan. The treatment
was 5 days with hydroxychloroquine (400 mg) and without azithromycin.
a randomized study. The four patients who progressed to severe pneumonia were
in the control group.
controlled, randomized study, coming from communist China, I concluded that it
was the end of the drug’s politicization. It would no longer be a flag of the
far-right. And I thought that the criticisms for "carelessness",
would now be resolved, because this is randomized.
didn’t come out in the mainstream media. I was wrong.
18: Didier Raout decides to hit the stick on the table
tension grew, the narrative of "quack" did not reduce, neither in the
mainstream media, nor among scientists, and Professor Didier Raout took an
important step to explain to the world that his treatment worked.
to publish, on his institute’s website, the daily count of patients treated
with his combination of drugs and how many died.
was an observation: they were patients who did not arrive serious enough and
that the doctors were able to apply the medications for at least three days.
the beginning, the dead have always remained in approximately 0.5% of the
daily was an important attitude to guarantee the veracity of the data. With
that, Didier eliminated suspicions of being a "fraudster" the label
stuck on it globally.
an exaggeratedly simple logic, but in the midst of this widespread madness, I
find myself in need of explaining, in detail, as if I were talking to mad
children, not adults, scientists and doctors.
the analysis with me.
these great numbers in the air, it was enough to wait 15 days and we would have
a confirmation if the treatment worked or not.
options are as follows: either we would have a rebellion of subordinates with
massive layoffs, or they would all be completely delusional, following a crazy
leader, and would all be arrested soon.
even take the risk of being arrested when there is a lot of money involved. But
hydroxychloroquine is a generic drug, which costs less than $ 10 per patient,
in addition to being manufactured by hundreds of laboratories worldwide,
including in Africa. There is no such thing as a bribery center for scientists.
You can’t match everyone.
put yourself in the position of a doctor working at IHU-Marseille:
I am a
doctor, I work with Didier, I will change death certificates, which is a crime
in any minimally civilized country, at the risk of being arrested, losing my
medical degree, just so that my boss appears on magazine covers? No, fuck!
a microscope image in photoshop is one thing, pretending that no people died in
your hospital, altering death certificates or creating an underground cemetery
to spawn corpses, making good numbers, is another thing.
only possible to believe that these numbers are false if you can imagine this
possible dialogue, between two doctors in Marseille, as credible:
did he die of?
over by a bus.
Bicycle accident. He was without a helmet.
idea. And this other one?
Slipped in the bathroom. Write there.
about those other five?
Disappear with them, otherwise the people will start to suspect.
19: another success story, but the politicization of the medicine has increased
Armstrong, medical director of an asylum in Texas, USA, when finding that a
large part of the inmates were contaminated with the coronavirus, prescribed
hydroxychloroquine for his patients.
title of the NPR story, which covered the case, the application was
said the drugs were safe. "Contrary to Armstrong’s claim that
hydroxychloroquine has virtually no side effects, the drug is known to have
serious negative health impacts", the text warned.
(Kirkland) nursing home: no hydroxychloroquine, 35 deaths in 120 residents.
nursing home: hydroxychloroquine treatment, 1 death in 135 residents.
patients and staff, Robin found 87 positive cases. Among the elderly, 38 were
positive. One death is 2.6%.
average fatality rate among those infected in nursing homes in the USA is 27%.
the issue, they soon discovered that the doctor had ties to Trump’s Republican
mortality rate did not please. On a website that aims to discuss ethics in
medical research, they asked if Robin Armstrong was committing an abuse of
human rights. In the main newspaper in Houston, the state capital, an editorial
accused the doctor of crossing the ethical line.
in Kikland did not cross the ethical line or abuse human rights. With 35
deaths, they were impeccable in good medicine. Robin Armstrong, reducing deaths
by 90%, no. He did everything wrong.
is really disconcerting" said medicinal chemist Katherine Seley-Radtke, of
applying the drugs.
officials soon brought the matter to justice. They called for a ban on
"medical experiments" with the elderly, to keep the death rate at
coincidence: Seley-Radke, president-elect of the International Society for
Antiviral Research, was once a consultant to Gilead.
find it disconcerting.
20: a study came out that I was eager to see, the case of Prevent Senior, in
days after the announcement of Didier Raoult’s study, Prevent Senior, a health
insurance provider in São Paulo, announced that it already had the drugs and
would apply the Marseille protocol to its patients.
also announced that they would produce a scientific article to disseminate the
excited to know. It would be the ideal place to have confirmation. Unlike
Zelenko, in New York, and Robin Armstrong in Texas, who could be lying out of
political passion, without too many consequences, there would not be an
anecdotal case, after all, with patients dying, they would have to sign the
death certificates themselves.
never heard of Prevent. I knew exactly during the pandemic, from the announcement
of the treatment and from criticism from Mandetta, the Minister of Health at
certain point, at the beginning of COVID-19 in Brazil, Prevent Senior
concentrated 60% of deaths in São Paulo, due to its health plan focusing on the
elderly, over 60 years old, the main group of disease risk.
is a giant company. They have a portfolio of 470 thousand customers. It is 25%
of the elderly in São Paulo. They are the owners of several hospitals and had
become a case in universities around the world for being able to make a health
plan cheaper than conventional ones, precisely for the elderly.
secret, they say, is the use of technology, tele-attendance and speed for exams
and medical procedures, not letting customers get serious, and costly, to start
the first reports from there said that the operator’s owners’ own mother had
received the treatment, generating confidence and frightening the speech of
fatal side effects.
publishing, the doctors were already giving interviews, where they could not
talk about the results, but the smile on their faces, and the spirits, were
came out, the study had this graph:
result was how many of the patients needed to be admitted and how many did not.
patients who gave the drugs less than 7 days after the first symptoms, only
1.17% needed to be hospitalized. For those who were medicated after a week of
symptoms 3.2%, and for those who did not want to receive treatment, 5.5% needed
to be hospitalized. Very good proof of the effectiveness of the treatment.
time, there was already mass collective hysteria about the fatal dangers of
hydroxychloroquine, and part of the clients, fearful, did not accept the
medication. They became a control group.
had an interesting method. As there were not many tests in Brazil, neither in
the public nor in the private network, and due to the low reliability in
relation to false negatives, which occur in 33% of the cases, according to the
scientists, the diagnosis was made by clinical analysis. A good part due to
lung exams and the other part only due to symptoms.
to avoid contamination of more people, many clinical examinations were by
videoconference. Motorcycle courier services delivered medications to patients’
21: Criticism of the Prevent Senior study is a conspiracy theory
Pasternak, a scientist who has gained notoriety and fame during the pandemic,
with several interviews with the largest media in Brazil, and Carlos Orsi, an
experienced journalist in the science field, with passages in major newsrooms,
such as that of the newspaper O Estado de S Paulo, published an opinion article
on the website of the Instituto Questão de Ciência, an entity with a noble
objective: the defense of the use of scientific evidence in public policies.
article entitled "A class on how not to test a drug" went viral on
the internet. In addition to criticizing the lack of coronavirus testing in
patients, when Brazil had very few virus detection tests, and repeating Anthony
Fauci’s class on randomized, controlled, double-blind, peer-reviewed and
published in major scientific journals, The authors followed, after talking
about the dangers of medicines, to a surprising conclusion: “It seems to have
been a disastrous marketing operation”, they wrote, before giving several other
examples of marketing influencing scientific research. The article said that
nothing was proven.
after, in one of the most influential newspapers in the country, the headline
announced about the study: "Government sees evidence of fraud".
Interested, I ran to read. “Did the guys really go crazy and make up numbers?”,
I thought to myself.
I was wondering if people died or not died and they were bureaucratic questions:
time to start and finish the research, authorizations, papers and stamps. Soon
after, the study was suspended in the ethics committee for the same reasons.
on. Think with me.
again, in an extremely basic and illustrative logic.
a "miracle cure" by marketing?
medicine not to be working and this study to be just a marketing plan, it needs
to produce a conspiracy theory to leave Olavo de Carvalho, the guru, feeling at
a children’s buffet.
to find credible a Prevent Senior director, arriving at a meeting, and saying:
- I had
an idea. We will pretend that no people die in our hospitals to promote a false
cure for marketing.
Interesting, and how will this happen?
bought a backhoe and we’re going to make a clandestine cemetery behind the
hospital. With about 1000 corpses gone, we make an account that few people die
here, and that we have drugs that work.
a great idea, boss. I’m in!
isn’t it? If everything goes well, we will increase our revenue a little. But
folks, this can’t leak at all, because otherwise, in addition to us losing all
of our fortune and our $ 100 million profit a year, we will all go to jail.
will go there to arrange with doctors, nurses, attendants and cleaning staff.
Sure everyone is up for it.
health operator, 60% of the people in the greater São Paulo died, at the
beginning of the pandemic, between March and April. And no scientist has said
it has peaked to this day.
normal, within the tragedy, in a place that only serves old people, was to have
a motorcade of hearses or trucks at the door. Everyone remembers the famous
photo in Italy, which went viral worldwide.
this image, which everyone has seen, you don’t have to make crazy marketing
plans involving hiding corpses. For scenes like this, you already have a speech
on the tip of your tongue: "Unfortunately, we suffered the same tragedy
that occurred in Italy, our patients are in the group most at risk".
Ready. The problem is solved.
more: for the theory, that it is just a marketing plan, to make sense, you
would need to agree with the families of the dead to keep quiet, you need to
buy the press so they don’t publish, you need to prohibit employees from taking
photos, you need to steal the cameras of photographers on the streets near the
hospitals, in addition to putting together a good plan to assassinate doctors
who possibly resign for fear of being arrested, among several other repression
actions. A level of control is needed that would make Kim Jong-un so red with
not make sense.
22: two simultaneous Jim Jones do not fit the puzzle
guy in the picture is Jim Jones. He created and was the leader of a sect and
had fanatical followers. Disturbed, in November 1978, he induced 900 people to
collective suicide in Jonestown, a city he created in Guyana to shelter his
followers, who left their lives behind, to follow him.
accept the official narrative that Didier Raoult is a new Jim Jones in
Marseille and is leading 800 subordinates, of religious allegiance, to
collective suicide, where everyone takes the risk of being arrested, losing
their medical degrees, and ending their lives in French prisons, doing
everything to defend their charismatic leader.
accept the narrative that both Zelenko and Robin Armstrong have been lying
about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine because they are right-wing
fascist fanatics, supporters of Donald Trump.
accept that the second paper, coming from China, out of corporatism, Chinese
doctors rushed to defend the reputation of a French doctor.
when they try to tell me that a second Jim Jones emerged simultaneously in São
Paulo, with the same “miracle cure”, but without having been the inventor of
the treatment, and therefore without being emotionally attached to it, taking
hundreds more doctors and employees, in a company that makes billions, not a
university that was not made to make a profit, to their respective suicides,
everything went beyond any reasonable limit.
23: the perverted panda bears and scientific fundamentalism
animal in the photo is a panda bear. They all have a sad expression. They have
been on the list of endangered animals for quite some time. In addition, they
are famous for a terrifying detail, scientific consensus for a long time: they
rarely have sex.
right. Yes, science has to study panda bears, their customs, and protect them,
even if it involves invading their respective privacies, revealing to the
world, on various TV programs, their terrible reputation as lovers.
let’s imagine a hypothetical situation: a scientist arrives and publishes a
pre-print paper, saying that he has a horny panda bear, and that every Saturday
that bear takes a girlfriend home and spends the whole night having sex.
According to this scientist, they only sleep after dawn and wake up, always
exhausted, after noon.
need to send me more evidence about your claim. You need to verify that they
have sex", says the reviewer, before publishing. That’s right. Science
needs proof. All procedures must be followed. You can’t believe it like that,
National Geographic reporter is sent to film, in secret, the alleged animal
if it is later proved that the researcher lied when he said that his panda bear
is a pervert, there is no problem. In the review, you eliminate his work, don’t
publish, and destroy your reputation as a panda scientist.
point is that this scientist is not going to be arrested for this lie.
case of medical treatments, where the patient dies or does not die, the review
is not by peers. It is a three-level review and much more demanding: it starts
with the police investigator, then with the prosecutor, and the last review is
that of the judge of law, whether or not he issues a preventive detention
three months they did not discover a clandestine cemetery with bones of 1000
old people in São Paulo, nor another one in Marseille with 400 bodies.
there was no rebellion of doctors in São Paulo, nor another in Marseille.
did not discover a gang of tampering with death certificates at Prevent Senior
or Didier’s hospital, and no one is under arrest, the conclusion is different:
the medicine worked.
are no more options. Or do we have to conclude that, in conspiracy theory, that
both the São Paulo and Marseille judicial authorities were purchased by
hydroxychloroquine manufacturers? Only a troubled mind can think that.
think more simply, concluded everything differently: what happened with
Zelenko, with Robin, in China and at Prevent Senior, were scientific evidences.
that old science class I had when I was a child: when you reproduce an
experiment and have the same result, you have scientific proof.
24: how today’s scientists would react to Yuri Gagarin
Earth is blue,” said Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. The Soviet cosmonaut was
the first man in outer space. A formidable scientific evolution.
phrase became famous. At the time, it appeared in all newspapers, TV and radio
nice, the earth is blue", comments a layman. "We cannot affirm this.
It is not scientifically proven that the earth is blue", answers some
scientist or scientific promoter.
not?" Asks the average person. "It’s just that you lay people don’t
understand the scientific method. Until we do a complete color blindness test
in Gagarin, controlled, randomized, double blind, and then peer-reviewed and
published in an impact scientific journal, we cannot conclude that it is
scientifically proven. In addition, it can be a lie. Many people lie",
says the scientist.
man, the probability of him lying in the color of the earth, or being
colorblind, is minuscule, as is the possibility that both Didier Raoult and
Prevent Senior are hiding corpses", says the layman.
say that it is blue is to be a denialist of science. It is to believe for the
will to believe. The earth can be red, blue or pink. The only way to have
scientific proof is to do a controlled, randomized, double blind test, in each
of Gagarin’s eyes, and that takes about a year. Even, the newspapers could
never have published this phrase, confusing all lay people", explains the
later, the color blindness test was published in a scientific magazine:
"Look, it really came out published, the earth really is blue. He had no
reason to be lying and he really wasn’t".
25: the first negative study is published, making noise, but the study had
already had my conclusion: the probability of it not being working would be
negligible. Now it was enough to follow how the story developed.
the discourse that the drug is extremely dangerous massified, they started to
apply hydroxychloroquine only in extremely severe patients, with the disease
was the case with the study of veterans in the USA. There was a higher death
rate among those who received the medication.
the study of China, which recommended its use, did not come out in the
mainstream media, it came out with a fuss.
is not a drug to be tried on patients at this time", said former Secretary
of Veterans Affairs, Dr. David Shulkin.
study", reacted Didier Raout on his twitter. "The control group was
treated with azithromycin. Patients with lymphopenia nearly dying were treated
with hydroxychloroquine", he said.
same day, the Marseille Institute released a technical analysis of the
veterans’ study and responded to the researcher. Criticisms and observations of
the serious problems of the research did not appear either in the media or in
the specialized media.
26: two studies on the same day. A positive and a negative. Only the negative
came out in the media.
first study was that of Fiocruz. Made in Manaus, it was for critically ill
patients. Very sick at the beginning of treatments: 43% in the ICU and 88.9% in
respiratory therapy before treatment. And only with chloroquine, the most toxic
version, not hydroxychloroquine.
were two groups. The first, with high dosage. 1200mg per day, double the amount
used in the original French protocol. This group had 39% mortality.
second group, 600mg per day. This had a low mortality of 15%, which is a good
number for critically ill patients, already with advanced pneumonia.
suggest that higher doses of chloroquine should not be recommended for the
treatment of severe COVID-19" was the conclusion.
my focus. I wanted to know about equal doses of Marseille, in patients before
they get serious, and with azithromycin. The results of the study were
published in all Brazilian and US media. Commentators remained focused only on
those who died of the heart in the high dose arm.
second study came from Iran. Done by leading scientists in the country, the
study concluded that hydroxychloroquine was good for patients. It didn’t come
out in the media.
afterwards, to increase the negative confirmation bias of Brazilian scientists,
as something that should not even be studied, bolsonaristas threatened the
scientists of Fiocriz with death, due to the high doses in one of the arms of
27: a pre-print about Gilead’s Remdesivir, leaked. It was useless.
drug did not reduce deaths. With the large pharmaceutical industry with no
lucrative alternatives to offer, I concluded that attacks on hydroxychloroquine
would soon cease.
days later, on the cover of Veja, the most influential Brazilian magazine,
Remdesivir was the star: "a new hope".
journalists", I thought to myself.
same day that the magazine was published, in the United States, Anthony Fauci,
the White House consultant, was excited. "Remdesivir shows promising
results for the coronavirus, says Fauci".
reducing the number of deaths, in Fauci’s announcement, turned out to be
was the result celebrated? Whoever was going to die, would die normally, but
whoever stopped dying, instead of recovering in 15 days, recovered in 11 days.
juggling arrives, at a pace of good news, in the mainstream media.
"Antiviral remdesivir accelerates recovery of patients with Covid-19, says
US agency". This was the headline of the most influential Brazilian
newspaper, Folha de São Paulo.
April 30, James Todaro, a US physician, on his Twitter, makes a note: "The
NIH Panel on COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines is made up of 50 researchers and
doctors. This panel will decide on treatment recommendations. for Remdesivir.
Almost 20% of them are employed or have investments in Gilead".
next day, the drug was approved. It has become the standard of care in the USA.
receives $ 37 million to develop and test Remdesivir. FDA approves Remdesivir.
Cost per patient: $ 1000. Manufacturing cost $ 10", comments James on his
after, on a website specializing in pharmaceutical discussions, experts said
the fair price, per patient, should be $ 4,460.
a major US policy website, criticism of the US president’s downturn. "The
coronavirus gets a promising drug. The Trump world is not buying".
28: seeing the party with Remdesivir, Didier Raoult calls Anthony Fauci to the
suggests that during the course of the study, the scientists, surprised, found
that Remdesivir did not prevent deaths. The goal changed to “speed of recovery”
in those who would no longer die.
29: in the first half of May, several encouraging studies came out, in sequence
first half of May, several studies on hydroxychloroquine were published. They
always followed the same procedure. Those with positive results, most of them,
were restricted to scientific forums. The negatives came out in the mainstream
media. About the negatives, no criticism was made by journalists in the
the positives, one caught my attention. It was from China, in critically ill
patients. In the control group, without treatment, 45% of people died, in the
treatment group, 18%.
to Fiocruz’s low-dose arm number, which was 15%. However, with the same
percentage, Chinese scientists recommended the use.
30: reinforcements to the confirmation bias of scientists
this domination of the mass media with only negative studies, and without
criticism of these studies, as if they were impeccable, Trump stopped promoting
came up with a brilliant idea: he said that people should inject disinfectants
to cure the coronavirus.
definitive proof that part of Trump’s voters are just as stupid as Bolsonaro’s
voters, after Trump’s declaration, New York had an increase in cases of
same time, a Bolsonaro, the "much more stupid than Trump", according
to the Economist, was trying to convince the scientific class to adopt the
the contradictions of the studies? No. Bolsonaro decided to say that the WHO
encourages the masturbation and homosexuality of children.
continued to promote public agglomerations, facing the only consensus of all
scientists around the world.
addition, he had a brilliant idea: he wanted to change, by decree, the label of
afterwards, he dismissed Mandetta, health minister, who did not want to apply
the protocol. And then he fired another, for the same reason.
government continued to attack science from all sides, as when the Minister of
the Environment extinguished three bases of the Tamar project, for the
preservation of turtles.
stupid supporters, in addition to setting up camps for self-medication, started
cursing doctors who recommended social isolation.
31: Bolsonarist scientists defend, but no one but their bubble hears them
scientist and conservative is already a contradiction in itself. Being a
scientist, conservative and Bolsonarist, is something completely crazy.
until with important arguments, decided to publish an “ Open Letter to the
President of the Republic".
intelligent and smart, they chose the perfect vehicle for the publication of
the letter: the website of the flat earth guru. This site is known for
publishing fake news and hate speech. It is one of Sleeping Giants ‘ biggest
targets because of that.
spokesperson for treatment in the country was Nise Yamaguchi. Doctor at one of
the most important hospitals in Latin America. A Bolsonaro fan, in one of his
interviews, in addition to defending the treatments, made comments without
understanding anything, on a theme always present for them: Nazism. She was
these scientists’ facebook and twitter pages, posts about hydroxychloroquine
share space with paranoid ideas of communist infiltration in universities,
cultural Marxism and concerned comments about the Berlin wall.
of course, takes these people seriously.
32: the two most prestigious medical journals in the world publish fake studies
against the medicine
Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine, fraudulent studies on
hydroxychloroquine have been published.
led WHO to stop its research. All reported with worldwide repercussion. It
motivated doctors and governments around the world to stop prescribing drugs,
believing that they would have more risks than benefits.
day of publication of the study on the Lancet, with 96 thousand patients,
Didier Raoult, already contested on his twitter. "Incorporation of
falsified data", he exclaimed. Experienced, he saw inconsistencies right
away. He got it right.
first time, the inconsistencies of studies against treatment have come out in
the mainstream media. The data was false. Patients and hospitals that did not
exist. After a wide reaction from scientists from different places, the study
was soon withdrawn.
same thing happened with a New England study. I was also withdrawn.
coincidence: most studies that were against use, came from hospital databases.
“The magic of the database?” Asked Didier Raoult in another post.
those who believe in coincidences, the studies, even in the two most respected
magazines, matched exactly the discourse on the “dangers” of medicines in the
33: Yale teacher, without emotional involvement with results, recommends early
University’s award-winning professor of epidemiology, Harvey Risch, performed a
technical analysis of clinical studies, not databases, and concluded that the
drug works and should be applied early.
article, published in the world’s leading epidemiology journal, is especially
important, because one of the charges is bias in studies. Researchers, treating
patients, could seek results to publish their studies and become famous.
Professor Harvey didn’t treat any patient or conduct any research, he just did
a technical analysis.
34: more than 50 studies. The vast majority report positive results, but it is
not “scientifically proven” for some reason.
day I write, July 15th. We have 53 searches. 32 peer-reviewed. 76% of them are
positive. Here, in this link, it is possible to have access to all.
ineffective drug, hydroxychloroquine is lucky. Maybe I should play the lottery.
35: the safety of medications in the treatment of COVID-19
studies have focused only on the safety of medications. With or without
study published in the American Heart Association, explains that it is an
exaggeration. There were 201 patients. No one died. "Although the use of
these drugs has resulted in the prolongation of the QT interval, doctors rarely
needed to stop treatment", they concluded.
other , with 105 patients and an average age of 67 years, the researchers also
minimized the risks. "They did not result in fatal arrhythmias. Our
findings suggest that any harm is unlikely to outweigh the potential benefits
of treatment", they concluded.
36: conspiracy theory in favor of hydroxychloroquine is impossible
is a 65-year-old patent-free drug manufactured in hundreds of laboratories
Brazil, for example, we have public laboratories producing, such as
Farmanguinhos and the Army, in addition to several other private ones.
It is a
cheap medicine. It costs less than $ 10 per patient to treat COVID-19.
impossible to have a global conspiracy between laboratories and scientists from
more than 50 studies to promote this medicine.
it is impossible to have a central tuition fee to corrupt scientists so that
they produce scientific studies favorable to this medicine. So much for the low
value of the tuition fees, after all, the profit is low, so much for this
global coordination with no chance of working.
is. The studies on cheap and patent-free drugs are the most reliable that
other hand, Philippe Douste-Blazy, a cardiologist, a former French Minister of
Health and a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, recently
revealed that at a closed-door meeting at Chattam House in 2020, both Lancet
and New England Journal of Medicine editors, stated their concerns about the
criminal pressures of the major pharmaceutical industry in their publications.
Watch on youtube.
37: everywhere the drug is applied, the same result: low deaths among those
will select some countries and regions that have adopted drug treatment since
the beginning of the pandemic. There, you can check the percentage of deaths
among those infected.
the graphics I will generate, and I will also leave the links for you to
access, you will see a comparison with Germany and the European Union. Germany
is taken as an example in the fight against COVID-19 and, due to rigid
lockdowns, it never filled its hospital system.
these graphs, Germany functions as a "control group", because there
is no news from there that they are using these drugs.
are more countries that use it, but without confirmation by news from reliable
has been used to treat patients with Covid-19 since the first wave of the
outbreak in Malaysia and has shown its effectiveness, says general director of
health, Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah".
here and here.
17, 8,755 cases, 122 deaths.
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here .
doctors will start treating all patients with pneumonia for the new coronavirus
without waiting for test results to confirm the diagnosis, said the country’s
Health Minister, Mikhail Murashko".
The New York Times newspaper accused Russia of underreporting deaths. Russia
asked for a retraction of the newspaper.
more curiosity: they refused to stop using , even under pressure. “According to
the results of monitoring the safety of hydroxychloroquine drugs during the
Covid-19 pandemic in the Russian Federation, there were no fatal results
associated with rhythm disturbance in patients with HCQ”, said the ministry.
17, 759,203 cases, 12,123 deaths.
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here.
countries prescribe this drug to intubated patients", said Koca.
"However, our scientific advice has suggested that the drug is really beneficial
in the early stages to prevent the virus from spreading in the body".
17, 217,799 cases, 5,458 deaths
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here.
41: United Arab Emirates
Hosani, official health sector spokesman for the UAE. "Hydroxychloroquine
and other antiviral drugs".
17, 56,422 cases, 337 deaths.
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here.
42: South Dakota, USA.
news confirms. That South Dakota auditioned across the state. And that,
stubborn and uncompromising, they continued using the drugs, even after FDA
17, 7,789 cases, 116 deaths. 1.48%
link here .
43: New Brunswick, a province in Canada
Brunswick becomes Canada’s first province to "organize" and
"authorize" the use of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of certain
patients with COVID-19.
confirmation is here.
17, 168 cases, 2 deaths. It gives 1.19%. While in the whole of Canada, it is
44: Costa Rica
apply since they made a conference call with Chinese. They taught.
the BBC did a story about the excellent numbers. They said it was a solid
health care system, and did not mention the medication.
question remains: 90% more solid and efficient than Germany? The funny thing is
that this solid system, in other health numbers, such as infant mortality, is
not so superior.
17, 9,969 cases, 47 deaths.
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here.
believes that 78% of coronavirus-related deaths in Europe could have been
prevented if European states reflected Morocco’s chloroquine strategy",
said the country’s leading scientist.
they continued to use it, even with alerts.
17, 16,726 cases, 264 deaths.
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here.
one of the countries that most studies with the drug, like this and this.
contrary to what the WHO recommended, they expanded the use.
17, 1,040,457 cases, 26,285 deaths.
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here.
country’s main doctor informed why she would continue using it , even with the
17, 66,895 cases, 375 deaths.
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here.
48: looking at this graph and not seeing, has a name: scientific negationism
generated on July 17th. For the updated one, click here.
at all these results, much better than Germany, which is an example to the
world, in all aspects related to public health, and far superior to the
European Union, and concludes that it is just a coincidence, has a name:
explains: when you reproduce an experiment, and it generates the same results,
it means that you have… scientific proof.
49: the case of Switzerland and the suspension of the drug
end of May, when Lancet published the fraudulent study, several countries
decided to cancel the authorization for use. Switzerland was one of them. It
was banned on May 27. The country had a low daily death toll.
May 28 and June 7, only two people across the country died of COVID-19.
June 8 to 23, Switzerland had 35 deaths.
suspension did not last long. Switzerland has again authorized the use by
June 23, deaths returned to a low level. In the next 15 days, Switzerland had
only 7 deaths. The graph can be seen here on the Worldometers website.
full report and this second graphic can be read here, on the France Soir
50: all you need to say are coincidences to maintain the narrative that the
medicine does not work
1 — You
need to conclude that the results by India, Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Cota
Rica, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Morocco, South Dakota and New
Brunswick, exactly the places that announced the use of the drug and
subsequently have low fatality rate, represent only a coincidence or work of
2 — You
need to conclude that with the suspension of hydroxychloroquine in Switzerland,
for a few days, and the increase in deaths to follow, and then the reduction
again, represent just a coincidence or work of chance.
3 — You
must conclude that, by coincidence or by chance, fraudulent studies were
published precisely in the two most important medical journals in the world,
Lancet and New England, fitting like a glove in the official narrative of the
mainstream media about the "dangers" of the medicine.
4 — You
need to conclude that the BBC reporters who made stories about the excellent results
presented by Costa Rica and India , wrote everything, and by coincidence or by
chance, they just forgot to ask which medicines were used in their respective
5 — It
must be concluded that by coincidence or by chance, both São Paulo police, in
the case of Prevent Senior, and Marseille police, where the hospital where
Didier Raout is director is located, as well as their respective presses, even
months later , have not yet discovered gangs that falsify death certificates or
6 — It
must be concluded that almost 80% of the studies are positive, among the
approximately 60 already done on hydroxychloroquine, are also coincidences.
Needless to say that scientists responsible for the famous study of veterans,
today being sponsored by Gilead, as this twitter shows, represents just a
51: the ranking and logic that scientists do not know how to take into account
tried, in one of his dictatorial attitudes, to stop publishing numbers of
deaths from the Coronavirus in Brazil.
didn’t even last 24 hours. A press consortium started to count.
to the Reporters Without Borders Ranking, Brazil is number 107 in the world in
terms of press freedom.
Rica is the seventh. Was he underreporting for months without the press finding
out? Malaysia is 101.
that you are a leader of a country and you did everything wrong when dealing
with the pandemic. You have many corpses in your account. Soon you can find a
way to underreport deaths without the press finding out.
you put your mortality rate much better than Germany’s? Do you want to go
unnoticed or call your people an idiot and end your life hanging like
leader, I would mourn the dead, say that the coronavirus is a disaster for the
country, create a death rate similar to that of Germany, pay homage, distribute
medals to the country’s main doctors for reaching these numbers, and he would
accuse the opposition of not believing in the potential of medicine and
scientists in the country, by predicting a disaster that did not occur.
I would be carried out in the arms of the people.
52: Brazilian scientists are colonized mentally and prejudiced
launches satellites, has already launched a spacecraft to Mars.
was alone, for more than 10 years, supplying the International Space Station,
taking and bringing astronauts from there, after the failure of the Space
Shuttle project, with fatal accidents in 40% of the spacecraft built.
constantly puts astronauts in orbit safely. The three countries have nuclear
scientists in India are in favor of using hydroxychloroquine. India is even one
of the leaders in the research of the medicine.
China taught Costa Rica to use. The Russians said fuck it when the WHO told
them to stop using hydroxychloroquine.
Indians are all ugly, dark in color, dressed in a strange way and a good part
of the country lives in slums. The Chinese are hungry and make soups with bats.
And the Russians are constantly drunk on vodka. At least this is the stereotype
created for idiots.
the medical / scientific class in Brazil, a country that does not launch
satellites or have an atomic bomb, is almost entirely white in a country that
50% is of African descent.
are of upper class or upper middle class and are dazzled by the USA. It only
has eyes for North America. They disdain China, Russia and India.
class has, as a goal of victory in life, the participation of congresses or a
study season in the USA. And if there is time, of course, take the opportunity
to stop by Disney, so as not to miss the trip. All published, of course, in
their respective instagrams.
think US science and scientists are unsurpassed, even if the science there, to
this day, very advanced, has not been able to define whether George Floyd died
suffocated with the policeman’s knee, or if he had a heart attack or overdose
at that moment.
more than 80% of them voting for Bolsonaro, due to fascist and classist bias,
today they have already seen that the president-elect is not "clean"
and put themselves as sorry, while raising the flag of science to feel
their facebooks and twitters, they are at war with hydroxychloroquine. They
want to be the same as North Americans. Share, as definitive proof of
hydroxychloroquine not working, a study published in the holy grail of science,
the New England Journal of Medicine, deficient in tests, while ignoring similar
but with tests, made in India, but published in the Indian Journal of Medical
53: group psychology and the quality seal
simple. You doctor, professor of medicine, biologist, scientist or scientific
disseminator, take the official narrative that there is no scientific evidence,
do not analyze the numbers, studies and data, and stick yourself a better
professional stamp than the others. Explain that doctors who prescribe this
drug do not follow "evidence-based medicine".
someone disagrees with you, don’t forget to try to affix the “negationist”
stamp to that person, or try to call him “chloroquiner”. You can also call it
irrational, even though almost 80% of the clinical trials are in favor. Or you
can call them picks.
54: because it is ridiculous to talk about randomized, double blind,
only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail,” Abraham
main function of scientists and journalists who write about science in Brazil,
since the beginning of the pandemic, is to explain Fauci’s class on a daily
basis: what is the “gold standard” of drug tests: randomized, double blind,
revised by peers and publication in the “impact magazine”. The whole world
already knows this.
explanations for the general public always occur at major events. When Gol’s
Boeing 737 crashed into another plane in 2006 over the Amazon rainforest,
killing all occupants of the aircraft, the entire country understood what a
transponder and a TCAS was.
explanation of the RTC (Randomized controled trial) today is usually
accompanied by a complaint of having to "explain the basics again".
Some even dare to ask scientists around the world to stop publishing
observational studies on hydroxychloroquine.
It is ridiculous to ask, just in a pandemic, for level A of evidence. (Several
ask for it, 89% of the drugs used in cardiology, which do not have evidence A,
should also be banned. And consequently, the doctors who prescribe them, must
be called "denialists".
55: sabotaged piece?
World Health Organization also sponsored a study with hydroxychloroquine. It is
the Recovery Trial of the University of Oxford. It is a complete “gold
Didier Raoult’s protocol was ignored. Only hydroxychloroquine and for very sick
patients. The average was about 9 days after the symptoms, with 60% already
needing oxygen. And 17% already need ventilation.
Didier claims 0.6% of deaths in his studies. In Oxford, 25% of the treatment
dose was 2400 mg on the first day, four times higher than the French protocol.
Then they continue to apply 800mg daily.
not a specialist, I had already read the study by Fiocruz, in the Amazon, with
a dose of 1200 mg. There scientists already said that this dose was too high and
should not be used.
Recovery, they doubled the dose.
biggest study, the most complete one, and they didn’t read the Fiocruz study?
it differently, with a toxic dose, says it doesn’t work and generates news for
the world. And it was an unprecedented dose. No one has ever used this amount
of hydroxychloroquine for any treatment of any disease.
just be another coincidence. But I bet that today we have researchers, inside
Fiocruz, suspicious and beginning to understand what is happening.
56: the geopolitical situation
station in Mineapolis, after the death of George Floyd.
speaking of Didier’s study, confronted American scientists. This messed with
egos and created a reaction. At the same time, Gilead thought it had a card up
its sleeve, confident of the success of Remdesivir, whose results were about to
doubt the communication power and influence of a $ 22 billion company. It is
childish to doubt that.
cheap, without patents and without a large corporation behind it, has no
bargaining power. The drug was attacked and disqualified.
pharma’s trained monkeys are able to maintain the narrative that other drugs
don’t work. But the script failed: the big pharmaceutical companies are failing
to say that their profitable drugs works, despite huge marketing.
fact, in addition to not reducing deaths, Remdesivir has caused kidney failure
and left people on dialysis machines . And one more coincidence: I have not
seen news in the mainstream media about the serious side effects of this
end, it is not a "scientific war", but narratives wars. And
hydroxychloroquine will win.
cannot hold results data from other countries for long. Nor is it possible to
ban countries from using them, despite attempts, such as the lobbying over
Russia, with its excellent numbers, which are already bothering.
the narrative that doesn’t work will crumble like a house of cards. It can’t be
problem is when it will happen.
political context in the USA of fierce spirits, black lives matter, bugaloo
boys, accelerators, and 100 million people with guns at home, this retreat
needs to be very well planned.
will be an election this year in the USA. The chair of president worth a lot.
addition, Trump, with his fits in search of quick results, ignored Henry
Kissinger’s "triangular diplomacy" strategy, which guaranteed US
supremacy. Trump has implemented economic sanctions in both Russia and China at
the same time. A stupid mistake.
countries are now more friendly than ever. On the BRICS, Brazil and India have
already fallen. Brazil with the 2016 coup, which removed independence from US
and left the country a backyard in the USA, enforcing the Monroe doctrine, and
India, with its traditional lack of self-esteem and eternal feeling of colony.
it’s just RC. And China is coming with its formidable "new silk
route", almost completed, to finish leveraging the whole of Asia. It is an
existential threat to the USA.
context, the "deep state", which is the unelected US government, the
military industrial complex, the largest and richest lobby in the world, has
arrived to help with the narrative that hydroxychlorouine does not work. The
proportion was much higher.
deep state has only one objective: to overthrow Trump and save the empire. For
that he needs to be the worst president in the world in leading the pandemic.
Hydroxychloroquine would be your hit. Chaos, in the USA, overthrows president.
Raoult, fell in the middle of that boiling pot. He had a good perception. In
his testimony at the French congress, he said that the United States was in a
civil war comes from afar. The russiangate did not work. It had no evidence,
despite years and years of trying.
Trump is lousy for his people, and stirring spirits within the U.S., he is good
for the world. He did not create external wars, despite the fact that the “deep
state” threw banana peels at him, as when he made Trump authorize the
assassination of General Soleimani, previously an ally in the fight against the
Islamic state, with false information.
reacted by launching missiles on US bases in Iraq. Trump did not continue to
beat the drums of war.
is, Trump is, in some ways, really anti-system. He did it right. They would
lose to Iran. In all simulated war drills there, none of the US wins. Imagine a
pandemic and the Strait of Hormuz, where 80% of the world’s oil passes, closed,
at the same time!
with his good boy face, Nobel Peace Prize, and beautiful speeches, deceived us
all. Nothing has changed. The Democratic party is the perfect portrait of the
American establishment. Under his command, and with Hillary Clinton as
secretary of state, we only saw capitalist, hybrid, real wars and colorful
today is a haven for terrorist training and the slave trade. Syria resisted
with the help of Russia.
Ukraine, and others: hybrid wars and colorful revolutions.
addition, under Obama’s command, more support for neoliberalism, increasing the
social gap in the USA.
did not start external wars. The most he did was launch several Tomahawks into
an empty airport in Syria, and much of it was intercepted by old-fashioned, but
still efficient, Russian S-200 systems. It was just the most expensive
pyrotechnic show in the world.
with Trump in power, more good news: even hybrid wars and colorful revolutions
lose their effectiveness. He doesn’t know how to disguise. Chinese
intelligence, understood at the time, everything that happens in Hong Kong and
has already defused the bomb.
the Democratic party, the left-wing cemetery in the U.S., was more afraid of
Bernie Sanders than of Trump, and sabotaged him, both in the 2016 previews and
now. They launched Biden, already almost senile.
Biden leading the pools, there is only one certainty: the official narrative
about the scientific evidence for hydroxychloroquine cannot change.
purpose of the media is not to inform what happens, but to shape public opinion
according to the will of the dominant corporate power”, Noam Chomsky
57: the political situation in Brazil
me, it’s not photoshop. Bolsonaro offers hydroxychloroquine to an emu, who
only talks about hydroxychloroquine to deflect the subject. Whenever the
investigations come close to him and his family, he makes a show of it. Only I
throws his fanatics, each day more radicalized, to howl.
never really wanted to implant hydroxychloroquine treatment. In fact, this
government confesses other things: they say that deaths of elderly people
improve pension accounts.
really wants chaos. It remains for him to attempt a coup to have more power. It
is the only option to try to save yourself.
Bolsonaro is not a Trump. Its supporters are 15% quasi-religious fanatics.
Trump brought numbers to the economy, being, in fact, anti-neoliberal. It has
about 40% popularity.
with neoliberalism surrendering and subservient to US interests, Bolsonaro and
Guedes, the economy minister, never brought good numbers. “It’s the economy,
stupid", explained James Carville, Bill Clinton’s campaign marketer.
support comes only from believers based on proto-fascist reactionary hatred.
the Brazilian and world left, traditionally quick to distrust the USA when
reading any news about the Middle East, Venezuela, Bolivia, Russia and
Petrobras, because they involve great financial interests in oil, due to its
almost unprecedented nature, has not yet learned to distrust narratives that
involve another highly profitable branch: the pharmacist.
left-wing commentators with heavy criticism of the US government’s “evil” when
they bought almost all of Remdesivir’s stock . "They just think about
them", one said. Let them have everything. This medicine is useless.
worst is leftist scientists, the perfect discourse to please the big
pharmaceutical industries: that a drug can only be applied with the “gold
standard” test, which is very expensive and in practice only expensive drugs
from the powerful pharmaceutical industries have.
trials are no guarantee of anything.
for the future
Some scientist will one day study this as the biggest case of confirmation bias
2 — The
most interesting of all, is that following this story, I saw that in science
you cannot lie rudely. External influences can get in the way, and create
narratives, but they are unmasked. The dose of the Oxford study, exposing the
fragility of the experiment, and the two studies with false data, dropped
instantly. Therefore, confirmation will come. The truth, it seems, in science,
wins. It will be a consensus among scientists soon. It is too big a story to
Science will be rethought. It will develop methods to protect itself from major
financial and political interests.
4 — The
idiocy of the concept of "impact magazines" will be rethought. It
makes no sense that publications in these magazines are synonymous of status
and the only truth. Many scientists have to pay for their studies to be
published in them.
5 — Any
change to the "official narrative" before the US elections will only
occur if China and Russia decide that, for their geopolitical interests, Trump
is better reelected. Alone, Trump has no ability to change it.
After the truth prevails, the guilt of the dead without treatment, broken
companies, economic depression and millions of unemployed, will fall only on
the big pharmaceutical companies. How many innocents!
progressive scientists: this disease has a greater fatality among the poorest
and blackest. The wealthy are taking in their private offices and pocket
doctors. Without their support, the biggest victims will be exactly those that
the left aims to protect. How will the speech be? The charge will be contempt
for the most vulnerable.
addition, science is already attacked daily by this obscure government, imagine
after the treatment is "scientifically confirmed". As if all this
evidence was not scientific evidence.
all, who do you expect that confirmation to come from? Anthony Fauci? Does not
the owner of Prevent Senior, who recently said that in his hospitals, in the
first half of 2020, fewer people died than in the first half of 2019, even with
conservative scientists: haven’t you noticed that Bolsonaro is being made of
muggles, that politician that you defend with such commitment? If he wanted to
implant the medicine, and not just fool around, he would have appointed one of
you, with a curriculum vitae, to the Ministry of Health, where you could
support, with real and scientific arguments, the use. Instead of calling them,
he arranges meetings with a supporter who advocates sulfur for healing.
doctors who do not prescribe: to differentiate yourself and claim that you are
a better professional, you hit the chest and claim that you follow the
"scientific evidence", as if there were none. What will you do with
your conscience after the death of a patient who ordered the drugs, you denied
giving a class on your scientific ethics, and then came the
"confirmation", even with all the evidence in front of you for a long
time, which do you deny seeing them?
I write this article?
studied the subject to exhaustion. I was wondering if I should take these drugs
if I get viruses. My decision is made: if I take COVID-19, I go after doctors
to prescribe the Didier Raoult protocol. I will add zinc.
believe in coincidences. I don’t want their opinion, I already have it. If the
first refuses, I will warn you that I will go from office to office, spreading
the virus, until I find a doctor who will write the prescription.
idea of writing is to explain everything I know to my friends and relatives,
so that if they get it, they are not more afraid of the medication than of the
post it publicly because I want these drugs available in all health centers, as
a real public policy, so that friends without money also have access.
wrote for the sake of ethics. I leave the fake news with the far right. That
label is theirs. I’m not going to be part of a cog that sends news that people
can go blind if they take these drugs.
not collaborate with fake news just because it is an idea defended by those I
want to eliminate from politics. Before we saved people, then we resolved this
collective imbecility that took over the government.
in Brazil dies from time to time. The STF — Superior Federal Court, is in
constant threat due to Bolsonarism, which aims to shield itself from
investigations. Ministers want to arrest judges. The executive encourages
protests for the closure of the court. Only a few without brains participate in
these protests. Now entities activate the STF, using "science", so
that they stop the hydroxychloroquine.
US, they need to maintain the narrative that the drug doesn’t work for just a
few months. Maybe they can. Here, our next election will be in 2022.
STF is bad and washed his hands during the 2016 coup d’état. So they created
little monsters. But it is what we have today to protect ourselves from
authoritarianism. Without them, it would be worse.
STF takes the action to stop the medication, and later "confirmation"
of effectiveness will come, bolsonarismo will have an easy speech against the
court. "The STF chose to kill people", they will say, with ease.
not be just 200 or 300 people wanting to close the court. There will be
thousands of zombies wanting to set the building on fire and hungry for the
brains of judges. I do not wish to see neither the STF nor the scorned
does this action also aim to stop 90% of cardiology medications that have never
undergone an RTC (Randomized controled trial)?
idiot came this far and still thinks I’m a bolsonarista
that I am not. Right after the coup d’état of 16, I made a film for the
National Nanometer Festival. (up to 45 seconds). It was a political film. I
denounced neoliberalism. This film was awarded. Then it was selected to be
shown at festivals in France, Portugal and the USA. YouTube does not accept
changing a file or publication date. Watch here and see the publication date.
following year, I did another one. The idea was to denounce Bolsonaro to the
world. This was also selected for festivals in Europe and the USA. Watch it
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