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A widely-cited recent study claiming that hydroxychloroquine was ineffective and deadly if used to treat the coronavirus was retracted this week.
That sham study was breathlessly touted to attack President Trump, who noted that numerous physicians had successfully treated COVID-19 patients with the anti-malaria drug.
Dr. Marc Siegel of New York University’s Langone Hospital blasted the left’s shameless “political hit job,” saying they intentionally discredited a potentially promising drug just to smear Trump.
Dr. Siegel’s 96-year-old father was cured of COVID-19 after taking hydroxychloroquine on the advice of his physician.
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson remarked: “For a while there, it looked like hydroxychloroquine might be an effective treatment for the coronavirus. And then the President mentioned the drug. And for that reason, the press suddenly told you it was dangerous.”
Carlson recounted: “They promoted a study that suggested hydroxychloroquine could really hurt people. Now that study has been retracted. Why? Because it was fraudulent.”
The Lancet has retracted the fake study that singlehandedly led to the suspension of HCQ trials and a ban on the use of HCQ for Covid-19 in France, Italy and other countries. https://t.co/qH4n54JAxS
— Hydroxychloroquine News (@niro60487270) June 4, 2020
Dr. Siegel explained: “On May 19th, the President announced that he was taking hydroxychloroquine. The media wolves descended. And Lancet –a renowned medical journal — soon afterward published a study saying it hastened death and had severe side effects. Everybody was concerned.”
“Then we found out that Lancet was relying on fraudulent data by this company called Surgisphere. Surgisphere has just a handful of employees. One is an adult-content model and another one writes science fiction for a living.
Surgisphere claimed that they have one of the best hospital databases in the world, but they have no Internet presence whatsoever.
So Lancet — this renowned journal, with egg on its face — suddenly withdrew the study [this week].”
Now, after weaponizing this fraudulent study to attack President Trump, his critics once again look as dumb as they did when the Russia hoax, the impeachment con, and the coronavirus hysteria imploded.
“This is a political hit job,” Dr. Siegel said.
(Source: Tucker Carlson Tonight)
Dr. Siegel echoed the sentiment of physicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, who said the coronavirus appears to be declining.
Recall that the left and its media lapdogs brutally mocked President Trump when he said in February that the coronavirus could “disappear.”
While the left-wing media laughed at Trump for saying this, this has happened with other viruses — they sometimes just disappear on their own. And this may happen with COVID-19. Time will tell.
“The virus appears to be getting milder,” Dr. Siegel said. “People who are being admitted [to the hospital] have milder symptoms. We heard the same thing out of Italy. I have been hearing the same thing from many doctors here in New York City over the past week or two.”
Siegel explained: “Viruses want to survive. As viruses mutate over time, they want to get more used to the human host. They want to be able to spread more easily. But if they kill the host, they can’t spread. So they tend to mutate in the direction of becoming milder. It looks like this may be happening here.”
So once again, leftists overplayed their hand while attacking President Trump. And once again, the left-wing media and Democrats hilariously discredited themselves.
Two weeks ago, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said using hydroxychloroquine is “like injecting Clorox into your blood.”
Biden says Trump using hydroxychloroquine is like injecting ‘Clorox into your blood … come on, man!’ https://t.co/lZYVHDYWKO
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 20, 2020
A day before that, Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuked President Trump for taking hydroxychloroquine and fat-shamed him in the process.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 19, 2020
These are just a few of the countless examples of the blatant lies the Left tells to gaslight the public in order to gain power. Unfortunately for them, millions of Americans are onto them. Patriots, please vote in November. America’s future depends on you.