Effective Early Treatment for Corona Virus
by Jeffrey Dach MD
If you have symptoms of fever, malaise, headache, and cough and runny nose, one might entertain the diagnosis of corona virus. Alternatively your symptoms could be due to one of hundreds of other “influenza-like” viruses. Contrary to what you are being told in the mainstream media, there is a very effective treatment for corona virus and the others when treated early as discussed in a previous newsletter.
Dr. Harvey Risch Yale Medical School
Perhaps the best discussion comes from Yale Professor, Dr. Harvy Risch in the May 27 2020 American Journal of Epidemiology: “Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis.”
Dr. Harvy Risch has amazing credentials. He is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Risch’s MD degree University of California and PhD from the University of Chicago.
Dr Risch writes that five studies have shown significant outpatient efficacy for the combination of hydroxychlorquine and azithromycin when used to treat corona virus. He says the combination is safe and “These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.”(1):
Here is the quote from his article:
“Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000 users, of which estimated mortality is <20%, 9/100,000 users, compared to the 10,000 Americans now dying each week. These medications need to be widely available and promoted immediately for physicians to prescribe.” end quote Dr Risch.(1)
Dr. Phillip Carlucci NYU Medcical Center
Phillip Carlucci at NYU hospital writes the addition of Zinc massively improves efficacy of this combination, reduces mortality of hospitalized patients by 50% (fifty per cent):
The early addition of zinc to the hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin adds significant benefit to the protocol in hospitalized COV-19 patients according to a recent study by Phillip Carlucci at NYU hospital. Dr. Carlucci studied the hyroxychloroquine/azithromycin protocol with and without added zinc. The addition of zinc reduced the mortality or transfer to hospice by approxinately 50%. (2)
Dr Carlucci writes:
“zinc sulfate increased the frequency of patients being discharged home, and decreased the need for ventilation, admission to the ICU, and mortality or transfer to hospice for patients who were never admitted to the ICU….After adjusting for the time at which zinc sulfate was added to our protocol, an increased frequency of being discharged home (OR 1.53, 95% CI 1.12-2.09) reduction in mortality or transfer to hospice remained significant (OR 0.449, 95% CI 0.271-0.744).”(2)
For prevention of flu-like illness, high doses of Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin C are recommended by many integrative physicians such as David Brownstein MD.
Should I Wear a Mask ?
During my medical training years, I spent many long days and nights in the operating room wearing a mask, and gloves, and gown. Of course we followed an elaborate process of “scrubbing in” before donning the mask, gloves and gown in preparation for entering the sterile environment of the operating room. It was not unusual for the chief surgeon to change his gloves multiple times during an operation. All of this clothing was strictly removed and placed in the garbage upon leaving the operating room. Similarly, on the hospital floors, the masks and gloves are immediately removed and disposed of after leaving each patients room.
Re-Using the Same Mask and Gloves
This is quite different from the re-used makeshift masks and gloves of the corona virus pandemic. People are re-using and not disposing of the mask and gloves after leaving each place of business. This leads me to question this practice as being “inherently unhealthy”. The re-used gloves become contaminated with microbes and viruses, which are then spread around town. The mask wearer may have pathogenic microbial organisms in the oral cavity which recirculate from the mask back into the respiratory system, causing worsening symptoms for the mask wearer. Improperly discarded masks on the roadway or sidewalk become a biohazard.
People who wear masks for a long time (including doctors) experience “mask fatigue”, and find themselves pulling at the mask to get better air flow. A quote on “mask fatigue” from Dr. Cheng (10)
“a factor contributing to non-adherence is “mask fatigue.” Most people (including some health professionals) cannot tolerate wearing a mask all day; others can but quickly develop resistance to using it further.”(10)
Masks by Administrative Emergency Order
During the height of the corona virus pandemic, I think it made sense for people to wear a mask in public in heavily populated cities, on a voluntary basis, at the discretion of the use. However, I do not think this practice should ever have been mandated by government order as was done in Broward County (where I live). An Administrative Emergency Order by Bertha Henry on May 21, 2020 mandated wearing mask while shopping in essential businesses (among other things) . This is a typical response for a government administrator who is only trying to do the right thing with limited knowledge and understanding of medical science.
Masks Should be Voluntary, Not Mandatory
In my opinion, at this stage in the timing of the corona virus outbreak, we are at the end of the outbreak. Therefore, the use of masks should not be mandatory. They should be voluntary for individual people who wish to do so. Some may have underlying health conditions posing greater risk, and may wish to wear a mask in public in buses, trains and planes etc.as a preventive measure. For healthy people, wearing a mask in public should be at the discretion of the individual, not mandated by emergency order from a local county administrator. In agreement is Patricia Neuenschwander, MSN, RN, a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner.(20)
Face masks to prevent community transmission of viral respiratory infections: Masks, “Available Evidence is Equivocal”
Here is a quote from Dr. Olga Perski:
“Available evidence from RCTs (randomized trials) is equivocal as to whether or not wearing face masks in community settings results in a reduction in clinically- or laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections. No relevant studies concerned SARS-CoV-2 or were undertaken in community settings in the UK.” (8)
Five Facts from JB Handley Blog (12)
Fact #1: The Infection Fatality Rate for COVID-19 is somewhere between 0.07-0.20%, in line with seasonal flu.
Fact #2: The risk of dying from COVID-19 is much higher for older people and those with co-morbidities, and much lower for younger healthy people, and nearing zero for children.
Fact #3: People infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic (which is most people) do NOT spread COVID-19. (11)
Fact #4: Emerging science shows no spread of COVID-19 in the community (shopping, restaurants, barbers, etc.)
“There is no significant risk of catching the disease when you go shopping. Severe outbreaks of the infection were always a result of people being closer together over a longer period of time…” Quote from – Professor Hendrick Streek , University of Bonn
Fact #5: Published science shows COVID-19 is NOT spread outdoors.
Fact #6: Science shows masks are ineffective to halt the spread of COVID-19, and The WHO recommends they should only be worn by healthy people if treating or living with someone with a COVID-19 infection.
The Inside Story on Why Dr Anthony Fauci Condradicts President Trump on Efficacy of Hydroxychl9oroquine
In the above video, Karladine Graves DO discusses Dr. Anthony Fauci’s conflicts of interest regarding use of use of hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Karladine Graves, is a family medicine doctor who practices in North Kansas City, MO.
Conclusion: The Latest Outrage: In the opinion of Dr Harvey Hirsch, Professor of Medicine at Yale, highly efficacious treatment is available for early corona virus symptoms as described above. The mass media has been suppressing this information, the result of which is causing untold suffering and death in the American Population. This is an outrage.
At this stage of the pandemic, makeshift face masks used by the public may be causing more harm than good, should be changed to voluntary, and emergency mandates rescinded.
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Jeffrey Dach MD
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1) Risch, Harvey A. “Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis.” American Journal of Epidemiology (2020).
2) Carlucci, Philip, et al. “Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin plus zinc vs hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin alone: outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients.” medRxiv (2020).Hydroxychloroquine azithromycin plus zinc in hospitalized COVID19 patients Phillip Carlucci 2020
3) Mask mystery: Why are U.S. officials dismissive of protective covering? By BEN SCHRECKINGER 03/30/2020 08:30 PM EDT
4) Should Americans Wear Masks Outside The House? Dr. Anthony Fauci Now Says Maybe Marley Coyne Marley Coyne Forbes Staff Business
5) Masks Don’t Work: A review of science relevant to COVID-19 social policy. Technical Report (PDF Available) · April 2020 D. G. Rancourt Ontario Civil Liberties Association
6) Javid, Babak, Michael P. Weekes, and Nicholas J. Matheson. “Covid-19: should the public wear face masks?.” (2020).
7) Howard, Jeremy, et al. “Face masks against COVID-19: an evidence review.” (2020).
8) Perski, Olga, et al. “Face masks to prevent community transmission of viral respiratory infections: A rapid evidence review using Bayesian analysis.” Qeios (2020).
Conclusions: Available evidence from RCTs is equivocal as to whether or not wearing face masks in community settings results in a reduction in clinically- or laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections. No relevant studies concerned SARS-CoV-2 or were undertaken in community settings in the UK.
9) Greenhalgh, Trisha, et al. “Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis.” Bmj 369 (2020).
10) Cheng, Sheung-Tak. “Covid-19: are face masks a good long term strategy?.” BMJ 369 (2020).
a factor contributing to non-adherence is “mask fatigue.” Most people (including some health professionals3) cannot tolerate wearing a mask all day; others can but quickly develop resistance to using it further.
11) Gao, Ming, et al. “A study on infectivity of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers.” Respiratory Medicine (2020): 106026.
455 contacts who were exposed to the asymptomatic COVID-19 virus carrier became the subjects of our research. They were divided into three groups: 35 patients, 196 family members and 224 hospital staffs. We extracted their epidemiological information, clinical records, auxiliary examination results and therapeutic schedules.
Results The median contact time for patients was four days and that for family members was five days. Cardiovascular disease accounted for 25% among original diseases of patients. Apart from hospital staffs, both patients and family members were isolated medically. During the quarantine, seven patients plus one family member appeared new respiratory symptoms, where fever was the most common one. The blood counts in most contacts were within a normal range. All CT images showed no sign of COVID-19 infection. No severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections was detected in 455 contacts by nucleic acid test.
Conclusion In summary, all the 455 contacts were excluded from SARS-CoV-2 infection and we conclude that the infectivity of some asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers might be weak.
Unquestionably, all cases tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid. This fact illustrated that there had been no cases of infection in a relatively dense space.
The result of this study may alleviate parts of the public concern about asymptomatic infected people.
13) COVID-19 Anxiety Turns to COVID-19 Rage as We Figure Out Everything the Experts Got Wrong
By Stacey Lennox May 22, 2020 1:30 PM EST
14) Japan Ends Coronavirus Emergency With 850 Deaths and No Lockdown By Jason Lemon On 5/25/20 at 11:26 AM EDT
15) CDC Reduces COVID-19 Fatality Rate to 0.26 Percent by TVR Staff Published June 1, 2020
16) Forced face masking is a civil rights offense By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times Friday, May 1, 2020
17) Nothing can justify this destruction of people’s lives’
Yoram Lass, former director of Israel’s Health Ministry, on the hysteria around Covid-19.
18) The invisible pandemic Johan Giesecke Lancet Correspondence| Volume 395, ISSUE 10238, e98, May 30, 2020
Published:May 05, 2020
20) Healthy People Wearing Masks, Should They or Shouldn’t They?
Patricia Neuenschwander, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner.
21) Outcomes of 3,737 COVID-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine/azithromycin and other regimens in Marseille, France: A retrospective analysis
Author:Jean-Christophe Lagier,Matthieu Million,Philippe Gautret,Philippe Colson,Sébastien Cortaredona,Audrey Giraud-Gatineau,Stéphane Honoré,Jean-Yves Gaubert,Pierre-Edouard Fournier,Hervé Tissot-Dupont,Eric Chabrière,Andreas Stein,Jean-Claude Deharo et al.
Publication:Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Publisher:Elsevier Date:Available online 25 June 2020
results suggest that early diagnosis, early isolation and early treatment of COVID-19 patients, with at least 3 days of HCQ-AZ lead to a significantly better clinical outcome and a faster viral load reduction than other treatments.
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