A Democrat with a big fat D. Remember that when the death toll starts to ballon in Nevada…
Like Greg Gutfeld on Fox’s ‘The Five’ said (paraphrasing):
“The media’s conflation of the malaria drug, Chloroquine, with that of Chloroquine Phosphate, a poisonous cleaning liquid, is like saying there’s no difference between Sodium Chloride (salt) and Sodium Hydroxide (lye).
This is idiotic at best, and criminal at worst. The actual malarial drug is helping to defeat the patient’s Corona virus-induced pneumonia. It’s allowing hapless victims to breathe freely again. This governor is throwing a governmental hand grenade into the successes of a widely available drug, and it’s his own citizens of Nevada that will feel the results of such a hair-brained decision. The people of Nevada should be outraged over this.
NOTE: A commenter on Sean Davis witter feed has an interesting observation:
Chris: Watch out for the big pharma bait and switch. It will be touted their slightly modified expensive drug is the answer. We have already seen the insane pushback of even discussing this drug combo therapy.
Sisolak bars malaria drugs for coronavirus patients
Published Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 4 p.m.
Nevada’s governor has signed an emergency order barring the use of anti-malaria drugs for someone who has the coronavirus.
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order Tuesday restricting chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine comes after President Donald Trump touted the medication as a treatment for the virus.
Trump last week falsely stated that the Food and Drug Administration had just approved the use of chloroquine to treat patients infected with coronavirus. After the FDA’s chief said the drug still needs to be tested for that use, Trump overstated the drug’s potential benefits in containing the virus.
Sisolak said in a statement that there’s no consensus among experts or Nevada doctors that the drugs can treat people with COVID-19. His order also limits a prescription to a 30-day supply to ensure it’s available for “legitimate medical purposes” and so that people cannot find a way to stockpile the drug.
The governor’s rule comes a day after a Phoenix-area man died and his wife was in critical condition from taking an additive used to clean fish tanks known as chloroquine phosphate, similar to the drug used to treat malaria.