Early Treatment of Covid-19: Review of a Tragically Censored Online Physician Resource

Introduction

There is a deadly idea abroad the land — oft and tragically repeated by mainstream and big tech media — that there is no early treatment for Covid-19.

Accordingly, hundreds of thousands who have fallen ill have been advised to wait at home without help until their hospitalizations and ensuing deaths.

In Western nations, doctors who dare to speak out or to prescribe early Covid-19 treatments (based on clinical trials that the media have failed to report) have been openly censured and ridiculed.

For example, three top-of-their-field, award-winning physicians who testified at a US Senate Hearing in November 2020[1] were attacked as “snake-oil salesmen” in a bizarre New York Times opinion piece.[2]

That was how Dr. Ashish Jha, health policy professor at Brown University, described Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch (on the editorial board of the American Journal of Epidemiology for decades), Baylor’s Vice Chair of Medicine Dr. Peter McCullough, and California’s “rural physician of the year,” Dr. George Fareed.

Drs. George Fareed, Peter McCullough, and Harvey Risch at the November 19, 2020 Early Outpatient Treatment Senate Hearing in Washington DC
Drs. George Fareed, Peter McCullough, and Harvey Risch

None of these men have conflicts of interest with the pharmaceutical industry. The NYT did not mention that this is not true of Dr. Jha, who regularly advocates for vaccines in the media, who has never treated a Covid patient, and who has less impressive academic qualifications than Risch or McCullough. (See Jha’s comparative citation rating in Google Scholar.)

It is common knowledge that scientists such as Galileo and Einstein were attacked by the threatened establishments of their day, as were medical geniuses throughout history.[3]

As deaths pile up, we cannot let the dark ages continue to dominate 2021.

The Tragically Censored Online Physician Resource

This review article explores a superbly designed, highly navigable website that has continuously updated the evidence-based research on early Covid-19 treatments since June 2020. The website is so exhaustively comprehensive that it could be considered a journal in itself, produced by a team of competent, committed editors.

But in self-defence against media-friendly adversaries such as Dr. Jha, these younger, still-employed doctors have been forced into anonymity.

While out in the open, some of these physicians and researchers were victimized by media attacks, de-certification, and firings from their jobs. Incredibly, some have even been banned from Twitter and Facebook for spreading “misinformation” — in the form of published peer-reviewed journals indexed by the world-leading US National Library of Medicine.[4]

Although this singular resource has been developed and posted anonymously, one observer commented on Reddit, “It doesn’t really matter who built it, imo. All studies are referenced/linked.”

The Website Itself: The Home Page is at c19study.com

The studies for Covid’s readily-available, low-cost, and evidence-based early treatments are divided into sections: Ivermectin, Vitamin D, Hydroxychloroquine, Vitamin C, and Zinc.[5]

To take HCQ as an example, a summary page of trial outcomes is initially displayed: (updated March 2/01)

Followed by an up-to-date graphic of global HCQ use: (updated Feb. 2/01)

Followed by many tables such as: (updated March 2/01)

A global list of hydroxychloroquine Covid-19 treatment studies and outcomes, divided into early treatment and late treatment results, and complete with links and abstracts, is available at https://hcqmeta.com/ The HCQ data alone can be downloaded as a 71-page pdf.[6]

The project has kept up with the recent highly encouraging work on Vitamin D efficacy during hospitalization. Below is a sample of the kind of lists that are maintained for each of the treatments covered:

Each of these articles can be opened to reveal a gold mine of further information:

A final example can be taken from the extensive work on Ivermectin: (85 items as of March 2/01)

For Ivermectin, as for the other early treatments, the editors offer an inclusion statement and an invitation to participate:

“For search methods, inclusion criteria, effect extraction criteria (more serious outcomes have priority), PRISMA answers, and statistical methods see ivmmeta.com. In Vitro, Ex Vivo, Meta, Theory, Safety, Review, and News items are not included in the study count. There is a total of 85 items. Studies with preprints and journal versions are listed under the earlier preprint date.

Please send us corrections, updates, or comments.”

It would a fatal error to omit from this review the all-important early home treatment algorithm for practising physicians to consult:[7]

Shockingly, the Twitter account informing the world of all this painstaking research has been suspended:

The one question the corporate and big tech media, the FDA, the NIH, and the abysmally uninformed Dr. Anthony Fauci[8] will not address is, “Why are cheap, safe, early Covid-19 treatments being suppressed in this unconscionable way?”

References

[1] United States. Senate. “Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution. Full Committee Hearing,” 19 November 2020 (https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/early-outpatient-treatment-an-essential-part-of-a-covid-19-solution).

[2] Ashish Jha, “The Snake-Oil Salesman of the Senate,” New York Times, 24 November 2020 (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/24/opinion/hydroxychloroquine-covid.html).

[3] Lecia Bushak, “Mad Scientist: 6 Scientists Who Were Dismissed as Crazy, Only To Be Proven Right, Years Later,” Medical Daily, 15 November 2015 (https://www.medicaldaily.com/mad-scientist-6-scientists-who-were-dismissed-crazy-only-be-proven-right-years-later-362010).

[4] See the ignorant, bullying treatment of Yale’s renowned epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch at the hands of CNN’s John Berman: “CNN host John Berman VS Yale’s Dr. Harvey Risch,” 3 August 2020 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_v-IVmy5wQ).

[5] Also analyzed are other promising medications, including PVP-1, FLV, REGN, LY-CoV, and Remdesivir.

[6] “HCQ is effective for COVID-19 when used early: real-time meta-analysis of 212 studies,” Covid Analysis, Oct 20, 2020 (Version 78, Feb 28, 2021) (https://hcqmeta.com/hcq-meta.pdf).

[7] McCullough et al., “Pathophysiological Basis and Rationale for Early Outpatient Treatment of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection,” The American Journal of Medicine, 01 January 2021 (https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(20)30673-2/fulltext), (https://c19study.com/mccullough.html) and (https://c19study.com/simg/mccullough.jpg).

[8] See this eye-opening two-minute statement from Dr. George Fareed, who has successfully treated 5,000 Covid-19 patients in rural California: “My reflections on the suppression of early C19 treatment — the enormous harm inflicted in the USA, western world around the globe,” (https://twitter.com/GeorgeFareed2/status/1360717827359997952?s=20).

Writer, researcher and retired health sciences librarian. Advocates urgent climate action http://www.claritypress.com/Griffin.html for worldwide and inter-generational justice.

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