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COVID-19: The Dangerous Waiting Game Booking forms

With the number of deaths mounting, we cannot wait three months for the results of many trials of drug combinations to take place. Maybe we can wait two weeks max.

We must mass prescribe these combination of drugs under trial, NOW.
If we can get 10 groups of 200,000 each to dispense these different drug combinations to, and recruit them into the current trials, and the formal trial results will be available later, (called in the U.S. ‘Expanded Access Programme’).

I suggest that it will become rapidly evident which of the drug combinations are saving lives - become rapidly apparent because of the large number of people involved - long before the results of the formal drug trials become available, weeks or months later.

Chloroquine is one drug (very safe profile) that is in nearly every drug combination being trialled. There is nothing to lose( NTL) by doing this.
The same philosophy applies to the use of vaccines that come on to the market. As soon as it is evident that any new vaccine does not harm the first 100 using it (trials in the U.S. are ongoing now and Dr Fauci is mass producing it in case trials prove it works), populations must be mass vaccinated. Trials can continue alongside, and can be ongoing.

To compare: drugs in the drug combinations above have all shown/ documented activity against the corona virus family, (eg. During the SARS epidemic some years back):

  • Jenner wiped out smallpox epidemics with his cowpox vaccine, without a trial 200 years ago.
  • Fleming in the forties used his Penicillin without a trial.
  • Streptomycin in the early fifties wiped out TB in a year without a trial.
How did this happen without a trial?  It became evident all three worked.
Answer: Because with large numbers involved/getting better it became rapidly evident.

Trials and evidence-based medicine are necessary and the ultimately correct methods of assessing efficacy/whether something works or not in treating patients.

In the last 45 years, trials & evidenced-based concepts have commendably evolved, but a new generation of medical/scientific professionals have been blinded in crises by slavishly,obsessively adhering to these two concepts,to the extent that it has become analgous to a fanatical, devout, religious adherence that they cannot be moved from. Coming from a much older generation of professionals, I have the insight based on the above, when it’s necessary to cut free or break free at the right point in time.

To achieve mass prescription/dispensing of these drug combinations immediately will require courage from our Prime Minister/Government/Cabinet to break ranks with the scientific/medical advice currently being received.

I urge the government to do so and for public audiences like yourselves to heap pressure on to the government to do so.

Drugs that are being trialled and likely to be successful are: Chloroquine, Remdesivir, Lopinavir & Rotinavir, other antivirals, selected anti-inflammatories,and more.

An example of a treatment regime and trial papers can be emailed to you on request.

Dr David McGhee
6th April 2020

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