by Daveda Gruber:
Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who was against certain drugs that President Trump had mentioned were having success on treating coronavirus patients has flipped her opinion.
The Democratic Michigan Governor’s administration, through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), had sent a letter threatening administrative action against doctors who prescribed two experimental drugs that could potentially help coronavirus patients.
This week Michigan requested hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine from the Strategic National Stockpile for doctors to use to help treat patients with COVID-19.
The reversal comes after the Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization for the anti-malarial drugs over the weekend.
Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada and his administration had also restricted the prescribing of hydroxychloroquine after a man died and his wife was hospitalized after using fish tank cleaner that had a similar name.
Sisolack made statements that there was no conclusive evidence among COVID-19 experts or Nevada’s own medical health advisory team that the drugs provide treatment for patients with the coronavirusat this time.
Michigan has now requested a supply of the medications for physicians to use in treating patients of COIVD-19. The Department of Health and Human Services received and accepted donations of the medications to the national stockpile to be used for coronavirus treatment.
HHS Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement, “President Trump is taking every possible step to protect Americans from the coronavirus and provide them with hope. Scientists in America and around the world have identified multiple potential therapeutics for COVID-19, including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.”
The U.S. reported, as of Thursday morning, that there were more than 216,700 positive cases of COVID-19 and more than 5,130 people have died from the coronavirus.
On a personal note, anyone who consumes fish tank cleaner that says “not for human consumption” is not very smart.
All drugs taken should be prescribed by a physician and taken only as prescribed even though I did write about the cure in another article.
The treatment through the drugs that I mentioned in one of my previous articles, are being administered on hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
Do not self-administer any drug. Let doctors decide if you require them and if you should be hospitalized and monitored.