The most important and startling fact revealed during Peter A. McCullough, MD’s appearance on Healthy by Nature last week, was that 510,000 (or more) of the 600,000 US Covid-19 deaths could have been avoided. Unfortunately, those folks did not receive early outpatient treatment akin to what would routinely be given for virtually any other disease. Instead, most infected people were told to “go home and wait until you are having trouble breathing and then go to the hospital.” Even many of those admitted to the hospital could have been saved with a combination of medications and nutrients and so would not have needed to be put on a ventilator. Remember that the fatality rate of patients on ventilators is quite high in part because by that point they are so ill and because mechanical ventilation itself is hard on the lungs.
As a highly competent and dedicated doctor, Dr. McCullough did the same thing for his patients with covid-19 that he would do treating patients with any disease. He looked at the science for interventions which were safe and useful for the various stages, facets and processes involved in the illness and created a protocol. That protocol combined various medications and nutraceuticals (nutrients). He published the protocol and other brave doctors joined him in using that plan to save patient lives. I said “brave” because, despite their great clinical results, these doctors were not supported in their efforts by the medical establishment, the government (at any level), the media, academia, or scientific spokespersons.
Worse yet, as difficult as it is to accept, there were vigorous efforts to suppress the use or even the discussion of early treatment. Doctors who dared stray from the “go home and wait to get sicker” approach were ostracized, humiliated, threatened with loss of their license and in Australia even threatened with jail. Some of the drugs used in the plan were also falsely bashed. That campaign included frequent citation of one totally bogus negative study about hydroxychloroquine which was published in Lancet, a major medical journal. (Ultimately it was retracted but the damage had been done.) The preponderance of studies on every component of Dr. McCullough’s protocol were positive and yet these lifesaving medicines and nutrients were ignored and suppressed by the authorities charged with our health. I don’t know about you, but their utter disregard for human health in this case shakes my faith in their other pronouncements and advice.