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Peter Olson, Goonengerry

A group of doctors called America’s Frontline Doctors have been making claims, in a now banned video which was previously seen by about 20 million people, where they claimed an inexpensive medication, called HCQ, can safely treat the COVID-19 virus.

Another group of doctors claim HCQ doesn’t work on very sick COVID-19 patients.

The media says we must not believe the first group of qualified and experienced, practising doctors, as they are not authorised to speak about their experience with treating COVID-19 patients.

Previously, truth welcomed investigation.

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  1. Peter Olson repeats a common claim that the experiences of some doctors use of hydroxycholorquine (HCQ) in COVID-19 are being ignored by mainstream medicine. The implication is that the drug works, but a conspiratorial alliance between conventional medicine and mainstream media is suppressing this information. For those who want to read a balanced contemporary accurate summary of the current scientific evidence I recommend this article: https://www.contagionlive.com/publications/contagion/2020/august/hydroxychloroquine-for-covid19-a-lesson-in-study-quality . The short story – the drug doesn’t work. No amount of wishing or conspiracy theorising will alter the current evidence that in humans HCQ does not inhibit replication of this very contagious virus.

  2. Maybe it’s related to the higher rainfall and volcanic soils, or maybe the madness of isolation in them thar hills, but Goonengerry appears to be a perennially fertile ground for the whackiest conspiratorial explanations of all our pressing issues. Makes Mullum look relatively sane


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