Dr. Peter Navarro, who served as Trump’s economic advisor, recently published a book entitled In Trump Time: A Journal of America’s Plague Year. Navarro gathered the various memos he wrote as a member of the cabinet along with his personal journal entries to create an insider’s view of what really happened during 2020, a year that will certainly live in infamy.
Early in the book, Navarro chronicles the White House’s initial response at the onset of the pandemic. According to Navarro, he recalls being very concerned as early as January 15, 2020 as a supposed historic economic deal with the United States was being signed with ranking Chinese officials. By then, Navarro had seen news of a novel corona virus from Wuhan which had already reached the dark corners of social media via brave Chinese whistleblowers and also from the reports of billionaire Miles Guo (a Chinese expatriate), and ostensibly the briefings by the national security state. By the end of January health guru Dr. Anthony Fauci said there was nothing for the American people to worry about during a syndicated radio interview with John Catsimatidis and other feckless politicians like Nancy Pelosi in late February urged Americans to go to Chinatown to celebrate Chinese New Year. They, among others, were both downplaying the serious threat the novel virus might inflict on the country and world. They would be singing a different tune a few months later.
From the outset Navarro and other rational voices within the Trump administration, like Dr. Steven Hatfill, realized that there would need to be a multitiered strategy to combat the Covid-19 due to the nature of viruses and their ability to mutate. Navarro and Hatfill authored the “Five-Vector Pandemic Attack Strategy” which was memorialized in a memo that was shared with the White House Corona Task Force and included the following recommendations:
- Creation of a suite of vaccines
- Advance use of early therapeutics
- Provide enough personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Secure medical equipment like ventilators
- Deploy testing kits
Each of these points, with the exception of number two, were dutifully employed during the first year of the pandemic. This is a very curious occurrence as the use of early prophylactics have now been shown to be a lifesaving strategy as many doctors around the country as early as July 1, 2020 began to successfully treat Covid patients and share their stories. Doctors like Peter McCollough and Vladimir Zelenko and others documented early success prescribing a suite of off label, long standing safe and FDA approved medications like hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, azithromycin, zinc and vitamin D.
Hydroxychloroquine has been used safely for almost 60 years as an anti-viral treatment for malaria and for autoimmune diseases like arthritis and lupus. It is important to note that for a Covid prophylactic to be effective, treatment must be administered in the first 5-7 days from the start of the initial symptoms. They are designed to be prescribed on an outpatient basis before a patient is sick enough to be hospitalized. The secret of hydroxychloroquine or any anti-viral is to raise your alkaline level which helps to slow down the rapid replication of the virus in the body. Once the virus has had its way with you, these early treatment protocols prove to be ineffective, but according to Navarro, taken before hospitalization a myriad of studies have shown that there is a 66% overall improvement in patients and a 75% reduction in death from Covid-19.
On March 23, 2020 Alex Azar, then Secretary of HHS (Health and Human Services), gave an explicit directive that hydroxychloroquine should be widely available for Americans for early treatment. Five days later on March 28, 2020 Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the FDA, and his colleague, Janet Woodcock, issued a contrary directive restricting the use of hydroxychloroquine for hospitalized patients only. This was a puzzling reversal as hydroxychloroquine is not at all effective once the viral load has completely overtaken a patient’s entire system. What transpired from this decree is a slew of questionable and fraudulent studies (Brazilian, Veterans Affairs, and Lancet article which ultimately had to be retracted in disgrace) and an onslaught of mainstream media reports claiming that hydroxychloroquine was not effective at best, and dangerous at worst. Dr. Anthony Fauci during the summer of 2020 doubled down on the FDA’s position. Was all of this an intentional act to purposefully discredit the use of hydroxychloroquine and other early treatments?
On April 23, 2020 Stephen Hahn’s FDA issued a “Drug Safety Communication” warning of abnormal heart rhythms and possible death from administering hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 medication. In addition, it stated that doctors could only prescribe hydroxychloroquine in a hospital setting thus forever killing what might have been a total gamechanger and lifesaver if it had been used as intended – as an early treatment. As an aside, we are all still waiting for the FDA’s “Drug Safety Communication” warning regarding the gene therapy vaccines, which are still currently under emergency use authorization, and have now been shown to cause myocarditis, pericarditis, neurological events and even death in some patients. Don’t hold your breath.
In his book, Navarro claims that the United States had more than 63 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine in our FEMA stockpiles. Imagine the trajectory of Covid-19 if these doses were released and Americans had early access to inexpensive early therapeutics like India did. India with a much larger population has a significantly lower death rate (0.19 deaths per million) for Covid-19 than the United States (6.56 deaths per million). Navarro calculates that approximately five million Americans could have been treated with early therapeutics and as a result hundreds of thousands of lives possibly saved.
Why were positive Covid-19 patients all over the country told by their doctors to go home and wait until they had trouble breathing and were practically on death’s door before they could be treated? When in the history of modern medicine did doctors refuse to treat an emerging illness before it escalated into a critical situation needing an ICU visit? What was the motivation for the calculated decision by bureaucrats and their media sycophants to spike hydroxychloroquine and other early treatment protocols? We will explore that theme in Part 2 coming out in our next post.