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U.S. vaccine expert says he was removed for opposing Trump-backed chloroquine

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I'm going to reserve judgment on this until we know more.

Dr. Bright called hydoxy "potentially dangerous." It's been used for decades for malaria and it was never considered dangerous. Rep. Karen Whitsett sure doesn't consider it dangerous.

But not sure if he should have been removed from his position for voicing his opposition to having the government fund supplies of hydroxy.

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trump purchased millions of these meds to on-sell. The person that was fired said they will not work for this virus. So trump fires another professional person who crossed swords with the coward dictator.

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There is no evidence to prove this drug works on the virus. None. In fact some small studies indicate that it may increase mortality in patients with Covid-19. Trump or his mates must have a stockpile of it.

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So much for following science. Business comes first.

/s

Jan 20th and this will be a bad memory, mostly.

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The person that was fired said they will not work for this virus

Michigan Rep. Karen Whitsett would disagree. She has personal, first-hand experience that says otherwise.

Jan 20th and this will be a bad memory, mostly.

It 'll be the start of Trump's second term. :D

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Oh my...

The truth about hydroxychloroquine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RexUJeWmzSE

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What do you expect from an obnoxious greedy dictator like Quisling Don? You know he can't be worked with or depended on for anything. He thinks he's a god and he isn't mature or man enough to take any advice from anyone. He's worse than COVID-19, cancer and heart attacks put together.

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Another expert fired by the genius Trump for disagreeing with him. Trump needs to speak (prayer) with GOD again!

"On Tuesday the results of the largest study yet of hydroxychloroquine, funded by the U.S. government, showed no benefit against the disease over standard care. And in fact it showed use of hydroxychloroquine was associated with more deaths."

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Yeah, well, for Trump and Trump ers simply licking the man's back side and saying it's ice cream is far more important and necessary than pointing out you are just licking his backside. Science be darned! Intelligence and Trump do not match.

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Dr. Bright called hydoxy "potentially dangerous." It's been used for decades for malaria and it was never considered dangerous. Rep. Karen Whitsett sure doesn't consider it dangerous.

False it has always been considered dangerous, but for malaria it has proven benefits that are much more important than the dangers, that is not true for covid19, Rep. Karen Whitsett is not a scientist nor she have any objective data to sustain what she thinks about it,so her opinion is irrelevant.

Resources (money, talent, time) so it is perfectly reasonable for the people responsible to dedicate it to those options that are more likely to give positive results and not a wildcard option that has no evidence of being useful, even if popular.

The problem with chloroquine compounds is that for the past 50 years they have become drugs searching for a disease to cure, there are literally hundreds of papers trying it against all kinds of metabolic and infectious diseases with very humble results without usefulness in real life, so most health science professionals are very skeptical of yet another disease against it is being tried.

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There is no doubt it was retaliation.

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Americans elected him, now reap the rewards of their choice......

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Doctors around the world are swearing by it and standing in line to get it ......but then again they are only doctors trying to help their patients

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They left trying to make this political and maybe even killing people"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RexUJeWmzSE

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I suggest that the reason the Trump administration has been so incompetent in dealing with this pandemic is that Trump has removed most of the people who are qualified to do their jobs, and replaced them with people who just tell him what he wants to hear.

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In response to Paul: Americans did not elect Trump. By almost three million votes, the American people chose Hillary. It was the Electoral College that made Trump president. Two of the last three Presidents, Bush and Trump, were chosen by the Electoral College, and against the will of the American people.

Most countries that have direct elections for their top leaders would not understand the Electoral College. It was one of the things instituted by the people who wrote the American Constitution to help ensure that it would be more difficult for the states to get rid of slavery. We got rid of slavery, but the Electoral College lingers on.

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Sounds like a he said she said story. Just the guys feelings.

@starpunk,

The dictator would be the Governors. They control what goes on within the state.

@1glenn,

You are a Trump hater so of course you'll keep going on about the election.

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The current occupant of the White House, neither understands, nor believes in science.

The daily reelection campaign rallies, incorrectly called briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic, confirms he is not fit to be President of the United States of America (POTUS).

November 8, 2016 is another date that will live in infamy.

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Americans elected him, now reap the rewards of their choice....

And it's Americans pitted against Americans, the result keeping this misfit in office.

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Trump denied knowing who Dr Bright is, guess one of them wasn't bright!

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SerranoToday 12:52 pm JST

The person that was fired said they will not work for this virus

Michigan Rep. Karen Whitsett would disagree. She has personal, first-hand experience that says otherwise.

Jan 20th and this will be a bad memory, mostly.

It 'll be the start of Trump's second term. :D

Who is Karen Whitsett that she is an expert. They have conducted clinical trials at a VET center which showed it increased the mortality rate (heart). This confirmed testing that was found in Brazil. The politicians should stay out of the field of medicine unless they are trained in that field.

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"Sidelining me in the middle of this pandemic and placing politics and cronyism ahead of science puts lives at risk and stunts national efforts to safely and effectively address this urgent public health crisis," he said.

That is Donny's SOP: removing people who disagree with his expert knowledge in all fields. You should have seen it coming.

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I say nonsense to all who are claiming there is no proof that Chorloquim is useful there is a LOT of it and many doctors use it today for the virus and it has been used for decades for other needs and has minor side effects and is NOT dangerous. The political opposition to it is ridiculous. As is the media attacks on it because it has been discussed by President Trump. If anyone takes the time to find the existing studies and papers on its use they will see there is plenty of proof that it is effective. A single study mentioned that is negative is just that a single study. There is no way with the complexity of the virus to know if worsening health is a result of a therapy any one who knows anything about treatment knows that. And it is disgraceful for people to be using derogatory names for our President, any President. It is a sad sign of the times. I am glad the man mentioned was removed from his post if he was not doing his job to find any and all possible solutions. He clearly was biased and is using the press once again to grandstand and gain sympathy.

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I say nonsense to all who are claiming there is no proof that Chorloquim is useful 

I don't think anyone is saying chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are not useful. But it doesn't take much searching to find they can have potentially serious side effects. The worry is that many at risk from Covid-19 are also at risk from those side effects. (e.g. those with heart conditions)

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Do as I say, not as I do, Or Else.

The trump methodology on Everything. If it's right or wrong, this does not matter. My opinion is my order.

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Trump proving yet again he is the worst US President ever, and by a huge margin.

Ignore the experts and replace them with Trump sycophant's with no experience in the positions he gives them.

I am guessing he will be sued by thousands of American who have lost family to his statement that it cant hurt, just take it, once he is out of office. Class action suit on the way.

If Americans can not see by now that he is useless, self centered and completely empty of empathy for the people, and judging by commenters here there are still some, then they will continue to have an unqualified doofus destroying their country and future.

Removing everything Trump has done and repairing America will take a term or two at least. Time wasted for America.

A slogan for Biden. America deserves better than Trump, lets repair this country and move forward once more.

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Who is Karen Whitsett that she is an expert

Granted she can only speak for herself, but all she knows is her health was failing and within hours of taking hydroxy she was vastly better. If this had happened to you, you would probably be giving credit where credit is due too.

A slogan for Biden. America deserves better than Trump, lets repair this country and move forward once more.

Here's a better one: "We can only re-elect Donald Trump." ( - Joe Biden 2020 )

I know it's out of context but it's still funny :D

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The current occupant of the White House, one who does not believe in science nor understand it, continues to open his mouth at the daily reelection rallies disguised as CONVID-19 progress reports, and spouts all sorts of mindless statements, which are basically fake news, disinformation and misinformation.

Pushing out Dr Bright is normal and par for the course for this retro administration. Yesterday he suggested that cleaners and disinfectants may be ingested in order to mitigate the effects of the virus.

These actions continue to confirm he is not fit to be President of the United States of America (POTUS).

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