Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and others are asking the FDA to clarify its opposition to HCQ as a Covid treatment for high-risk outpatients, and President Trump is joining in. Its widespread use in the non-Anglo world and the fact it’s cheap are arguments in its favor.
“Clearly, President Trump has not given up on the potential this drug combination may hold. Dr. Risch’s assessment is clear. For high-risk patients over 65 or with pre-existing conditions, the outpatient use of the hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin combination has shown a significant reduction in hospitalizations and death rates.
“He asserts that we have let politics overrule science, and it is costing thousands of lives. Hopefully, senators pressuring the FDA will cause significant movement and clarity. The FDA owes its response by the end of business tomorrow. If the misinformation can be effectively cleared up, it will be a game-changer. The senators must continue to press the FDA and restore the doctor-patient relationship.”
The word on the street (i.e. the Internet) was that Austin was the place to riot this weekend. The cops also hear such things and, reinforced by the State Police, started pushing the crowds to disperse before the sun went down. Then they brought in horses…
UPDATE: Minneapolis police advise: Surrender your wallet and phone to criminals and obey them
For years now we’ve been hearing about how multiple federal agencies have SWAT-like forces for emergencies. This would seem to be one in Portland (after 50 days of escalating “protests”) and, indeed, feds are being dispatched, using tear-gas to disperse the mobs around the federal courthouse and making arrests.
Brilliant, really, on Trump’s part. Takes the onus off federalizing the guard and avoids the controversy that would come with sending in the active-duty army. Although local Dimocrat officials, who have preferred mob rule, are protesting, they aren’t being heard.
Via Fox News
While the Mediacrats and their Dimocrat puppeteers go off on Texas for reopening amid rising positive tests of the China virus, here’s one you won’t likely hear from them:
The last two seasonal flu outbreaks in Texas were four times as lethal.
That is, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, almost 12,000 died in 2017-18, October to October, and the 2018-19 toll was just more than 10,000. To date, the China virus has killed a little more than 3,000, with just three months to go until October.
The seasonal flu deserves a lot more media and government attention and the China virus deserves a lot less.
Via Gateway Pundit
UPDATE: Gov. Abbott says there are no plans to shut down the state’s economy again.
“The Clintons announce funeral services are pending for Bill’s girlfriend, Ghislane.”
Via Juanita Broaddrick on Twitter
I hope the Muslims aren’t running it like the ones in Paris. But Antifa, nihilistic young trust-fund babies, could be worse. Two of the three arrested in Austin for looting were women, one sullen in her mug shot, the other bubbly.
They don’t really want territory. They want a revolution. Dislodging them will mean killing some of them. Since tear gas has stupidly been banned.
UPDATE: Da Mayor says it’s a nice place while the police chief says extortion, rapes and robberies are going on.
Imagine it. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army four-star Mark Milley, whacks President Trump in the NYSlimes. Officially interfering in the 2020 election.
You sorry, insubordinate paper soldier and swamp creature, you should resign immediately if not sooner. G-d help us if you’t.
UPDATE: PJMedia’s Joel Pollack: “For months, retired senior military leaders have made public comments suggesting that Trump ought to be removed from office, “the sooner, the better.” Last week, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis joined the others.
“With violent protesters surrounding the White House, these statements were ill-timed, at best. But the question remained how deeply the effort to delegitimize Trump pervaded the military leadership. [Milley’s] apology suggests a troubling answer…As a result of his needless apology, no matter what happens in November, the losing side will blame the military.”