Covid-19: facts and smearing campaigns

I received an email from a Stanford Medical School physician smearing her colleague, who testified in the last US Senate hearing about the medical response to Covid-19.

The following nine physicians testified in the two Senate hearings [1,2] about possible outpatient treatments in the first stages of the sickness:

1) Dr Peter McCullough, Vice Chair of Internal Medicine at the Baylor University and Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University

2) Dr Harvey Risch, Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University

3) Dr George Fareed, Medical Director of the Pioneers Health Center in Brawley, California

4) Dr. Ramin Oskoui, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Cardiologist

5) Dr. Jean-Jacques Rajter, Broward Health Medical Center, Pulmonologist

6) Dr. Pierre Kory, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Pulmonologist

7) Dr. Armand Balboni, Appili Therapeutics, CEO

8) Dr. Jane Orient, Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, Executive Director

9) Dr. Jayanta Bhattacharya, Stanford University School of Medicine, Professor

Together they treated many Covid-19 patients. They represented teams of dozens of physicians who published hundreds of peer reviewed papers during their professional careers.

I am not a physician.  But it looks to me, as a Physicist, that it would be plain idiocy to ignore their work and suggestions (and even worse, to attack them personally) and to continue, instead, sticking with the present do-nothing recommendations: “if you have some symptoms that could be of flu or Covid-19, stay at home, isolate for several days and pray that it will go away.”

This policy of doing nothing and wait till the sickness already spread to the internal organs (as evidenced, for example, by experiencing difficulties in breathing) has already costed thousands of lives that could have been saved if an early outpatient treatment had been used, instead of waiting till hospitalization is the only and last resort, many times too-late.

Some common sense, please!!!

[1] “Outpatient treatment options for Covid-19”. US Senate hearing, November 19, 2020:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?478159-1/senate-hearing-covid-19-outpatient-treatment&vod

[2] “Medical response to Covid-19”. US Senate hearing, December 8, 2020:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?507035-1/medical-response-covid-19&live=

About the Author
Jaime Kardontchik has a PhD in Physics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He lives in the Silicon Valley, California.
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