Dem NY City Councilman says hydroxychloroquine saved his life after COVID-19

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Another Democrat politician, New York City Council member Paul Vallone, has credited the potential coronavirus cure hydroxychloroquine with saving his life.

Speaking with the New York Post this weekend, he attributed his use of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin with his survival.

“I couldn’t breathe, very weak, couldn’t get out of bed. My doctor prescribed it. My pharmacy had it. Took it that day and within two to three days I was able to breathe. Within a week I was back on my feet,” he said.

Vallone went public with his diagnosis on April 1st:

Despite publicly speaking about “mild symptoms” in the tweets above, behind the scenes his diagnosis was “particularly grim, as he also suffers from sarcoidosis, an auto-immune disease that attacks his lungs,” according to the Post.

“We were in panic mode when I went down because I didn’t have a lot of immune response. I needed something to stay alive,” he explained.

And that something, a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, worked like a charm, to the point that by mid-April he was already feeling better.


His experience with the drug combination didn’t just convert him — it converted his brother, former NYC Council member and current NYC Civil Court Judge Peter Vallone Jr.

“I guess all those doctors who are prescribing it are right. This drug is already on the market and the patent is up so it’s cheap. A new drug won’t be. So big money does not want this drug to be used. Always follow the money,” Peter reportedly wrote in a May 12th Facebook post.

“[It] saved my life,” Paul Vallone added in the comments section of his brother’s post.

And not just his. In April, Michigan state Rep. Karen Whitsett, a Democrat, came out as the first Democrat to have survived the coronavirus because of hydroxychloroquine.

“For me, it saved my life. I only can go by what it is that I have gone through and what my story is, and I can’t speak for anyone else. So that’s not what I’m trying to do here. I’m only speaking for myself,” she told Fox News host Laura Ingraham at the time.

But she quickly became public enemy number one to her colleagues for the crime of praising the president for having made it possible for her to be treated with the drug.

“If President Trump had not talked about this it wouldn’t have been something that would be accessible for anyone to be able to get right now,” she said.

Listen via Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle“:

The testimonies of Vallone and Whitsett go hand in hand with a treasure trove of additional data, studies and observations that all suggest hydroxychloroquine is the miracle drug that it’s been portrayed to be by the president.

But for every piece of evidence, there’s a piece of counter-evidence suggesting the inverse, including a ruling by Trump’s own Food and Drug Administration in June that hydroxychloroquine is “unlikely to be effective in treating #COVID19.”

So which is it — does it work, or doesn’t it? The fact is it seems to depend. Sometimes it does, but sometimes it doesn’t. According to veteran virologist Steven Hatfill of the George Washington University Medical Center, however, it works more often than it doesn’t.

There are now 53 studies that show positive results of hydroxychloroquine in COVID infections. There are 14 global studies that show neutral or negative results — and 10 of them were of patients in very late stages of COVID-19, where no antiviral drug can be expected to have much effect,” he wrote in a report last week.

Of the remaining four studies, two come from the same University of Minnesota author. The other two are from the faulty Brazil paper, which should be retracted, and the fake Lancet paper, which was.”

Unfortunately, these are indisputable facts that you’ll likely never hear be touted by either members of the mainstream press or most Democrat politicians, save of course for Vallone and Whitsett.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A previous headline, briefly published in error, implied Paul Vallone’s brother’s life was also saved by the drug, but as the story reports, he was only touting the life-saving qualities of it, not claiming he took it for Covid-19. 


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