Yet Another Bogus Remedy!

Closing Thought–19Aug20

This pandemic has be ravaging this country for damn near half a year……and in that time we have seen and heard all sorts of “secret” remedies…mostly spoken by our leader…..from something like a hydro…….and UV light and drinking bleach….as the virus continues to run rampant through our society Donald the Orange has yet another unproven remedy that he wants to put out there……

Oleander!

You’ve heard of hydroxychloroquine. Now another unproven coronavirus remedy is generating headlines—oleandrin, the extract of the oleander plant. A report by Jonathan Swan of Axios says that a strong ally of the president, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell, arranged an Oval Office meeting between Trump and an exec with a company called Phoenix, which makes the extract. “He was enthusiastic,” Linden tells CNN of Trump, “as he is on everything that’s going to help people.” HUD Secretary Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, is another advocate, according to both outlets. The Axios report says Trump has “expressed enthusiasm” for the FDA to green-light the drug as a treatment or at least as a dietary supplement, though the president himself didn’t seem overly familiar with the subject when asked about it Monday.

“Is it something people are talking about very strongly?” he asked the reporter who raised the question. “We’ll look at it, we’ll look at it, we’re looking at a lot of different things. I will say the FDA has been great. … I have heard that name mentioned, we’ll find out.” No peer-reviewed studies are out on oleandrin, though a non-peer-reviewed one suggested it had some benefit in curbing the virus. The Phoenix exec, Andrew Whitney, promises that a peer-reviewed lab study is coming soon. Lindell, for the record, recently acquired a financial stake in the company. The Washington Post also reported on the Whitney-Trump meeting, and the story quotes a skeptical, unnamed official: “If people were left to their own devices, this would be the next hydroxychloroquine.”

I know everybody is looking for that magic dose that will protect and help us return to the time before masks…..but for God’s sake do NOT take any of these so-called remedies until you talk it over with your doctor.

Being pouty over having to wear a mask or social distance is NO reason to become STUPID!

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10 thoughts on “Yet Another Bogus Remedy!

  1. Hate to be so cold, but anyone stupid enough to follow the “medical” advice of a pillow salesman is probably
    best removed from the gene pool. Call it “stupidcide”.

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