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I’m curious. Will there ever be consequences for the left?
When we find out that “experts,” the mainstream liberal media, and leftist politicians were completely wrong and either knowingly or irresponsibly perpetuated false and damaging narratives, will there be any consequences?
The most recent example to me is a study on the efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in severe Covid-19 patients.
The observational study published by medRxiv, reported that the extremely well tested and widely used antimalarial drug Hydroxychloroquine, when used with zinc and Azithromycin, increased the coronavirus survival rate by nearly 200% when administered in higher doses to ventilated patients suffering a severe case Covid-19.
The study concludes,
“We found that when the cumulative doses of two drugs, HCQ and AZM, were above a certain level, patients had a survival rate 2.9 times the other patients.”
Surely you all remember when former president Donald Trump spoke out in support of the treatment. It was at the same time that he pushed for the right to try medical treatments. Naturally, if Donald Trump supported it, then leftist politicians, the liberal mainstream media, and all their “experts” worked tirelessly to quash and discredit it. And they were extremely effective.
Very quickly, any discussion of the possible treatment became “dangerous misinformation.” Social media entirely censored any related discussion, links, and information, even from qualified medical professionals.
Remember the group of doctors who spoke up about the effectiveness of the treatment in a powerful video?
They assassinated this woman’s character.
Dragged her name through the mud.
And now we know emphatically that she was 100% correct.
The Democrats and the media are evil and their actions led to more death, not less.pic.twitter.com/FRLcsP3ciX
— Karlyn Borysenko, most dangerous knitter alive 🧶 (@DrKarlynB) June 9, 2021
Their reputations were immediately attacked with the full force of the political and social leftist mob. Youtube quickly removed all videos of their press conferences and all subsequent videos of interviews and discussion on the topic. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms immediately removed all links and posts containing videos, pictures, quotes, and discussion about these doctors. Their professional pages were shut down.
Which is weird, because they were saying there was a possible treatment to save lives. Wouldn’t you want to try it? If it saved even one life, right? Isn’t that what leftists have been saying all along? Just wear the mask because if it saves even one life, then it’s worth it. Just get the vaccine because if it saves even one life, then it’s worth it. Just stay home because if it saves even one life then it’s worth it.
But apparently it wasn’t worth possible saved lives for Donald Trump to be right about something. They were literally willing to sacrifice American lives to prove Donald Trump wrong. That’s how little these people care about the American people.
They would rather prevent you from accessing a possible treatment and let you die than allow you to access that treatment, perhaps live, and thereby prove Donald Trump right about something in an election year where they wanted to get rid of him.
But now that there’s more evidence that HCQ/AZM/Zinc may actually be effective, will there be any consequences?
Will the politicians face any consequences for using their power to block the treatment from being distributed thorough pharmacies and thereby allowed people to die?
Will the media face consequences for perpetuating the false narrative that this was all dangerous misinformation and allowing more people to die because of their misinformation about the treatment?
Will the so-called “experts” who trashed every doctor who spoke out in support of trying the HCQ treatment face consequences for unnecessary fear-mongering and further muddying the waters about Covid-19 treatments and prognosis?
Curiously, I have 10 practicing physicians in my close family and friends. Almost all of them were in favor of trying the HCQ treatment. The problem is, the leftist politicians, media, and “experts” made it seem like no rational medical professional would even give this option the time of day. But that’s simply no true. They were just very effective at censoring and silencing those dissenting voices.
So ultimately, I wonder how many lives might have been saved in the early days of severe cases, if the political left hadn’t launched such an incredibly effective misinformation and censorship campaign?
What if they hadn’t felt obligated to sacrifice lives just to prove Donald Trump wrong?
Will anyone face any consequences for perpetuating this false narrative and allowing countless unnecessarily deaths?
Or are consequences only for conservatives?