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Well, duh. I've been saying this for years but since I don't a have squiggle of letters after my name no one believes me. Are you a doctor? Thankfully not or I'd be caught in the the same "not invented here" mentality so many are caught in. And that goes for so-called "alternative medicine" physicians as well. I. learned decades ago on one of my first premed courses that inflammation is a necessary part of healing. How that never made its way into med school is beyond me. If you have a hammer all problems look like a nail. By the way, when you a a low grade fever don't try to reduce it. In fact wrap up tight and sweat all night. Both heat and cold improve the immune response.
Right ow ER physicians are finding inappropriate and promiscuous use of ventilators may cause more mortality than not. Have they ever thought of HBOT to treat desat patients? Not enough equipment? Why is that? Not enough gold studies. Before the pharmaceutical industry began funding so much of medical research it wasn't uncommon to use actual clinical responses as a base for instituting procedures. Consider the admonitions against the use of HCQ. Why it may cause prolonged QT interval. We know it is an issue for those WITH EXISTING prolonged QT syndrome or other contraindicated conditions, including underlying heart disease but that is not a prohibition. It simply means those patients have to be monitored rigorously. As for retinopathy, it is a long term issue. Treatment for co-vid is of limited duration. Fauci wants us to wait for a vaccine. He's been spouting that line since the Aids epidemic. Everything looks like a vaccine to him. He warned us that without an HIV vaccine 1 out of 4-5 heterosexuals would succumb. The scare never materialized then for the at risk populations, gay males, hemophiliacs and needle users a drug cocktail was found that threw the vaccine argument out the window.