This pandemic has shown Americans a lot.
It’s taught us that the mainstream media is the perfect engine for spreading panic and hysteria in the general populace…
It’s demonstrated how anything, even a pandemic, can be politicized.
It’s shown us that there are still a lot of Americans who are willing to give up their freedoms for safety.
But there is another lesson we’ve learned, and it’s been one of the most frustrating: no matter what Trump does or says, the ENTIRE Left will try to discredit it, not because they have different information, but simply because he said it.
For some reason, when it comes to Trump, they’re not able to open their minds to the possibility that he’s right. Either their hate makes them have zero faith in his abilities, or they simply don’t want to acknowledge that he’s right and give him a win.
Because that’s the root of all of their hate. They simply don’t want to hand him a win—ever.
So, when he says something, instead of validating it for themselves, the just immediately discredit it. Their minds are too closed-off to give him the benefit of the doubt…and nowhere has this been more evident than in the response to COVID-19.
Politicizing A Possible Treatment
At the beginning of this crisis, the world was justifiably scared. No known medications were showing much promise in treating the virus. Certain compounds could treat the symptoms, but nothing was effectively curing the virus itself.
However, after only a few weeks, scientists found that anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine was able to block the virus from entering human cells in a petri dish.
So, in an effort to be as transparent as possible, President Trump gave a briefing in which he described the possibility of using the drug as a short-term treatment.
As soon as he said this, the Left began tearing his statement apart.
They ranted about how irresponsible it was to for him suggest this, claiming that there were no scientific studies showing the drug’s effectiveness. They said he was encouraging people to self-medicate and blamed him for the deaths of two people who ate a toxic compound containing a derivative of chloroquine. Some critics even suggested that Trump owned a stake in a company that produced the drug, and theorized that he was only out to make a profit.
But in all of that, none of them talked about how chloroquine has been used as a preemptive treatment against malaria for DECADES! Even if it wasn’t effective against COVID-19, it’s been extensively tested and proven safe to use.
But ignoring that, the Left has started a campaign to totally discredit the drug simply because it was Trump who brought it up.
Fox’s Neil Cavuto has been one of Trump’s most ardent detractors during the chloroquine controversy. When the president announced that he is personally taking a combination of chloroquine and zinc as a preventative measure, Cavuto chimed in with his critical opinion once again.
During a recent broadcast, Cavuto said to his audience, “I cannot stress enough: This will kill you.”
That’s a heavy statement…
And that may be why he seemed so stunned when, shortly after uttering this fearmongering nonsense, special guest Dr. Janette Nesheiwa told him otherwise.
Media Says One Thing, Science Says Another
“It’s something that you can consider — again, you’ve got to have to have the discussion with your doctor to decide if it is best for you,” Dr. Nesheiwa said. “It’s not going to be good for everyone. But it may be beneficial, and potentially life-saving for others. So, I think it’s good to have this medication in our toolbox, along with Remdesivir, while we wait for vaccines to become approved, and for other therapeutics to get on the market.”
The look on Cavuto’s face said it all…
But the fact that he rushed to end the interview after she said this lets us know that it went against his own personal agenda.
Unfortunately for Cavuto and the rest of the Trump critics out there, the truth is the truth, no matter what! This drug has been able to help thousands of patients around the world fight off COVID-19. That’s just a fact.
And yes, like with ALL medications, there will be some who won’t be able to take it. Just like there are people allergic to penicillin or certain kinds of anesthesia, there will be people that can’t take hydroxychloroquine.
But that doesn’t mean it’s deadly, and it doesn’t mean it won’t work.
The Left wants you to believe the fearmongering because they just CAN’T let Trump win at anything, even if proving their point costs lives.
But just like how there are no atheists in foxholes, if any of these critics find themselves testing positive for the virus, you can bet dollars to donuts that they’ll be taking hydroxychloroquine if it’s offered.
They won’t care that Trump recommended it…
They’ll only care about surviving.
And once that happens, what will they say then?
“New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.” ― John Locke