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2020-05-19 3:09:15 AM  
What is the hype with this? Is it just pure money?  WTF

"Mr. Trump first expressed interest in hydroxychloroquine a few weeks ago, telling associates that Mr. [Larry] Ellison, a billionaire and a founder of Oracle, had discussed it with him. At the time, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the host of television's "The Doctor Oz Show," was in touch with Mr. Trump's advisers about expediting approval to use the drug for the coronavirus.

Mr. [Rudolph] Giuliani has urged Mr. Trump to embrace the drug, based in part on the advice of Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a self-described simple country doctor who has become a hit on conservative media after administering a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin and zinc sulfate."

Yeah, that's not cultish at all.

This is how empires end.
 
2020-05-19 3:24:32 AM  
Unlike flouting social distancing rules, taking this drug is a thing that Trumpistas can do to show their loyalty without hurting innocent people. So I guess I'm for it.
 
2020-05-19 3:53:11 AM  
Stop. Don't. Come back.

/Ready the oompa loompas.
 
2020-05-19 4:32:58 AM  
Hope they get sued into the stone age for wrongful death.
 
2020-05-19 5:02:26 AM  
Idiocy.
 
2020-05-19 6:30:17 AM  
If I didn't know any better I'd say Trump must have used his own money.

This is what happens when a pump and dump goes wrong.
 
2020-05-19 6:53:02 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: What is the hype with this? Is it just pure money? WTF


My new theory is that Trump is pushing it so that people will die from the drug and not from Corona.  That will make him look better.
 
2020-05-19 6:53:24 AM  

duppy: Hope they get sued into the stone age for wrongful death.


Only your doctor can prescribe it for you, AFAIK.
 
2020-05-19 7:20:17 AM  
Genocide.
It's not always a camp.
It's not alway wrapped in a flag carrying a cross.

The time the genocide is demanding we buy it now for 6 low payments 19.95.
Don't delay call today: 1 800 187 SELF
 
2020-05-19 7:22:30 AM  
Jesus is my five lines of crushed hydroxychloroquine on a Def Leppard mirror won at the county fair.

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2020-05-19 7:22:51 AM  
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"Hydroxychloroquine is good medicine. You take it, dah? Send all remdesivir to Russia"
 
2020-05-19 7:26:24 AM  
Sinclair may be more insidious than FOXnews.
 
2020-05-19 7:27:07 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Unlike flouting social distancing rules, taking this drug is a thing that Trumpistas can do to show their loyalty without hurting innocent people. So I guess I'm for it.


Well, except there are people (like my wife), who need it to live and there are worries about shortages caused by the Trump nonsense. So, yeah, not so victimless.
 
2020-05-19 7:30:23 AM  
It is especially strange swerve when you consider that we were all-in for the vaccine this weekend with Azar talking about how they are going to cut every corner to ensure there are 300 million doses available by January and Trump hired someone from the company touting early success in trials to be his new vaccine czar.

The most coherent explanation I have heard is that he was hearing from Rudy and Laura Ingraham that the drug has proven to be 100% effective despite what those "doctors" claim and decided that he abandoned it too early.
 
2020-05-19 7:31:20 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Unlike flouting social distancing rules, taking this drug is a thing that Trumpistas can do to show their loyalty without hurting innocent people. So I guess I'm for it.


Innocent people with lupus might suffer from shortages, but as far as maggot auto da fes this would be one of the less damaging.
 
2020-05-19 7:31:37 AM  
Oh, and why is this happening?

Right-wing media has been built on pushing "miracle cures" that the "elites" and "experts" don't want you to know about for decades. In the past, this was part of the scam; it was how this media made money, and it was all part of a "complex" for bullshiatting conservatives and creating more dupes.

Maybe it still is (somebody with money invested may be pushing this behind the scenes). But, increasingly, there is evidence that those running the right aren't the con artists but rather the marks. For decades, those in charge KNEW it was a scam. Now a lot of them don't seem to.

Basically, Frankstein monster has escaped from its master's control.

See: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/th​e-long​-con and https://splinternews.com/the-long​-lucr​ative-right-wing-grift-is-blowing-up-i​n-t-1793944216
 
2020-05-19 7:32:47 AM  
I'm just waiting for the tweet response to Pelosi's morbidly obese comment.
 
2020-05-19 7:33:14 AM  
Mark my words, Trumpublicans will eventually force people to take this drug to prove their loyalty to Trump. Trump is willing to kill people rather than admit that he was ever wrong.
 
2020-05-19 7:33:31 AM  
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2020-05-19 7:34:26 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Genocide.
It's not always a camp.
It's not alway wrapped in a flag carrying a cross.

The time the genocide is demanding we buy it now for 6 low payments 19.95.
Don't delay call today: 1 800 187 SELF


They could really save everyone some time if they just developed light grenade technology instead.

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2020-05-19 7:36:01 AM  
Between this and the GOP Reps using their question time to promote/defend the drug... this is a political movement that's incapable of introspection or admitting mistakes. The cult is trying to rewrite history on a national scale rather than admit to jumping the gun on this treatment with insufficient evidence, or even just quietly moving on.

It's very Orwellian.
 
2020-05-19 7:38:02 AM  
One thing I want to highlight in all this mess: it's clear that Trump is used to using his doctors as unregulated drug dispensaries.  When he wants a drug, he will get his doctor to get it for him, no matter what the doctor recommends.  I bet his medical records are full of interesting prescriptions for all sorts of drugs.
 
2020-05-19 7:38:21 AM  

LeroyBourne: I'm just waiting for the tweet response to Pelosi's morbidly obese comment.


She's not wrong.  He doesn't exercise, eats fast food all day long, has to take a golf cart if he has to walk more than 10 yards.  Sits on his ass for 5-6 hours a day watching Fox News Channel.  Well probably not Cavuto.
 
2020-05-19 7:38:40 AM  
In a sane America, this behavior would get their FCC license revoked nationwide. This is the exact opposite of operating in the public interest.
 
2020-05-19 7:39:06 AM  

eiger: Oh, and why is this happening?

Right-wing media has been built on pushing "miracle cures" that the "elites" and "experts" don't want you to know about for decades. In the past, this was part of the scam; it was how this media made money, and it was all part of a "complex" for bullshiatting conservatives and creating more dupes.

Maybe it still is (somebody with money invested may be pushing this behind the scenes). But, increasingly, there is evidence that those running the right aren't the con artists but rather the marks. For decades, those in charge KNEW it was a scam. Now a lot of them don't seem to.

Basically, Frankstein monster has escaped from its master's control.

See: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/the​-long-con and https://splinternews.com/the-long-​lucrative-right-wing-grift-is-blowing-​up-in-t-1793944216


If they really want a miracle cure, they could go to one of the classic proven wonders that wouldn't cause shortages for people who actually need particular drugs.  Maybe snake oil? Well, not good for snakes...

Copenhagen? It cures fits, warts, freckles, coughs, colds, and runny nose, guaranteed not rip, run or snag, makes conception a wonder and childbirth a pleasure. It probably can take care of COVID-19. Plus it supports the tobacco industry, which has taken an awful beating in the past couple decades.
 
2020-05-19 7:41:03 AM  
There's still no indications that this does anything at all for the virus.  In most cases it apparently makes people worse.  Or dead.
 
2020-05-19 7:47:26 AM  

RyogaM: One thing I want to highlight in all this mess: it's clear that Trump is used to using his doctors as unregulated drug dispensaries.  When he wants a drug, he will get his doctor to get it for him, no matter what the doctor recommends.  I bet his medical records are full of interesting prescriptions for all sorts of drugs.


Well three years ago his personal doctor got his office raided after he shared with the NY Times what medications he prescribed to Trump:

President Trump takes medication for three ailments, including a prostate-related drug to promote hair growth, Mr. Trump's longtime physician, Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, said in a series of recent interviews.

The other drugs are antibiotics to control rosacea, a common skin problem, and a statin for elevated blood cholesterol and lipids.
Dr. Bornstein, who spoke by telephone in four interviews over the past month, also said that Mr. Trump takes a daily baby aspirin to reduce the risk of a heart attack. Over all, he pronounced Mr. Trump healthy and his medical care "as exactly up to date."
 
2020-05-19 7:49:29 AM  
Sinclair?
Sinclair's script for stations
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2020-05-19 7:51:18 AM  
Because of course they did.

Wonder if they had any "must run's" on proper mask use or hand washing, or social distancing, or basically anything legit epidemiologists have been saying?

Any TV - follower know?
 
2020-05-19 7:54:44 AM  
Stock up now on Mama Trump's Old Thyme Hair Restorer and Fish Scrub: fourteen easy payments of 19.95!  You won't regret it for long!
 
2020-05-19 7:54:51 AM  
Scary thing about delusions, you start believing your own baloney and can't get back to reality no matter how hard you try on your own.

Hey Trump,
Barack Obama can read all of your thoughts. No thought is private from him, he knows all your secrets, even the ones you don't remember, he can dig in your brain and find everything without touching you. He can see what you see through your eyeballs like they're video cameras.
If you hurt yourself, Obama can feel it through the psychic link. Same if you listen to something annoying, he'll hear it. Artists can defend against psychic attacks if they're good at drawing realism. This is why the Soviet Union focused on realism in art and why GWB started painting. You can't draw, so you can't trick them with rapid false images that look real.

Ask your doctor for 5mg-10mg Aripiprazole to make Obama disappear.
 
2020-05-19 7:55:04 AM  
Have y'all every taken a look at how nations that treat suspected Covid-19 patients with HCQ at the first sign of illness?  That have CFR's between 0.03% and 2%.

America's CFR was yesterday was 24%.
 
2020-05-19 7:55:34 AM  
100% of patients who took this treatment recovered, except for the ones that died.
 
2020-05-19 7:56:06 AM  

eiger: Oh, and why is this happening?

Right-wing media has been built on pushing "miracle cures" that the "elites" and "experts" don't want you to know about for decades. In the past, this was part of the scam; it was how this media made money, and it was all part of a "complex" for bullshiatting conservatives and creating more dupes.

Maybe it still is (somebody with money invested may be pushing this behind the scenes). But, increasingly, there is evidence that those running the right aren't the con artists but rather the marks. For decades, those in charge KNEW it was a scam. Now a lot of them don't seem to.

Basically, Frankstein monster has escaped from its master's control.

See: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/the​-long-con and https://splinternews.com/the-long-​lucrative-right-wing-grift-is-blowing-​up-in-t-1793944216


I've heard this theory applied to Trump, himself.
 
2020-05-19 7:57:20 AM  

eKonk: eiger: Oh, and why is this happening?

Right-wing media has been built on pushing "miracle cures" that the "elites" and "experts" don't want you to know about for decades. In the past, this was part of the scam; it was how this media made money, and it was all part of a "complex" for bullshiatting conservatives and creating more dupes.

Maybe it still is (somebody with money invested may be pushing this behind the scenes). But, increasingly, there is evidence that those running the right aren't the con artists but rather the marks. For decades, those in charge KNEW it was a scam. Now a lot of them don't seem to.

Basically, Frankstein monster has escaped from its master's control.

See: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/the​-long-con and https://splinternews.com/the-long-​lucrative-right-wing-grift-is-blowing-​up-in-t-1793944216

If they really want a miracle cure, they could go to one of the classic proven wonders that wouldn't cause shortages for people who actually need particular drugs.  Maybe snake oil? Well, not good for snakes...

Copenhagen? It cures fits, warts, freckles, coughs, colds, and runny nose, guaranteed not rip, run or snag, makes conception a wonder and childbirth a pleasure. It probably can take care of COVID-19. Plus it supports the tobacco industry, which has taken an awful beating in the past couple decades.


I mean, it probably helps that there was early reporting from China that they were seeing positive results from administration of the drug in some cases, and it is often used as an immune system regulator so in extreme cases (where your system is either weakened or is overcorrecting trying to fight the disease) that might help. Eventually it was tested and the results mostly showed high dosages had pretty nasty side effects and low dosages didn't show much improvement, so most of the research on it was abandoned.

Taking the drugs to prevent you from catching it? Absolutely no actual studies support that, but some Pennsylvania doctor and Rudy Giuliani got together on a plan to sell the stuff based on the doctor giving his patients the stuff and them not getting sick (while it is unclear if those patients were even exposed to the disease during that period.)
 
2020-05-19 8:00:13 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Unlike flouting social distancing rules, taking this drug is a thing that Trumpistas can do to show their loyalty without hurting innocent people. So I guess I'm for it.


Well,
Clearly you've never been psychotic or also lived with someone who is psychotic or done mental health peer support trying to convince people to not blow out their brains due to unstoppable thoughts and voices.

If I had to choose between a shattered thigh bone and psychosis, grab a sledgehammer and get it over with.
 
2020-05-19 8:05:41 AM  
That feeling you get when an old account suddenly gets a case of the obnoxious dipshiats.

No more clickies.  Today will be a Total War day.
 
2020-05-19 8:05:51 AM  
What I think Sinclair - and Trump - is doing is preventing the narrative from dropping from the national discussion. Maybe there's a profit incentive buried in there, somewhere, idk. But by continuing to talk about it, it makes the potus look less foolish as people begin to take notice that hdq really was all a bunch of hokum, voiced on a national stage as a possible cure. As the medical and science folks talk about actual possible solutions, many Anericans in the Sinclair cohort are going to notice the complete absence of hdq - and realize the potus might actually be full of s***, after all. Can't have that.
 
2020-05-19 8:09:42 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Have y'all every taken a look at how nations that treat suspected Covid-19 patients with HCQ at the first sign of illness?  That have CFR's between 0.03% and 2%.

America's CFR was yesterday was 24%.


Why did you made your stupid lie so specific and out there?
 
2020-05-19 8:09:55 AM  

duppy: Hope they get sued into the stone age for wrongful death.


And everyone just ignores most of fark was backing the use of the drug.
 
2020-05-19 8:11:43 AM  

Jake Havechek: There's still no indications that this does anything at all for the virus.  In most cases it apparently makes people worse.  Or dead.


if the President and his supporters are using it, I feel sorry for them, but I do not think the possibility of death is a downside
 
2020-05-19 8:12:57 AM  

born_yesterday: If I didn't know any better I'd say Trump must have used his own money.

This is what happens when a pump and dump goes wrong.


A Trump Pump Dump is inevitably going to yield poor results....

"Insert picture of Eric here"
 
2020-05-19 8:13:33 AM  

Wyalt Derp: 100% of patients who took this treatment recovered, except for the ones that died.


The preferred term is "lost to followup."
 
2020-05-19 8:15:12 AM  

Ashelth: duppy: Hope they get sued into the stone age for wrongful death.

And everyone just ignores most of fark was backing the use of the drug.


Even in terms of attempts to deflect from conservative idiocy with BSAB this is a pretty lame one.
 
2020-05-19 8:16:26 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: What is the hype with this? Is it just pure money?  WTF

"Mr. Trump first expressed interest in hydroxychloroquine a few weeks ago, telling associates that Mr. [Larry] Ellison, a billionaire and a founder of Oracle, had discussed it with him. At the time, Dr. Mehmet Oz, the host of television's "The Doctor Oz Show," was in touch with Mr. Trump's advisers about expediting approval to use the drug for the coronavirus.

Mr. [Rudolph] Giuliani has urged Mr. Trump to embrace the drug, based in part on the advice of Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, a self-described simple country doctor who has become a hit on conservative media after administering a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin and zinc sulfate."

Yeah, that's not cultish at all.

This is how empires end.


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2020-05-19 8:22:22 AM  
What was this article about?

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2020-05-19 8:24:01 AM  
Hand it out at trump rallies


Put that shiat in pez dispensers
 
2020-05-19 8:29:21 AM  

RyogaM: One thing I want to highlight in all this mess: it's clear that Trump is used to using his doctors as unregulated drug dispensaries.  When he wants a drug, he will get his doctor to get it for him, no matter what the doctor recommends.  I bet his medical records are full of interesting prescriptions for all sorts of drugs.


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2020-05-19 8:32:51 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Mark my words, Trumpublicans will eventually force people to take this drug to prove their loyalty to Trump. Trump is willing to kill people rather than admit that he was ever wrong.


*Is* this the "drink-the-koolaid" moment we've all been waiting for? Because, let's face it, when (not if) he sees his re-election fraud campaign totally not working, and he starts to realize the very real probability of anyone he confided in, and therefore himself, facing jail time--he's *going* to do something very drastic, even for him. That includes him being the coward that he is and having his dipshiat minions storm buildings, etc. and die very quickly by law enforcement.
 
2020-05-19 8:33:38 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Have y'all every taken a look at how nations that treat suspected Covid-19 patients with HCQ at the first sign of illness?  That have CFR's between 0.03% and 2%.

America's CFR was yesterday was 24%.


Yes, but how about those nations' aquariums?
 
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