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2020-05-19 7:22:51 AM  
29 votes:
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"Hydroxychloroquine is good medicine. You take it, dah? Send all remdesivir to Russia"
 
2020-05-19 7:22:30 AM  
28 votes:
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 6:53:02 AM  
24 votes:

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 8:33:52 AM  
21 votes:
One pill makes hands smaller
One pill makes you crawl
And the pills that Donny gives you
Don't do anything at all

Remember
What the pundit said
Count your dead
Count your dead
 
2020-05-19 7:55:04 AM  
15 votes:
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 8:22:22 AM  
14 votes:
What was this article about?

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2020-05-19 8:09:55 AM  
11 votes:

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 8:51:30 AM  
8 votes:

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.


We are already at the "anyone who would dare wear a mask and/or won't take hydroxychloroquine daily is too weak to be worthy of respect" phase of this.

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2020-05-19 9:45:54 AM  
7 votes:
Hydroxychloroquine actually doesn't have any dangerous side effects, or if it does they're exceedingly rare.

Am I really the only one who took the time to actually look up all this stuff when this drug popped up on the radar in regards to coronavirus? It's a drug that has been around for a long time and has been given to millions of people and it is widely regarded as safe with minor side effects like nausea or a rash. It's used for malaria, lupus and arthritis among other things. It is not some crazy drug with crazy side effects that is going to kill you.

There are also data showing it can be effective as long as it is administered early on. Like all antivirals, it works best early on when the virus is still replicating because it stops the virus from replicating. Once the virus has replicated enough then what really starts to do the damage is your own immune system and again hydroxychloroquine might have some beneficial effect here, but the data we have suggest it doesn't have a large effect when given late, if any. It is important to take it early before people become very ill which supports the use as a prophylactic like India is doing with their healthcare workers. There are also data suggesting it works in combination with azithromycin as long as it is administered early on. There are also data showing that zinc is an important co-factor that significantly increased the likelihood of being discharged, and significantly decreased the likelihood of needing to be admitted to the ICU, needing invasive ventilation, or being admitted to hospice/dying.

All of the studies that have shown HCQ didn't work or even *gasp* increased death tell us literally nothing because they were all retrospective studies that didn't control for the timing of the dose as it related to the disease progression and all of them noted that the HCQ group was more sick than the control group. More sick patients were more likely to receive the drug so they had worse outcomes. This tells you nothing. When you control for the time the dose is given, every time it comes back that HCQ works only in the group that took the drug early before the disease got bad. It's not a miracle cure and we still need a randomized double blinded study which controls for both time the drug is administered and zinc as factors to confirm the treatment works, but it does seem to have some beneficial effect if you take it early enough based on current evidence, especially in combination with zinc and possibly azithromycin as well.
 
2020-05-19 8:16:26 AM  
7 votes:

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 7:34:26 AM  
7 votes:

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 7:39:06 AM  
6 votes:

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 8:12:57 AM  
5 votes:

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 7:47:26 AM  
5 votes:

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 7:54:44 AM  
4 votes:
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 7:33:31 AM  
4 votes:
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2020-05-19 3:53:11 AM  
4 votes:
Stop. Don't. Come back.

/Ready the oompa loompas.
 
2020-05-19 9:53:52 AM  
3 votes:

thurstonxhowell: 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?


CFR is a consideration of resolved cases only.  At this moment, we have 90,885 deaths and 290,172 recoveries ergo CFR = (90,885/(90,885 + 290,172)) = 26%.  An astounding 1,161,749 infections remain unresolved in the United States.

Bahrain, a nation that uses early hydroxychloroquine as front line defense has had 12 deaths and 2958 recoveries.  Their current CFR is 0.4%.

Austrailia, which also uses early chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, has a CFR of 1.5%.

Senegal, which treats every coronavirus patient with hydroxychloroqine, has a CFR of 2.4%.

Singapore, which treats cases caught early with hydroxychloroquine, has a CFR of 0.2%

And so on.  But please, tell me how much better these nations with abysmal fatality rates like France, the United States, and Great Britain are at treating Covid-19 because they don't use snake oil cures like early hydroxychloroquine.  By the way, for those of you that are dense, early in this context means pre-exposure, post-eposure, or shortly after becoming symptomatic.  Early treatment is something we can't even accomplish in the United States because you can't even get a test in cases where exposure is community acquired during the window in which HCQ or CQ are likely to be most effective.

I know y'all are stupid.  Those of you that are going to respond to this post are undoubtedly feverishly scrambling towards 'studies' where patients that have been sick for two or three weeks were given hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine to no effect.  Literally no one of merit advocates that it be used in patients with advanced illness.  It's theraputic window stretches from pre-exposure to a day or two after becoming symptomatic.  As at least single molecule of chloroquine or HCQ is needed per spike protein to completely neutralize a virus, entry inhibitors quickly lose their utility as viral load increases exponentially.

The definition of 'early' can be found here, in case you're dumb.
 
2020-05-19 9:43:46 AM  
3 votes:

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%.


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Interdasting.
 
2020-05-19 9:19:29 AM  
3 votes:
I smell law suits.

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2020-05-19 9:04:49 AM  
3 votes:

Tyrone Slothrop: Felgraf: Hey folks, as a warning,

backhand.slap.of.reason

has made prevoius wild claims, such as
https://www.fark.com/comments/10694289​/125337524#c125337524
"Photos and anecdotal evidence indicate that Wuhan is under a thick cloud of crematory smoke.  Funerary processing infrastructure is running 24/7."

and

https://www.fark.com/comments/10705246​/125515838#c125515838
"Of the hundreds of thousands of viruses that have been identified and sequenced, this is the only one that targets the ACE2 receptor.  The behavior is otherwise unobserved in nature.

It must have been a very exotic and rare wild animal indeed."

(Note: Sars-COV2 is not, in fact, the only virus to have ever targeted the ACE2 receptor. In fact, the original SARS virus did).


And when called out on it, often went with defenses along the lines of 'Well I'm just spreading what I saw on twitter, it's not my fault if the info's bad'.


One should take any of their medical claims with INCREDIBLE grains of salt.

That's a lot of words to say "he's a farking liar".


Oh, it is, but he doesn't tend to abandon threads until someone points out how utterly wrong he's been in the past.

... Plus it's fun.
 
2020-05-19 8:51:20 AM  
3 votes:

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%.


Council of Foreign Relations?
 
2020-05-19 8:13:33 AM  
3 votes:

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 3:24:32 AM  
3 votes:
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 10:09:03 AM  
2 votes:
Only those blessed by hydroxychloroquine shall be admitted into Heaven.
Book of Trump chapter 9 verse 11.
 
2020-05-19 9:29:03 AM  
2 votes:

TabASlotB: testes


that's a fun typo...
 
2020-05-19 8:55:03 AM  
2 votes:

Latinwolf: Grungehamster: 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.

This needs to be reminded anytime there's talk of Ingraham being a medical expert.
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Laura "Zyklon Biatch" Ingraham,
 
2020-05-19 8:33:38 AM  
2 votes:

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?
 
2020-05-19 7:55:34 AM  
2 votes:
100% of patients who took this treatment recovered, except for the ones that died.
 
2020-05-19 7:54:51 AM  
2 votes:
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 7:51:18 AM  
2 votes:
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 7:20:17 AM  
2 votes:
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 6:53:24 AM  
2 votes:

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


Only your doctor can prescribe it for you, AFAIK.
 
2020-05-19 4:08:52 PM  
1 vote:

Steampunk Gallagher: wood0366: Steampunk Gallagher: Wyalt Derp: 100% of patients who took this treatment recovered, except for the ones that died.

And also that one patient who utterly ceased to exist.

FTFA:
But she never explained any of the problems with the French study by Raoult; according to a New York Times Magazine profile of the "contrarian" doctor, his study originally had 26 patients on hydroxychloroquine but finished with only 20. Of the six patients who did not complete the study, one stopped taking the medication due to nausea, three patients were transferred to intensive care, and one patient died.


6 patients did not complete the study: 1 stopped taking it, 3 went to the ICU, 1 died: 1 + 3 + 1 = 5.

I rest my case.

The sixth patient probably was removed for another reason, probably due to some aberration in their paperwork, perhaps if you checked the paper the article is citing, it'd be listed there.

Thanks for the serious reply to a humorous post.


My insurance won't allow me to have a sarcasm or goofymeter anymore since it blew a hole in my wall.
 
2020-05-19 9:30:51 AM  
1 vote:
When the sale of snake oil is prohibited, Trump will start selling snakes for his disciples to oil themselves.
 
2020-05-19 9:27:46 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-05-19 9:25:47 AM  
1 vote:
I have a theory that trump is only alive because of amphetamines, cocaine, McDonalds, and barely-fettered rage. I guess I'll be adding hydroxychloroquine to my theory.
 
2020-05-19 9:14:24 AM  
1 vote:
I actively encourage all Trumpsters to take Trump's medical advice.  After all:

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2020-05-19 9:07:12 AM  
1 vote:
What an interesting 3 months for hydroxychlorine.  A decades old drug nobody talked about except maybe in the 3rd world, but still quietly taken daily by thousands of Americans.

Suddenly it became simultaneously a cure for a worldwide pandemic and one of the most dangerous prescribed substances on the planet.

And now it'll fade back into obscurity.  A footnote in the ongoing hissyfit/misinformation campaign between Trump and the media.
 
2020-05-19 8:58:17 AM  
1 vote:
Good.
 
2020-05-19 8:45:26 AM  
1 vote:
Hey folks, as a warning,

backhand.slap.of.reason

has made prevoius wild claims, such as
https://www.fark.com/comments/1069428​9​/125337524#c125337524
"Photos and anecdotal evidence indicate that Wuhan is under a thick cloud of crematory smoke.  Funerary processing infrastructure is running 24/7."

and

https://www.fark.com/comments/1070524​6​/125515838#c125515838
"Of the hundreds of thousands of viruses that have been identified and sequenced, this is the only one that targets the ACE2 receptor.  The behavior is otherwise unobserved in nature.

It must have been a very exotic and rare wild animal indeed."

(Note: Sars-COV2 is not, in fact, the only virus to have ever targeted the ACE2 receptor. In fact, the original SARS virus did).


And when called out on it, often went with defenses along the lines of 'Well I'm just spreading what I saw on twitter, it's not my fault if the info's bad'.


One should take any of their medical claims with INCREDIBLE grains of salt.
 
2020-05-19 8:43:21 AM  
1 vote:
Go ahead and kill yourselves bleachnick hydroxymorons.
 
2020-05-19 8:24:01 AM  
1 vote:
Hand it out at trump rallies


Put that shiat in pez dispensers
 
2020-05-19 8:05:41 AM  
1 vote:
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 8:00:13 AM  
1 vote:

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 7:33:14 AM  
1 vote:
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 7:32:47 AM  
1 vote:
I'm just waiting for the tweet response to Pelosi's morbidly obese comment.
 
2020-05-19 7:30:23 AM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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