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After shuttering gun shops, NV governor bans coronavirus hydroxychloroquine treatment

Hydroxychloroquine has been around for a long time with a better safety record than most drugs.

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On Tuesday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak, good friend of former Vice President Joe Biden, banned the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (anti-malaria drugs) to treat coronavirus patients.

Can any governor ban the use of any medicine, especially one who is not a doctor? Wouldn’t it be illegal to treat patients without even seeing them? Isn’t denying patient care and treatment illegal? Hippocratic oath?

On March 17, Governor Sisolak had already ordered closures of  non-essential businesses, including gun shops, citing how dangerous things were, as you will see in the video below.

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By the way, NBA player Kevin Durant did test positive for COVID-19, but he’s also not gravely ill either.

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s executive order came after President Trump touted the medication as holding promise for combating the illness.

Sisolak said there was no consensus among experts or Nevada doctors that the drugs can treat people with COVID-19.

His order also limits a prescription of the medicines — which are also used to treat illnesses like lupus and arthritis — to a 30-day supply to ensure it’s available for “legitimate medical purposes” and so people don’t stockpile the drug.

Trump helped create a recent flurry of demand for the drugs when he announced last week that chloroquine “could be a game-changer” and that the FDA had approved it as treatment for coronavirus sufferers, which it has not. Trump also said hydroxychloroquine could be used in prevention. [NY Post]

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As data continue to show patients getting better from using hydroxychloroquine and people start dying in Nevada, he will be responsible for patients dying. There will be lawyers biting at the bit to sue for wrongful death. Not sure he would get immunity, in any court.

The licensed physicians in Nevada have the power to prescribe off-label any med that is approved for other things. Hydroxychloroquine has been around for a long time with a better safety record than most drugs. What is this joker going to do? Take away the prescribing doctor’s medical license and DEA pad?

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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