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The Hydroxychloroquine Follies

Posted by John Kuhnlein | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

I know these are uncertain times, but I still can hardly believe that a relatively-unknown pharmaceutical has hijacked my blog. But, here we go again, discussing hydroxychloroquine (HQ). This anti-malarial drug is back in the headlines because President Trump announced that he started taking it some time ago. It is a fair question if Trump is really taking it or is lying about for political reasons. But, if he is taking HQ, this is deeply troubling.

Anti-Malarial Drugs, But Not Masks

One must wonder about the mindset of a man who refuses to take such common-sense precautions as wearing a mask and staying six feet away from others in favor of taking a medication that not only does not prevent or treat Covid-19, it actually makes things worse.  The logic is so twisted that I cannot understand it.

Utterly Shameless

During this pandemic, some of us have lost the plot. Instead of pulling together to defeat a common and lethal foe, we have turned on each other. At the extreme, people with machine guns are descending on State capitals to protest a supposed loss of liberty. These protesters might well ask what loss of liberty is worse than the loss of life? Of course, there is none. So, why would we not do everything possible to help each other?

United We Stand?

One important thing you can do is not take HQ. It will not help with Covid-19 and might well kill you. Worse still, you are taking this medicine away from people who actually need it. For people with such diseases as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis the inability to get HQ is causing them real and severe pain. Read this first-person narrative to understand the problem better. 

Bully Pulpit?

Once upon a time, the President of the United States was said to command the Bully Pulpit. This meant he could use the prestige of his office to encourage the rest of us to answer to the better angels of our nature. Sadly, we now have the [email protected] Pulpit, where one man can promote behavior that will deny a critical medication to people who need it while likely killing people who follow his inane lead.

The Judgment Of History Awaits

The Whole World's Watching

This pandemic will pass. When it is over, there will be a time of reflection. Each of us will have to answer for our actions during this time. Do you want to be among those who followed their worst instincts in a time of crisis? Will you be remembered for example, as having taken away HQ from a fellow American who truly needed it?

Or, will you be remembered who did everything possible to make life better for your fellow citizens?

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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