Skip to comments.Snopes Attacks Dr. Zelenko - Calls his Covid-19 protocol effectiveness "UNPROVEN" (Hydroxychloroquine+ZPAK)
Posted on 03/31/2020 12:31:00 PM PDT by nwrep
Judgement on Dr. Zelenko's Covid-19 treatment from Snopes:
Has Dr. Zelenko Successfully Treated 669 Coronavirus Patients?
A blog post asserting that people responded well to an experimental COVID-19 treatment is in no way an evidence-based contribution to science.
Dr. Vladimir Zelenko's 669 COVID-19 patients that were treated with a combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, and zinc have seen zero hospitalizations, complications, or deaths.
As has been noted elsewhere, combining hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can cause serious problems for people with certain heart conditions. Though zinc appears to be an important factor in several immune functions, a potential mechanism for how it might work against viral infections is not well-understood.
In an interview with Forward, Zelenko acknowledged that his regimen was new and untested, and that it was too soon to assess its long-term effectiveness. He instead argued that the risks of waiting to verify its efficacy were greater. This is an assertion with which public health officials largely disagree.
Regardless, making an assertion in a blog post or in a YouTube interview that neither describes the study design nor provides the actual data used to reach a conclusion about efficacy cannot, in any way, be critically evaluated. As such, this claim is rated Unproven.
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nwrep wrote: “Snopes attacks HCQ+ZPAK as treatments.”
That should have read: ‘Snopes receives talking points from DNC.’
Please quit abusing the news forum and frontpage with your vanities.
To me the best indicator yet that it actually works.
Treat all things from Snopes as dirty bird droppings!
Snopes has so thoroughly discredited itself we dont ever look at it anymore. Soroznazi funded disinformation
Yes, of course, and Snopes is so authoritative, gg Snopes. /s
It’s a standard “appeal to authority” argument.
Honestly, the doctor sounds sketchy to me, 669 patients? He would have to test about 7,000 possible infected people to get 669, how does one doctor do that in a couple weeks?
Sounds like BS to me as well
I am not saying HCQ isn’t effective, it seems to be effective from legit people and doctors who are using it or have taken.
But I do agree with snopes that this guy’s story is BS.
“No Hydroxychloroquine+ZPAK for you!”
If it’s political, and it’s Snopes - it’s #FakeNews.
Gosh, should we take alll our medical advice from a lying DNC fact checker rag. Better check their archives on my prostate! Chalk this under, ‘who gives a sh!t!’
Snopes is just another organ of the DNC, regurgitating DNC talking points 24/7.
Snopes for dopes.
are we allowed to link to them?
SNOPES. Practicing medicine without a license since their inception.
Zalenko is a family practitioner, relying on a trusted community of patients for his livelihood. Any medical doctor making false claims about the effectiveness of this treatment would certainly endanger his reputation and his practice if not his license. I suppose he could go on the book sale tour along with those proclaiming the virtues of silver colloid.
Sure, at some level it's unproven but it's also un-unproven. Those deriding it have no proof and no means of proving that it doesn't work, which requires a license, patients infected with the Wuhan Virus, and a supply of medications to use.
The real reason Snopes doesn’t like this is that Dr. Zelenko is an orthodox Jew, as were his patients.
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