By Mary Beth Pfeiffer
He is 57 years old with mild asthma, hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. His medical issues did not stop him from jogging six miles last Saturday, October 24th. But nor did his blue-ribbon fitness stop him from testing positive two days later for COVID-19.
Meet Dr. Peter McCullough, vice chair of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and author of 20 manuscripts on the pandemic he calls “a disaster of a lifetime.” Like many newly infected COVID patients, McCullough is sheltering at home, windows open for ventilation, waiting out what he so far calls “no picnic…no fun.”
The key difference, however, is that McCullough is getting early treatment. Unlike too many other patients, the internist has access to essential medications and the expertise to use them. For the rest of us, the National Institutes of Health recommends no early treatment at all while government edicts discourage or forbid doctors from using drugs that haven’t been subject to lengthy trials.
In the last two weeks, COVID-19 cases have soared 42 percent in the United States, and d...
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