Mark: I hear you on the Plaquenil study. I am big on study protocols. If it's not a true double blind study with lots of participants and time it's useless. I will caution you all to take diet studies with a huge grain of salt. You hear every year, this diet is great for you, that diet causes such and such. It's all BS. To have a good diet study, a person would literally have to be on a strict certain diet for their entire lifetime, then a control group for their entire lifetime, to be valid. No one is gonna do that.
Plaquenil is not without risk. When used for Lupus or other diseases, it's used in a limited number of patients. The more it's used, the more the known problems with it come to the surface. It's major problem is that it widens the QT interval of the heart, so we have been getting multiple EKG's to make sure the QT interval is below 450. Every one of our intubated patients did the plaquenil, z-pack treatment, which is 7 days then stop. They're still intubated. So, it is definitely not a panacea. What I am seeing as a major contributing mortality risk is obesity. My brother in law just got off the ventilator after being on the vent for 23 days. IMO, the thing that turned him around was steroids. On day 15 of being on the vent, they started steroids, and within 24 hours showed good progress. 1 person is not a study however.
I can't emphasize enough taking Vitamin C, and Vitamin D3. I have been taking these for 10 years, and I tell you, being in the front lines every day, not only to Corona virus, I can't get sick. It's crazy. If I feel a little sore throat or something, I double the Vitamin C that day, and the next day I fell pretty good. But again, 1 person is not a study.