Check with seller Donald Trump experimental drug scientist in shock Almira

Published date: May 1, 2020
  • Location: Almira, Washington, United States


Veterans advocates say they are frustrated at the lack of transparency around the Department of Veterans Affairs' use of the unproven drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus.


After the release of a preliminary study of veterans hospitalized with COVID-19 last week that showed that hydroxychloroquine — an anti-malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump — had no benefit and caused a greater rate of deaths, the groups want answers and are worried that they may have been misled by the agency on its recent purchase of the drug.


 

Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said that the results of the study were "incredibly troubling for a number of reasons" and that the VA needed to provide answers.



It is not just advocacy groups that are upset that veterans were used in a study for a drug that has only anecdotal support within the medical community, which Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has warned could be a false hope.


Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, said that while the results may be preliminary, he found the data released by the VA to be concerning, saying it showed that it "may be premature to treat veterans" with the drug, "particularly in light of NIH recommending these drugs not be used." NIH is the National Institutes of Health.


"I'm not convinced we're ready for widespread off-label use of hydroxychloroquine at VA — especially when the administration hasn't done enough research on its safety and efficacy for treating COVID-19," he added. "When it comes to treating our veterans, we must rely on expert opinion and the proven science that leads to consistent guidance across the country."


Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona, an Iraq War veteran who is Democratic member of Takano's committee, went further, saying he was outraged that the VA appeared to turn veterans into experimental subjects to support an unproven treatment touted by the president.


"I think the most important thing is we need to keep veterans safe, not necessarily being test labs for the president to score political points," Gallego said.


As the pandemic has spread across the U.S., veterans service organizations have said numerous times that the country's second-largest government agency, charged with caring for the nation's veterans population, has remained tight-lipped in its response to the spread of the coronavirus.


Many say they are concerned about reports that some veterans hospitals across the country have run short of personal protective equipment, even as the VA continues to say it has enough in stock.


The lack of specificity and media availability by the department's leadership has some concerned.


"The largest health care provider in the country and the backstop for the civilian health care system isn't out front being heard from and having questions asked of it on a daily basis," Butler said. "From the basic standpoint of a democratic society facing one of the largest health crises in a century, that seems incorrect and inappropriate."


CORRECTION (April 26, 2020, 7 p.m. ET): An earlier version of this article misspelled the first name of the communications director for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is Terrence Hayes, not Terrance.


Visit Site (24) Share by email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Pin on Pinterest

Share

Useful information

  • Avoid scams by acting locally or paying with PayPal
  • Never pay with Western Union, Moneygram or other anonymous payment services
  • Don't buy or sell outside of your country. Don't accept cashier cheques from outside your country
  • This site is never involved in any transaction, and does not handle payments, shipping, guarantee transactions, provide escrow services, or offer "buyer protection" or "seller certification"

Related listings

  • Woman shoots her ex husband's new girlfriend dead in front of her 3-year-old twins
    Woman shoots her ex husband's new girlfriend dead in front of her 3-year-old twins
    Trending News - Fort McNair (District of Columbia) - September 20, 2020 Check with seller

    Woman shoots her ex husband's new girlfriend dead in front of her 3-year-old twins A mum of twins shot dead her husband's new girlfriend in front of her three-year-old twins.   Chelsea Cook and ex-husband Travis Cook divorced...

  • Whoopi Goldberg: 'Maybe it's time for me' to leave the U.S.DO YOU AGREE?
    Whoopi Goldberg: 'Maybe it's time for me' to leave the U.S.DO YOU AGREE?
    Trending News - Alpaugh (California) - September 20, 2020 Check with seller

    VIDEO Whoopi Goldberg: ‘Maybe it’s time for me’ to leave the U.S. — Bloomberg MagThe View” co-have Whoopi Goldberg on Wednesday said a conceivable Donald Trump administration flags that “possibly now is the right t...

  • Kayleigh McEnany Salary: Here's Exactly How Much Trump's Press Secretary Makes
    Kayleigh McEnany Salary: Here's Exactly How Much Trump's Press Secretary Makes
    Trending News - Alpine (Arizona) - September 20, 2020 Check with seller

    Kayleigh McEnany’s net worth is $500,000. The press secretary is one of the highest paid among the staffers of the White House. McEnany replaced former press secretary      SKIP AD     On the personal side, the 32-year-...