Pam Barker | Director of TLB Europe Reloaded Project
Readers may be interested in this RT story from May 2020 titled Australia reports ‘surge’ in illegal hydroxychloroquine imports as people seek alternative treatments for Covid-19. Of note:
CANBERRA, May 8, 2020, RT. Australian authorities have reported a spike in drug smuggling – but not the kind they usually deal with. Aussies are importing hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial medication used as a controversial antidote to Covid-19. Dozens of packages containing more than 6,000 tablets have been intercepted since January, the Australian Border Force (ABF) announced in a press release on Friday, Russia Today reported.
See also this story from March from Business Insider titled Australians are buying hydroxychloroquine after Trump called it a ‘very powerful’ treatment for COVID-19 – a claim which remains unproven.
By now, of course, we know this scepticism about hydroxy for treating ‘covid’ is unfounded, and that many doctors have come forward to state the efficacy of hydroxy. In fact, at the end of March, Paris Match published this story, titled COVID-19: a Randomised Chinese Study Proves Dr. Raoult Right. Of note:
This study, a priori more in line with what the drug agencies consider to be reliable, validates the conclusions of the Marseilles infectiologist on chloroquine and the interest of using it early in the infection instead of late.
So Australia’s had the very same prohibition on practicing physicians using hydroxy for their patients and on pharmacists dispensing it, as we’ve seen in so many western countries. Amazing coincidence.
Australian Liberal MP Craig Kelly (NB. The Liberal Party in Australia is centre-right) has come out swinging against the prohibition on prescribing hydroxy on Sky News Australia. Aussies have no fear telling it like it is. Kudos to Mr. Kelly.
Kelly reveals in the video that the ban on using hydroxy expires in Queensland on October 2 and October 22 for the state of Victoria.
Kelly’s big point that Oxford University’s Recovery study, which trialed hydroxychloroquine with patients, has been used as the benchmark for policy toward hydroxy use in Australia. We remind readers of a great piece by Catte Black for Off-guardian we published which reviews ALL THREE hydroxy trials, of which Recovery was one (Remap and Solidarity were the other two). In all of them, significant overdoses were administered, patients died and the inevitable conclusion drawn was that hydroxy doesn’t work. Which Professor Didier Raoult predicted ahead of such trials.
INFO WARNING: In Australia, the prohibition of hydroxychloroquine is criminal
Craig Kelly, Member of the Australian Parliament was on SkyNews, one of Australia’s leading television channels on Sunday, September 27, 2020. He is a member of the Liberal Group and the Covid-19 Inquiry Commission.
He said, “the Australian administration’s ban on the treatment of Covid-19 with hydroxychloroquine violates the Hippocratic oath taken by doctors and is based on an erroneous study.”
Kelly said health bureaucrats have interfered with the doctor-patient relationship by prohibiting the use of hydroxychloroquine even though the doctor thought the treatment would save the patient’s life.
“Health bureaucrats have violated the very first principle of the Hippocratic Oath, which is to do no harm” (primum non nocere), he said.
Furthermore, the administration should only prohibit the use of hydroxychloroquine if the evidence shows beyond a reasonable doubt that hydroxychloroquine does not work and is dangerous.
“Recent studies show that this proposal is no longer viable … and they must lift their bans, otherwise they are involved in crimes against humanity and should be brought to criminal justice in The Hague,” he said.
“They refuse to give medical treatment to Australians when the evidence shows it can save lives.” Mr. Kelly also said that the National Clinical Evidence Working Group COVID-19, which made the authoritative decision to ban hydroxychloroquine, relied on the results of the Recovery study conducted at Oxford University.
He argued that the study ultimately gave patients “twice the dose of what they know is an overdose” and that the study director stated that the doses were based on the indication of “amoebic dysentery”.
Sky News host Rowan Dean said the lead investigator of the study made it clear that “amoebic dysentery is what they based their doses on, but we know that hydroxychloroquine is never used for amoebic dysentery”.
“In the end, the study was flawed,” he said. “The newspaper France Soir itself says that the Recovery study cannot be considered serious. And yet it is the study on which all Australian medical boards have relied, the vast majority of their decisions and evidence come from the Recovery study”.
FranceSoir has denounced the Recovery study since June 5, 2020. This study is also used as a basis for our decision-making bodies in the context of prophylactic treatment against Covid 19. Since then we have been asking for an audit of the results of this study so that the health sovereignty of the French people can be based on an independent expertise by totally independent third parties.
Will we finally see the language disentangled at the National Assembly, or within the learned societies?
See the full video of Craig Kelly’s interview here.