Is the Solution Widespread Hydroxychloroquine Use?
Economic Depressions Kill.
Do you know that a person who is basically healthy, could take hydroxychloroquine alone, at probably 200mg, if they have a fever, without harm? If the symptoms persist, they could seek medical attention. If they subsided, they could stop the medication. If the symptoms returned, they could start again. This is the solution of the economic catastrophe, and is as deadly serious as the medical emergency.
No Testing is Necessary at This Point
Testing is for the information gathering stage. We have passed that.
Staying at home is not an answer. Closing businesses is a bad decision move–people have to produce to survive. Using a benign, inexpensive, generally effective remedy is a solution. It is the best we have, it is not dangerous, with low risk of complications (these people should know).
From the survey of 6,200+ medical professionals treating COVID-19,
According to the BBC, “Hopes rise that Spain is passing its peak, …as the number of people to have died in Spain in one day has fallen for the third day in a row, to 674”. Perhaps they have turned the corner, let’s hope.
But why? What are they doing differently than everyone else? What is the solution?
If we dig a bit deeper, we find a survey of 6,200+ verified medical professionals, confirmed anonymously that hydroxychloroquine usage amongst COVID-19 administers is 72% in Spain, and was overall chosen as the most effective therapy by 75% of COVID medical professionals in Spain, far above that in other countries.
This means that the country that used hydroxychloroquine the most, is the country that mostly confirms it as the most effective therapy.
The particulars are that hydroxychloroquine usage amongst COVID-19 treaters is 72% in Spain, 49% in Italy, 41% in Brazil, 39% in Mexico, 28% in France, 23% in US, 17% in Germany, 16% in Canada, 13% in UK and 7% in Japan.
Hydroxychloroquine was overall chosen as the most effective therapy from a list of 15 options (37% of COVID-19 treaters), by 75% in Spain, 53% Italy, 44% in China, 43% in Brazil, 29% in France, 23% in US and 13% in UK.
This is confirmed by a doctor below, as the Beginning of the End of the Pandemic.
Dr. Smith mentions something important: statistics. The infectious disease experts do not understand the statistics of low variance–this is the statistical problem that healthcare administrators (bureaucrats) have not comprehended (or evaded). For instance, consider the output of a sample size calculator below,
This is Statistics, not Medicine
What this means is that for the world’s population of ~8 billion people, a sample size of only 384 is required for a confidence level of 95%, +/-5%.
This is just statistics, not medicine. The low-variance opportunity to drop sample size is something Worldfree uses in the technology behind the FreeMark digital currency.
That means for only 384 people, chosen at random with their consent, and given hydroxychloroquine, if 90% show substantial improvement, then the medicine has a probability of 95% of being efficacious. This suggests that health leaders have let us all down after 4 months by not learning their statistics. They could have done a sample testing of 400 people in one week, 3 months ago.
I discuss this in my book Validating Ideas , which will be available on the 7th of April, 2020, for release then by Amazon. There is a chapter called Ideas Worth Validating that discusses the intellectual challenges in the healthcare sector that can be solved by the new theory of validation.
In the event that widespread hydroxychloroquine usage is needed to restore free markets/economic activity, then we have to accept that anyone who can drive down the road at 60mph can administer dosages according to directions, with limited medical support.
Economic Depressions kill.
From a previous post,
The above discussion of the risks of hydroxychloroquine, from a doctor, confirms that one way to alleviate the pressures on health infrastructure, should they occur as they have in Italy, for instance, is to make easily available low-risk, well-understood drugs such as hydroxychloroquine. Just having some available to a household’s responsible person in a cupboard will go a long way to reducing fear and stress. Again, hydroxychloroquine is currently used in many hospitals in China, South Korea and the US as an early medication against the virus.
Because the virus can cause permanent lung damage if it is not stopped quickly, it is a very good reason to get a stop-gap medicine available to everyone easily, without delay.
“Some people who recover from the coronavirus might be left with ’20 to 30%’ less lung function, and gasping for breath when they walk quickly”
Hong Kong doctors, March, 2020
The new book, Validating Ideas, is written in order to explain how you can assess policies, ideas, and arguments on your own, cutting through fake news and getting to the core issues of the challenges we all face.
In order to produce Artificial Intelligence technology, author and scientist Kevin Alexanderman spent more than 10 years developing a new theory of knowledge, including a new science of validation, also called the scientific method.
It is different than Galileo’s scientific method because it works for all ideas, in the general case, including concepts of the humanities. If you want to learn more about this crucial intellectual skill, and how you can improve your chances of success in everything you do, click below and receive a free booklet, The 4 Pillars of Intelligence.