Hypocrites! The American Medical Association Is Very Quietly Trying To Change Their Position On Hydroxychloroquine To Treat COVID-19
The American Medical Association is very quietly trying to change its position over the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients.
In March the American Medical Association came out against the use of hydroxychloroquine after President Trump touted its use to treat the Wuhan virus. The media, Dr. Fauci, and liberal medical journals went nuts and did everything to dissuade Americans from seeking treatment.
“We caution hospitals, health systems, other entities, and individual practitioners that no medication has been FDA-approved for use in COVID-19 patients,” the AMA’s March statement reads in regards to HCQ and similar unconventional treatments. “Definitive evidence for the role of these drugs in treating COVID-19 patients has not been determined through robust clinical trials; decisions to use these medications off-label must be made with extreme caution and careful monitoring. Physicians, pharmacists, patients and policymakers must understand that these medications have dangerous side effects that may lead to patient harm, including fatal cardiac arrhythmias.”
This month the AMA discussed considering a resolution to reverse their stance on HCQ because the potential for good may supersede the threat of any potentially harmful side effects.
RESOLVED, That our American Medical Association rescind its statement calling for physicians to stop prescribing hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine until sufficient evidence becomes available to conclusively illustrate that the harm associated with use outweighs benefit early in the disease course,” the memo reads.
A memo showed that the AMA was considering a joint statement with the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists that further studies are ongoing to “clarify any potential benefit of hydroxychloroquine and combination therapies for the treatment of COVID-19.”
What ended up happing was that the AMA did not rescind their objection to physicians prescribing HCQ but reaffirmed its policy to encourage Doctors to use their own judgment to prescribe drugs off label to treat COVID.
The AMA has blood on their hands, for the sake of politics they came out against HCQ, and now they are using double talk to save face.