“The remedy should not be more harmful than the disease itself.”
President Donald Trump’s promotion of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 has drawn criticism from medical experts who say much more work needs to be done before anyone can say it’s effective at stopping the disease.
And now one hospital in France has stopped its testing of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients over worries that the drug poses a “toxic risk” to people’s hearts when taken in combination with other drugs.
French newspaper Nice Matin reports that Nice University Hospital “immediately stopped” its use of hydroxychloroquine in patients who exhibit “major risks” of suffering heart failure due to the drug.
“When hydroxychloroquine is given on its own, the cardiac risk is very low,” explained Émile Ferrari, the chief of the hospital’s cardiology department. “On the other hand, the antibiotic (azithromycin) which is systematically prescribed in combination with hydroxychloroquine in the anti-Covid protocol also favors these anomalies. The cardiological risk is then potentiated… if there are other associated drugs which have the same undesirable effect.”
Ferrari concluded that doctors should be careful and not view hydroxychloroquine as a miracle cure.
“It is true that Covid-19 kills, but the remedy should not be more harmful than the disease itself,” he said.
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‘Dumber Than a Jar of Paste’: Senator Mocked and Slammed for Complaining Biden Not Tweeting Enough
Hard core conservative U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is under fire Monday after posting a tweet complaining about President Joe Biden’s media strategy – one decidedly different from Donald Trump’s, and one that has proven very effective when it comes to approval ratings and actual accomplishments.
“The president is not doing cable news interviews. Tweets from his account are limited and, when they come, unimaginably conventional. The public comments are largely scripted. Biden has opted for fewer sit down interviews with mainstream outlets and reporters,” Cornyn tweeted.
He followed that up with this accusation:
Invites the question: is he really in charge?
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) April 12, 2021
Cornyn’s first tweet should have been in quotes, as Matt Negrin from “The Daily Show” revealed it was actually pulled word-for-word from a Politico article.
People are dunking on this @JohnCornyn tweet and while yes it’s typical bad-faith bullshit, it’s *word for word* copy-pasted from a Politico story trying to make Biden look bad for having a press “strategy” that reporters don’t like because he’s not Trump https://t.co/j6ZNCUxwUq pic.twitter.com/DMqrBGpOnj
— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@MattNegrin) April 12, 2021
Cornyn, who clearly agreed with the Politico attack, is getting mocked and slammed for insisting a president’s job is to feed the media machine instead of doing actual work. Biden’s lack of drama and narcissism are literally disturbing to the Texas Republican senator.
Here’s how some are responding to Cornyn’s attack:
Is he really in charge? Record numbers of vaccines in arms! Checks in our bank accounts! Finally a jobs and infrastructure plan! All this without insane tweets and interviews. Yes he’s in charge and working for the American people. What are you doing John?
— Mare (@fetz_mv) April 12, 2021
Imagine being so fucking stupid you think a president behaving competently is actually a problem.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) April 12, 2021
Biden got the most votes of any president in history by a mile and he’s been preaching the most moderate and unifying sensible small steps stuff and the republican response has been fuck that you communist we’d rather let trump burn the nation and its laws/democracy to the ground
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) April 12, 2021
— Sheila Saccone (@SheilaSaccone) April 12, 2021
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) April 12, 2021
You know what else President Biden isn’t doing? Golfing. Trump’s presidency included watching hours of Fox News, tweeting, golfing, using government funds to enrich his properties & incited insurrection. He spent 4 years promising a new healthcare plan & Mexico wall funding.
— James (@JamesSNYC) April 12, 2021
Take all the damned seats in Aggie and Longhorn stadiums combined! Heaven forbid we have a @POTUS who isn’t an ignorant malignant narcissist rage-tweeting, gaslighting, or lapping at Putin’s buttocks all of his waking hours.
— David Phillips, MSc MPH #BLM 🏴 (@bigolpoofter) April 12, 2021
Lord have mercy. You would think you would lauding Biden for this. So you are criticizing him for actually spending time on his actual job? Maybe you could consider doing that.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) April 12, 2021
I think @JohnCornyn forgot what normalcy looks and feels like. After 4+ years of Velveeta Voldemort sucking all the oxygen out of his brain, it’s in some ways understandable.
— Michael Fisher 😷 🏴☠️🇺🇸 (@mjf_dfw) April 12, 2021
Imagine being a senator and dumber than a jar of paste.
— Ari Cohn (@AriCohn) April 12, 2021
President does job. GOP whines that President is too busy to tweet, golf, or to randomly call news media to complain. Senator also ran, and hid, from insurrectionists on 1/6/21 and then claimed they weren’t dangerous…
— W.J.Wylie3 it was an attempted coup not a riot (@BillWylie3rd) April 12, 2021
Scandal-Plagued Matt Gaetz Wanted a Meeting With Trump at Mar-a-Lago – but Got Denied: CNN
Scandal-plagued Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was once one of Donald Trump’s most loyal defenders — but now he can’t even score a meeting with the former president.
CNN reports that Gaetz “was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman.”
Gaetz tried to meet with Trump shortly after learning he was under federal investigation for potential sex trafficking charges, but CNN’s sources say the former president’s aides advised him to “not stick his neck out to defend Gaetz.”
Gaetz is reportedly being investigated by federal law enforcement officials on potential sex trafficking charges involving a 17-year-old girl, and multiple stories about the Florida congressman’s scandalous behavior have emerged over the last few weeks.
Among other things, reports have emerged that Gaetz allegedly shared nude photos and videos of women he slept with to impress his colleagues in Congress; that investigators have uncovered ties between Gaetz and a fake ID scheme; and even for potentially paying for sex with women using the Apple Pay mobile payment platform.
Watch: CNN Interview With Trump Supporter Who Is Clearly Divorced From Reality
Donald Trump so successfully pushed his “Big Lie” about election fraud that his supporters stormed the capitol on January 6th. And now, it seems, conservative lies about the insurrection have convinced some of his supporters that the riots never even happened.
CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan on Saturday conducted a fascinating interview with Kinnet Ehring McSweeney at Trump National Doral.
“And I do believe that the election was stolen and I do believe it was a peaceful rally that day,” McSweeney said, when in fact the opposite is true. “And that, just because people who were in the capitol were wearing Trump shirts and Trump hats doesn’t necessarily make them Trump supporters — anybody can get one of those shirts.”
She went on to say friends and family think she is “crazy” and “a conspiracy theorist.”
She was then asked about the “QAnon congresswoman,” Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).
“I don’t know what’s so terrible about QAnon,” she said of the insane conspiracy alleging a secret cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles.
“You know, what is so terrible about conspiracy theories anyway?” McSweeney asked.
Attendees at an event here in Trump National Doral this weekend are attempting to re-write the history of January 6th.
One asks, "what is so terrible about conspiracy theories anyway?"
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) April 10, 2021
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