Dr. William Grace: ‘Thanks to hydroxychloroquine, we have not had a death in our hospital.’
The good news about hydroxychloroquine continues to pour in. Last week, Dr. William Grace, an oncologist affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said they’ve not had any deaths in the hospital of close to a 100 patients. In an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Dr. Grace said: “Thanks to hydroxychloroquine, we have not had a death in our hospital.’
The success story about hydroxychloroquine is not an isolated incident. Over the weekend, we wrote about Dr. Vladimir Zelenko after he treated 699 coronavirus patients with 100% success using Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, Zinc and azithromycin (Z-Pak).
As for Dr. Grace, Laura Ingraham later tweeted about the story on Twitter. However, Twitter deleted immediately deleted the tweet, calling it ‘Misleading’ post that touted coronavirus cure.
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— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) March 30, 2020
Below is a transcripts of Dr. Grace interview.
“Everybody’s using it [chloroquine] now off-label. We have a surge of coronavirus-19 patients throughout the metropolitan area of New York. And the problem is these patients are coming in quite sick. And when they get to a very difficult respiratory status, doctors are using hydroxychloroquine [an “analog” of chloroquine] with or without a drug called Zithromax or azithromycin. And that’s showing tremendous activity, and we have not had a death in our hospital. We have probably close to 100 patients and not had any deaths. But I’ve talked to my colleagues at other hospitals in New York, and they are using hydroxychloroquine although the supplies are running down. So any kind of supplements to those supplies would be much appreciated…. In the trenches, we’re all using it especially for desperately ill people…. We’re not using it on everybody, but we’re using it on those people who show major respiratory compromise…
We think it works in two ways. As you know, the death rate goes up as the age goes up. And what I think is that the more mature your immune response, the more likely you are to have what we call a cytokine storm, which means that people with viral pneumonia die because their lungs fill up with fluids largely from an immune response. And this drug works not only inhibiting virus replication but also inhibits the immune response.”