Dem lawmaker: Prosecute Trump for ‘crimes against humanity’ for touting coronavirus drug

By Art Moore

Ohio state Democratic Rep. Tara Galonski (screenshot)

The Ohio state lawmaker who said Sunday night she plans to refer President Trump for “crimes against humanity” for expressing hope in hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients might have missed the interview broadcast earlier that day with a Los Angeles doctor.

Democratic state Rep. Tavia Galonski reacted on Twitter to Trump’s discussion of the drug at the daily briefing Sunday night.

“I can’t take it anymore,” she wrote. “I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow.

“Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one.”

Though not scientific, initial studies and many physicians around the world have reported remarkable success treating seriously ill coronavirus patients with hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin and, in some cases, zinc.

The latest testimony of success came Sunday from a Los Angeles physician, Dr. Anthony Cardillo, CEO of Mend Urgent Care.

“Every patient I’ve prescribed it to has been very, very ill and within eight to 12 hours they were basically symptom free,” he said in an interview with KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

Cardillo said his results mirror studies around the world, including one in France.

The doctor said the demand is high. Consequently, hydroxychloroquine should be reserved, he said, “for people that are really sick, in the hospital, or at home very sick that need that medication, otherwise we’re going to blow through our supply for the patients that take it regularly for other disease processes.”

See Dr. Anthony Cardillo’s report:

A poll of 6,200 physicians in 30 countries published last week found hydroxychloroquine is the best drug available to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Calling it an “absolute game changer,” renowned infectious disease specialist Dr. Stephen Smith said Wednesday he has seen 100% success in his treatment of 72 seriously ill COVID-19 patients with hydroxchloroquine and azithromycin.

“I think this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic,” he said in an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “I’m very serious.”

As WND reported March 25, a physician who works in New York City hospitals has found nearly 100% success treating COVID-19 patients with a combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc sulfate.

One week ago, the FDA authorized “emergency use” of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients in hospitals and in clinical trials.

Days before the FDA approval, the governments of Italy and France approved the use of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a last resort based on a limited study by Dr. Didier Raoult, a professor of infectious diseases in Marseille. In the U.K., doctors have been instructed not to use it for COVID-19, although it has treated autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis since the 1940s. However, clinical trials are underway.

At his daily briefing Monday, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was asked about the hydroxychloroquine clinical trials in his state.

He said it’s too soon for any scientific-based results, but “anecdotally it’s been positive.”

The governor said the federal government has promised to increase the supply of hydroxychloroquine to New York.

‘I’m trying to save lives’

At the White House briefing Sunday night, CNN’s Jeremy Diamond reflected the animus by some Democrats and media members toward Trump’s expressions of hope that hydroxychloroquine can effectively treat COVID-19.

Diamond asked Trump why he keeps “promoting” the drug instead of allowing the clinical trials to finish and letting “the science speak for itself.”

“Look, you know what I’m trying to do,” Trump said, as Diamond tried to speak over him. “I’m trying to save lives.”

Diamond interjected: “You come out here every day talking about the benefits of hydroxychloroquine.”

“I want them to try it, and it may work and it may not work,” Trump said. “But if it doesn’t work, it’s nothing lost by doing it. Nothing.”

But the objective is to save lives, the president emphasized.

“I don’t want it to be in a lab for the next year and a half as people are dying all over the place.”

See Trump’s interchange with CNN’s Jeremy Diamond:

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