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ladycody has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in CWON.

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Is anyone at all concerned that the leader of the free world...against all  recommendations...is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure...despite having high cholesterol?  

Or that a doctor felt OK prescribing such to the leader of the free world despite said concerns?  I mean HOLY COW!?!?!?  How many will be banging down doors now to follow suit???

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Several doctors questioned the wisdom of taking the unproven drug, given the possible risks.

“I think it’s a very bad idea to be taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication,” said Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and the director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, Calif. “There are no data to support that, there’s no evidence, and in fact there is no compelling evidence to support its use at all at this point.”

Dr. Topol said that the risk of developing a potentially fatal arrhythmia because of hydroxychloroquine could come without warning and did not happen only in people with heart conditions. “We can’t predict that; in fact, it can happen in people who are healthy,” he said. “It could happen in anyone.”

Dr. David Maron, a cardiologist and the chief of the Stanford Prevention Research Center, said in an interview that in his opinion “the risk-benefit ratio doesn’t make sense.”

Read in its entirety: Trump Says He Takes Drug Against Covid-19. There's No Proof It Works.

Are there NO repercussions for this kind of insanity??? Sorry...but WOW!!.  Am good and would get the hell out of this field if I could for sooo many reasons right now...but opening a restaurant right now is out and that's what I'd wanna do...rofl. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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What I'm concerned is that the world is facing an economic disaster due to the dismantling of the global economy, due to the state by state shut downs of local ones. 

Americans are in for a very rude awakening. 

The president's choices of medical therapies is of no importance to me.

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He just needs to keep that information to himself. He has no business spouting off about the medications he's taking. A lot of his followers are ignorant enough to follow suit. Talk about the economy if he wants to, but he pretends he's an expert on medical matters which he is NOT!

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herring_RN specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical.

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Maybe he just said he is taking it. 

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herring_RN specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical.

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I was wrong.

WH doctor: 'Potential benefit' of Trump taking hydroxychloroquine 'outweighed' risks

In a 114-word letter released by the White House hours after Trump announced he was taking the medication, presidential physician Sean Conley wrote that he discussed the pros and cons of taking the drug with Trump after one of his personal valets tested positive for the coronavirus...

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/498429-white-house-doctor-potential-benefit-of-trump-taking

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As usual, someone had to follow up Trump's busy mouth with an attempt to make him look thoughtful, pragmatic or honest in spite of all other evidence to the contrary. Because Trump and his sycophants never lie about Trump's physical health or data and Trump never days things that are later demonstrated to be false [sarcasm]...some people just want to believe whatever he says. 

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I am concerned of media. I am concerned of people saying “most nurse say this...”. But than others say I only listen to epidemiologist.  But only the epidemiologist they give info they want to hear.

Yes I have many concerns.  But this...not following.

Economy collapse. Following.  
 

Mental health concerns. Following. 

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There will be repercussions.  There will be problems with supply for people who rely upon the drugs, some people will likely take the medication who shouldn't and that means unnecessary SE or deaths.  Clear, consistent and amplified messaging and education from the CDC, coordinated with regional public health and private health interests, could make a positive difference. IMV

I am very concerned about the ability of our united states to make a coordinated public health effort. My professional experiences in planning for pandemic outbreaks cause me to observe this response, from the isolation of a small cabin in rural Alaska, with more anxiety than I prefer. 

I am having trouble imagining what our total death count from COVID 19 will be come 1 January 2021, given our current trajectory as a collection of states and people.  Transparency may be an issue at both the state and federal government when compiling data for this American epidemic. 

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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I am more holy crap concerned about the fact that you and others are concerned about it. Just like every other person the President has a right to make healthcare decisions with his MD and take whatever advise the MD makes. There are studies with differing results for this med so I don't see the big deal.

I also am more concerned about the future of our Country economically that this!

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malamud69 has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: if we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We are no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back”

Carl Sagan

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BlessYourHeartt has 12 years experience and specializes in adult ICU.

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With so many grave concerns, what meds the president takes and/or publicly admits to taking are of zero interest to me. 

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15 hours ago, BlessYourHeartt said:

With so many grave concerns, what meds the president takes and/or publicly admits to taking are of zero interest to me. 

Trump lies. It is unknown whether he actually is taking the drug. It is known that a few Americans will take the dog because they believe Trump when he says that it's safe to take to prevent COVID infection.

 

18 hours ago, Daisy4RN said:

I am more holy crap concerned about the fact that you and others are concerned about it. Just like every other person the President has a right to make healthcare decisions with his MD and take whatever advise the MD makes. There are studies with differing results for this med so I don't see the big deal.

I also am more concerned about the future of our Country economically that this!

I don't care and am not concerned about Trump's health.  I am concerned about the health of gullible and simple thinkers among us who are potentially swayed by the irresponsible remarks of the POTUS during a national health emergency. The economy cannot boom if the people are dying. We just buried tens of thousands of workers and customers. 

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