President Trump briefed the country extending the national guidelines to "slow the spread" to April 30th. The task force is anticipating a climb in cases with a possible apex reached in two weeks into Easter.
Referring to his earlier remarks, President Trump spoke about his aspirations around Easter. This however has been treated by critics as a hard date outcome. This was and is another example of Fake News.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy saw a shoutout with President Trump calling him "a terrific guy."
Testing is reportedly over 800,000 and President Trump offered congratulations to Abbott Labs. The pharma company in less than a month developed a rapid response test approved by the FDA which can obtain results in as little as five minutes.
President Trump urged the press to look into a rapid depletion of masks in New York City hospitals. Local hospitals are reporting the lack of masks and basic personal protection materials in a matter of days if not hours.
The federal government is set to act as a backup to states and their governors. This simple fact seems to have been lost among many who think the federal government is set up to act on every local need in a nation of hundreds of millions.
Sadly, this points to how ill informed many are. That misinformation is being bellowed by many, some who don't know and others who know very well but don't want to "let an emergency go to waste.
This during a national emergency that is the first of its kind. Dr. Faci is pointing to models with possible deaths in the range of 100-200K. This modeling is however is not a scientific result based on a static model. The nation is taking mitigating action. If no action was taken, the same modeling predicted there would have been two million deaths.
Currently, 1100 patients in NYC are on the combination therapy of Hydroxychloroquine and Azrithomycin. It would not be difficult to add in addition an equally inexpensive addition to the treatment with Zinc sulfate.
President Trump spoke about and praised Elmhurst Hospital stating he grew up near it in Queens.
Manhattan actually has far less cases and hospitalizations than the borough of Queens. This speaks to the disaster that Open Borders sanctuary policies have wrought on NYC and the nation in this glaring example.
The first column is hospitalizations by borough the second is total number of cases. Source: City of NY.
The triple cocktail's initial results among hundreds treated released earlier today by Dr. Zelenko is available online in the document linked below:
A partial reprint of Dr. Zelenko's release:
To all medical professionals around the world:
My name is Dr. Zev Zelenko and I practice medicine in Monroe, NY. For the last 16 years, I have cared for approximately 75% of the adult population of Kiryas Joel, which is a very close knit community of approximately 35,000 people in which the infection spread rapidly and unchecked prior to the imposition of social distancing.
As of today my team has tested approximately 200 people from this community for Covid-19, and 65% of the results have been positive. If extrapolated to the entire community, that means more than 20,000 people are infected at the present time. Of this group, I estimate that there are 1500 patients who are in the high-risk category (i.e. >60, immunocompromised, comorbidities, etc).
Given the urgency of the situation, I developed the following treatment protocol in the pre-hospital setting and have seen only positive results:
1. Any patient with shortness of breath regardless of age is treated.
2. Any patient in the high-risk category even with just mild symptoms is treated.
3. Young, healthy and low risk patients even with symptoms are not treated (unless their circumstances change and they fall into category 1 or 2).
My out-patient treatment regimen is as follows:
1. Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days
2. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days
3. Zinc sulfate 220mg once a day for 5 days