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What Does $10 vs. $5,270 Have to Do With COVID?

Aug 6, 2020

One way to evaluate two diametrically opposed medical viewpoints about COVID-19 is to follow the money. I’ll show you two big reasons that could be motivating Big Pharma to push one drug while censoring another.

Some years ago, when Big Tech was just beginning, Congress gave these companies legal immunity, which allows them to censor and silence your speech, including that of highly qualified doctors who are successfully treating COVID-19 patients.

But now, we have the opportunity to stop the censorship of vital information that could save your life.

Liberty Counsel Action is offering you a way to demand that this government-empowered censorship come to an end. Repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act will allow constitutional lawsuits against these corporations for their censorship. In addition, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the authority to protect speech through regulation of these Tech Giants. Urge both groups to act today with your critical fax. -Mat

While one drug is being enthusiastically pushed, the other is blocked on social media, erased from a private website, and anyone who speaks out about it faces intense personal attacks unrelated to the drug’s effectiveness.

The first drug is Remdesivir. The company Gilead Sciences is charging private insurance companies 520 dollars per dose for the new brand drug. The company recommends a range of between 6-11 doses, which means the per-person treatment can cost as much as 5,720 dollars for the drug alone.

Already the U.S. government has spent more than 1 billion of your tax dollars to buy 500,000 treatments of Remdesivir.

In contrast, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) usually costs around 10 dollars for a treatment and it can be produced generically by many different providers.

Which drug would you prefer?

Keep in mind that the first drug, Remdesivir, had zero impact to decrease the number of deaths from COVID-19 - it merely shortens the recovery time and thus the length of stay in the hospital after a patient has already turned the corner.

The second drug, HCQ, cut the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in half. It has been shown to be very effective during the early stages of COVID.

Which drug would you prefer?

Remdesivir reported serious adverse effects in 1 in 5 patients. The reaction was so severe that 12% of patients had to discontinue the drug. Complications included hypoalbuminemia, hypokalemia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, constipation, and increased total bilirubin.

If taking the proper dose, the most severe side effects of HCQ are some diarrhea and occasional nausea (which can be mitigated by taking it with food).

Which drug would you prefer?

Right now, the government is protecting the Big Tech that is silencing facts about HCQ. This censorship of the truth is causing many state and national leaders to restrict or ban HCQ for COVID-19. And, do not underestimate the power of Big Pharma. Billions of dollars are at stake.

I want to warn every single freedom-loving patriot that this direct attack on our right to speak and receive information cannot be tolerated. If we allow it, this censorship will grow worse. I urge you to send a fax today demanding action in D.C. from Congress and the FCC, to protect free speech all across America.

Each time a treatment of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) works, that person won’t need Remdesivir. Most won’t need to be hospitalized either (A compilation of studies saw HCQ + other drugs reduce hospitalization by 80% for those with COVID-19).

Keep in mind that if a Medicaid COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator there is a government bonus policy that (while it varies slightly by insurance-like accounting factors) is usually around 39,000 dollars for every COVID-19 patient a hospital treats in this manner.

It doesn’t take long in a pandemic for that money to add up. Just 25 COVID-19 patients on ventilators brings in almost a 1-million-dollar bonus to the hospital, which is over and above the regular Medicaid reimbursement.

I want to be clear. There are many amazing people in the medical field. Even members of my own family serve in this way. What I am calling out right now are the policies in America that are fundamentally backwards. We are financially motivating hospitals and private companies to profit from having COVID-19 patients end up on ventilators.

And the law that Congress passed to protect the Tech giants must be changed. President Trump has called for Section 230 of the law to be repealed and has directed the FTC and the FCC to issue rules to stop the censorship.

Enough is enough. We have a powerful opportunity with bi-partisan anger against these corporations to end their control over the American people and our constitutionally protected freedoms.

Send your fax to Congress and the FCC to act now to break the censorship stranglehold of these companies.

Now is the moment to send your fax to put an end to this censorship by Big Tech and big government programs and laws.

In case you missed it, yesterday my team released a powerful Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 Fact Sheet. You can find the link below. It compiles much of the research our team has found, all explained in one printable, shareable document. If you haven’t gotten your own copy, I urge you to download it today and share it with others—especially doctors in your community.

We can only continue to shine light into this darkness of censorship because of the generous donation of donors that helped us build the security that we need to keep information like this available on our website. With the launch of this information, I fully expect additional security attacks, and I ask you to donate today to help keep us in the battle against truth.

Thank you for your prayers and for your interest in this topic. Your prayers and support are the reason that Liberty Counsel Action can even exist to fight these battles and I am deeply grateful.

From fear to faith,

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

P.S. We cannot let lies and fake news control us. It's time to stand up for our liberties. Now is the time to rise up and fight against these Big Tech censors, who demand that you live in fear. Send a fax demanding that legislators and the FCC move to protect freedom of information and free speech.

Forward this message to likeminded friends who want to see freedom preserved in America. And then sign our petition to protect free speech. And download our Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 Fact Sheet.

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Thorbecke, Catherine. ABC News. Coronavirus drug remdesivir to cost $3,120 per patient with private insurance, irking critics. (2020, July 29).

Swiss Policy Research. On the treatment of Covid-19. (Updated: 2020, July 30). Remdesivir Side Effects. (Updated 2020 March 18).

CBS News. Gilead's remdesivir will cost $3,120 for patients with private insurance. (2020 June 29).