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My Dangerous Talk at a City Council Meeting
The Chloroquine Wars Part LXXX
"As soon as there is life there is danger." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
This past Monday, Honolulu City Council Floor Leader Andri Tupola contacted me and asked me if I could address the city council with information and statistics about early treatment options for COVID-19. Such a talk would further support the early treatment kit program established by the firefighters, but also serve broad educational purposes. While I have several research projects on my high priority list, and scores of articles to work on, community outreach is one of the few things I'm willing to drop everything to support. I've often said, "Community is the most underrated technology," which is more than just a warm and fuzzy slogan (really, click the link).
I was encouraged to stay away from words like "ivermectin" and "hydroxychloroquine" due to the strange and psychotic cognitive dissonance surrounding them. "Okay," I thought, "I can do that."
My goal would be to can a friendly, but powerful talk, with heavy citation, that would hopefully help anyone willing to maintain an open mind that we are missing the mark entirely regarding vitamins, minerals, and zinc ionophores (which include chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, but also quinine, quercetin, ECGC, curcumin/turmeric, and many more), not to mention simple hygienic solutions such as keeping windows open and cleaning the mouth, nose, and throat to prevent infection. In a subscribers only post, I will post the entirety of the talk I gave, which I plan to refine for future engagements (perfection of a 10 minute talk cannot happen in 30 hours with full citations). There were gaps in information such as all measurements of vitamin deficiency and hazard ratios in published research to date.
Tuesday I attended the council meeting by zoom. There was various city council business after which Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Robin Armstrong, and myself gave various 10ish minute presentations and took questions from city council members.
I was amused and a bit surprised when, after my talk, Chairman Tommy Waters immediately declared my testimony "dangerous and irresponsible", though two members of the council defended my presentation.
Behold, The Science!
“I actually think what this person is testifying to is actually dangerous and irresponsible,” said Waters.
The mainland speakers include Mark Crawford, the statistician, Dr. Robert Malone of Virginia, who has been critical of the vaccine’s effectiveness, and Dr. Robin Armstrong, of Texas, who advocates the use of monoclonal antibodies.
“I just want to make clear that what this person is testifying to ― and for that matter Dr. Armstrong or even Dr. Malone ― is not something the Council as a body is endorsing, is supporting or is in any way legitimizing.”
I'm not sure who this "Mark Crawford" fellow is, but I have to wonder if somebody in the newsroom was worried that viewers might find my dangerous substack. More amazing is the suppression of Dr. Malone's credentials as the inventor of mRNA vaccine technology. I honestly felt that Dr. Malone pulled most of his punches---possibly at least partially for reasons of diplomacy engaging an audience with hostile members. I mean...if sharing information about vitamin deficiency and supplementation with respect to the current pandemic is "dangerous and irresponsible", I can't imagine how, "This vaccine is broken and the spike protein seems to breach the blood-brain barrier" might be received.
Mathew Danger Crawford -- Danger is My Middle Name
Now that I'm the "dangerous vitamin-promoting statistician", I'll need to revise my image. I've never owned a motorcycle, but I've maybe got the facial hair to sell an image with a Harley and a leather jacket? I'm sure the Hells Angels will understand who is alpha when they see my Zinc Ionophore Statistician logo (currently under development). I'm taking advice from Dr. Rollergator, PhD on the matter.