On Joe Rogan’s podcast Monday, Dr. Peter McCullough argued one of the great failures in the COVID pandemic response has been not providing patients with effective at home treatment protocols following a positive diagnosis.
And he thinks it may have been an intentional move by policy makers to push mass vaccination on the American people.
“In your opinion, if your protocol had been established and distributed worldwide, if people had recognized that this is a way to deal with early treatment, you think that the overall number of COVID deaths would have been significantly reduced?” Rogan queried.
The Dallas-based cardiologist responded that he testified before the Texas Senate in March that 85 percent of deaths could have been prevented had patients been treated sooner in their sickness.
“Early multi-drug therapy as an outpatient works substantially, and we’ve had a giant loss of life, a giant number, millions and millions of unnecessary hospitalizations,” McCullough said.
“It seems to me early on there was an intentional, very comprehensive suppression of early treatment in order to promote fear, suffering, isolation, hospitalization and death,” he continued.
“It seemed to be completely organized and intentional in order to create acceptance for and then promote mass vaccination.”
Rogan followed up, “You believe this was a premeditated thing that they were doing. They realized that in order to get people enthusiastic about taking this vaccine, the best way to do that was to not have a protocol for treatment?”
He also cited attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s new work which takes a critical look at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci and the role he played in stifling public debate about COVID policies.
While testifying before the Texas Senate’s Health and Human Services Committee in March, McCullough argued there has been far too little emphasis placed on effective COVID treatments.
“How many of you have turned on a local news station or a national cable news station and ever gotten an update on treatment at home?” he asked.
“How many of you have ever gotten a single word about what to do when you get handed the diagnosis of COVID-19? No wonder. That is a complete and total failure at every level,” McCullough added.
He wondered where the federal and state panels are that are continuously reviewing effective treatments and disseminating the information.
McCullough pointed to a peer-reviewed study he and several other doctors authored in The American Journal of Medicine in August 2020, arguing there was solid data even then about outpatient treatments that worked.
The protocol called for the use of Zinc supplements, the antibiotic Azithromycin, the anti-inflammation drug hydroxychloroquine and steroids like Prednisone and Colchicine, depending on the patient’s condition.
For a more current protocol, McCullough directed the Texas lawmakers to look at the guide put together by the American Society of Physicians and Surgeons, saying doctors have used it to treat over 500,000 COVID patients.
Again, depending on people’s symptoms, it recommends the use of monoclonal antibodies (like Regeneron used by former President Donald Trump), as well as nebulizing the steroid budesonide and Ivermectin among other medications.
McCullough also believes like other physicians and researchers — such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine professor Dr. Marty Makary — that there has been far too little recognition by policymakers of natural immunity.
“People who develop COVID have complete and durable immunity,” he said. “You can’t beat natural immunity. You can’t vaccinate on top of it and make it better. There’s no scientific, clinical or safety rationale for ever vaccinating a COVID recovered patient.”
McCollough concluded, “My testimony as I sit here today is COVID-19 has always been a treatable illness.”