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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Cavuto takes the vapors

Neil Cavuto screwed up royally on Monday. He became the news instead of reporting it. This drew accolades from the propagandists in the media but the screwup shows he has spread himself too thin. He is a cancer survivor who suffers multiple sclerosis. He also underwent cardiac surgery last year. He does two daily shows and a weekend one.

Which explains Monday's tirade. Doing 3 hours of breaking news each day does not give him time to do much research. And that means taking shortcuts.

On Monday, his shortcuts caught up with him.

Business Insider reported, "Fox News host Neil Cavuto was shocked by President Donald Trump's announcement on Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive treatment for corona virus, and warned of the drug's potential side effects."

Relying on one discredited study, Cavuto blasted away at the president, saying, "I want to stress again: They died. If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus or in a worst case scenario you are dealing with the virus, and you are in this vulnerable population, it will kill you. I cannot stress enough: This will kill you."

No.

Just plain no.

Chloroquine has been around for nearly 80 years to treat malarial diseases. In fact, the forerunner to the CDC was an effort to combat malaria at the outset of World War II, when it was feared it would kill more soldiers than the Japanese could.

We know the risks. It is used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Indeed, one of the arguments Democrats and Never Trumpers use against using hydroxychloroquine to treat covid-19 is that it may cause a shortage of drugs for lupus patients.

Somehow this drug is safe to use for malaria, lupus, and other ailments, but THIS WILL KILL YOU if you use it to treat covid-19.

Cavuto is no medical doctor.

He's just an overworked, misinformed face on television.

Furthermore, the president is not reaching into a candy bowl of drugs. His physician -- an actual medical doctor -- prescribed this medication.

Cavuto suffers Trump Derangement Syndrome, true, but his real problem is being on the air from noon to 2 p.m. on one network, and then from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on another.

And that is topped off with a weekend show.

On top of all that overload, the man suffers three major health issues.

Cavuto needs to rest. The stupid mistake he made on Monday shows this.

21 comments:

  1. Like all the other never Trumpers, I had decided Cavuto is full of S**t long before Trump came on to the scene. Erikson, Shapiro, Jonah and all the rest showed their true colors long before Trump.

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  2. Cavuto may lose some of his 37 viewers

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  3. Fox needs to fire Cavuto and place Pete Hegseth in his time slot!

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  4. I took mefloquine, a similar drug, as a preventative for malaria when I used to travel to Africa. It has the same cardiac QT elongation issue. I had cardiac rhythm issues at the time.

    No doctor ever suggested I not take it. I never had an issue.

    The world continues to lose its mind.

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  5. As one Joel B. Poliak tweeted...

    If hydroxychloroquine were as dangerous as they say, you'd think the media would be delighted @realDonaldTrump is taking it.

    Geez, wish I'd have thought of that.

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  6. All the VA "study", actually a records survey, showed was that hydroxychlorquine is not a "Miracle Max" drug. It is unlikely to bring back the mostly dead. The VA used the drug on patients in extremis. The "study" did not list dosages, timeframe of treatment or accompanying drugs, such as zinc or Z-pac. The VA "study" was done by ophthalmologists, not clinical respiratory physicians.

    If you are a news show host, you should not trust fake news, you should look into it yourself

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    1. That's exactly right. HCQ cannot repair damaged lung tissue so any study in severely compromised COVID-19 patients would likely fail.

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    2. Also, one thing that's often glossed over, is that it wasn't a VA study, it was a study from the University of Virginia (UVA). I guess UVA and VA are too close for the media to differentiate.

      It was about very sick patients at the VA. But the VA didn't conduct the survey, and there are many flaws in it. More here: https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/va-secretary-any-given-day-va-uses-42000-doses-hydroxychloroquine

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  7. Neil is an ok guy. But, for some reason, he has gone off the rails on Trump. One does not have to believe the treatment works. For example, since I began taking large quantities of Vitamin C with Zinc---at the very first sign of a cold----I do not get the cold. But one has to do it immediately. I am pretty sure this has not passed true quality randomized tests. Intellectually, I am quite unsure it it really works. But since I started doing this, not only has it worked everytime, but I also get less symptoms of colds--have not had one for years---each time I have used it, I am almost sure it won't work--but it does. So, for that reason, until it stops working I will always take it.

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  8. Listening to every anti-Trump "news" report and taking any information therein as legitimate COULD KILL YOU . . . look at the death of so many brain cells in former and current commentators

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  9. Sadly, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is already taken so how will the egg heads label these trying times. LOL!!

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  10. Cavuto and most of Fox news is losing it

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    1. Thank the Murdoch brothers.

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    2. If you watch TeeVee "news" for other than entertainment purposes, you're doing it wrong. Right-slant may be an alternative to left-slant, but it's still slant. Rupert saw a void to be filled--he never dared suggest he did it better, just serving a different market of viewers.

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  11. Always liked Cavuto (among other things, he always gave Trump a platform for his opinions), but missing the prophylactic capability of HCQ, which was one of its early selling points, is pretty weird.

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  12. I admire Cavuto as he fights MS and his other illnesses. But being a frequent patient does not a doctor make you. And being a never-Trumper means that I Don’t give a rip about his opinions. It is fun, however, to watch them overreact to anything PDJT does.

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  13. All of this hype about the dangers of HCQ, never to my knowledge, never gives any facts/data. There should be a lot of info since it has been used since 1955 for many conditions. I thought that the VA used 1200mg of HCQ instead of the 400mg twice a day as I read or maybe that was another "study". Too much false reporting and too little facts to keep all this crap straight.

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  14. You'd think the NeverTrumpers and their cohorts on the Left would celebrate that President Trump is taking something they claim will kill him. So why are they freaking out? Personally, I relieved he's taking the meds. GO TRUMP!

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  15. He did it again today in full force. He also outright said President Trump a lying about the V.A. study. He also had some Dr/author as a guest on to trash Trump. I switched back to OAN news, to lower my BP.

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  16. Cavuto has for long suffered from another condition. He’s a terminal bore.

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  17. Cavuto was good, but started be a clown a few years back. Believed his own schtick. Gave up on him a while back.

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