This doctor from St Louis calls out the media, including Baton Rouge’s own WAFB. There’s a good chance social media will be taking it down soon enough, given its candid attacks.
For the skeptics out there who will point out that he’s a chiropractor, he specifically alludes to a Los Angeles physician’s take on the situation early in the video:
“Every patient I’ve prescribed it to has been very, very ill, and within eight to twelve hours, they were basically symptom-free,” said Dr Anthony Cardillo, the CEO of Mend Urgent Care in Los Angeles, about hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus.
Louisiana has benefited twice from donations of this drug in just the last week.
To be fair, there are people out there who would disagree with his take on the tonic water. In posting this video, I am not advocating that as a treatment. I simply believe there are elements of this video that are worth hearing, worth getting into our thought processes as we navigate our way through this situation.
Because ultimately, we have to get through this situation.
This is where the faith I’ve consistently written about will work. Yes, of course those prayers are for the victims, but they’re also for enough people out here to realize how much we are being mislead so that we can effect change as we do the navigating.
Yes, it’s a virus. No, we don’t have a cure. But we don’t have a cure for a lot of other sicknesses we take for granted too–like the common cold. There is evidence of ways to treat this coronavirus that are readily available now, apparently, just like any other.
A crashing of the economy, which is what many of them want, will not only have long-term political ramifications, but more importantly, devastating consequences for many Americans simply trying to put food on the table.
Yes, it’s great that we can slow down and evaluate our relationship with family and God, but the desert experience cannot last forever. We have to get back to work at some point soon, and in turn multiply those spiritual lessons we’ve learned in isolation.
You don’t need to be a doctor or a chiropractor or anything advanced to be as concerned as this man is in this video. Being an American citizen alone gives you that right. Even though things might not change for a while, it doesn’t mean we wait to start asking these questions, right or wrong. They can’t all pile up at once. Asking them now both helps us navigate and prepares us. It allows for things to play out smoothly as we work our way back towards normality.
Writer Jeff LeJeune has an M.A. in English, is a high school and college instructor, and is a former college athlete. In addition to his writing work for The Hayride, he is a ghostwriter, editor, and novelist.