Fiction writers occasionally employ the term, “He who shall not be named,” to refer to some great malevolence. August Derleth applied it to the dark god Hastur, which was created by Ambrose Bierce and subsequently placed in stories by H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Chambers, and, of course, Derleth. J.K. Rowling had characters from her “Harry Potter” series use the forbidding descriptor when referring to the evil Voldemort.
Today, there’s a wildly popular equivalent.
It’s not a monster, a man, or even a woman, such as “She Who Must Be Obeyed” – the wife of John Mortimer’s famous Rumpole character. Nope. This EVIL is a chemical. It starts with an H, ends with an E, and rhymes with “I-Droppy-Four-O-Teen.”
And, yet again, another person who suffered from COVID19 is crediting it for his recovery.
He’s Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert (R), who was just told by docs that he’s now virus-free and carrying antibodies like a pack mule, but who also is a pariah, because, as noted earlier, Gohmert keeps saying the danged name of the Drug-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named.
Gohmert, who turns 67 next week, told the Washington Examiner he believes his recovery was aided by the use of vitamin supplements and hydroxychloroquine (pretend you didn’t see that word), the drug touted by Trump and some medical doctors that is not endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration for use in treating the coronavirus.
Of course, Gohmert’s experience is merely anecdotal, not a vast torrent of information reflecting the salutary effects of “The Drug That Shall Not Be Named.” But every anecdote is a datum, and with enough data, people can reach more reliable conclusions.
Add to that the fact that there are multiple studies reflecting the experiences of thousands of patients, and hundreds of doctors who have all testified to the salutary effects of that unnamable drug when used with zinc and Zithromax, and one gets the impression that, perhaps, there might be something worth noting about Gohmert’s personal story.
He added, ‘I feel sorry for patients whose doctors are not even allowed to consider the hydroxychloroquine regimen. That’s a real shame.’
Gohmert reportedly took zinc, Z-max, and the Unnameable, along with vitamins D3 and C, and added a steroid nebulizer. Today, he’s clear to go back to Congress. And he has a side note to add to those who claim that he contracted COVID19 because he was a pig-headed GOP-er who refused to wear a magic mask. Ferrechio explains:
Gohmert and other GOP lawmakers were criticized for not wearing masks in the Capitol, although Gohmert started wearing a mask about two weeks before he contracted the coronavirus.
Sure is a good thing he wore the mask, because if he hadn’t, he might have gotten the virus.
And it sure is a good thing that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes for Health and Food and Drug Administration have been created, despite no enumerated power in the U.S. Constitution for them to exist.
Otherwise, how else could Americans be forced to shell out tons of green a year to fund bureaucracies and hypocritical bureaucrats like Dr, Anthony Fauci, bureaucrats who prevent us from making decisions about our own health care even as they contradict themselves over, and over, and over, and over? Even as Fauci avoids discussion of a 2005 study his agency helped fund that showed the Drug That Shall Not Be Named was effective in helping combat the SARS coronavirus? Even as, right now, the feds inspire artificial inflation of the COVID19 fatality statistics?
Surely, we’re much safer if we’re forced to pay the FDA to restrict our choices, to cite faulty studies about The Drug That Shall Not Be Named, and to prevent a parallel use of a drug that, for generations, has been used safely to treat Lupus.
Just for context, here’s some valuable background on that evil molecule, thanks to psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Normal Doidge, writing for Tablet:
HCQ was first synthesized in 1946, but came from a distinguished European line. Its esteemed forebear, quinine,' made from cinchona bark, had been used to treat malaria since at least the 1600s. In the 1700s, the Scottish physician and chemist William Cullen, an important Enlightenment figure, friend of David Hume, and physician to both Hume and the Scottish king, published his theory of how quinine cured malaria.
And Doidge observes more about the fearmongering. This is a lengthy passage, but it’s well worth reading, as is his entire piece for Tablet:
Early in the coronavirus pandemic, a survey of the world’s frontline physicians showed hydroxychloroquine to be the drug they considered the most effective at treating COVID-19 patients. That was in early April, shortly after a French study showed it was safe and effective in lowering the virus count, at times in combination with azithromycin. Next we were told hydroxychloroquine was likely ineffective, and also dangerous, and that that French study was flawed and the scientist behind it worthy of mockery. More studies followed, with contradictory results, and then out came what was hailed by some as a definitive study of 96,000 patients showing the drug was most certainly dangerous and ineffective, and indeed that it killed 30% more people than those who didn’t take it. Within days, that study was retracted, with the editor of one of the two most respected medical journals in the Western world conceding it was ‘a monumental fraud.’ And on it went.
Indeed, it goes on, as, how curious, unconstitutional lockdowns continue to harm businesses, homes, lives, and the economy as a whole.
It’s almost as if the mismanagement of this virus, which has shown to be no more deadly than the seasonal flu, has been political.
But, how can that be? After all, it’s not as if our lives are constantly under the control of the polis and we’re not actually free to live and make choices for ourselves…
(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)