Subject: In-town Pool Report #9 -- Peter Navarro Gaggle

From: Kadia Goba
Date: July 3, 2020 at 4:55:32 PM EDT
Subject: In-town Pool Report #9 -- Peter Navarro Gaggle




Peter Navarro, the assistant to the president and director of the office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, gaggled for about 23 minutes on the North driveway just before 4 pm.

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Audio attached. Here are some excerpts:


"A new study came out from Henry Ford hospital system that shows that if we take the medicine hydroxychloroquine In early treatment, we can observe a more than 50% reduction in mortality, without any adverse effects."

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"Now what, what, practically, that means is that if we had been using hydroxychloroquine at the very beginning, we could have saved 10s of thousands of lives already. And moving forward If hydroxychloroquine is used under the advice of the physician in early treatment, this study suggests that we could save hundreds of thousands of American lives over time and perhaps millions worldwide."

"And the same day that that came out, a similar study came out from Mount Sinai Hospital system, which had a similar conclusion that hydroxychloroquine basically lowers the mortality rate."

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Navarro said he found it "reprehensible" only two outlets covered the news and reflects a "very strong bias media."

"This is an undue and unnecessary fear of medicine is the use of more than six decades relatively safely. This is a drug that is regularly prescribed for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnant women take it. It's, it's a drug that that has gotten this hysterical bad rap, on the basis of the media selectively pro promoting studies which on their face are flawed studies.

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Navarro when asked about the FDA saying hydroxychloroquine has no benefit and creates heart problems.

"So, the FDA is an independent agency when it makes those kinds of decisions."


"But let me, let me talk about what the implications first of what those two FDA decisions...."Those two FDA decisions were crushing.

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I'm the defense policy coordinator I personally oversaw the transport of 10s of billions by drugs, or in capsules to 14 different hot zones, at the height of the pandemic when we were trying to flatten the curve.


And it was what it was essentially a one, two punch by the FDA -- first to do a black box on a warning and then to shut it completely down, there's been two effects.

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One is it's completely shut down the demand for hydroxychloroquine at the front lines, not just for patients but also among the hospital care workers, because of this hydroxy is hysteria. "And the other, which is equally criminal, is that it became very difficult for doctors like William O'Neal at the hospital at the Detroit Hospital Center and William Grace at the New York hospital system to get subjects to actually be able to conduct the gold standard randomized blind clinical trials...."


"What's going on here is you've got anger on the part of American people being locked down. You've got anxiousness about your economic future. And you have fear of getting the virus. And all those emotions are being channeled domestically in a partisan way pitting Democrats against Republicans. And the big picture here is the common denominator for all that suffering and damage we are experiencing right now is the Chinese Communist Party. They spawn the virus in November. They hit it in December and January, into February, while they were hiding that virus they were locking their own country down, but sending aircraft over here with hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens to effectively seed and spread the world with the China Wuhan, Chinese Communist Party virus."

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