UPDATE 10 Apr 2020: This post now also applies to the USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on an urgent basis. The U.S. Navy needs to take action Navy wide ASAP to start using HydroxyChloroquine (HCQ) + Zinc on healthy people as a prophylaxis until the CoVID19 pandemic is over. When the complete HCQ “cocktail” treatment (which includes Azithromycin) is used to treat infected people, the Zinc part of the “cocktail” is very important to use for the HCQ to work quickly, dramatically, and effectively against CoVID19 in the early stages of infection after symptoms first manifest themselves. The Zinc part is also essential in the use of HCQ as a prophylaxis.
Studies in France (updated report) and now use by doctors in the USA such as Dr. Vladimir Zelenko of NY, Dr. Stephen Smith of NJ, Dr. Anthony Cardillo of CA, and others elsewhere in the USA have dramatically proved that early treatment of those who test positive for CoVID19 with the “cocktail” of “HydroxyChloroquine + Zinc Sulfate + Azithromycin” respond quickly, dramatically in a couple days, and clear the infection quickly and dramatically reduces the severity of the disease. (see Dr. Zelenko’s new video update)
The President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, and/or the Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet … or all of the previously listed … need to urgently rush an appropriate number of doses of the HCQ “cocktail” to treat the entire crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt … those infected and the others on a prophylaxis basis. This will clear the crew of the Corona Virus in approximately a week per the studies in France and the USA. It’s time to act quickly. They are using it in a study in New York on 1100 people. Contact the USS Comfort docked in NY for feedback. Contact NY Governor Cuomo for feedback. Make the USS Theodore Roosevelt a study on use of the cocktail with the crew of the Roosevelt on behalf of the whole Navy. It represents a closed population and is ideal for a quick study by use of the “cocktail”. Plus it will save the crew from a lot of suffering.
A one week short-term course of this cocktail has virtually zero chance of any major side effects. Navy doctors can monitor for any minor side effects from short-term use to clear the virus. The military has experience with the drug for anti-malaria use. Soldiers and sailors routinely get prescribed anti-malaria drugs when deployed to malaria infected areas. The FDA has approved its use for treating CoVID19. This can be done. It should be done. And ASAP! Use the “cocktail”. Make it happen in Trump-Time! What have we got to lose, as President Trump has often said. It’s time to act quickly to help the Roosevelt with a drug regimen that works. It works. I have tweeted to all the above named military leadership including President Trump. Readers of this should do the same. It’s time for action to effectively help the crew of the Roosevelt ! SPREAD THE WORD!
CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
UPDATE 10 Apr 2020: I now hear that the aircraft carriers USS Nimitz (CVN-68), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), and USS Ronald Regan (CVN-76) also now have CoVID19 Wuhan/Chinese Virus outbreaks onboard. It’s time to use the “#HydroxyChloroquine + #Zinc” prophylaxis protocol recommendation proffered by Dr. Zelenko of Monroe NY to help protect the crews of all U.S. Navy ships. When is the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, or the Chief of Naval Operations going to order it. What have they got to lose. Both components of the treatment have virtually zero side effects for short-term use until the outbreak clears the ship. HCQ was widely used in Vietnam for soldiers and Navy Riverine patrol forces. Zinc is a well known dietary supplement. Dr. Zelenko has discovered a very low cost solution to minimize the effects of CoVID19 on people. Time to put it to use. As a side benefit the crew of an aircraft carrier is a very large and relatively closed community group to gather more data on the effectiveness of HCQ + Zinc to combat CoVID19.