President Trump’s Prescribed Covid-19 Protocol
October 2, 2020, President Donald Trump announced he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Both reported having mild symptoms. According to a report1 by Science Magazine, the President was transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, that same day. His symptoms included fever, fatigue and congestion.
According to his doctors, he also experienced a temporary drop in oxygen saturation level, from the normal 98% to 93%, and was given supplemental oxygen before being transported to Walter Reed.2 As a general guideline, medical care is recommended if your oxygen saturation is below 94%.3
Melania Trump opted to rest and self-isolate in the White House.4 Her symptoms, which were reportedly milder than the president’s, included mild cough and headache. No news has emerged regarding her course of treatment.
The Two Phases of Disease Require Different Treatments
According to reports, President Trump has been given a variety of treatments, including both holistic alternatives and experimental drugs, prompting some health professionals to question why they’re “throwing the kitchen sink at him.” While aggressive and early treatment is strongly recommended, certain remedies are best used at specific times during the disease process.
As detailed in “COVID-19 Critical Care,” the Front-Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance5 has identified two distinct yet overlapping phases of the disease, and timing of the treatment for each is important. The first phase is the viral replication stage.
Peak viral replication takes place at the earliest signs of symptoms, which include cold/flu-like symptoms, loss of taste and smell, myalgia (muscle pain) and general malaise. At this time, the focus should be on antiviral therapies. Anti-inflammatories (which is what steroids are) should be avoided, as you don’t want to dampen your immune system at this stage.
During the second phase, hyperinflammatory immune responses become apparent. At this stage, the FLCCC’s MATH protocol, which has been delivered to the White House on at least four occasions, calls for the administration of intravenous (IV) methylprednisolone (a steroid) to suppress the immune system and dampen cytokine storm, IV ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and subcutaneous heparin to prevent blood clots.
Together, this approach addresses the three core pathological processes seen in COVID-19, namely hyperinflammation, hypercoagulability of the blood, and hypoxia (shortness of breath due to low oxygenation). The graphic below details the two stages of disease, and the FLCCC’s suggested treatment focus for each.
President’s Treatment Protocol
The President’s treatment protocol has reportedly included the following.6,7,8,9,10 As you can see, while there are certain similarities to the MATH protocol, there are also distinct differences:
Remdesivir is an experimental antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences that has been granted emergency authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The IV drug, which is supposed to be used for late-stage severe COVID-19 infection, has been shown to cause severe side effects in 60% of patients, and doesn’t reduce the death rate. It merely reduces the recovery rate by an average of 31%, or four days.11
REGN-COV2 is an experimental monoclonal antibody cocktail made by Regeneron that has been described12 as “genetically engineered plasma” and a “passive vaccine.” The president apparently received an 8-gram infusion, which is a considerably larger dose than the 2.4-gram dose shown to reduce SARS-CoV-2 levels.
According to George Yancopoulos, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Regeneron, maker of REGN-COV2, the larger dose was likely given out of “an abundance of caution,” as the company’s data suggests higher doses may be more effective in lowering the viral load and may provide longer lasting effects while having “very, very limited risk.”13
Dexamethasone, a steroid used to prevent immune system overreaction. Some doctors question14 the use of this drug, as it’s typically been reserved for patients with late stage disease. On the other hand, the FLCCC has noted that dexamethasone is a less effective option than the methylprednisolone recommended in the MATH protocol.15
Zinc — As explained in “Swiss Protocol for COVID — Quercetin and Zinc” and “Zinc Is Key to HCQ Protocol,” zinc plays a crucial role in immunity and blood clotting, and effectively inhibits viral replication. Unfortunately, zinc is poorly absorbed, which appears to be why protocols using it together with zinc ionophores such as quercetin or hydroxychloroquine, which usher zinc into your cells, are so effective.
Famotidine (brand name Pepcid), an antacid drug included as an optional addition in the MATH protocol,16 has antiviral properties and stimulates the immune cells of your innate and adaptive immune system. In one COVID-19 study, famotidine given within 24 hours of hospital admission was found to reduce the risk for death and intubation.17
Melatonin — As detailed in “Melatonin for Sepsis,” melatonin plays a
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