26 Sep 2020 (source: Sky News Australia)
Liberal MP Craig Kelly says the ban placed on COVID-19 treatment hydroxychloroquine by Australian bureaucrats violates the Hippocratic Oath taken by doctors and is based on a study since proven false.
Mr Kelly said health bureaucrats interfered in the doctor-patient relationship by prohibiting the use of hydroxychloroquine even if the doctor thought the treatment would save the patient’s life.
Health bureaucrats have “violated the very first principle of the hypocritic oath” which is to ‘do no harm’,” he said.
Mr Kelly told Sky News technically bureaucrats should only ban the use of hydroxychloroquine if the evidence shows beyond all reasonable doubt that firstly, hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work and secondly, that it is dangerous.
“Recent studies show that proposition is no longer sustainable … and they must lift their bans otherwise they are engaged in crimes against humanity and they should be taken to the criminal court in the Hague,” he said.
“They are withholding medical treatment from Australians that the evidence shows can save their lives.”
Mr Kelly also said the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce which made the authoritative decision banning hydroxychloroquine rely upon the results of a flawed study conducted at the Oxford University.
He argued the study ultimately gave patients “double the dose of what they know is an overdose” and the director of the study stated doses were based on amoebic dissentry does rates.
Sky News host Rowan Dean said the director made “clear amoebic dissentry is what they based their doses on, but we know hydroxychloroquine is never used for amoebic dissentry”.
“The bottom line is the study was flawed,” he said.
“(French newspaper) France Soir themselves say the recovery study cannot be considered serious and yet that is the study all Australian medical advice is based upon by the words of the COVID taskforce themselves who say the vast majority of evidence is from the recovery trial.”