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Schuylkill County Coroner: “I Would Not Hesitate” to Take Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

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schuylkill county coroner david moylan hydroxychloroquine covid

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Schuylkill County Coroner Dr. David Moylan says he “would not hesitate” to take hydroxychloroquine if he were afflicted by COVID-19.

“Not for a New York minute,” Moylan told Sam Lesante during a recent airing of The Sam Lesante Show.

Moylan appeared on the show to discuss how Schuylkill County is handling the coronavirus pandemic. And he didn’t mince words with the host, who several times tried to get him to take the bait and react in a partisan manner.

Lesante leans conservative politically and Moylan ran as a Republican in 2019 for the office of Schuylkill County Coroner. But Moylan’s answer to that question and many others didn’t come from a position of politics. Instead, he leaned on his and his wife’s medical expertise. The Coroner, who’s also an oncologist, is married to Dr. Denise Moylan, a pulmonary specialist.

Schuylkill County Coroner Moylan Says He “Would Not Hesitate” to Take Hydroxychloroquine to Treat COVID-19

Moylan and Lesante were discussing the latest data from Schuylkill County regarding the pandemic and its impact here.

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Then the topic of treatment came up and Moylan asked rhetorically, “Now, how do you treat this damn thing?”

Moylan went over the often-repeated treatments suggested by nearly every health professional: rest, hydration, self-isolation, and acetaminophen for a fever.

He added, “When this first came on the scene back in March and April, my wife Dr. Denise Moylan, who is a lung specialist, said this Plaquenil (the brand name version of hydroxychloroquine) … should work.

“She even sent a letter to President Trump” to relay her belief, Moylan said of his wife.

Moylan said he hoped early studies on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine being conducted in France at the start of the pandemic would concur with his wife’s belief. The Coroner cited the work of French doctor Didier Raoult, who conducted a study on more than 3,700 patients and the effectiveness of the drug that’s become somewhat controversial.

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“I had great hope for this,” Moylan said. “It did not pan out. I don’t know why it did not pan out. But there were a lot of political maneuverings going on.”

Moylan believes the reason Raoult’s work was not lauded by many others in the medical community is because his was not a randomized study.

Controversy Over Hydroxychloroquine

The whole controversy over hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of COVID-19 began when President Donald Trump suggested it may work in eliminating the virus for some people infected. The mainstream media mangled his words, as they often do, and said he was pushing the drug and even suggested he had some financial stake in its use, despite the drug being very inexpensive, especially compared to other pharmaceutical treatments.

Potential Vaccine

Moylan, in addition to his belief in hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin (brand name: Zithromax or Z-pack), said he’d line up to get a potential vaccine if and when it’s approved.

Moylan Avoids Politics in Interview

As noted, Lesante appeared to try to get Moylan to express his political feelings about the pandemic response. But the local Coroner refused to take the bait. His comments, especially on using hydroxychloroquine, were presented from the perspective of being a medical doctor … who just happens to be married to a doctor, too.

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In fact, during the course of the 26-minute show, Moylan admits the virus is highly contagious.

One part of the interview that’s likely to alarm liberals, however, is Moylan calling it the “Wuhan Chinese virus” several times. He said, as many know, that viruses and diseases are named based on their geographic origin, referencing names like Lyme disease, MERS, and Ebola.

“This is the Wuhan Chinese virus,” Moylan said. “Straightforward, nothing political about it.”

To watch the full episode of The Sam Lesante Show featuring Schuylkill County Coroner David Moylan, watch the embedded video below. In it, you’ll see:

  • Schuylkill County coronavirus data
  • Moylan’s close connection with CDC Director Robert Redfield

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  1. Just sayin

    August 7, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Agree. Chinese virus. And I am liberal.

  2. Jason Bourne

    August 8, 2020 at 7:01 am

    You can take it all you want. It’s not going to help but you can take it.

    • PTFloridians

      August 8, 2020 at 8:30 am

      Explain to us all, why it won’t help…

      • Frank

        August 11, 2020 at 7:23 pm

        It may not help Jason, but may help his loved ones. Hopefully he realizes this.

        • Frank

          August 12, 2020 at 9:22 am

          My wife has taken it several times due to having malaria. She did experience a minor side effect, but survived malaria, several times, thanks to the drug. We will be taking it immediately if we test positive for the Wuhan Virus.

        • Jason Bourne

          August 12, 2020 at 12:32 pm

          Again, the FFA doesn’t know what there talking about. One of the best things about government is unbiased information. But go right ahead. When it doesn’t cure you, don’t say I didn’t tell you so. Covid and malaria aren’t the same thing.

      • Jason Bourne

        August 11, 2020 at 7:39 pm

        Frank, go read my link to the fda warning people about using it. It shows no benefit and has serious side effects. The problem with you and PT is you have no principles so therefore you just blindly follow. Blind Faith. Just because you believe something doesn’t make it so.

    • Jason Bourne

      August 8, 2020 at 8:54 am

      PT, explain to me how it would help. There’s been studies done on it and it shows there’s absolutely no benefit. Go ahead, it’s America take it all you want see if I care. Like there’s a home remedy for the virus. Wear your mask and wait for the vaccine.

      • PTFloridians

        August 8, 2020 at 7:47 pm


      • Jason Bourne

        August 8, 2020 at 9:55 pm

        Just because you believe something is true doesn’t make it so, did.

  3. Daniel Kaffee

    August 8, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Isolate, rest, hydrate, hand wash, Tylenol for fever. The overwhelming majority will recover just fine.

  4. Jules

    August 9, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Good job Doc!
    Jason, you just like to talk.

  5. Jason Bourne

    August 10, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    No Jules, I just like to wake up stupid people.

    • PTFloridians

      August 11, 2020 at 11:58 am

      Yeah, OK…

      Take your meds and play some Roblox…you’ll be OK.
      You’re the master of your own lil universe.

  6. Jason Bourne

    August 11, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Get help, seriously!

  7. Frank

    August 11, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I heard much of the same from the chief medical officer of Geisinger. He said if anybody tells you hydroxychloroquine is harmful, they are lying. And he says there is plenty of evidence that it does help with Covid 19. In fact, this chief medical officer, Dr. Bret Delone, of Geisinger actually said it could have saved about 70,000 to 100,000 lives so far. It may not be a total cure for everyone, but it does and would help many people. For some reason, many liberals, including here, do not want to hear anything positive about this drug. Hats off to Dr. Moylan for some positive news and potential live saving advise for many.

  8. Jason Bourne

    August 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Lol. Believe what you want. Take it if you want. But when it doesn’t help you, don’t say I didn’t tell you so. Just wear a fucking mask, socially distance and stay indoors if you don’t have to be out.

  9. PTFloridians

    August 11, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    You wear a mask, while you stay indoors in a humid, mold spore ridden indoor environment, you thoroughly deplete your immune system, and atrophy your already struggling lungs. You’re prolly a Commie Mask Cop when you go out too.
    Your body and brain are begging to be set free from the chains you’ve wrapped yourself with…
    …the Wolf/Levine Death Punch jeopardized the lives of our weakest and most vulnerable folks and nary a peep about it.

    • Justin Turner

      August 12, 2020 at 8:57 am

      LOL. Jason is drinking the Tom Wolf/Rachel Levine/Biden Cool Aid. He is probably another America hating liberal new world order commie.

      • Jason Bourne

        August 12, 2020 at 12:37 pm

        Ok there Justin, you know. Keep listening to your sociapath President. Thought it was a hoax, thought the heat killed the virus, thought that kids were immune, etc. You just believe, how sad you all are.

        • PTFloridians

          August 14, 2020 at 11:21 am

          1) Heat DOES kill/inactivate the WuFlu, Fauci confirmed it.
          2) Children DO have an extremely lower (close to zero) percentage rate of contracting WuFlu.
          3) Hydroxychloroquin has, and is aiding millions, globally, to help with disease and viruses, for almost 70 years.
          4) …now what.

  10. Jason Bourne

    August 11, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    PT, you need help. You’re out of your mind. Also,go to college take a class in macroeconomics.

    • PTFloridians

      August 12, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      You have zero competent or relevant responses to any facts, data or reasonable debate. Big duddy.
      …Liberalism is a mental disorder…read the book.

  11. Jason Bourne

    August 12, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Yeah sure. I come with facts and proof. You come with none. It’s psychological projection. You project into others what you see in yourself. All you have is your ideology. It’s fossilized. You’re a dinosaur 🦕.

  12. Jason Bourne

    August 12, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Here’s a good article about Trump’s response to the pandemic PT. Btw, who said I was a liberal. I’m a Progressive, there’s a difference.

    • PTFloridians

      August 14, 2020 at 11:28 am

      Slate is a nakedly biased, leftist, partisan rag, that offers nothing but President Trump bashing.
      Your lil movement thingy is a total waste of time and effort. It doesn’t work, anywhere on the planet Earth…it never does.

  13. Jason Bourne

    August 14, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Whatever, the facts are irrefutable. You can look them up yourself.

  14. Jason Bourne

    August 14, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Yeah, sure it does. That’s why we have had 60,000 cases a day all summer. What planet are you on?

    • PTFloridians

      August 14, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Tell us all what Obama did with “testing” early in the H1N1 pandemic crisis, to avoid this particular issue…and the media and everyone covered for him, like it was OK…
      …will you tell us?…and why?

      • PTFloridians

        August 14, 2020 at 3:51 pm

        This “testing” narrative does nothing but weaponize these numbers and use them as a narrative of fear and loathing, for triggered twitchies, like yourself…
        …past pandemics…plagues and pandemics are normal and cyclical…people got sick and died, were asymptomatic and lived…theres nothing new here except for the politics and hatred for our great President.

  15. Jason Bourne

    August 14, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Testing early would have allowed people who thought they might have it to get tested. If they had it they would have been able to isolate themselves. Your logic is if they don’t get tested then they won’t know they have it. That’s ridiculous. You wanna contain a virus not spread it. Fuckin idiot!

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