They must be ruthless enough to see US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi defend. Even though a small medicine in the form of a pill of 2 or 3 cents is so old, it was already on the market two years before my birth and at the age of 32 it was no longer patented. In particular hydroxycholoroquine (HCQ). And you have to be absolutely crazy to bring anti-Americanism, the strongest of our ideological hypocrisy. Cast in titanium.
But after four decades of journalism and concern about danger – and abuse – let’s do something simple on all sides.
Let’s start with what the current buzzword says: Monkey Samaji chronology (understand the time scale). In his daily White House press conference on the 19th… March Trump first mentioned hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ as it is popularly called. He said there have been encouraging results in coronavirus patients prescribed HCQ and Z-Pak (azithromycin, an American antibiotic brand).
An asset can be burdened with everything, but not with reduction or caution. So he called it a game. On the 21st. He tweeted it in March. The 22nd. In March, the Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR) issued a statement prescribing HCC as a chemoprophylactic (prophylactic) agent for medical staff and family members caring for patient Kovid-19. It’s helped the fight against drugs.
While Trump was attacked and ridiculed in the U.S. media as usual for abusing his office to bind prescription drugs, the U.S. placed large orders with major generic drug manufacturers in India. This is what Himani Chandna, ThePrint reporter on health and pharmacy, said in a report published on 22. The story published in March is included. Three days later, India informed headquarters of an export ban.
Alarmed by the prospect of supplies and panicky self-medication, the centre issued a statement on the 26th. On 3 March, the Commission published a notice of inclusion in Schedule H1, which restricted its retail sales.
Remember that the ban came after the United States and probably Brazil had already placed orders and made advance payments to private Indian companies for a drug that was finally routine, long, unpatented and cheap. Or drugs like Brazil wanted paracetamol.
After Democrats and the media met Dr. Trump on the 20th… In March, New York City governor and current highway liberal Andrew Cuomo told moderator Sean Hannity that he received 10,000 doses of HCQ and azithromycin and released them for research on 1,100 patients in his state, now the global epicenter of Covid-19.
On the morning of Saturday, April 4, Trump called Maudie. At his press conference that night, he said he had asked Maudie to release the HCQ shipments we had ordered. He said Maudie said he’d think about it. Of course he said that they (India) do a lot of things, that’s true. He also added that India also needs a lot (truth) because it has 1.5 billion people (not the truth).
On Sunday morning (March 5th) Mr. Trump met again with Mrs. Maudie. In response to a question from a reporter at his Monday night (Washington time, remember Tuesday around 4 a.m.) press conference, he said he had another meeting with Maudie on Sunday morning (Washington time) and that he would probably release the headquarters that the United States had ordered earlier. And if India says no, the reporter asks if they want revenge? I don’t think they intend to, Trump said. India and the United States get along very well. And he added as an afterthought, if they say no, there could of course be retribution, why not?
We woke up Tuesday morning with a feeling of indignation. Trump twisted Maudie’s arm and gave up. India is back on its knees before the Americans. Maudie sold out the sovereignty of Trump India and the life of Covid 19 patients.
And now for a while, which I have deliberately left out of my timeline for reasons of intrigue. Three respected media organizations, HT Group’s Mint, The Hindu and (let me add) ThePrint, said they had a very positive response to the event on Monday, September 6. April, 12-18 hours before Mr Trump’s press conference on Monday night, that India had already decided to lift the ban. The Hindus and the Mint even recorded that Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro called and the ban was lifted for him as well.
It was done and dusted before Trump made his threat this morning. Don’t forget the time difference between Washington and New Delhi.
But the facts are boring, you know. Why let the facts get in the way of your tubular resentment?
Paracetamol and HCQ are cheap, mass-produced generic drugs. India now has the unique power to do this for the whole world. He should be using them, not sitting on them. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic turned these drugs, which are usually sold in large quantities, into a valuable commodity for the world. If the heads of state demand it, it’s an opportunity for India. In addition, the active ingredient (API) of paracetamol comes from China. From Wuhan, actually.
What about surrender to America? What did we call it in the 1960s, when we lived like a boat in our mouths? It was also our most anti-American decade. Americans today need a normal medicine, and we have to reject it? The reason we call ill-considered anti-Americanism our most enduring and titanic hypocrisy.
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