Budesonide is a cheap generic corticosteroid used as an anti-inflammatory drug and often administered through a nebulizer. When used for COVID-19, it relieves breathing issues and prevents the release of inflammatory chemicals.
Bartlett expounded on the benefits of budesonide during his appearance on "The HighWire with Del Bigtree." He told host Del Bigtree of the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) that inhaling a steroid such as budesonide is like turning the faucet off and preventing the release of cytokines in the body.
According to Bartlett, a West Texas frontline doctor, budesonide has been used safely on premature babies right up to elderly people for years. When administered through nebulizers, it can be more effectively inhaled – especially important for those who cannot take a deep breath. He first discovered the benefits of budesonide back in March 2020.
Bigtree agreed with his guest, saying that the use of budesonide as an early treatment reduced COVID-19 severity by 80 to 90 percent. He also cited two studies to back up the effects of the steroid.
The first study from the University of Oxford showed that inhaled budesonide reduced the relative risk of requiring urgent care or hospitalization. The second study, meanwhile, showed that the budesonide paired with the oral antidepressant fluvoxamine was effective in treating early-onset COVID-19. Earlier studies showed the antidepressant drug reduced the production of inflammatory cytokines. (Related: American husband tells Clay Clark how budesonide treatment saved his wife from COVID-19 – Brighteon.TV.)
According to the Texas doctor, censorship in social media has prevented budesonide from being used as an early treatment for COVID-19. This censorship came despite the drug's well-documented reputation for effectively decreasing inflammation in the lungs, a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Bartlett lamented that life-saving information was being hidden from the public.
Bigtree, the founder and CEO of ICAN, also mentioned that administering budesonide through an inhaler also worked. However, he pointed out that a huge pushback against it still remains and turned to Bartlett as to why this happened.
According to the program guest, people were conditioned to be afraid, stay in their homes and trust the government to come up with a new "miracle" – in the form of the COVID-19 vaccine. But this plan to inject the people with COVID-19 shots did not work, as many of them were unable to get their normal lives back. Some of those injected suffered serious, debilitating reactions while some others died.
Bartlett also remarked that infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci had been smearing budesonide after he revealed its effectiveness in treating COVID-19. Bigtree added that Fauci was just one of many opposing the drug's use against COVID-19, showing video clips that questioned the steroid's use against the disease.
"And so, there was definitely an agenda," remarked Bartlett. "But I think we can say that openly now, because clearly – misinformation was coming from the top."
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