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Doctor Claims To Have New Solution For Treating Coronavirus

Dr. Zev Zelenko, MD, a prominent New York doctor who has treated hundreds of patients for coronavirus, claims to have found a treatment for the virus with successful results. Video

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OK, but
March 22, 2020 9:46 am

This is helpful news certainly. The problem is that this treatment is not yet really approved by the FDA from what I understand. There isn’t enough of the drug out there to treat everyone. Yes, some companies are mass producing now but there are too many hurdles for everyone to get this treatment. Please advise how much zinc should be taken.

Reply to  OK, but
March 22, 2020 11:18 am

Any drug which is approved for curing a particular disease need not be prescribed for that disease exclusively. Prescribing drugs not for their designed use is called offlabel prescribing. It’s a common practice and often leads to medical breakthroughs.
All approval from the FDA would accomplish is that coloroquile would be labels as a treatment for the china virus on the cdc’s website, and that the FDA would recommend its use.

the name of the virus is Covid-19 (racist comment)
Reply to  FDA
March 22, 2020 8:20 pm

The name of the virus is Covid-19.

COVID-19 is the disease, the virus is SARS-CoV-2

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus name.
COVID-19 is the disease caused.

Who cares about the name? (Idiotic comment)

It started in China, was covered up by China, came from China and spread through the world. It’s the China virus.

For the sake of Asian Americans
Reply to  Who cares about the name? (Idiotic comment)
March 24, 2020 2:21 pm

You don’t have to call it that. Why the need?

it originated in Wuhan
Reply to  For the sake of Asian Americans
March 25, 2020 10:58 pm

this was a virus that jumped from bats to humans in the Wuhan live animal markets much like how sars coV jumped from civets to humans.

Reply to  For the sake of Asian Americans
April 2, 2020 8:45 am

Asians Americans should be the first people to speak out against communist China’s response causing this worldwide pandemic, death and suffering for 3/4 of the worlds population and economic collapse. Viruses have always been attached to their geographical beginnings. Nothing new here except ultra hypersensitivity. I agree that it’s not necessary to call it the China virus. As like other viruses and diseases, this now has a name. But it’s NOT racist by any means to be angry at what China has done and everyone should be mandating that they be held responsible. Yes, some Asian Americans may be caught… Read more »

Spanish flu started in Kansas
Reply to  Who cares about the name? (Idiotic comment)
March 24, 2020 8:00 pm

We don’t call the Spanish Flu the American or Kansas Flu even though it started there. Try doing your part to NOT cause more harm to folks resembling Chinese that Americans are in fact assaulting for their ethnicity. Covid-19 outbreak…is it so hard to say that?

Wrong,, stop spreading Fake News
Reply to  Spanish flu started in Kansas
April 2, 2020 8:55 am

The flu pandemic of 1918 absolutely did not originate in the United States. Stop reading headlines that leave the real story to those who actually READ the story. The first US case was in Kansas. Period. Scientists know the virus began somewhere in Europe but are certain it did not begin in Spain. It was assumed it began in Spain simply because the WWII neutral country’s media was exposing the virus to the world, so it became an assumption that it began there
; hence the Spanish flu

Ms Dawson
Reply to  Who cares about the name? (Idiotic comment)
March 25, 2020 10:39 am

If you look up location names for diseases you will learn that WHO guidelines stopped this practice as of 2015. I know the bad behavior by the Chinese makes us upset, but by now we all know where the virus originated.

Reply to  the name of the virus is Covid-19 (racist comment)
March 26, 2020 10:19 am

You do know that COVID-19 Stands for: CHINA Origin Viral Infectious Disease. So saying COVID is saying China. But you go on virtue signaling and playing the PC game while the rest of us will live in the real world.

You're wrong
Reply to  John
March 27, 2020 11:14 am

COronaVIrus Disease 2019 = COVID-19

Covid19 vs wuhan virus

Lyme disease is called by that name because it started in Lyme ,CT. Ebola – the Ebola River. Zika the Zika forest. German Measles, the Spanish Plague, Mers, they are all named by the origin of the disease. Along comes Wuhan Virus and China pays off some.people at the WHO and voila it is now Covid19. Go back to news clips from January and Feb amd you will see the media referring to it as the Chinese Virus. Stop buying into the propaganda machine.

Reply to  OK, but
March 22, 2020 12:48 pm

As long as a medicine is approved by the FDA for some use, any dr can use it for any situation unrelated to the original indication. This is called OFF LABEL USE and is done all the time

Gov. Cuomo
Reply to  OK, but
March 22, 2020 1:07 pm

Gov. Cuomo just announced that they’re getting 10s of thousands of these drugs, which will be used from Tuesday.

Getting them from israel
Reply to  Gov. Cuomo
March 22, 2020 3:21 pm

Its made by teva pharmacuticals in israel. 10 million pills are being given for free to israel

Israel is donating to USA
Reply to  Getting them from israel
March 22, 2020 7:47 pm

Israel is donating USA 6 Million doses .

No mention of this in the News
Reply to  Israel is donating to USA
March 23, 2020 11:34 pm

Not that I’m surprised. Aside from the current president, this country has never shown any decent sign of gratitude for Israel’s many contributions. The gift that keeps on giving..

My Israeli boyfriend’s comment
Reply to  No mention of this in the News
March 24, 2020 12:00 pm

“Every time a Jew Saves the day “love you for a second but hate you for it later”….!

Reply to  Getting them from israel
March 24, 2020 2:29 am

From israel, not to israel.

Teva is the largest generic company in the world and is enhancing these days their chloroquine production, in order to help to cure the world 🙂


Reply to  Gov. Cuomo
March 22, 2020 5:10 pm

Teva shipping 10 million capsules from Israel to United States

You cant take enough zinc
Reply to  OK, but
March 22, 2020 3:26 pm

According to the medical experts excess zinc gets eliminated from the body so it wont work. This drug makes the zinc in your body supercharged to be able to kill the virus. Something else that is safe and works in a similar way but not as strong is quercitin which is sold in the health food store. Its marketed by solgar. I am a nurse and got this from medical forums on the virus

Zinc C
Reply to  You cant take enough zinc
March 22, 2020 7:49 pm

I understood that Zinc with vitamin C together make immune system stronger. Isn’t?

Vitamin increases the effects of Zinc and others
Reply to  Zinc C
March 23, 2020 11:35 pm

But be careful not to overdose on Zinc.

Yes & Vitamin ☀ 🌞
Reply to  You cant take enough zinc
March 22, 2020 11:15 pm


L’ChaiM veLIVErocha 🥂 🍷 〽 👍 😇 👌 💪 🙌🙏🤲✅

Not true
Reply to  You cant take enough zinc
March 23, 2020 5:59 am

Zinc can be toxic in higher doses. As can any mineral or edible. Look it up

Thank you!
Reply to  Not true
March 24, 2020 1:03 pm

Thank you for adding “as can any mineral…” This is an accurate statement that can be expanded to include almost anything. Water is essential to life, but too much can kill you. Let the medical professionals regulate dosage. Don’t be like the couple that used fish quinine and overdosed, taking a few GRAMS each.

Effective treatment
Reply to  OK, but
March 23, 2020 3:39 am

Whatever any doctors prescribes, it must be stressed that it is essential to complete the entire course of treatment to ensure eradication of the virus and not to cause evolution of resistant strains

WARNING too much zinc is toxic
Reply to  OK, but
March 28, 2020 8:29 pm

As understand it the hydroxyquinoline is a zinc ionophere and allows the zinc to get in to inside of your cells. My guess is unless you are zinc deficient you do not need more. Personally I would only take a very small supplement if any.

Zinc toxicity
Reply to  WARNING too much zinc is toxic
March 30, 2020 9:02 pm

Thank you for some science. One video out there explains that zinc interferes with viral replication in the cell, hence fewer copies of the virus, more time for you immune system to respond. This could mean that in an infected person, zinc is being used by the body at a higher rate than normal and the body’s stores need to be replenished. I note reports that sense of smell and taste are early symptoms of infection and that condition has been linked to zinc deficiency in the past.

zinc deficiency taste & smell
Reply to  Zinc toxicity
June 30, 2020 12:18 pm

I came to the same conclusion about zinc, Covid and taste and smell. I have seen there are studies showing that in early infections there is rapid loss of zinc, C, and D3 body stores. Therefore I urge my friends to take more of each to maintain immune function. To the extent that HCQ alone is effective I think it is because some people in early phase of Covid have enough zinc to profit from the HCQ ionophore effect. If I suddenly lost taste & smell I would immediately up my dose of C, D3, zinc, and quercetin if I… Read more »

Zinc is a mineral
Reply to  OK, but
April 1, 2020 7:06 pm

I know I’m splitting hairs and I am encouraged by Dr. Zelenko’s treatment results, but a doctor should know that zinc is a mineral, not a vitamin. That’s all. As long as it works, I don’t care what he calls it!

Reply to  OK, but
September 7, 2021 8:19 am

FDA approved doesn’t mean anything! Many cancer patients go outside the states for treatments that WORK and not approved here,, because they work!

Misleading caption
March 22, 2020 10:04 am

He isn’t claiming to have found a new treatment. He’s just saying that the treatment already suggested by Trump be used right away and not just when patients are hospitalized.

Please be careful!!!
Reply to  Misleading caption
March 22, 2020 12:03 pm

I agree! His approach is super risky for such early stages of this. Has he checked with the infectious disease experts to see how the risks outweigh the benefits super early on. And is this medicine should only be used in a life or death situation. Again, we should all be our own advocate and question things before making these kind of decisions

Reply to  Please be careful!!!
March 22, 2020 4:21 pm

because this drug is so old we now that there are barely any risks associated with its use. that’s why drs are so ready to use them

His approach is NOT super risky!
Reply to  Please be careful!!!
May 12, 2020 9:04 am

What would you rather do? Use a drug that was approved to be SAFE 50+ years ago for malaria, lupus and RA, or wait on them to do clinical trials for 4 months while you are dying and gasping for air on a ventilator! PUL-EEZZZE get a brain!!! Life or death – TAKE the drug early and LIVE. DEATH, wait on the trials to come back and DIE. That’s LIFE OR DEATH! Let’s see – the RISKS outweigh the benefits: Benefits, drug is even safe for pregnant women & no one has needed an EKG before taking it. It’s been… Read more »

Reply to  Misleading caption
March 22, 2020 7:52 pm

Trump can’t suggested by himself, he isn’t a doctor. He u derstood from doctors that the combinations might help. We won’t know till will try. Now it was used in China France and a Israel and it seems they got good results

Reply to  Trump
April 1, 2020 7:41 pm

Dr. Zelenko modified the treatment used in France and S. Korea. Neither of those countries used zinc as an adjunct. Dr. Zelenko’s results have been much better than France or S. Korea.

do not ignore
March 22, 2020 10:17 am

serious side effects

NO SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS when given in correct dose
Reply to  do not ignore
May 12, 2020 9:08 am

NO serious side effects are reported when the drug is given in small doses and with COVID19 only small doses are needed for FIVE days! People take this drug in high doses for YEARS that have lupus or as anti-malaria or for RA with very FEW side effects and mostly NOT serious! SAFE for pregnant women.

March 22, 2020 10:30 am

You’re addressing your note to the president of United States who gets his advice from infectious disease specialist. Sending out an email like this to the general public who don’t understand how clinical trials work how there are benefits and also potential side effects from medication particularly hydroxychloroquine which has been known to prolonge QT syndrome and in susceptible patients may cause arrhythmic desth, is completely unprofessional. You claim to have treated many patients and you deserve a lot of credit for being at the front line there is no question, the fact hydroxychloroquine possibly is working is a groundbreaking… Read more »

You are part of the problem
Reply to  Shocked
March 22, 2020 11:26 am

Dr Zelenko is clearly a very smart guy, so do u seriously believe that he is stupid enough to think that Trump won’t consult with the DC’s that which Dr Zelenko said? The reason it was addressed to Trump and not to a doctor is because while dc’s are good at finding/curing illnesses, they are not good at anything on a regulatory level. After all, they are dc’s not legislators. For a medicine to receive approval for use it must go through clinical trials. However, from when the request for approval is submitted ’till it receives approval, it takes much… Read more »

Clinical Trials
Reply to  You are part of the problem
May 12, 2020 9:19 am

Hydroxychloroquine was already put through clinical trials over 50 years ago and proved as an anti-malarial drug. It is being used off label for LUPUS and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Fauci KNEW back in 2013 that this drug CURED the SARS virus and MERS virus and he praised it in his article. Ever since Trump said it could be a game-changer, he did about face and has been demonizing it ever since! Can’t give Trump credit now can we, for being right? HORRORS! Just LIE about everything you wrote about on this drug, Fauci, That’s the way to do it, just… Read more »

Reply to  Shocked
March 22, 2020 3:13 pm

While you may be a hospital based cardiologist, you are misinformed. Chloroquinine has been around clinical practice since 1947 and has been better studed that most medications you have prescribed in the last year. If you look at the recent 2017 study by WHO, whie potential cardic effects exist and several peexisting conditions may preclude its use, these medications appear to have a low risk for cardiac toxicity. During these times, many can not afford to wait for the next placebo controlled double blind study published in a peer reviewed journal! Kudos to Dr Zelenko for being in the vanguard… Read more »

you're right
Reply to  rebuttal
March 22, 2020 4:24 pm

in this case, a placebo group may not be necessary because the patients are often unconscious

Reply to  Shocked
March 22, 2020 3:18 pm

to the cardiologist that posted the reply, plese look at the study


Reply to  Shocked
March 24, 2020 12:03 pm

There is no time to waste drastic times call for drastic measures. He’s a doctor telling the public what his experience has been in treating this. It’s addressed to Trump hoping to get it to the highest levels quickly

shockingly stupid ---
Reply to  Shocked
May 12, 2020 9:12 am

a good majority of the general public DO understand how clinical trials work. When you have a disease that can KILL YOU DEAD in 5 days after it manifests, are you going to wait for a 6 week clinical trial or take a drug that has proven to be effective at KILLING the virus DEAD, and has proven to be SAFE for more than 50 years of use? It Does not cause QT problems when given in the small doses that are needed for covid. For Pete’s sake, people take this drug in much larger amounts for lupus, RA and… Read more »

It’s anti malaria drug and zink
March 22, 2020 10:44 am

I do believe that u can take of chills, fever etc with that drug, but side effects are there too and can’t be prescribed to any who are heart, diabetic etc ….

I would say anything that possible helps can be used
But this is need to be on the doctors forums

March 22, 2020 11:29 am

the governor just said that they will start trials of this drug

Ma Rabbi
March 22, 2020 1:32 pm

The benefits clearly outweigh the risks.
I am trying to get a hold of some myself.

This drug is being sent to USA by israel
March 22, 2020 3:13 pm

10 million pills of this drug is being sent to the USA by ìsrael. Teva the drug company in israel is producing the drug.

This sounds like the drug the rebbe referred to
March 22, 2020 3:19 pm

Look at the video by rabbi dalfin concerning the rebbe predicting the pandemic and the cure on yud alef nissan 1982. The rebbe said its a new disease so needs a new medicine. But hashem gives the cure before the disease so the cure is here and they will find the cure if they look for it.
Note: it is a drug for malaria that is around a long time

Baruch Shalom
Reply to  This sounds like the drug the rebbe referred to
March 22, 2020 11:50 pm

Why did you put an essential part of your comment under the category “note:”?

March 22, 2020 5:45 pm

Hatzlacha Raba

"none of my patients needed hospitalization"
March 22, 2020 10:27 pm

It’s a little misleading. None of his patients have needed hospitalization bc Kiryas Yoel skews young. There are very few residents thre in the worst age bracket of 80 +, and they do live more spread out. In Brooklyn the holocaust survivors are dropping like flies since purim 🙁 They died before Dr Z came up with this drug cocktail.

Dont Exaggerate
Reply to  "none of my patients needed hospitalization"
March 23, 2020 9:47 pm

People in Brooklyn are not ‘dropping like flies’! Stop the exaggeration! The situation is dramatic enough without all the extra hype!

Misleading headline--but glad he's doing it
March 23, 2020 12:18 am

The solution being used by Zelenko here was one used in a small study in France recently, and successfully, and which is the subject of at least two studies about to start. But, being Jewish, we like getting to the bottom line–especially in times like this, so if a caring Jewish doctor with seichel and common sense sees that other doctors have done this and it’s worked, then Jewish seichel dictates that you do it despite the possibility of some side effects. It apparently worked in France; it’s worked on several individual documented cases across the U.S.; and now it’s… Read more »

Free from Israel
March 23, 2020 6:09 am

Israel is sending 10Million Doses of the hydroxychloroquine As a goodwill gesture.

March 23, 2020 6:11 am

I think that this would have been more helpful if the good doctor had told us what the doses are for the drugs And minerals that he is using to treat these patients.

Doses Given
Reply to  Doses?
May 12, 2020 9:24 am

The “good doctor” has published the doses all over the internet AND for the people of Brazil, Russia, Israel and anyone else who wants it:

Zelenko’s protocol—–
Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg twice a day x 5 days
Zinc 220 mg once a day x 5 days
Azithromycin 500 mg once a day x 5 days

zinc deficiency taste & smell
Reply to  Doses Given
July 7, 2020 7:35 pm

Recently Dr. Zelenko was interviewed and spoke of using Quercetin if you cannot get HCQ. He said 100 mg. for good health, and in case of Covid 500 mg. twice a day.

Mark Levin
March 23, 2020 10:38 pm

It’s not just this doctor from KJ who is saying this, it is also doctors in Lenox Hill hospital as well as other New York area hospitals saying the same thing. Granted, they may not be saying it with zinc but they are suggesting to use this drug along with zithromax. As for the fine wonderful gentleman in Massachusetts, I don’t know what his problem is and I hope he does not stand on his laurels waiting for approval when everyone else is doing this and things are beH improving.

Judith Kaplan APRN CNM Functional Med Miami
March 24, 2020 2:12 am

ZINC 30 mg twice daily – best after meals. 30mg AM & 30 mg PM. Yes, combined with Vitamin C can help raise immunity. I recommend 500 mg 3x daily. There are other supplements that can strengthen immunity- Probiotics, D3, etc- all by replenishing nutritional deficiencies that are physically stressful to the body. Besides supplements, general stress management is crucial in strengthening immunity because stress (physical, emotional, spiritual) is the root cause of weakened immunity. Adequate sleep, nutrition, exercise, all reduce stress and strengthen immunity. An easy and quick stress-buster is slow and deep breathing from the belly. Whenever you… Read more »

Reply to  Judith Kaplan APRN CNM Functional Med Miami
March 24, 2020 12:20 pm

Good idea and regular exercise.

Fun Fong, MD FACEP
March 25, 2020 10:53 am

Please write an abstract about this and it will get a TON more attention.

Fun Fong, MD FACEP
March 25, 2020 11:45 am

Discussion in my professional organization says this guy is not reputable. Could be only that he is burning up plaquenil supply that cannot handle demand at this point. I’ll wait for more info to come out.

March 29, 2020 6:54 am

Just heard this: DO NOT TAKE ADVIL or MOTRIN!!! (also known as IBUPROFEN) as this has been found to cause the Virus to turn into Pneumonia.
Acetaminophen (also known an TYLENOL) can be taken/administered – but NOT Ibuprofen, please help spread the word!
Let’s hear only good news from now on!

Zinc Amount?
March 30, 2020 8:09 pm

What is the daily dosage of zinc? (mg/day)
In what form is it taken? (Zinc gluconate;zinc gluconate;Zinc acetate;Zinc sulfate;Zinc picolinate;zinc citrate)
For how many days do you take the zinc?
How is it administered (swallowing, lozenges) ?

Zinc Answer
Reply to  Zinc Amount?
April 1, 2020 7:11 pm

Zinc-Sulfate, 220 mg daily for 5 days, provides channel allowing hydrxychloroquine to enter cell to inhibit virus replication.
Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg 2X daily for 5 days.
Azithromycin to stop potential secondary bacterial infection 500 mg daily for 5 days.

zinc deficiency taste & smell
Reply to  Zinc Answer
July 7, 2020 7:45 pm

You have it backwards, HCQ is the ionophore (allows other substances to enter cells), It is the zinc that enters cells to stop the viruses. In South Korea they successfully used HCQ and the AIDS antiviral Kaletra to stomp on their Covid outbreak. Masks, distancing and strong contact tracing was also essential.

Dr. Zelenko Quote
Reply to  Zinc Answer
July 24, 2020 2:53 am

Given the urgency of the situation, I developed the following treatment protocol in the pre-hospital setting and have seen only positive results: 1. Any patient with shortness of breath regardless of age is treated. 2. Any patient in the high-risk category even with just mild symptoms is treated. 3. Young, healthy and low risk patients even with symptoms are not treated (unless their circumstances change and they fall into category 1 or 2). My out-patient treatment regimen is as follows: 1. Hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day for 5 days 2. Azithromycin 500mg once a day for 5 days 3. Zinc… Read more »

zinc deficiency taste & smell
Reply to  Zinc Amount?
July 7, 2020 7:46 pm

As explained both above and below, Dr. Z uses zinc sulfate. I could not find it at drug stores or health food stores. I believe I also heard him say 50 mg of elemental zinc. I think the various forms have from 20% to 35% elemental zinc. There are lozenge forms of zinc, but most are meant to be swallowed. Read the label, Google forms of zinc and their characteristics.

Dr. Zelenko Quote
July 24, 2020 3:12 am

https://nypost.com/2020/04/11/doctors-pols-urge-use-of-miracle-coronavirus-drug-cocktail/ “A Rockland County physician said he recently successfully treated 350 patients showing early signs of the coronavirus using a combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc sulfate in his office. Dr. Vladimir “Zev” Zelenko said the $20 treatment had “100 percent” success in his Monsey practice in a video message he posted to President Trump two weeks ago.” ******************************* https://www.globalresearch.ca/report-successful-treatment-coronavirus/5708056 A Report on Successful Treatment of Coronavirus Given the urgency of the situation, I developed the following treatment protocol in the pre-hospital setting and have seen only positive results: 1. Any patient with shortness of breath regardless of age is… Read more »