EL CENTRO — Dr. Brian Tyson — who practices family medicine at All Valley Urgent Care in El Centro — spoke about COVID-19 treatment results at the White Coat Summit 2 held on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States of America last Saturday morning in Washington DC.
The summit was attended by frontline physicians who vouched for the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in the early treatment of patients affected by COVID-19. The physicians’ group, America’s Frontline Doctors, was composed of physicians with different specialties.
Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, spoke mostly on the issue of masks, facial coverings, and social distancing.
One America News Network (OAN) showed 18 physicians standing on the steps of SCOTUS. Several doctors took turns speaking of personal experiences treating patients.
Dr. Tyson is a board-certified family medical physician. He has 14 years of experience with hospital and emergency rooms.
“We looked the coronavirus head on. We saw over 20,000 patients in person,” said Dr. Tyson. According to him, he treated 1,900 positive patients whose age ranged from 11-months to 90-years old.
“We treated this virus early. We treated this virus aggressively. We only had one hospitalization and zero deaths. Zero deaths, because we were not going to stand by and allow people to die without treatment,” Dr. Tyson said.
“We were at the heart of the pandemic due to our large Hispanic and diabetic population.” Dr. Tyson said Imperial Valley shares an international border in the south with Mexicali, Mexico which has a population of 1.5 million residents.
“We were told to stop testing. We were told to stop prescribing. But we didn’t. We continued to treat patients,” said Dr. Tyson. “We sent them home with treatment. We re-evaluated and every one of them survived.”
Finally, he said we can go back to school, to work, to life, and to being American again. “We do not need to let fear take away our freedom.”
Dr. George Fareed is a family medicine physician with privileges at both Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District in Brawley and El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro who specializes in HIV/AIDS and sports medicine.
“Dr. Tyson gave the best talk of them all. We should be proud of him,” said Dr. Fareed, who spoke highly of his colleague. Both physicians use hydroxychloroquine in their treatment of patients.
The use of hydroxychloroquine as a curative treatment of COVID-19 is effective when administered within five to seven days, according to Dr. Fareed. “The treatment results are irrefutable.”