Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (all R-Monmouth) issued a statement today calling on the Governor to rescind restrictions he placed on the ability of doctors to prescribe hydroxychloroquine (HCQ).
Hey, Phil Murphy! Stop Medling in Patient Medical Care!
“Ultimately, in decisions regarding healthcare treatment, it should be healthcare experts and doctors who make those decisions, not elected officials. We have a duty to listen to the experts, and the experts are asking us for the ability to administer HCQ as a preventative measure in the battle against COVID-19.”
“There have been recent clinical trials performed by renowned epidemiologists which have shown high success rates with little to no negative effects. This is no longer anecdotal. Our healthcare experts are requesting this, including the New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance, which represents 350 New Jersey doctors.”
“Our healthcare workers are actually on the front lines and if they request to use hydroxychloroquine to help our patients suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, they should be able to! Elected officials, whether they be at the state or federal level, should not interfere, especially when they are not medical professionals. We call on the Governor to pull back these restrictions on prescribing hydroxychloroquine and to listen to the experts who should be making these medical decisions.”
Bigger Fish Are Out There Waiting Out There To Be Fried
In other news from Trenton, Ocean County’s GOP Assembly delegation is up in arms over residents leaving gloves and facemasks in shopping center parking lots.
The legislators from the 10th District are alerting residents of the growing number of used personal protection equipment (PPE) littering parking lots and sidewalks and are asking residents to dispose of these items safely and properly. Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano understand the importance of PPE against the coronavirus, however, they are warning residents that littering still carries a fine for those who are carelessly discarding these items once they have been used.
“The littering of PPE can and will further the spread of this deadly virus,” said Assemblyman McGuckin. “Children and pets could also be at risk if they come in contact with a piece of PPE that wasn’t properly discarded. Additionally, any of these items can easily be washed into our sewer systems and flushed out into our waterways and ocean.”