Failed NHS Covid-19 protocols

Roland Gilmore made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Department of Health and Social Care

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Department of Health and Social Care.

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

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1. Why is the Department of Health and Social Care (and it's associated agencies) not "following the science" and examining the real world evidence that demonstrates the safe and effective use of Hydroxychloroquine; particularly for people who cannot receive the experimental biological agents (mRNA "vaccines") for various reasons?
2. When is the Department of Health and Social Care (and it's associated agencies) going to recognise the prophylactic benefits of this cheap and effective medicine in countering Covid-19 and remove the unjustified ban for everyone who objects to the unproven safety of the experimental biological agents (mRNA "vaccines") it is promoting for people who are not ill or likely to become ill from Covid-19?

Yours faithfully,

Roland Gilmore

Department of Health and Social Care

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FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Gilmore,

Thank you for your email.

The Freedom of Information Act only applies to recorded information such as paper or electronic archive material. As your correspondence asked for general information and an explanation rather than requesting recorded information or documentation, it did not fall under the provisions of the Act. It will be answered as general correspondence in due course.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Department of Health and Social Care

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FreedomofInformation,

Thank you for your response that I find to be unacceptable.

Are you suggesting that you have no recorded information concerning the use of Hydroxychloroquine or your ban on it's use? Frankly, I find it impossible to believe that your medical/scientific advisors/agencies are ignorant of the facts concerning the safe and effective ongoing use of Hydroxychloroquine in studies/trials and its use in other countries around the world as prophylaxis and for the early treatment of Covid-19. Do you disagree that In a pandemic, the ethical medical imperative is to use what works until something better comes along? From your response, it appears that you disagree.

Does this posture by DHSC not amount to a deliberate suppression of a cheap, safe and effective treatment against the Wuhan virus (aka Covid-19)?

In view of your response, I am requesting an internal review of the evidence that in my view (and the view of many experts) favours the use of Hydroxychloroquine in combatting the Wuhan virus (aka Covid-19).

Yours sincerely,

Roland Gilmore

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Department of Health and Social Care,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Health and Social Care's handling of my FOI request 'Failed NHS Covid-19 protocols'.

You have mischaracterised and have not given a satisfactory response to my questions which were and still are: -

1. Why is the Department of Health and Social Care (and it's associated agencies) not "following the science" and examining the real world evidence that demonstrates the safe and effective use of Hydroxychloroquine; particularly for people who cannot receive the experimental biological agents (mRNA "vaccines") for various reasons?

2. When is the Department of Health and Social Care (and it's associated agencies) going to recognise the prophylactic benefits of this cheap and effective medicine in countering Covid-19 and remove the unjustified ban for everyone who objects to the unproven safety of the experimental biological agents (mRNA "vaccines") it is promoting for people who are not ill or likely to become ill from Covid-19?]

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Roland Gilmore

FreedomofInformation, Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Gilmore,

As you were advised on 19 March, your correspondence did not meet the criteria of a freedom of information request and is therefore not subject to an internal review. Should you wish to resubmit your email, which is already being handled as general correspondence, you may do so at the following link: https://contactus.dhsc.gov.uk.

Please note that any further correspondence on this topic to this email address that is not a valid FOI request will be logged but will not be responded to.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Team
Department of Health and Social Care

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Department of Health and Social Care

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Dear Mr Gilmore,  
   
Thank you for your correspondence of 9 March about COVID-19. I have been
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Gadawodd Roland Gilmore anodiad ()

It beggars belief that the Department of Health & Social Care has no recorded information about Hydroxychloroquine including copies of the numerous scientific studies...

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