COVID: the patients with severe oxygen shortage

by Jon Rappoport

July 6, 2020

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In this article, I report on what is apparently a hereditary condition. Modern researchers would call it genetic in nature. I’m not endorsing their analysis or conclusion. All I’m saying is: apparently hereditary. This article is not intended as a single explanation for all patients who are experiencing severe shortage of oxygen. It is offered as one potential reason.

Imagine this. A person has a hereditary disorder that breaks apart some red blood cells and makes them less able to transport oxygen throughout the body.

Fortunately, the disorder isn’t that serious. The person lives with it.

BUT about 40 medical drugs can rapidly intensify this disorder, making it far worse. Making the oxygen shortage severe and acute. Even lethal.

The most dangerous of these 40 drugs? The ones given to prevent malaria.

Such as hydroxychloroquine. HCQ.

Getting the picture so far?

We’re told that many millions of people of African and Eastern Mediterranean descent have this hereditary disorder.

Therefore, if they’re given HCQ in, say, a clinical trial, or at a clinic or hospital, the result could be death.

Encyclopedia Britannica: “Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, hereditary metabolic defect characterized by an increased tendency of the red blood cells to break and release their hemoglobin (hemolysis), especially after the intake of certain drugs. The condition is caused, as the name indicates, by the markedly reduced activity in the red blood cells of a particular organic catalyst, or enzyme, called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase. This low enzyme activity is associated with a decrease in the formation of certain substances that normally help to prevent the oxidative destruction of the red blood cell membrane. Under normal conditions, the affected red blood cells are only slightly more fragile than usual, but more than 40 drugs, including chloramphenicol and sulfonamides, all of which are converted in the body to oxidant compounds, have been shown to produce hemolysis in susceptible persons. There seem to be several variants of the disorder, all of which appear to be sex-linked and fully expressed in males only [a debatable assertion]. The most common form is found chiefly in persons whose ancestors inhabited either Africa or the Eastern Mediterranean basin. A possible protective effect of this metabolic abnormality against malaria has been suggested.”

I was alerted to this information by an article posted at, by Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg: “COVID-19: A case for medical detectives.” Among many other points, Dr. Wodarg mentions that major clinical trials of HCQ are failing to screen volunteers for the heredity disorder which would make it exceedingly dangerous for them to be given the drug.

And how many patients showing up at hospitals all over the world already have this blood disorder, at a very serious level, AS A RESULT OF PREVIOUSLY TAKING ANY OF THE 40 DRUGS WHICH INTENSIFY THE SHORTNESS OF OXYGEN?

In the literature I’ve come across, there are somewhat different assessments of which groups are most prone to having the hereditary disorder. Here is a sample: “[The condition] affects individuals of all races and ethnic backgrounds. The highest prevalence rates are found in Africa, the Middle East, certain parts of the Mediterranean, and certain areas in Asia. In these regions, the rate ranges from 5% to 30% of the population. The severity…can vary based upon specific racial groups. The severe form of the disorders occurs more often in the Mediterranean population…Another…variant is found particularly among individuals of Sephardic Jewish or Sardinian descent. In addition, another somewhat common variant is present among some individuals of southern Chinese descent.”

Dr. Wodarg, referenced above, published a letter in the bmj online journal, in April, titled, “Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine in covid-19: “Chloroquine may kill many people in Africa, Italy, New York and elsewhere…”

“…I worked in a clinic for tropical medicine (Bernhard-Nocht-Institute, Hamburg) and later visited several countries in Africa to see a lot of health care facilities working hard with little resources. Malaria and anti-malaria drugs were always a main topic.”

“When I noticed that WHO and many others advocate the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), if the SARS-CoV-2 test is positive, I was astonished to meet the drug in this context again.”

“HCQ is an old malaria drug, used also with autoimmune diseases but is not yet officially approved for Covid-19. The recently registered studies with HCQ (I found more than 100 on 18/4/2020, 35 new ones last week (1)) also want to use HCQ alone or in combination with other drugs. HCQ has already been ‘compassionately’ used in some countries even without the framework of a clinical study.”

“…However, HCQ was a long time ago identified to be one of the drugs (3) that cause severe damage to erythrocytes in cases of hereditary glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency [the hereditary disorder I’m discussing in this article].”

“As an effect of HCQ in those patients we see haemolysis. Erythrocytes burst en masse. Their debris clogs the smallest blood vessels and damages sensitive organs like the kidneys and brain.”

“In addition, erythrocytes are then missing to transport oxygen and haemoglobin becomes low. If people with G6PD deficiency get this HCQ-prophylaxis or therapy the symptoms will appear soon.”

“1-2 days after the start of such treatment a very severe clinical picture with weakness, dizziness, respiratory distress and signs of organ damage develops.”

“This may end in death if the toxic medication is not stopped immediately.”

“Could it be one reason for those cases where severe shortness of breath was observed without typical signs of pneumonia. It is a clinical picture ‘as if the patient suddenly was dropped out on top of the Himalayas’, said one of the New York ICU-doctors…”

What about, for example, Africans living in Africa? Haven’t they been taking anti-malaria drugs for decades? Since many of these people (millions) have this hereditary disorder, why haven’t we heard of mass catastrophes?

After coming up empty in a number of searches, I sought the advice of a physician who is familiar with the subject. His answer was:

“…Although people living in Africa do take them [the anti-malaria drugs], [they use them] significantly less compared to visitors or expats from the West. However the fundamental question is the dosage. This [dosage] seems to be significantly higher in treatments against Covid-19 compared to malaria treatment…”

As Dr. Wodarg mentions, he sees no evidence that people in clinical trials of HCQ are being pre-screened for the hereditary disorder.

Several days ago, I wrote an article about the discoveries of Dr. Meryl Nass, who has investigated several major current clinical trials of HCQ. She discovered the dosage levels were huge, even lethal.

More medical crime, more death.






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18 comments on “COVID: the patients with severe oxygen shortage

  1. AK in VT says:

    More than two months ago I read something about Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and its potential lethality when hydoxychloroquinine would be used. The physician was from Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain. Wish I could find it again, but I cannot, sorry.

    Yet again, another puzzle piece, Jon. Thank you.


    AK in VT

    p.s. Jon, Can I copy some of these articles you have written and distribute them? Of course, I would be sure to cite you as the author and I would direct them on the copies to your webpage.

    One of my main sources of income is at a farmers’ market and it is here so many people are “paranoid” about catching “covid” and are ignorant of anything anti-establishment regarding “covid.” I speak with them, but there is not enough time for a true discussion or for digesting what I alert them to you.

  2. From Elsewhere says:

    Maybe some hundreds of police complaints would trigger an investigation, followed by prosecution and an end to all these medical mass murders? Boy, Hitler must be envious with all his Mengeles in hell…

  3. Eluard says:

    Dr. Zelenko in NY state has been very successfully using the Hyroxy-Zinc-Zpak protocol on his, probably nearly 100% ashkenazi jewish, patients. He’s had tremendous success with the protocol being very careful with dosages (I believe 300 mg day). Here’s his interview this week with Bigtree, starts at 41:57:

    He makes it very clear that the Hydroxychloroquine is only the “gun” that shoots the zinc into the cells so it can do the work of neutralizing the “virus” (in quotes for all of us Terrain people).

    They do go into the very high dosages that have been used in these bogus studies. I’m sure Zelenko who seems like a very moral man, would like to hear if he hasn’t already, of the risks associated with those who have this hereditary predisposition.

    • Eluard says:

      I just emailed (I think) Dr. Zelenko with Jon’s above article linked therein asking him about his issue related to his protocol.

      Here is his protocol, taken from the top of his twitter feed:

      HCQ — 200 mg, 2x day, 5 days
      Zinc Sulfate — 220 mg, 1x day, 5 days
      Azithromycin — 500 mg, 1x day, 5 days

      Btw, he ONLY uses this protocol with “patients with high risk of dying,” not with anyone who presents symptoms or tests positive. Oftentimes he “does nothing,” lets it take its course.

      And yes, I agree with you guys that CV19 isn’t a real thing, just presenting info here. I think Zelenko is trying to do his best.

      • Jim S Smith says:

        I wouldn’t be able to take Azithromycin anyway.

        It nearly killed me the last time I was prescribed it!

        There are also a plethora of PRO-biotic solutions (as there always has been) for treating infection, especially if they are not yet severe.

        Some folks apparently did well with tonic water (that is, carbonated water with some Quinine in it). I enjoyed doing a little tonic water and orange juice (tames a lot of the bitter flavor down).

        • NEW IDEA
          You just gave me an idea: Take TONIC WATER and a zinc supplement and maybe the quinine will enhance the action of the zinc to suppress cold and flu?

        • Madness says:

          Amoxicillin also worked (cats weird pneumonia cases) Doxycycline (mine when last autumn went down with very covid like symtomps inc long dry cought and then terrible amount of lung discharge) worked too.
          When an organ has such a serious damage that cells died in numbers bacteria will be there to get rid off the dead tissue. I guess any wide-spectrum antibiotics can work.

  4. striketheroot says:

    Never mentioned in polite company is the successful use of Chlorine Dioxide in the cure of Malaria. IMHO it is the silver bullet that the vampire Pharmocracy fears the most as it treats such a broad range of diseases, chronic and acute and cannot be outlawed as it is so widely used in the food production and water purification industries. Did I mention it is cheaper than dirt?

  5. Erika says:

    *******Please pass this on could save lives:**********

    Opening up the airwves with a long tested asthma steroid medicatin that is nebulized can save a person’s life
    Dr. Richard Bartlett

  6. Jim S Smith says:


    The blood condition you described almost sounds like “Porphyria”, and it is not so common in the general population at all. It occurs mostly within the “royal bloodlines” because of the intense in-breeding within those families. The close in-bred bloodlines also commonly have problems with Hemophilia (in Latin: should be “Haemophilia”).

    As for the Hypoxia conditions,

    That can occur from several other causes, like from malnutrition, various environmental factors (living near “fracking” operations and resultant pollutants, “5G”-sickness), or just the fact that some develop it as a part of aging (not-so-gracefully). This is just another factor that the COVID-profiteers have taken advantage of – and ended up actually MURDERING people (for the sake of MORE government-handout money per case) over it!

    There needs to be more gallows waiting for these yet-to-be-convicted mass-murderers!

    • Madness says:

      I reacted a bit late sorry, was away for a couple of days.

      What Dr Wodarg said could be accepted with a pinch of salt. He is not only a doc but also a politician (controlled opposition?)
      He appeared at the beginning of the pLandemic saying that it was a made up, everyone has some corona virus inside (he said corona but covid) and you could find more viruses obviously in those who were already in hospital.
      But he didn’t openly denied the existence of covid, no word about exosomes and that recent writing…of course it is possible that 40 drugs can cause hypoxia in those who are genetically ‘injured’ but while today hypoxia (and weird trombosis – weird because not in the arteries but veins, not one but many small) is an everyday’s matter and labeled as covid, back then we never heard about it. Why? What has changed? And again we arrived to the forbidden topic again: radiation. We have more.

      In the US, UK and Canada the accepted level much higher then elsewhere inc China. And we are more rich then many in eg. Central-Europe = we have more ‘toys’ emitting radiation. And we have more death cases in these days. Of course maybe… as because of the died WITH covid cases we can’t know the real numbers.

  7. I looked this up a while back when Wodarg brought up the issue of G6PD deficiency and the dangers of hydroxychloroquine use within the afflicted population. This study proposes that there is a link between the G6PD deficiency and a “natural” protection against severe Malaria. Makes perfect sense that the genetic alteration would be prevalent in populations from locations most affected by the threat of Malaria.

  8. Arby says:

    I read Dr Wodarg’s article, found it to be important, remembered it and mentioned it when others who should know this (Del Bigtree) weren’t mentioning it and was met with – deafening silence.

  9. icisil says:

    “Hydroxychloroquine … does not induce hemolytic anemia in people with G6PD deficiency despite the molecular similarity to chloroquine”

  10. Madness says:

    I am sorry Jon, while it is a possibility I would like to kindly remind you that for example in that New York hospital where Dr Cameron Kyle-Sidell worked – the ‘wistleblower’ doc had cases, many, where young people arrived there (probably without any previous treatment) but with serious hypoxia / high altitude like sickness. It was BEFORE the HCQ hype. Your theory doesn’t answer it. But radiation does answer it. 5G.

    You may wish to check Russel Witte Phd about it – among others- as there are several proofs, inc. video about the process that radiation messes with red blood cells and do cause hypoxia, trombosis. NO NEED TO 5G. Your smart meter but even your cell if you exposed yourself too close and too long can do the ‘job’.
    Jon please check.

    While I believe that genetics can have a role, too, I don’t understand why only nowadays happens in such a big numbers. We had those drugs back then and were rather common. HCQ was called Kinin, and we also had sulfonamids administered for pneumonia when nothing else worked, even when I was a child and that was long time ago. I never heard of a single hypoxia case, ever.

    I am sorry but NO. I can imagine that radiation is more devastating for those who have a genetic disease but again, hypoxia cases happened before the approved using of HCQ.
    Please check Jon, this man is as good in his profession as you in yours.

  11. MICHAEL says:



  12. Carol Joy says:

    However, due to the fact that this anti malarial has been used for over 60 years, I am sure this deficiency in terms of some people’s makeup is well known. What I have heard is that it affects about 10% of people of certain African ethnicies, as well as 10% of people of Mediterranean ethnicites.

    The fact that the entire USA’s population has been deprived of this drug, when those who would be hurt by it can be screened for, is unacceptable.

    I also am of the belief that they deliberately will select those who will be harmed for it to use in their “scientific trials.”

    Although I certainly cannot prove it, I know from my dealing with the issue of MTBE, the toxic gas additive that we in Calif narrowly escaped from having in perpetuity from our gas supply, that every Big Industry is indifferent about any activity other than allowing it to reap the massive profits. Had that mandate remained in place, 50% of all of California’s aquifers would have become unusable in terms of irrigating crops, and human activities such as bathing and drinking. (Industry did not care!)

    When MTBE was the issue, Big Energy was the most profitable industry on the planet, perhaps tying with the US’ defense industries.

    These days, Big Pharma is number one in terms of its immense profits, both inside the USA and across the globe at large. I am sure none of us familiar with its atrocious records on vaccine safety have any doubts as to the lethality of its intent in depriving so many of us the needed anti malarial.

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