As reported last week — Nevada’s Governor Steve Sisolak (D) on Tuesday issued an emergency order limiting access to the use of anti-malaria drugs such as chloroquine for Coronavirus patients.
In addition to limiting the use of chloroquine for Coronavirus patients on Tuesday, Nevada’s governor also banned social gatherings of more than 10 people.
According to the governor’s order anyone who violates the order will be charged with at least a misdemeanor crime and it remains in place until April 16 (after Easter).
But there’s more…
If you read the governor’s order he also prevented seniors from using chloroquine as a prophylactic to ward off the disease.
Governor Sisolak’s Chief Medical Officer of Nevada is named Ihsan Azzam and he is the one who advised Gov. Sisolak to make it illegal to prescribe hydroxychloroquine to COVID-19 victims unless in an institutional setting.
Ihsan Azzam oversees public health surveillance, epidemiology and disease control activities in the state of Nevada.
But as reported in the Washington Times in 2018 — Ihsan Azzam does not have a license to practice medicine in the United States and yet he is dictating public health policy in Nevada!
Nevada’s top doctor isn’t licensed to practice medicine in the United States.
Ihsan Azzam testified in Las Vegas on Tuesday that he has a master’s degree and worked for several years in environmental public health and epidemiology before being named chief state medical officer last May.
Azzam says he practiced for several years as an obstetrics and gynecology physician in Africa before moving to the United States in the 1990s.
On Sunday night the FDA issued an emergency authorization for hydroxychloroquine to be prescribed to coronavirus patients.