Congressman Scott Tipton Joins Local Doctor In Fight Against Deadly Effects Of COVID-19

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-

Scott E. Faulkner, M.D. tells KREX the United States can fight the deadly effects of COVID-19 right now. Data acquired from a study based in Wuhan, China, shows that of seven patients with severe symptoms from the Coronavirus, all were cured when treated with umbilical cord derived stem cells.

Dr. Faulkner is now calling on federal lawmakers to help him spread the word. Congressman Scott Tipton answered his call. The Congressman says he has passed along Dr. Faulkner’s information to top officials at the HHS (Department of Health and Human Services).

We asked about the Food and Drug Administration’s lengthy testing and screening procedures, he points to the recently (2018) passed “Right to Try Act” (H.R.5247). He also added, the treatment has already been approved by the F.D.A. when it comes to treating leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma patients. Dr. Faulkner addressed this point, “Why not, if we have 20 years of safety, say ok, in this case because it is a worldwide pandemic… let’s have the F.D.A. say OK… And get it to every intensivist from coast to coast and start curing patients, and calm down the fear.”

Cord for Life, a cord blood bank, has already pledged $600,000 of medical product if treatment is approved. Congressman Tipton says he will remain in contact with HHS to see what their follow up is. No doubt, we will do the same.

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