Edited by: Fern Sidman
Dr. Zev Zelenko, the Orthodox Jewish physician and author from Ukraine who was known for promoting a three-drug combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc sulfate, and azithromycin as part of an experimental outpatient treatment for COVID-19, passed away on Thursday at age 48, after suffering from severe health problems. He had promoted the three-drug combination as the “Zelenko Protocol” and attracted a wide range of patients throughout his illustrious medical career.
Dr. Zelenko practiced medicine in the Satmar community in Kiryas Joel in Monroe, New York. Vois Es Nais reported that Zelenko was diagnosed with a rare lung disease several years ago. In recent weeks, he announced that he was being treated for several serious conditions involving his heart and lungs.
In the immediate aftermath of this passing, Zelenko Labs released the following statement:
“It is with immense sorrow that we announce the passing of our founder Dr. Vladimir “Zev” Zelenko. Dr. Zelenko was a physician, scientist, and activist for medical rights who touched the lives of millions of people. Some were saved as his role as a doctor, and even more were inspired by his words. His “Zelenko Protocol” saved millions and earned him a Nobel Prize nomination and the admiration of a U.S. President among other prominent world leaders.”
Wikipedia reported that on March 23, 2020, Dr. Zelenko published an open letter to former President Donald Trump where he claimed to have successfully treated hundreds of his COVID-19 patients with a five-day course of his Protocol. Dr. Zelenko’s treatment protocol quickly gained notoriety with several media figures and various Trump administration officials promoting it, including Rudy Giuliani and then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
In December 2020, Dr. Zelenko along with co-authors published an article on a retrospective case study of outpatient treatment with zinc, low-dose hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, which indicated a significant reduction in the incidence of hospitalization of COVID-19 patients that had been treated with the protocol, 2.8% treated compared with 15.4% untreated, according to the report.
In May of this year, Dr. Zelenko posted a video on Twitter describing how just days after being allowed back onto the platform after being banned in 2020, he was again suspended, for speaking the truth, as was reported by Israel National News.
Dr. Zelenko’s account was originally suspended for “violating the Twitter rules … against platform manipulation and spam … [and for] behavior that manipulates or disrupts people’s experience on Twitter.”
The INN report indicated that Dr. Zelenko reopened his account and expressed his thanks to new Twitter owner, Elon Musk for allowing him back on the social media platform. It was not to last long, as the report indicated that his account was yet again suspended.
In an October 2020 article entitled “Choose Truth and Choose Life” that appeared on the Israel National News web site, Dr. Zelenko wrote:
“My interest is to save lives and end the pandemic, right now. This may easily be accomplished if governments act in the best interests of their people. This means encouraging doctors and patients to treat Covid-19 immediately, making the medications readily available, and removing any governmental obstacles to the use of these medications.
The forces that oppose HCQ and “The Zelenko Protocol” are powerful and numerous and many have their own agendas: some politicians seeking power for their party if the economy continues into a tailspin; big-pharma executives seeking profit from their expensive medications and vaccines; the WHO pushing its agenda in line with the interests of its funding sources; anarchists seeking anarchy; just to mention a few.
Truth will stand the test of time. In the meanwhile, perhaps if the politicians, big-pharma executives and everyone else were to remember that each of us, including the old and those with comorbidities, are made in the image of G-d and that life has sanctity, then perhaps thousands more won’t needlessly have to die while the truth struggles to set itself free.”