Update @ 11:45 a.m. Monday: Rob Moltz has informed KWHI that the freedom rally planned for Saturday, August 29th at 11:30 a.m. in downtown Bellville has been cancelled until further notice, due to the threat of inclement weather from the storms currently developing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Original Story @ 11:47 a.m. Saturday: A group advocating for the usage of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment option for COVID-19 is organizing a rally next weekend in downtown Bellville.

The group, called Stop the Maskerade, is planning a freedom rally on the courthouse square next Saturday, August 29th beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Rob Moltz of Cat Spring, one of the organizers of the rally, said the goal of the gathering is to share information on hydroxychloroquine and why the group believes it can be used as a prophylactic treatment to help prevent the contraction of COVID-19.

Moltz said the event has no political or monetary affiliation, and expects the gathering to be peaceful.

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  1. Yay!!!! I’m going. I’m proud of Mr. Moltz for getting this together and look forward to supporting this movement. A movement I see as a good step in fighting back against this nonsense. We are constantly asking what can we do because we feel helpless. This is not right. This is not normal and people who say it’s just a mask don’t have the ability to see the bigger picture. The mask is about compliance not safety. This virus has a 99 percent survival rate. 99. How in the world is this being justified? I will be there and I hope others will join too because I know I’m not the only one who is done being told what to do with my own body.

  2. Look at all this ppl with nothing to do but to argue about some d u m b nonsense irrelevant. Who cares we all got to go someday.

  3. For the 13 months that I was in Vietnam, I took passed out Chloroquine to our Marines as a prophylaxis for Malaria, and took it myself for those 13 months. It is an old, reliable proven drug, and I have never figured out what all the hoopla is about, except that it is an anti-Trump mental disorder, that prevents those in dire need, from receiving it.

    1. I guess my question would be how many COVID deaths included Vietnam Veterans
      Gene took a pill for malaria also. Think about that. Did that Rx. Build up your system ????

      1. That is a good question indeed. Of course, 1966, 1967 is a LONG TIME AGO! That would take some complicated research – thanks for putting that out there.

  4. This is insanity on the courthouse square. Science says there is no evidence that hydroxychloroquine should be used as a treatment to COVID-19. Masks and social distancing are the best things we have to fight this NOW!

    1. I had the chance yesterday to listen to a renowned Harvard research doctor who devotes his life to researching drugs and their effectiveness and he stated the this is an effective drug and it is not harmful. The science is saying that this drug works, but many in the media (this station excluded of course) seem invested making this pandemic last as long as possible and so they do not want a drug that works.

      I have two family members who have taken this drug for many years without any harmful side effects. If you are interested in pure science, there are many qualified doctors who will say that this drug works, and their are cured patients who bet their life on it. We should let doctors do their job and the media needs to get out of medical care.

      1. Were the patients cured by hydroxychloroquine or did they just happen to be a part of the 99+% that recovered from COVID? Anecdotal evidence is not useful for proving the effectiveness of something. However, double-blind, peer-reviewed studies have determined hydroxychloroquine is significantly less effective (possibly non-effective) than other currently available treatments.

        As a conservative, I think conservative movement would be helped if those who called themselves conservatives learned how to cut through the clutter instead of becoming political parrots.

  5. The FDA explicitly cautions against the use of hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment. This is spreading dangerous misinformation and furthers a nonsensical anti-science movement.

    1. Actually the Texas Medical Board released a statement this week stating it was allowing doctors to prescribe Hydroxychloroquine for covid. It is a drug used over a billion times in past 50 years safely. It’s off patent and so of course there has been a controversy, because it is cheap and often effective.

      1. They never actually forbid doctors from prescribing it. As long as they get informed consent and comply with alternative treatment guidelines. While it’s been used safely in the past it can react poorly with a COVID patient.
        In response to another commenter, it is bold of them to assume my sources of information for I could do the same. A guideline or regulation’s validity is not diminished just because it is not widely known. The researchers and scientists did not spend their life becoming proficient in their field to have their results brushed off by a case of Dunning–Kruger syndrome.

        1. Then what is you issue?
          Sounds to me like you must have the Hating- Trumping syndrome.
          If it works for some, then let them have it.
          If you do not want it, don’t take it.

      1. this is not a “death bed” treatment, there is no such thing…prophylactic means preventative

    2. What is ridiculous is for people to ignore the fact that hydroxychloroquine has been approved to prevent and treat malaria in the US for 65 years. Now, many doctors have used it to treat patients with the ChinaVirus and it has been proven effective and they have recovered. But this won’t make anyone millions of dollars. Instead, we are to believe we should be protected by a vaccine put together by Bill Gates and Fauci? No thanks, I’ll take my chances with hydroxychloroquine.

      1. This is a deluded comment. Please pay attention to fact and science.; not Q anon. Our own governor and former governor (that happens to be a local) have said we must rely on facts, not fiction.

    3. There are plenty of CDC and FDA regulations that most of us have never heard of and don’t follow.
      It also has been proven to work to prevent the inflammatory reaction early on in most patients that tried it as a therapy.
      You might need to watch and read several sources of news instead of one or two.
      You will be surprised at what is out there for you.
      If you do not believe in it’s use, then don’t go to the rally and don’t use it, simple.

    4. Not just the FDA. The IDSA and WHO cautions against the use of hydroxychloroquine. The NIH says while there is no harm in taking it, there is no benefit either. This virus is not malaria. It is not rheumatoid arthritis. And, this rally, by its name, is also against masks. We know from other countries that masks and social distancing work. What is the problem with protecting those around you with such a simple thing as a mask?

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