Dr. Paul Marik if you have heard him speak, has emphasized the need to flex the COVID19 treatment by phase…”you can’t kill the virus after about day 10 or 11, it’s already dead.” Still, it is amazing the number of hospital protocols were running IV Remdesivir into patients during the inflammatory phase when it was useless. He developed the MATH protocol for treatment of ICU patient’s and was emphatic about the need for fairly high dose steroids (methylprednisolone) during the inflammatory phase triggered by cytokines. That was 2020, not far off from the Lalezari/Murray email exchange. Marik was right, he just needed a drug like Leronlimab; steroids are a two edged sword…they can tamp down the inflammation but at the price of immune suppression.
You could say Murray was fixated on antiviral drugs. I would add he was myopic in not apprehended the full clinical trajectory patients were going through and not seeing other possibilities. Other MD’s at the time, Marik just one example, had a more balanced understanding of what was happening and treated accordingly. If Murray were actually treating these patients the word malpractice comes to mind but he can hide behind the authority of the bureaucracy.