American family physician Dr. Vladimir “Zev” Zelenko, who rose to prominence during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic by speaking out against Big Pharma and promoting alternative treatments, was found dead at his house on Thursday. He was 49.
Zelenko was born in Kyiv, Ukraine moved to the United States with his family at the age of three, settling in Brooklyn, NYC. He studied for his medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2000.
Zelenko rose to fame by developing the “Zelenko Protocol,” a treatment for COVID-19 — consisting of the anti-malarial medication hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, and zinc sulfate — and reportedly cured hundreds of patients using the combination of drugs and minerals over the course of five days treatments.
His treatment was even endorsed by then-president Donald Trump, who said in May 2020 that he had started taking hydroxychloroquine against the coronavirus after Zelenko had recommended it for him.
While the effectiveness of Zelenko’s treatment was dismissed by Big Pharma and the mainstream medical community, vast numbers of people still claim to have been treated and cured by Zelenko.
Last year Zelenko told an interviewer that “high-level intel” had told him he was “number 2″ on “Big Pharma’s assassination list”
“The world should know how important we have become and that we have become a threat to the pharmaceutical industry. I don’t worry about these things, because God has many ways of taking me out of this world.”
Zelenko told the interviewer he was not afraid of dying. He was only interested in making life “better for humanity.”
In another interview, Zelenko warned there is a concerted effort to silence truth-telling doctors like himself and cautions if he soon dies it won’t be from ill health, or by his own hand.
In the critical message circulating on social media, Dr. Zelenko indicated the establishment’s war on truth-tellers in the medical industry was about to go into overdrive, and good people need to rise up to stop it from impacting the next generation.
“The government now is desperate,” Zelenko says. “The tyrants know that their end is coming and they’ve dug in and they’re going to go now full totalitarian tyranny trying to suppress voices like myself.”
Zelenko Labs, an organization established by Zelenko to promote his medical treatments released a statement earlier today acknowledging his work.
“Dr. Zelenko was a physician, scientist, and activist for medical rights who touched the lives of millions of people. His role as a doctor saved some, and his words inspired even more.”
“It is with immense sorrow that we announce the passing of our founder Dr. Vladimir “Zev” Zelenko,” the statement added.
Zelenko is survived by his wife and eight children.