Dr. Vladimir “Zev” Zelenko passed away today, leaving behind a legacy of helping others in the fight against Covid-19.

Remembering Dr. Vladimir Zelenko

Dr. Zelenko was a physician, scientist, and activist for medical rights. He is most recognized for his safe and practical application of a novel three-drug combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc sulfate, and azithromycin to combat Covid-19 in prehospital settings.

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko graduated with a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Hofstra University with high honors. In May 2000, he earned his M.D. degree after receiving an academic scholarship to attend S.U.N.Y at Buffalo School of Medicine. Dr. Zelenko completed his residency in family medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y. in May 2004. Since then, Dr. Zelenko has worked in the Hudson Valley of New York as a family doctor.

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In March 2020, Dr. Vladimir Zelenko’s team was one of the first in the country to successfully treat thousands of Covid-19 patients in the prehospital setting. While battling recurrent and metastatic sarcoma, recovering from open-heart surgery, and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, Dr. Zelenko developed his now-famous “Zelenko Protocol,” which has saved lives all around the world.

In December 2020, Dr. Zelenko 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.

Zelenko was also a courageous advocate and defender of fundamental principles of medicine. He persevered against unrelenting defamation of character from the media, and threats against his person. Dr. Zelenko was an observant orthodox Jew, and was married with 8 children, and has authored two books called Metamorphosis and Essence to Essence.

The World Council for Health is saddened by the news of Dr. Vladimir Zelenko’s passing, following his long battle with cancer. He was a passionate and dedicated doctor who fought tirelessly for his patients. We will remember him for his courage and determination in the face of adversity. Our thoughts are with his family, patients, and friends at this difficult time.

You can learn more about Dr. Vladimir Zelenko’s legacy through his foundation, The Zelenograd Freedom Foundation.

“I have looked death in the eye and I have been made ready to meet God. I fear nothing on this earth.”

Dr. Vladimir Zelenko

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  1. My deepest sympathies to his family, friends, patients and all who were given hope by his stalwart example in the face of so many seemingly insurmountable challenges.

    Thank G-d for people like him!

  2. Although I never got to meet him, I admired Dr Zelenko tremendously. One of the few who wasn’t paid off and stuck to his hippocratic oath . He spoke to the whole world….I’m just so saddened by his death….

  3. Lenyugozo a lelki ereje es batorsaga, most latom csak at, halalaban, hogy ket halalos veszellyel jaro betegseggel megkuzdott. Sajnalatos, hogy vegul a rak legyozte.
    Emellett 8 gyermeket nevelt, ami oriasi feladat. Szembement a hivatalis gyogymoddal, illetve az oltasok helyett hasznalta a gyogyszereket sikerrel. S meg ahhoz is kapott erot Istentol, hogy az egesz emberisegert kialljon, ezzel tovabb kockaztatva a sajat eletet. Rendkivuli ember volt, ismeretlenul is gyaszolom, faj a szivem miatta, es oriasi tiszteletet erzek iranta. Nagy kar , hogy ilyen koran elvesztettuk ot. P Zne, M.

  4. Dr. Zelenko, You are now with God and the angels but I know for a fact that the spiritual world is very active and among us as we are also beautiful spiritual beings.

    You will continue to inspire us like so many other beautiful souls who have left us physically such as Prof. Jean-Luc Montagné, of that I am sure.

    Be blessed dear Dr. Zelenko, we will continue in your path and the light will shine on the truth for which you have so bravely fought.

    With love from Switzerland, Beatrice

  5. Thank you so much for all you did for the global community dear sir, I am saddened to hear of your passing and may the Lord Jesus Christ comfort your wife and seven children and all your grandchildren. Thank you for your bravery, fortitude and courage to stand for truth sir.

  6. My heart is broken, so beyond sad to have lost a beautiful soul, warrior that this world needs so much and who helped millions of people worldwide. I have followed his protocol for 2 years and did not get sick . I listened to everything that he has explained and taught me so much. The world has lost a true warrior, his work here on earth was finished, he enlightened so many people, he is now with God. My prayers and thoughts are with his family .at this difficult time. Sincerely .

  7. I never met Dr. Zelenko but I am saddened by his passing. Through his interviews and public appearances, he gave me hope and strength during a time when I and many others needed it. He saved more lives that we will know. He is a true hero. He stood fearlessly against the establishment’s threats against his person, his practice, and brilliant medical advice. Thank you Dr. Zelenko.

  8. I was shocked when I came across this obituary of Dr. Zelenko. What a wonderful human, husband, father, doctor, scientist. Someone willing to try to help so many people with his Covid treatment. Persecuted by the evil who seek to destroy the good…God speed Dr. Zelenko. Mrs. Zelenko, please go forward with your husband’s legacy and his spirit guiding you. I wish you well raising your kids. Keep their father’s memory of goodness in the forefront. May God bless your family.

  9. The world has lost a supreme example of integrating one’s connection to the Almighty, critical thinking, courage, and clear succinct expression. Dr. Zelenko’s life was made for such a time as the one we experienced the past two years. Untold multitudes of people, losing their way amidst of sea of lies and deception, were shown how to always seek, discover, and share the truth, no matter how difficult that task may be and now matter how much one is persecuted. We love you Dr. Z. for leading us to find our way. Rest in peace with God and we will be seeing you soon. -Chris in Victoria, B.C.

  10. Following Dr. Li Wenliang, whistle-blower of the outbreak of COVID19 pandemic, Dr. Zelenko is the 2nd Hero I cried for his death during the fight against the pandemic. Zelenko Protocol that consists of health products(Zinc, Quercetin, Vitamin C and D) is the antidote so far we’ve known with the lowest risk and saved more than millions people from COVID19. He shouldn’t be suppressed but be honored as a truth-telling and smartest Doctor who literally saved people with the most safe and effective solution. I and my family will never forget you and please rest in peace, dear Dr. Zelenko.

  11. Dr. Zelenko belongs to those great souls who accomplished during his short life what others would have accomplished during several life times.
    May his spirit continue to support humanity from beyond his heavenly home.

  12. I did not expect to hear this sad news. He was a very caring man whose mission was to help and protect other people and to stand against the evil being perpetuated in our world. Thank you for being there for all of us Dr Zelenko. Rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all of Dr Zelenko’s family.

  13. Grand Merci Dr Zelenko pour votre précieux & courageux combat pour le bien de l’humanité.
    Nous saluons et soutenons ce ‘combat’ de grande valeur humaine ainsi que votre ‘mantra’..
    “I want the Truth.. like a Mantra.. propagated..”
    Oui nous voulons La vérité, Toute la vérité, Rien Que la vérité !

    Et ce grand combat serait-il aussi la suite de celui mené par d’innombrable personnes, petits et grands, mis en lumière ou pas, comme par ex. Gandhi..?
    “I want world sympathy in this battle of Right against Might”. M K Gandhi 5.4.30

    Que ce ‘vrai virus’ de la Vérité et la Justice contre la Tyrannie du Pouvoir (La possession du pouvoir corrompt inévitablement la raison. Immanuel Kant 1724-1804), éclairent la conscience collective et sociale, surtout celle de puissants dirigeant.e.s mondialistes qui semblent être égarés de ces qualités humaines (selon un chant dévotionnel hindou), seules valables dans tous les combats pour le bien de l’ensemble de l’humanité.

    Grand Merci aussi votre famille Dr Zelenko et entourage pour leur soutien qu’ils vous ont apporté, nous leur envoyons nos chaleureuses pensées.

    Bon voyage dans le ‘Grand Tout’ !

    p.s. Comme vous le savez certainement, chacun.e peut avoir un lien particulier avec son prochain, sans en être un.e proche. Vous, Dr Zelenko, vous avez rejoint notamment un de mes cher frère dans le ‘Grand Tout’ qui avait une certaine ressemblance avec vous.. Ah comme le monde est petit et grand à la fois et relié..

  14. I’ve been away from technology for the past 10 days.
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing.
    We lost an amazing and courageous warrior for truth and justice.
    He’s blessed, healed and home with his Father!
    There IS nothing better!
    Prayers for his family!

  15. Unfortunately Good People always go first.

    How many fauci’s for one Zelenko?

    Maybe knowing that his days were counted due to this cancer, he did more than one would have if he were healthy?

    God called him back to have him close by. Rest in peace.

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