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Get to Know Hugh

Hugh McTavish is the founder and Executive Director of COVID Sanity ( He is a Ph.D. biochemist and immunologist and also a patent attorney. He has authored 18 refereed scientific journal articles and is the inventor on 21 U.S. patents. He is CEO of two pharmaceutical companies that he started off of his own inventions—IGF Oncology, LLC, for a targeted drug for cancer, and Squarex, LLC, for a treatment that prevents cold sores or oral herpes virus outbreaks.


The cancer drug invention came as an outgrowth of his having cancer. It was an improvement on the drugs and treatment he received as a cancer patient. The cold sore treatment he invented in order to treat his own frequent cold sores and originally tested on himself.

So Hugh has a history of taking personal adversity and turning it into a positive.  He did it again with the COVID lockdowns.  When COVID lockdowns started, Hugh says he lost his entire social life because Tim Walz ordered his church and his health club closed.  It threw him, like 63 million other Americans, into depression.  But it also energized him to fight back—not only for himself but also for everyone else whose lives were deemed unimportant by Tim Walz and Antony Fauci with the lockdowns.  He started a nonprofit,  He started writing against the lockdowns within days of their being implemented, predicting that the harms of the lockdowns, even in deaths caused (due to increased suicides and drug overdoses and increased cancer deaths)  versus those prevented, would be vastly greater than the benefits. He has been proven right.

Now Hugh is introducing his idea of Jury Democracy to transform our system of government for the better, give power to all of us, unite us instead of dividing us, and make policy based on evidence, reason, and civil discussion instead of money, influence, and divisions. 

Hugh McTavish is running for Governor of Minnesota to implement the idea of Jury Democracy and give power to all of us. 

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