If the COVID scare were true science, why do we not use Ivermectine?
Mercola.com, August 16, 2021
Ivermectin is a safe antiparasitic, so why is the FDA acting like it’s poison? A mainstream media opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal asks why the FDA is disparaging a safe, effective drug that they approved in 1996. Authors David R. Henderson and Charles L. Hopper cite an FDA warning letter against ivermectin, which states “you should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19.”
The article points out that ivermectin is on the World Health Organization’s “List of Essential Medicines” and that the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance — a group of 10 doctors — says ivermectin is “one of the safest, low-cost, and widely available drugs in the history of medicine.”
Ivermectin fights 21 viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19. According to a June 2020 study, a single dose of ivermectin reduced the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in cells by 99.8% in 24 hours and 99.98% in 48 hours.
Are Effective COVID Medications Like Ivermectin Being Suppressed Because Their Successful Treatments Could Cause Vaccines to Lose Government Funding?
Not very long after the pandemic lockdowns began last year, we heard of a potential treatment for COVID-19 involving the off-label use of an existing medication called Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ).
A French doctor published two studies which showed amazing results. Soon thereafter President Trump mentioned the drug in a press conference as a potential game changer. Dr. Fauci dismissed the studies as “anecdotal”.
Hospital trials and observational studies soon began but they quickly showed the medication to be ineffective as a prophylaxis or as a treatment. But in every study, there was something wrong. Either the dosage was way too high or too low, it was only given to patients in severe stages impossible to recover or without Zinc, which was imperative. It seemed as if only minutes later, HCQ and anyone who mentioned it were viciously attacked for promoting quacks and snake oil.
Then an observational study was published in prestigious medical journals that claimed HCQ was ineffective and dangerous, causing cardiac-related complications. Ongoing trials and testing were halted immediately, and the FDA issued a warning advising HCQ not be used to treat COVID. Then, for the first time in history, the FDA restricted doctors from prescribing an approved medication for off-label use. The WHO and the rest of the world immediately followed suit literally stopping all research and testing of HCQ overnight.
Months later we learn that same study was completely fabricated and fraudulent after an investigative journalist analyzed the data. The study was retracted, but the damage had already been done.
At the time, it defied logic for someone to sabotage such an effective and promising medication.
Then In December, Senator Ron Johnson (WI) held a hearing on potential treatment options for Covid-19. Dr. Pierre Kory was one of the first to testify and he explained that himself, and some of the country’s top practitioners in their field formed a group at the outset of the pandemic called Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, or FLCCC. Their sole objective was to find existing medications which could be repurposed to treat those with COVID. The doctor said they had discovered exactly that with Ivermectin. An FDA-approved medication introduced in 1981, it has been prescribed to over 3 billion people as an antiparasitic agent. Dr. Kory said the medication is proving to be a “wonder drug”, highly effective both as a prophylaxis and for early treatment of Covid-19.
8 months later we have witnessed the same disturbing pattern as we saw with HCQ. The group of doctors who brought news of the treatment to the public have been attacked, censored, and ridiculed. The video of the United States Senate hearing described above was even removed from YouTube. Studies and trials proving Ivermectin’s effectiveness were suppressed and marginalized. Clinical trials have been sabotaged using the same tactics as were used to affect the HCQ studies, and in one case, the conclusion of a study was rewritten after being submitted for peer review.
Through subterfuge and sabotage, censorship and subversion, reports of Ivermectin’s success have been stymied and contained in the United States.
But those powerful forces didn’t work everywhere.
Remember that it was not long ago when India was facing an overwhelming surge in cases and death. Remdesivir was widely administered and failed miserably.
Faced with an insurmountable humanitarian crisis of apocalyptic proportion, many areas of India were willing to try almost anything to stop the suffering and death. Ivermectin was introduced into the standard treatment protocol against WHO advisements. In those areas the virus was obliterated just as Dr. Kory described. Ivermectin stopped a raging surge of death in its tracks. The results were nothing short of miraculous.
With the successful results of India, the effectiveness of Ivermectin in treating COVID-19 is no longer debatable. Anyone can see that it is every bit of effective as Dr. Kory described during the senate hearing in December of last year. Yet the FDA warns against taking Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. While the WHO advises that Ivermectin only be used to treat COVID-19 within clinical trials, and the NIH recommends that there is insufficient evidence for the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel.
We know Ivermectin works. We know Ivermectin is safe, cheap, approved by the FDA, and available now. The obvious question is:
Why are the FDA, CDC and WHO suppressing Ivermectin?
From the FDA website it may be related to Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?
An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Under an EUA, FDA may allow the use of unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products in an emergency to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions when certain statutory criteria have been met, including that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives. Taking into consideration input from the FDA, manufacturers decide whether and when to submit an EUA request to FDA.
The Emergency Use Authorization for the COVID-19 vaccines is contingent upon “…no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.”.
If the CDC, FDA or WHO acknowledge the existence of an effective treatment, such as Ivermectin, then the pharmaceutical companies lose their cash-cow vaccines and their immunity from liability. The vaccine would be subject to normal safety requirements with which the vaccines arguably could not meet. Under the EUA, the safety standard of a medication is extremely low. For instance:
“…FDA must determine that the known and potential benefits outweigh the known and potential risks of the vaccine.”
In other words, the minimum safety threshold is that it only helps more people than those it hurts. The lesser of two evils, and something is better than nothing comes to mind. If there were another more effective treatment option available, those emergency-calibrated standards would no longer apply.
With the quick emergence of variants, waning effectiveness of the vaccine’s protection and the spike in number of hospitalizations, we have no effective therapy for those getting sick. Like before, even after testing positive for COVID-19, the standard treatment outpatient recommendations are nearly the same as last year. Go home, rest, drink lots of fluids and wait for your lips to turn blue before going to the hospital.
An effective therapeutic and prophylactic treatment like Ivermectin is exactly what is desperately needed and needed now.
It is just what the doctor would have ordered if the doctor wasn’t conditioned, pressured and threatened of being ostracized to ignore his medical training and only follow the CDC guidelines.
For more information on clinical trials and studies of Ivermectin, please visit:
WSJ Asks FDA ‘What’s wrong with Ivermectin?’
If we do a really great job on new vaccines and… reproductive health services, (i.e., abortion) we could lower the world population by perhaps 10% or 15%. —Bill Gates
The United Nation’s goal is to reduce population selectively by encouraging abortion, forced sterilization, and control of human reproduction, and regards two-thirds of the human population as baggage, with 350,000 people to be eliminated per day. —Jacques Cousteau, UNESCO Courier, Nov. 1991