| Ivermectin |
(drug, third rail topic)
Ivermectin is also extensively used in veterinary medicine
|Interest of||• Front-Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance|
• Craig Kelly
• Tess Lawrie
• Peter McCullough
• Joe Rogan
|An off-patent, very safe, drug which the Front-Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance termed "effectively a “miracle drug” against COVID-19." A third rail topic for the media/medical establishment.|
Ivermectin is a drug invented in 1975, initially used to treat many types of parasite infestations. It is on the WHO's List of Essential Medicines, is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic agent. By June 2020 it was discovered to be highly effective against COVID-19, in any stage of the disease and also prophyllactically. A meta-analysis funded by the WHO showed an 83% reduction in mortality in hospitalized patients treated by ivermectin. As news spread, it was eagerly adopted by doctors treating COVID patients, but centralised health bodies issued recommendations against its use, questioning both efficacy and safety (although billions of doses had been given worldwide before 2020).
The Front-Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance developed what they said was "a highly effective protocol for preventing and early treatment of COVID-19... Ivermectin is effectively a “miracle drug” against COVID-19." On 27 August 2020 the NIH recommended against its use for COVID-19. It was banned in South Africa in December 2020.
Like Hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin is out of patent and so far cheaper than experimental new drugs developed in response to Covid-19.
- 1 Nobel Prize in Medicine
- 2 Use for treating Covid-19
- 3 Front-Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance
- 4 University of Liverpool review
- 5 Exposure
- 6 Cover-up
- 7 July 2021 - "Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns"
- 8 August 2021
- 9 September 2021
- 10 Related Quotations
- 11 References
Nobel Prize in Medicine
The discovery of the avermectin family of compounds, from which Ivermectin is chemically derived, was made by Satoshi Ōmura of Kitasato niversity, Tokyo and William C. Campbell of the Merck Institute for Therapeutic research. Ivermectin was introduced in 1981. Half of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Campbell and Ōmura for discovering avermectin, "the derivatives of which have radically lowered the incidence of river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as well as showing efficacy against an expanding number of other parasitic diseases"
Use for treating Covid-19
Front-Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance
In November 2020 Dr Pierre Kory, speaking on behalf of his non-profit organization, the Front-Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, "made up of some of the most highly published and well-known critical care experts in the world", called for the US government to swiftly review the medical evidence on ivermectin. To a US Homeland Security Committee, he declared:
"It is with great pride as well as significant optimism, that I am here to report that our group, led by Professor Paul E. Marik, has developed a highly effective protocol for preventing and early treatment of COVID-19. In the last 3-4 months, emerging publications provide conclusive data on the profound efficacy of [...] ivermectin in all stages of the disease. Our protocol was created only recently, after we identified these data. Nearly all studies are demonstrating the therapeutic potency and safety of ivermectin in preventing transmission and progression of illness in nearly all who take the drug...."These data show that ivermectin is effectively a “miracle drug” against COVID-19."
"we also are dismayed at the near complete absence of guidance and research on effective early, at-home, or preventative treatment options apart from vaccines, a reality we find unconscionable"...
Democrats boycotted the hearing except for an opening statement by ranking member Senator Gary Peters, who left after opining that the hearing “was used as a platform to attack science and promote discredited treatments”.
Kory, a pulmonary and critical care specialist, expressed outrage at Peters’ disparaging comments. He said, “I want to register my offense at the ranking member’s opening statement... I am a physician and a man of science. I have done nothing, nothing but commit myself to scientific truth and the care of patients.”
“I want to bring attention to two critical deficits in our national treatment response that has made this hearing necessary in the first place. Besides the early interest and research into hydroxychloroquine, we can find no other significant efforts to research the use of any other already existing, safe, low-cost therapeutic agents. Seemingly the only research and treatment focus that we have observed on a national scale is with novel or high-cost pharmaceutically engineered products”
Dr. Pierre Kory (December 2020) 
University of Liverpool review
Dr Andrew Hill of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool (UK) was engaged in a WHO-commissioned review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of ivermectin against Covid-19. He reported initial findings in December 2020 that the drug yielded an 83% reduction in Covid-19 mortality.
A presentation of the work by Andrew Hill was given at "Ivermectin Against COVID-19 Collaborative Workshop", December 15-17, 2020, sponsored by MedinCell, S.A.
Dr. Tess Lawrie, Director of the Evidence-based Medicine Consultancy Ltd, has published a meta-analysis of the research about ivermectin use against COVID.
In February 2021, the Daily Mail reported about the drug.
Nick Corbishley noted in May 2021 that "both traditional and social media have gone to extraordinary lengths to keep people in the dark about ivermectin". Twitter took action after the European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences published a paper about the effectiveness of ivermectin.
April 2020 - FDA Warning
The FDA issued a warning in April 2020 that ivermectin intended for use in animals should not be used to treat COVID-19 in humans.
December 2020 - South African Ban
In December 2020 the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) banned the importation of ivermectin into the country. Dr. Boitumelo Semete-Makokotela, SAHPRA’s chief executive, declared, “Our stance is unambiguous. This drug is not approved by SAPHRA, and any attempt to import it into the country will be dealt with by SAHPRA’s regulatory compliance unit in conjunction with law enforcement agencies such as SAPS and the SIU.” He also pointed at a whistleblower contact to the public should anybody be aware of such activity.
Given the drug’s pervasive use throughout the African continent to fight parasitic infection, the ban comes at an interesting time, where mounting data points to the possible benefits of the drug and COVID vaccinations are being hurried through.
July 2021 - "Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns"
"cow drug", "horse medicine"
Pete Lopez from Texas died after the hospital he was in refused to administer ivermectin despite having a prescription. His family took the hospital to court but Lopez died before he could have it.
|COVID-19/Censorship||“He [[[Craig Kelly]]] needs to decide what is the appropriate thing for a member of Parliament to be commenting on.”||Paul Kelly||January 2021|
|COVID-19/Vaccine||“A vaccine is at least a year away, and success is uncertain. Treatments that hold promise need to be evaluated rigorously.”||World Bank/Human Development Practice Group|
|Christian Perronne||“The problem with all the drug [regulatory] agencies in the world—the FDA in the United States, the European Medical Agency, the French drug agency—they all say “No, hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work; azithromycin doesn’t work; ivermectin doesn’t work,” despite many, many published proofs that they work. Because if they acknowledge that they do work, it’s impossible for them to market their so-called “vaccines”. That’s the only reason; it’s a marketing reason.”||Christian Perronne||13 August 2021|