Ivermectin For Me But Not For Thee
It appears that many members of Congress who pushed the Covid-19 vaccine and decried the use of Ivermectin are hypocrites. Members of Congress are not required to get vaccinated although the rest of the American population is being forced to vaccinate. Members of Congress have access to Ivermectin while ordinary citizens encounter obstacles in obtaining the drug. Since Covid began, Ivermectin which is usually prescribed for parasitic conditions such as scabies is not easily obtainable, and if available, it is costly and not usually covered by insurance if prescribed for treating Covid-19. Belonging to the ruling class certainly has its privileges.
Popular podcaster Joe Rogan was prescribed Ivermectin when he contracted Covid-19 and became ill. He recovered without being hospitalized. Common sense dictates that you don't wait until you get sicker and then have to go to the emergency department. Yet, that is what we are advised to do by the medical establishment in treating Covid-19. People are told to isolate themselves at home and if their symptoms worsen, then go to the ED. What other disease do we do that for? The early treatment of disease and illness had been the standard medical protocol forever. But not so with Covid. You have to stay at home, wait if you get really sick, go to the ED and hope your condition is not serious enough to get admitted to the hospital. If you are admitted, you pray that you don't get intubated which increases your chances that you won't make it out of the hospital alive. Who in their right mind wants to wait for that scenario to play out if they get Covid-19? Would you rather not try something that works so you don't get sicker and don't end up in the hospital in the first place?
Instead of reporting Rogan's recovery using Ivermectin, CNN mocked his use of a "horse dewormer." In this exchange with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, Rogan questions Gupta about why CNN lies and characterizes Ivermectin as a horse dewormer when Ivermectin has a proven safety record spanning decades of use in humans.
Why the Continued Denigration of Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine?
These drugs have been safely administered to humans for decades. As a testament to its safety, hydroxychloroquine is easily obtained as an over-the-counter drug in Africa for malaria prevention. Ivermectin is widely used in Africa for the treatment of onchocerciasis, a.k.a. river blindness, another parasitic disease that causes severe skin disease and can result in blindness. Since these types of oral medications are efficacious and have a sterling safety record, why take a chance on getting vaccinated with an invasive experimental-use vaccine that has not been subjected to animal trials and has no proven long-term safety record whatsoever?
Finally, consider this. Why have we not heard of skyrocketing Covid-19 cases in Africa? After all, the living conditions in large parts of Africa are primitive by Western standards, and the standard of medical care in comparison, is subpar and access to it can be difficult. One would then expect areas of Africa to be the hardest hit by Covid-19 but surprisingly, that is not the case.
Although Africa reported its millionth official COVID-19 case last week, it seems to have weathered the pandemic relatively well so far, with fewer than one confirmed case for every thousand people and just 23,000 deaths so far. Yet several antibody surveys suggest far more Africans have been infected with the coronavirus—a discrepancy that is puzzling scientists around the continent. "We do not have an answer," says immunologist Sophie Uyoga at the Kenya Medical Research Institute–Wellcome Trust Research Programme.
How about the answer is (drum roll please) because Africans use hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin! Though the antibody surveys indicate "far more Africans have been infected with coronavirus" why don't they get sicker and more of them die from Covid-19 – despite not having access to good medical care? The answer is right under their noses but perhaps they've lost their sense of smell due to Covid-19.
This is not rocket science. Essentially, Occam's razor states when faced with competing explanations for the same phenomenon, the simplest is likely the correct one.
Conclusions: The incidence in mortality rates and number of cases is significantly lower among the APOC countries compared to non-APOC countries. That a mass public health preventive campaign against COVID-19 may have taken place, inadvertently, in some African countries with massive community ivermectin use is an attractive hypothesis. Additional studies are needed to confirm it.
Yet the FDA Persists in the Perpetration of a Ruse
FDA statements from their article below:
The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.
So what? Doctors are allowed to prescribe medications for off-label use if they think that it will help a patient. Medications that are targeted to treat a certain condition can be found to treat other conditions as well, which is why the FDA permits off-label use by physicians. However, with respect to Covid-19, the FDA has altered its policy. The FDA does not want doctors to prescribe ivermectin for off-label use to treat Covid-19 despite its clinical success. Ever wonder why that is?
Currently available data do not show ivermectin is effective against COVID-19. Clinical trials assessing ivermectin tablets for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in people are ongoing.
False. There are many studies and testimonies showing the effectiveness of ivermectin in treating Covid-19. Do your own homework before you blindly accept what the FDA tells you. Besides, are you going to wait for the completion of their clinical trials if you ever get sick, or would you rather take something that doctors in their clinical practices have already prescribed with great success?
Taking large doses of ivermectin is dangerous.
News flash for FDA. Taking Tylenol in large doses is dangerous too. Anything taken in large doses can be dangerous. That is a ludicrous statement. Taking ivermectin in the correct dosage is the key.
If your health care provider writes you an ivermectin prescription, fill it through a legitimate source such as a pharmacy, and take it exactly as prescribed.
IF you can fill it. "If" is the operative word here since many doctors won't write a prescription for ivermectin and many pharmacies are refusing to fill an ivermectin prescription to treat Covid-19 – courtesy of the FDA.
Never use medications intended for animals on yourself or other people. Animal ivermectin products are very different from those approved for humans. Use of animal ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in humans is dangerous.
Bingo - a correct statement. One shouldn't have to work that hard to locate a correct statement by the FDA.