(This article is informational only, not intended to be medical advice. Pros and cons of the treatment are offered)
By Nancy Thorner –
There's plenty of information on the internet about the reasons doctors are giving not to use ivermectin to treat COVID. It's not so easy to find reasons why lots of doctors have found the treatment to be effective in fighting COVID, especially when started early on.
Otherwise, patients are being told they are positive to COVID tests, and little – if any – treatments for COVID are ever offered before hospitalization. Only a warning to call 911 if a patient can't breathe is suggested – sometimes two weeks after the diagnosis.
Why is that? And how can it be handled differently? Should more choices be offered to COVID patients?
Here's what some health care professionals are saying about the controversial drug ivermectin's use with COVID:
“Ivermectin (IVM) when combined with other medications and supplements is significantly effective for treatment of COVID-19 … including "breakthrough" disease for those vaccinated and for those with natural immunity from previous disease."
“Ivermectin for COVID-19 is effective and has been given to us on a silver platter. It can completely change the history of this disease."
"Ivermectin is one of the safest medicines you can give a human being. It has been in use for 40 years and is on WHO’s list of essential medications.” Dr. Paul Marik, MD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
“Ivermectin works. I’ve seen that in my patients. Ivermectin can really be the game-changer against COVID-19. It’s safe, it’s cheap and it works.” Dr. Alessandro Santin, MD, Yale School of Medicine
More positive information about the use of ivermectin for Covid treatment can be found here by Barnhardt: "Ivermectin is one of the most important drugs ever discovered, along with penicillin and aspirin, for human use and health. It is an anti-parasitic, but the events surrounding the Covid-19 crime against humanity have revealed that Ivermectin has stunning antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties that have been described as 'borderline miraculous' in treating viral pneumonia, and as a broad-spectrum prophylactic against cold and flu viruses.
In another post, Barnhardt has a map of Africa that shows the immense difference in Covid deaths between those countries that dispense ivermectin and those that don't.
As Barnhardt explained: “Part of that difference could be due to the use anti-malaria drugs like hydroxychloroquine but in any case, there's no money in either one for Big Pharma, so another inconvenient fact buried by the media and their Silicon Valley allies.”
Why the push to end prescribing, dispensing and use of ivermectin
"There are currently at least 104 studies with 66 being peer-reviewed as of August 7, 2021, showing that Ivermectin is not only the silver-bullet treatment for COVID-19, but is also a highly-effective prophylaxis against COVID-19."
"The FDA lied about ivermectin saying it was dangerous and even lethal when in fact it was the cure for COVID. Instead Fauci’s Remdesivir and Regeneron was used for 10 months in 2020. It did not save lives, Remdesivir actually caused kidney failure."
According to Professor Eli Schwartz, the founder of the Center for Travel Medicine and Tropical Disease at Sheba, "a drug called Ivermectin can be used to help reduce the length of coronavirus." "The drug is also extremely economical."
"A study published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Therapeutics showed that the cost of ivermectin for other treatments in Bangladesh is around $0.60 to $1.80 for a five-day course. It costs up to $10 a day in Israel”,
Is it any wonder why hospitals and doctors are refusing to provide Ivermectin, even to the point of defying lawsuits to prevent needless deaths. Dr. Fauci himself has also spoken out against the drug.
“Don’t do it,” he warned, according to Boston.com. “There’s no evidence whatsoever that it works and it could potentially have toxicity…with people who have gone to poison control centers because they’ve taken the drug at a ridiculous dose and wind up getting sick.” Fauci added: “There’s no clinical evidence that indicates that this works."
Rolling Stone came under fire: Dr. Jason McElyea is supposed to have said that gunshot victims couldn’t get care due to people overdosing on ivermectin. Unfortunately, the hospital came out and stated “NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdose. All patients who have visited our emergency room have received medical attention as appropriate. Our hospital has not had to turn away any patients seeking emergency care… and McElyea is not an employee of NHS Sequoyah, “he is affiliated with a medical staffing group that provides coverage for our emergency room, (but). McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months.”
In typical leftist propagandist fashion, the Associated Press bogusly reported on August 23, 2021 that 70% of calls to the Mississippi Poison Control Center involved Ivermectin. When called out on their totally misleading story, the AP recanted. But while some presume this to be a “black eye” for the AP, the ruse ultimately worked. The amount of coverage given to the original alarmist rant vastly eclipses their quiet retraction.
On Sept. 10, 2021, the Hindustan Times reported that Uttar Pradesh, with a population getting towards that of the whole USA, as of 10 Sept. was down to a whopping 199 cases. See here for the article.
Specifically, the article states: “There are no active cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in 33 districts of Uttar Pradesh, the state government informed on Friday. About 67 districts have not reported a single new case of the viral infection in the last 24 hours, the government said, noting the steady improvement of the Covid-19 situation in the state. The 33 Covid free districts include Aligarh, Amroha, Ayodhya, Baghpat, Ballia, Balrampur, Banda, Basti, Bahraich, Bijnor, Bhadohi, Chitrakoot, Chandauli, Etah, Deoria, Fatehpur, Ghazipur, Gonda, Hamirpur, Hapur, Hardoi, Hathras, Kasganj, Lalitpur and Mahoba. The list also includes Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Pilibhit, Rampur, Saharanpur, Shamli, Siddharth Nagar, and Sonbhadra, according to the state government data. Overall, the state has a total of 199 active cases, while the positivity rate came down to less than 0.01 per cent.”