(Republican Insider) – Apparently noticing that the word “ivermectin” was trending on Twitter, which is now owned by billionaire free speech absolutist Elon Musk, the Food and Drug Administration has now resumed its very disingenuous “horse dewormer” smear of the drug which has been used by many Americans as a treatment for COVID-19.
“Hold your horses, y’all. Ivermectin may be trending, but it still isn’t authorized or approved to treat COVID-19,” the FDA’s Twitter account posted on the social media site.
This is of course a reference to all of the articles and social media posts that popped up on the scene last fall which mocked individuals for using the medication to treat COVID, essentially calling them rubes who were just sneaking on farms and buying “horse dewormer” at various stores, completely ignoring the fact that there is a human version, approved by the FDA, you can get with a prescription.
“During the pandemic, Twitter and other social media platforms censored positive mention of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine despite the countless testimonies and dozens of studies from around the world showing the drugs to be effective in treating COVID-19,” WND reported.
Hold your horses, y'all. Ivermectin may be trending, but it still isn't authorized or approved to treat COVID-19. https://t.co/TWb75xYEY4
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) April 26, 2022
A follow-up post from the FDA on Tuesday stated, “Also, a reminder that a study showed it didn’t actually work against COVID.”
Dr. Pierre Kory, who has given testimony in front of the Senate concerning the effectiveness of ivermectin in treating COVID, swung a proverbial left hook at the FDA over their assessment of the medication.
“You are not a horse, you are not a cow, you are Big Pharma’s ass,” he posted on Twitter.
He then said the FDA was “messaging BS” by citing “one corrupt study” while going on to ignore 82 trials, including 33 randomized controlled trials which featured 129,000 patients from over 27 different countries that revealed “massive benefits” of using ivermectin to treat the coronavirus.
“Stop lying man, people are dying,” he said, going on to add the hashtag “earlytreatmentworks.”
You are not a horse, you are not a cow, you are Big Pharma's ass.
Messaging BS w/ one corrupt study while ignoring 82 trials (33 RCTs) from 27 countries, 129K patients – sum showing massive benefits https://t.co/WQRjMQKaqJ
— Pierre Kory, MD MPA (@PierreKory) April 26, 2022
Kory went on to say in an article that he wrote and published Tuesday for the Brownstone Institute, that it’s “a tried-and-true tactic with effective and dastardly results” for “Big Pharma and other well-financed interests” to sponsor purportedly impartial medical trials which are aimed at discrediting cheaper generic alternatives.”
“Ignoring the flaws in the methodology, the media runs wild with the desired narrative, which is amplified by a well-orchestrated public relations effort,” he said in the paper.
Kory then went on to cite a newly reported clinical trial from Brazil known as “TOGETHER,” as an example, stating it was aimed at studying the effectiveness of treating COVID with ivermectin.
“Among the flaws was the lack of explicit exclusion criteria for trial participants on ivermectin, meaning both trial groups had access to the same drug. Further, the treatment window was set for only three days, which didn’t allow for adequate dosing, and the trial was conducted during the massive gamma variant surge, which was one of the most virulent and deadly COVID variants,” the report from WND said.
“The dosage of the trial was far lower than everyday Brazilian clinicians were prescribing patients at the time to match the strength of the strain,” Kory noted.
“In spite of these and other readily apparent shortcomings, the nation’s leading media gobbled up the results. ‘Ivermectin Didn’t Reduce Covid-19 Hospitalizations in Largest Trial to Date’ blared the Wall Street Journal, while a New York Times headlined announced, ‘Ivermectin Does Not Reduce Risk of Covid Hospitalization, Large Study Finds,'” Kory continued.
Social media platforms helped to silence conversations while the state of California pushed new legislation that was aimed at punishing doctors “who dare question phony studies,” with a threat of losing their medical licenses.
A very similar study of ivermectin “of far larger size, conducted by investigators without any conflicts of interest, found the drug led to massive reductions in Covid infection, hospitalization and mortality—yet it received virtually no media coverage,” the report stated.
Kory then stated that ending “this cycle of perpetual disinformation requires revamping our dysfunctional drug approval process.”
“An independent board free of pharma industry conflicts must be established to oversee trials for re-purposed medicines,” he went on to say. “Recommendations should be based on trials designed by impartial experts and actual results, not the desired ones, and policymakers or prescribers who ignore the findings should be held accountable.”
He then said that academia, along with regulatory agencies need to be reminded “that observational trials data – wherein a sample of population who take a drug are compared to those who do not – is equally valid at informing policy.”
“Randomized controlled trials can yield useful information, but their complexity, costs, and delays to treatment lead to errors and effectively shut out low-cost drugs from the approval process, regardless of their efficacy,” he added.
“Last fall, esteemed epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch of Yale Medical School was among scientists and physicians who said in Senate testimony that thousands of lives could have been saved if treatments such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine had not been suppressed,” the report stated.
So the question then is why in the world would the government and agencies like the FDA be dead set against the human form of ivermectin being used as a treatment for COVID-19?
Because they are in bed with pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Moderna to produce and purchase vaccines. The government helps make these companies wealthy, while the companies help stretch out the pandemic so that the government might usurp more and more power from the people.
Well, that’s my theory at least.
AP's Chris Megerian to WH's Ashish Jha: "Every time a high profile person like [Kamala Harris] catches COVID…what lesson should they draw…that somebody as protected as her has caught COVID?"
Jha calls it a reminder it's all but impossible to prevent everyone from infection pic.twitter.com/rdO02Q8VV7
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 26, 2022
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