Faked Study Weaponized Horse Dewormer Ivermectin as Quack COVID Treatment

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Raw Story: In November 2020, a pre-print study touting the safety and efficacy of an anti-parasitic drug called Ivermectin was published on the Research Square website, a platform where scientific studies are submitted before they are peer-reviewed and accepted by a journal.

The study, led by Dr. Ahmed Elgazzar of Egypt’s Benha University, claimed that in a randomized control trial of nearly 600 people, hospitalized COVID-19 patients who “received ivermectin early reported substantial recovery.”

In the search for a COVID-19 wonder drug, the preprint study seemed promising. But then, in July 2021, the paper was pulled “due to ethical concerns.” Those concerns included alleged plagiarism and calculation of data points that were “mathematically impossible,” according to The Guardian.

Despite the retraction, the anti-parasite drug is allegedly flying off shelves of local farmer supply stores, according to various local news reports who say some feed stores are struggling to keep it in stock.. That’s because the drug has become a political flashpoint, enveloped by the culture wars just like nearly everything else related to the pandemic.

Indeed, Republicans politicians like Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) have promoted Ivermectin as a COVID treatment. Robert Malone, a doctor who has spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on platforms like “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” alleged to have personally used the drug to treat COVID-19, further popularizing it among followers of Carlson’s show.

The response to Malone’s latest Ivermectin-related tweet reveals how many of his followers are using the so-called treatment to undermine the available COVID-19 vaccines. “You don’t need a #vaccine, people,” one commented. “Ivermectin works,” another one chimed in. Read more…

https://www.rawstory.com/anti-vaxxer-2654608884/

 

 

 

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  1. You got to love the desperate attempt to smear Ivermectin using a dead horse for optics. Now there’s a page taken right out of William Randolph Hearst’s playbook. 4 billion Ivermectin doses administered, less than a few dozen deaths. Juxtapose that to the current VAERS database death count of 11,900 in the US or the European database showing 20,500 dead.

    I suggest anyone who cares to research it, both India and South Africa have been very successful at knocking down their Delta cases using Ivermectin. There are 20 or so peer reviewed studies showing it works. The reasons Ivermectin scares big pharma is that (a) there is no money in it for them @ 4c a tablet, and (b) if a proven an effective alternative to treat COVID, the Emergency Use Authorization must be withdrawn. The NIH, FDA and CDC will all tell you it’s not been proven. As opposed to what? their current mRNA vaccine?

  2. To get it, I had to pay some online doctor 30 or 40 bucks to call the Ivermectin prescription in to my local pharmacy, and bingo, I just drove over there and pinked it up for less than $20.00 as I remember it. Just search google, or duckduckgo.com for it. It’s there somewhere..

  3. Ivermectin may or may not assist in recovery, but it IS an FDA approved drug to treat river blindness and, go figure, scabies. So it is.very very likely safe to take for covId. I am vacinated with Phizer. I discovered Ivermectin when I was desperate to have something, anything that would assist me & my family before we were able to get vacinated. For now I hope my vax shot will protect me however new variants seem to be infecting people like me who are vacinated. So suddenly Ivermectin is back in play. I hope that soon we will be able to get booster ‘shots that cover these new variety and be safe with no need to treat any coved infections.

    One side note. Whem the FDA approved Ivermectin for scabies, they must have been quite sure it is very safe, because there is a prescription topical insecticide that works very well so it would be reckless to approve an unsafe other cure.