Word about Ivermectin is spreading in Australia, so much so that our Chief Medical Officer, Paul Kelly, and “news” outlets felt the need to fire shots across the bow. As predicted the drug was labeled as a horse dewormer used by fringe people and crazies.
If the drug didn’t threaten sinecures and profits, it could have been called a Nobel Prize winning Wonder Drug used by 200 million people.
In an extraordinary turn, the Chief Medical Officer staked his reputation on something that is obviously flat out wrong and easily shown to be so. … Here’s the Chief Medical Officer of Australia, who has apparently not read many papers on Ivermectin:
“There’s no evidence to support the use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19. Don’t look for magic cures online, and don’t rely on what’s being peddled on the internet, because none of them work.”
Australia’s chief medical officer, Prof Paul Kelly, pleaded with the public not to take unproven medicine like ivermectin to treat Covid-19.
“The reality is, there are many trials that have been done into ivermectin, not a single one of them have shown to be effective,” he said.
–– The Guardian, but also the ABC national news …
Paul Kelly wants us to trust him with our lives but he has not taken the time to read even one study on Ivermectin? …
Ivermectin is so safe it’s been handed out en masse by illiterate non-medical staff in remote Africa:
“Ivermectin has continually proved to be astonishingly safe for human use. Indeed, it is such a safe drug, with minimal side effects, that it can be administered by non-medical staff and even illiterate individuals in remote rural communities, provided that they have had some very basic, appropriate training.” …
Like all drugs, ivermectin has side effects, risks and conflicts with other medications, so seek medical advice. But given the low cost and safety, all of us should be able to go to our doctor and talk about it.
Surely the lockdowns would end sooner, and people could travel more, lives would be saved, fewer mutants would arise, and more ICU beds could be kept free. The only thing that goes badly are Big Pharma profits. …
The wonder drug that disappeared:
It’s the biggest medical scandal since 1850 — why is a cheap safe drug being ignored? Could it be that there would be no medical emergency and no need to rush out other riskier new treatments which are still classed as “experimental” if there was a safe alternative?
There are billions of reasons to ask this question but newspapers wouldn’t publish the story. In desperation, some Americans are going to court to get rulings to order doctors to use Ivermectin on their loved ones. Even if they win, sometimes hospitals still refuse to use it on patients with few options left. One family hired a helicopter to take their mother away from intensive care in a hospital that refused to give Ivermectin (and had a happy ending). The debate is so suppressed, there are rumours the US President was treated with it in secret last year. …
Ivermectin has also been used, with apparent success in India, Peru and Mexico (and so many other places). Covid cases fell in the states of India that approved Ivermectin use but rose in Tamil Nadu where it wasn’t permitted. Despite the success, India’s Health dept suddenly stopped Ivermectin use again and people in India are suing the WHO in disgust. In Peru, Ivermectin cut covid deaths by 75% in 6 weeks.
The FDA and others will say there is little evidence of success so far, but that’s a scandal in itself. Why are there no large trials? And why are other drugs like Remdesivir approved with only one trial? Ivermectin is so safe some 3.7 billion doses have already been used around the world. The inventors won a Nobel Prize for its discovery in 2015.
We’ve known it might be useful since April last year, when an Australian group searched through many cheap safe drugs looking for any that might help against Covid. The news then was “Another possible cure for coronavirus, found in sheep dip: Ivermectin”. This was just a lab study, and it suggested doses would need to be too high. … Why were large trials not started then?
Like almost everything else in a world recently over-politicized by the left, covid treatment has become political. On the left, vaccines are the religion — and no other Gods are permitted. On the right, whatever works — which includes vaccines, HCQ, and ivermectin.
There is no risk-free path out of covid, for either the individual or society.
For the individual, natural recovery from covid probably offers the best protection from future covid infections — on the imperfect data to date. But, and it’s a big but, the odds of surviving the first encounter with covid are far from risk free. Vaccines significantly improve the odds on the first encounter, but vaccine protection wanes and may even require a lifetime of boosters.
The vaccines themselves are dangerous. The authorities are not collecting or publishing accurate statistics so we really don’t know how dangerous — but there are some ominous signs. This first generation of vaccines is so imperfect that even a fully vaccinated society is unlikely to achieve herd immunity, so covid will be rife and you may catch it repeatedly.
For society, vaccination may prove dangerous or even disastrous in the long run. Vaccinated people with symptom-less covid are Petri dishes, in which covid will eventually mutate into something that can beat the vaccines. See Marek’s disease. There may be unrecognized side effects of the vaccines — it’s not as if that hasn’t happened before.
Covid was so badly managed, after China deliberately infected the world, that it is here to stay, everywhere, permanently. Here in Western Australia we have one of the last covid-free zones on Earth. But now that NSW has failed to eliminate it, it is only a matter of time (weeks?) before it spreads throughout Australia. Victoria has already given up trying to eliminate it. Australia is now in the position of Europe and North America in mid 2020 — too late to eliminate it, have to live with it circulating, and various lockdown restrictions will go on and on.
Fortunately for Australia, shutting our borders bought us a year and a half. Knowledge of treatments have improved, and vaccines are available. The Australian vaccine rollout was slow, due to the obvious lack of motivation. We will get to 80% in November.