Ivermectin: Whole of Country Trials Updated
by David Archibald
3 July 2021
India’s second wave was looking ominous until a number of Indian states started issuing ivermectin to treat Covid patients. Then, on 7th June, approval of ivermectin was revoked at the federal level. This was followed by an immediate reversal of trend until sanity prevailed again. You have to admire health officials who quite readily sacrifice the lives of several thousand of their fellow citizens in order to generate irrefutable efficacy data.
The Czech Republic was also having a torrid second wave of the virus until ivermectin was approved on 8th March. On 30th June the death rate was down to two per day.
In the United States, the National Institutes of Health approved off-label use of ivermectin on 24th January. Consequently or coincidentally, the US death rate from the virus started falling soon afterward. The FDA continues its campaign against the drug though. And against any other cheap and benign drug displaying efficacy against their virus.
This paper found that the over-the-counter drug “N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is inexpensive, has very low toxicity, has been FDA approved for many years, and has the potential to improve therapeutic strategies for COVID-19.” And “NAC administration in combination with other antiviral agents may dramatically reduce hospital admission rate, mechanical ventilation and mortality.” The paper put forward a therapeutic strategy for using NAC against the virus:
According to their work, NAC shows no benefit after multiple organ failure.
So what did the FDA do? The FDA promptly banned NAC. The moral bankruptcy in the US health bureaucracy is breathtaking.
There are plenty of risk factors for the Wuhan virus. The big one is obesity. And it starts from a low level. This paper has this summary:
At a BMI of more than 23 kg/m2, we found a linear increase in risk of severe COVID-19 leading to admission to hospital and death, and a linear increase in admission to an ICU across the whole BMI range, which is not attributable to excess risks of related diseases. The relative risk due to increasing BMI is particularly notable people younger than 40 years and of Black ethnicity.
In short, the excess risk was extremely high even for people who weren’t morbidly obese — defined as a body-mass index of 40 or more. A person between 40 and 60 with a BMI of 35 — someone who is 230 pounds and 5’8” — had about five times the risk of dying of Covid of a person of normal weight. For younger adults, the excess risk was even higher.
So why does the virus have it in for the Venus of Willendorf body type? Extra fat, especially abdominal fat, secretes inflammatory cytokines. Abdominal fat is a symptom of insulin resistance which in turn is a marker for mitochondrial damage. Which in its turn will impair the immune response. And it is the cytokine storm in this disease which is the killer. The black ethnicity link might be associated with sickle cell issues which would wreck havoc on any added clotting.
The spike protein of the virus binds to at least 12 different receptors in the body and a lot of organs can be affected, including brain damage. Oddly. the virus in some instances concentrates on one muscle:
Those that the Chicoms wish to destroy, some are first made to look ridiculous.
There have to date between 12 cases of virus-caused macroglossia (swollen tongue) in the US, eleven of which were of black ethnicity.
David Archibald is the author of The Anticancer Garden in Australia