by Dr. Joseph Mercola
June 24, 2021
from Mercola Website
The icing on the cake? It's also safe, inexpensive and widely available, with decades of clinical usage suggesting it has a "high margin of safety." 2
The drug is
a broad-spectrum anti-parasitic that also has anti-inflammatory
In June 2021, we're at the point when the data on Ivermectin are really undebatable.
It's a safe, existing option to treat COVID-19, and an alternative to vaccination, but if it were to become mainstream, it would make the COVID-19 vaccine Emergency Use Authorization disappear because, with a readily available treatment, there's no need for mass, emergency vaccination.
Early on in the pandemic, five critical care physicians formed the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group (FLCCC), which developed a highly effective COVID-19 treatment protocol known as MATH+.
One of those physicians, Dr. Paul Marik, a critical care doctor at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in East Virginia, is renowned for his work in creating the "Marik Cocktail," which significantly reduces death rates from sepsis using inexpensive, safe, generic medications. 4
Not content to offer COVID-19 patients "supportive care," which he describes as "no care at all," he recruited some of the most knowledgeable pulmonary critical care specialists to solve the COVID-19 treatment puzzle, homing in on stopping the hyper-immune response - including multiorgan inflammation and clotting - which is what typically drives death in fatal COVID-19 cases. 5
Marik told Mountain Home magazine,
The result was the MATH+ protocol for hospitalized COVID-19 patients mentioned earlier, which gets its name from:
High-dose intravenous Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
Plus optional treatments Thiamine, zinc and vitamin D
Full dose low molecular weight Heparin
The MATH+ protocol led to high survival rates:
Out of more than 100 hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with the MATH+ protocol as of mid-April 2020, only two died.
After several tweaks and updates, the prophylaxis and early outpatient treatment protocol is now known as I-MASK+ 8 while the hospital treatment has been renamed I-MATH+, 9 due to the addition of Ivermectin.
Ivermectin 'Miracle Drug' Silenced
In December 2020, FLCCC called for widespread adoption of Ivermectin, both as a prophylactic and for the treatment of all phases of COVID-19. 10,11
In one trial, 58 volunteers took 12 milligrams of Ivermectin once per month for four months.
Only four (6.96%) came down with mild COVID-19 symptoms during the May through August 2020 trial period. In comparison, 44 of 60 health care workers (73.3%) who had declined the medication were diagnosed with COVID-19. 12
Mountain Home reported: 13
In June 2020, a study also found Ivermectin inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro, with a single treatment leading to a 5,000-fold reduction in virus after 48 hours. 14
What's more, the drug is available over-the-counter in some countries, such as France, and 3.7 billion doses have been administered in the last 40 years, with serious side effects extremely rare. 15
Dr. Pierre Kory, Marik's protégé, and a part of the group that formed FLCCC, set out to get the word out to save lives, but his calls for widespread adoption of this "miracle" drug fell on deaf ears...
Senate Committee Ignores Data on Ivermectin
December 8, 2020, Kory testified to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which held a hearing on "Early Outpatient Treatment - An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution."
Despite his impassioned pleas and astonishing science to back them up, the treatment was not only ignored by the committee but promptly eviscerated.
Mountain Home reported: 18
Meanwhile, media reports claimed Ivermectin was unproven and the World Health Organization (WHO) also refused to endorse it.
YouTube removed Kory's testimony, which had nearly 9 million views, calling it a danger to the community... 19
Still, the data surrounding Ivermectin speaks for itself.
Ivermectin's Impressive Data - and Legal Fights Over its Use
A scientific review by Dr. Andrew Hill at Liverpool University, funded by the WHO and UNITAID and published January 18, 2021, found Ivermectin reduced COVID-19 deaths by 75%.
It also increased viral clearance.
Kory, Marik and colleagues also published their review based on 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of Ivermectin in COVID-19, which found,
They continued: 21
While an increasing number of doctors and countries have adopted ivermectin's use for COVID-19, many more refuse it, even going so far as to prohibit its use for patients.
Legal fights have ensued, with family members enlisting lawyers to battle hospital boards in order to give their dying loved ones the lifesaving pills - even when all other treatment options have been exhausted. 22
'It's Really Almost Totalitarian'
In mid-January 2021, the NIH finally revised its guidelines on Ivermectin, in large part due to the data presented by Kory and others.
However, while the NIH no longer warns against its use, they also do not outright recommend it, and they did not grant Ivermectin emergency use authorization.
The FDA continues to warn against the use of Ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19. 23
As a result, many patients in the U.S. still struggle to access the drug, as many doctors are unwilling to prescribe it off-label against health officials' recommendations.
The reality remains that inexpensive, generic pills like Ivermectin are not the ones that Big Pharma intends to become the COVID-19 savior.
As Kory told Mountain Home: 24
FLCCC has published its COVID-19 treatment protocols on its website and has answers to many frequently asked questions, including how to get Ivermectin. 25
FLCCC remains hopeful that Ivermectin will be formally adopted into national or international COVID-19 treatment guidelines in the near future.
They also receive many questions from people wondering about COVID-19 vaccines, their safety and whether or not to get vaccinated.
While FLCCC does not take a position for or against them, they state,
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