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Why Are Effective, Inexpensive, Generic Outpatient COVID-19 Treatments Being Suppressed?
PJ Media ^ | 02/06/2021 | Stacey Lennox

Posted on 02/06/2021 3:54:04 PM PST by SeekAndFind

In December, I wrote about a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing focused on testimony about potential early and outpatient treatments for COVID-19. A group of doctors detailed their research on ivermectin, a generic anti-parasitic drug:

The medication being discussed in this hearing is ivermectin. It has not been studied as much as HCQ, but the results to date are encouraging. The witnesses have studies covering over 4,000 patients in various settings but cannot obtain a review through the NIH. They asked for the committee’s assistance with this and noted that funding for additional studies is not readily available. Money to study the efficacy of current generic medications in new applications is difficult to obtain. That is a tragic fact, as these medications are less expensive and more readily available.

During the hearing, one of the physicians stated that with the results the researchers have seen to date, he would consider it malpractice not to provide this medication early in a COVID-19 infection. A website that tracks medications studies in COVID-19 has summarized a meta-analysis of the research to date for ivermectin:


If you look at the graph, you can see 19 random control trials (RCTs). Yet the NIH website says this:

The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) has determined that currently there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. Results from adequately powered, well-designed, and well-conducted clinical trials are needed to provide more specific, evidence-based guidance on the role of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: covid19; hydroxychloroquine; ivermectin
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You have to wonder how many RCTs would be required to satisfy the NIH. I am old enough to remember when the FDA gave remdesivir an emergency use authorization after one. At over $3,000 for the treatment, the trial results did not show a decrease in mortality. It helped people who were likely to recover do so more quickly.
1 posted on 02/06/2021 3:54:04 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
In November, the WHO issued a conditional recommendation against remdesivir because its review of additional studies found no benefit:

Data reviewed by the panel included results from this trial, as well as 3 other randomized controlled trials. In all, data from over 7000 patients across the 4 trials were considered.

The evidence suggested no important effect on mortality, need for mechanical ventilation, time to clinical improvement, and other patient-important outcomes.

You can talk about remdesivir on television, Twitter, or YouTube, and you will not be censored. The drug is still in use with a hefty price tag and requires hospitalization. However, if you talk about ivermectin, it appears you will be. Jonathan Turley, a law professor at Georgetown University, noted the following on his blog:

YouTube removed two videos from a December 8th hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. It featured Kory who discussed the use of Ivermectin as a potential treatment for Covid-19, particularly in the early stages. It is a drug that treats tropical diseases caused by parasites. Kory was calling for a review by the National Institutes of Health on trials for the drug. Ultimately, it does appear that the NIH did change the status of the drug.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has said that the videos were blocked on his account, including Kory’s testimony. The Federalist maintained that YouTube removed the videos to the platform’s COVID-19 Medical Misinformation Policy. That policy stipulates that anything which goes against “local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19” will be removed.

2 posted on 02/06/2021 3:54:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Mrs. Don-o; tellw; Huskrrrr; Jane Long; Freedom'sWorthIt; Freedom56v2; BDParrish; Phx_RC; cba123; ..

Ping for your interest

3 posted on 02/06/2021 3:55:18 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

There is little profit to be made from therapeutic treatments.

4 posted on 02/06/2021 3:58:29 PM PST by buckalfa (I have forgotten more than I ever knew.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The people who paid for, created and patented the covid do not want all that planned for money coming from the Federal government to be interrupted in any way.

HCQ is so safe that it can be given to pregnant women.

And it works better than the shot.

5 posted on 02/06/2021 3:58:46 PM PST by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys )
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To: SeekAndFind

The demon crate have to repay the pharma companies for their support
against Trump. That’s why you see insulin going up 800%.

6 posted on 02/06/2021 4:01:23 PM PST by Ronald77
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To: SeekAndFind

Orange man use ‘em
Orange man like ‘em
Orange man bad

7 posted on 02/06/2021 4:01:32 PM PST by RobertoinAL
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To: buckalfa

It is very hard to prove these patients would not have recovered anyway.

8 posted on 02/06/2021 4:02:04 PM PST by Kenny500c ( )
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To: SeekAndFind

the goal is not to cure. no virus data released.
it is to invoke fear to install
mRNA operating systems [”vaccine”]
which to ChInA is a weapon,
and to Gates and WHO the means to decrease pop.

the virus was made by FauXi. GIVE HIM HIS NOBEL PRIZE.

9 posted on 02/06/2021 4:06:09 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: SeekAndFind

💰 💵 💶 💷💲🤑

10 posted on 02/06/2021 4:07:25 PM PST by Jane Long (America, Bless God....blessed be the Nation 🙏🏻🇺🇸)
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To: buckalfa

IANAD or public health professional, but my understanding is that technically, the vaccines are not “approved”, but rather have “emergency use authorizations.” These EUAs could only be granted if there were no available effective therapeutics. So the FedGov public health establishment had to refuse to recognize the efficacy of HCQ and Ivermectin-based therapies in order to be able to grant those EUAs. By doing this, they greatly increased the death and suffering due to Covid.

People may be getting tired of seeing it, but here’s my text block on Ivermectin:

If we had a public health edifice that was worth anything, front line health care workers and public-facing store employees would be on Covid prophylaxis. The Federal public health agencies (FDA/NIH/CDC) have seemingly completely ignored cheap effective re-purposed therapeutics that could have significantly reduced deaths and transmission.

Ivermectin is effective for COVID-19: meta analysis of 35 studies

Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance
Key protocols from this group use Ivermectin.

COVID Care for Clinicians
Ditto this group.

India has been using HCQ and Ivermectin for many months as therapeutics and for prophylaxis. Their curves are quite impressive, scroll down to see them here.
Anyone able to interpret a basic graph will be impressed. Why is this not being talked about in Western media?

Also from India:
Ziverdo Kit Contains Zinc Acetate 50 mg, Doxycycline 100 mg & Ivermectin 12 mg Dispersible Tablets. It is currently indicated in the first line treatment for COVID-19 positive patients. Quadruple Therapy with Ivermectin is effective in treating COVID-19
That’s a link to an Indian online pharmacy selling that Covid treatment kit for under $2, just add vitamin D3.

Also, the meta-study link has links to a number of other studies. Here’s the one for HCQ.

HCQ is effective for COVID-19 when used early: real-time meta analysis of 197 studies

I continue to think the FedGov’s handling of these therapeutics criminal.

11 posted on 02/06/2021 4:08:25 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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12 posted on 02/06/2021 4:10:49 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (God is in charge but he doesn't expect you to lean on the shovel expecting that a hole will appear.)
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To: SeekAndFind

These videos cannot be reposted enough

13 posted on 02/06/2021 4:12:07 PM PST by patriot torch (Ashlie Babbitt-say her name)
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To: Kenny500c
It is very hard to prove these patients would not have recovered anyway.

And how does that differ from a vaccine?

14 posted on 02/06/2021 4:16:00 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (You are in far greater danger from authoritarian government than you are from a seasonal virus.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Ping ivermectin

15 posted on 02/06/2021 4:20:51 PM PST by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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To: ptsal

I had it and recovered. I was given no special medications or prescriptios. I had the symptoms of a mild head cold with no fever. My doctor told to take Tylenol and when the symptoms cease, the virus is dead. Believe it or not, he was right. I am now a FluBro

16 posted on 02/06/2021 4:27:55 PM PST by chuknchez
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To: SeekAndFind

Silver -the silver ion - you can make it at home for free and it kills all viruses and bacteria

prove me wrong shills !

Colloidal silver. Research it.

If you’re dumb enough to buy the government nonsense that it’s going to turn you blue, like the Paul guy in the video ftom the 1980s. who was disproven years ago ; who put salts of silver on his skin - well then I have a bridge to sell you in Florida OK. ?

Oh and by the way this bug is really really scary and you should wear 15 masks and stay home and cower.

17 posted on 02/06/2021 4:41:33 PM PST by Truthoverpower (The guv-mint you get is the Swamp express to communist hell !! )
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is a really good question. I have my theories.

1) Politics - they wanted every excuse to disrupt Trump’s presidency, and an off-the-shelf treatment would undermine that effort. These leftists are really disgustingly Machiavellian.

2) Money & Technology - there is no money to be made giving out cheap generic drugs, vitamins and minerals. They wanted the billions of dollars to subsidize the mRNA technology platforms not just for Covid but for potentially other diseases. Of course, they could have invested that money in mRNA and still allowed the generic medicines but see #1. But, if there were cheap generic treatments that would block the cell receptors and prevent viral replication, they would never have been able to enroll the 100,000+ people in the vaccine clinical trials, thus delaying the deployment of mRNA technology. Everyone would have just taken the $5 pills.

18 posted on 02/06/2021 4:45:53 PM PST by monkeyshine (live and let live is dead)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It does not differ except one seeks to prevent disease, the other will treat it, as far as efficacy goes, well that is why the vaccines are approved only for emergency use.

19 posted on 02/06/2021 5:26:00 PM PST by Kenny500c ( )
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To: SeekAndFind

D,C, Quertcetin, Zinc, ECGC, Elderberry, Pepcid, and especially IVERMECTIN!!!!!

Do your own homework and be ready.

Jeez. It’s all Over The Counter, if you know where to look.

20 posted on 02/06/2021 5:39:39 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (FIBBERS: Earned distrust is disabling.)
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