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WHO Data Suggests Ivermectin Reduces COVID Mortality, But They Won’t Recommend It?
There is evidence to discuss a completely different approach to treating COVID-19, yet it's being ignored. We would likely not need any potentially harmful lockdowns, expensive drugs or vaccines if we used these treatments - and this might be exactly why they are not being talked about.
Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its guidelines on COVID-19 and the drugs that go with treating it. A drug we've reported on in Dec 2020 called Ivermectin, shows a potential drop in mortality as high as 81% for those treated with Ivermectin as opposed to standard care. This also came with a decrease in hospitalizations. This could be powerful given what's happening in our world with COVID, yet the WHO still does not to endorse ivermectin as they claim confidence is low in how effective Ivermectin might be.
"The issue with the Ivermectin is that based on initial study and the currently available data, it is not strong enough for us to advocate the use of Ivermectin for treatment of COVID or prevention of COVID," said WHO representative to the Philippines Rabindra Abeyasinghe.
Abeyasinghe further goes on to state that without strong evidence they might be providing false confidence to the public. Essentially the WHO believes the quality of studies are not strong enough to recommend Ivermectin. While this is understandable, it seems given how much is known about how safe Ivermectin is, it's likely not going to provide unreasonable hopefulness. Interestingly, the WHO hasn't had a problem recommending highly experimental and not fully proven vaccines to the public, with no fear of giving them overconfidence. Why is this the case?
For example, Dr. Peter McCullough also suggests the high COVID death toll is due to a lack of discussing effective treatment including Ivermectin. He says that 85% of patients given a multi-drug treatment immediately after testing positive recover with "complete and durable immunity. While he mentions more drugs than Ivermectin, he does focus on heavily on what Ivermectin and what he feels is some sort of odd ignorance around its usefulness.
Here is yet another conversation about this topic, Dr John Campbell and Dr. Tess Lawrie discuss treatments including Ivermectin. They Dr. Lawrie has performed an analysis of her own based on the WHO data. The two dissect the WHO paper and propose that something fishy is going on. They both believe a great deal of quality evidence suggests Ivermectin can be used at both stages of COVID-19, initial viral infection and the inflammation stage.
Other studies also suggest that Ivermectin is useful in preventing COVID-19 infection as well.
Ivermectin is not a new drug that we know little about. To date, there have been 49 studies looking at the drug, and 26 of them were randomized controlled trials, showing that ivermectin works to treat COVID-19.
Back in December of 2020, multiple physician specialists were urging the CDC to look at Ivermectin as they had clinically seen it was a powerful treatment for COVID-19, yet this fell on deaf ears.
The pooled results of Ivermectin/COVID studies show an 80% improvement when used early, 89% when used as prophylaxis, and even a 50% improvement at late stages of contraction. You might be wondering why such a safe, long used and well understood drug is not being used while experimental vaccines are - you are right to wonder this. In the US, the FDA has not yet approved the vaccines and no vaccine company will be held liable for damages caused to citizens. Unlike ivermectin, the vaccines also have zero long term safety studies associated with them.
William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura discovered ivermectin as a cure to river blindness and received a Nobel Prize for their work in 2015. Here is an excerpt from the press release of the Nobel Assembly:
"Today the Avermectin-derivative Ivermectin is used in all parts of the world that are plagued by parasitic diseases. Ivermectin is highly effective against a range of parasites, has limited side effects and is freely available across the globe. The importance of Ivermectin for improving the health and wellbeing of millions of individuals with River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis, primarily in the poorest regions of the world, is immeasurable. Treatment is so successful that these diseases are on the verge of eradication, which would be a major feat in the medical history of humankind."
Disease nearly eradicated without vaccines? Interesting. Perhaps COVID's story could be the same if there was greater coverage of this potential use case. What's a bit concerning is there has been virtually no legitimate investigation by mainstream media to bring forth the controversy around how ivermectin is being ignored. This is important to mention as with such a huge percentage of the population relying on mainstream media for their news, not covering this story is changing the overall public perception and one could argue MSM is not doing their job.
The Takeaway: There are a number of treatments that are promising in treating COVID-19, and quickly, supplements like vitamin D or effective doses of IV Vitamin C, but instead mainstream consensus is to ignore these treatments, cast doubt on them, throw a mask on everyone and urge people to take experimental vaccines. When people question why this is the case and why other treatments are being ignored, they are gaslit and called conspiracy theorists.
To be clear, I'm not suggesting this is a miracle cure, I'm suggesting that in a culture that is deeply fearing a disease, it seems hypocritical to ignore a safe a potentially highly effective drug while promoting an experimental vaccine.
Hypocrisy is apparent in our current situation, and while not everything is certain and clear when it comes to COVID-19, what is clear is that there is a lack of honesty and transparency around why certain decisions are made, and people are noticing.
As we've said before, lack of trust in governing institutions is not the result of crazy online conspiracies, it's the result of people becoming more aware of actions being taken by these institutions that don't make sense.
The WHO lists ivermectin as one of its Model List of Essential Medicines for 2019 as it is so effective against parasitic infections and has a long standing track record of safety, yet all of a sudden we can't use it against COVID. To not ask why this is happening might be irresponsible.