Setting The Record Straight On Ivermectin
"One of the safest drugs in modern medicine" has been characterized as potentially causing "serious harm" by the FDA. Clinical trials appear to be mixed. What's the deal with ivermectin?
I have been trying to tackle the “fringe” issues (read: the issues the mainstream won’t give way on) regarding Covid since the pandemic first began in 2020. So far, I think I’ve done a decent job in helping flesh out many “conspiracy theories” about Covid that instead, have turned out to be “conspiracy facts”.
Among them, I’ve written about managing our Orwellian response to Covid, the notoriously sensitive nature of PCR testing, the CDC moving its data goalposts, the likely nature of Covid coming from a lab leak (here and here and here) and the U.S.’s role in said leak and the media’s hysterical coverage of ivermectin.
Additionally, for those that haven’t heard it yet, in an attempt to continue the “other side” of Covid discourse, I published a new podcast on Saturday with Dr. Peter A. McCullough, who has dozens of peer-reviewed publications on Covid-19 and has commented extensively on the medical response to the COVID-19 crisis in The Hill, America Out Loud, and cable networks like ABC and Fox News.
Among all of the “fringe” issues I’ve pointed out, many are starting to become the “mainstream” narrative. For example, it is starting to become widely accepted that Covid came from a lab - a thought that, despite how obvious it seemed two years ago, would have instantly landed you banned from your social media accounts and cast off as an agent of misinformation.
The one issue that continues to elude the mainstream, however, is the idea of treatments for Covid other than the vaccines - including ivermectin - used in early stages to help stave off hospitalization and control the virus. I wrote earlier this year that it felt like the mainstream media was getting ready to pivot on the issue. After all, even natural immunity is now finally being recognized and talked about and the clinical data on ivermectin to treat Covid-19 continues to be overwhelming.
Which brings us to this weekend, when I was happy to see at least one beacon among the mist working to try and present the objective truth on the drug.