Ivermectin was maliciously and purposefully portrayed as something it wasn't during the height of the pandemic. The media's and FDA's dishonesty on the issue was beyond grotesque and shameful.
Splendid. Don’t leave out the governors who issued executive orders preventing pharmacies from dispensing. Or the pharmacies who refused to dispense, even with a valid Rx. Or the doctors who refused to prescribe. Or the hospitals who refused requests from family members of dying patients to try it.
My wife was hospitalized in December 2021 with double pneumonia. We had her on HCQ and Ivermectin and she rapidly improved at home. But she could not tolerate any of the 3 antibiotics we tried and eventually her oxygen got too low. When she told the ER doc she had been on Ivermectin he said “Why would you take a drug that’s for horses?”
They were all in on it. All of them. Govt. Media. Medical community. All of them.
No punishment is too harsh.
PS. The doctor who treated my wife for the 3 days she was hospitalized was wonderful. She told her that our home treatment regime was going to make her stay in the hospital short, no Remdesivir (even though she said she was supposed to give it) and what she needed was oxygen, steroid, and IV antibiotic and IV Vitamin C. She was back on the boat within 72 hours. We were blessed to be in a small southern town with a small community hospital where they were actually trying to help patients.
Thanks for writing this article. Had a lot of personal meaning for us.
Before the pandemic I had a mild skeptical outlook on federal government, but generally believed that the people in it were there to fulfil their assigned missions. Perhaps most of the bureaucrats were leftist partisans, but they at least did their work in good faith. I think many of them believed too much in the sanctity of government, but I did not question that they thought they were generally trying to "do good."
Now, I believe that our government is so firmly corrupted that I have lost almost all faith in just about every branch of government and the people that work for them. The NIH, FDA, FBI, IRS, CIA, NSA and many more all seem to be rotting from the influence of power, money and partisanship at the top.
My own doctor's response to my inquiry on Christmas '21 morning on a positive Covid test told me that it had metastasized to my personal level: "ok, just wait it out and if it gets worse, go to the ER." I knew at the time that there were many treatments that had been studied and looked promising -- with basically zero side effects -- like ivermectin. I knew this from publications on Substack, the Epoch Times and so on, but none of it from corporate media.
I realized that the doctors were afraid of their own shadow. They were doing what they were told, and they were "liable" if they said anything different from "the guidance". Their "bosses" (administrators) were doing what they were told by the guidance from the FDA. The FDA was doing what it was told by the pharmaceutical leadership. The Democrats were all-in on this, because their trust in government as the arbiter of all "proper" decision-making is unwavering. They do not believe in free markets or the private sector's ability to more quickly find solutions to problems. Ironically, the private sector in this case knows this and has just simply coopted the people in government by letting them eat at the trough of the fruits of regulatory capture. Many of these government people go on to big-time lucrative jobs in the very sector they once regulated.
And now watching Merrick Garland, Christopher Wray, Fauci, et. al., I realize that the whole thing is so very rotten. The people in government now will not prosecute these people because they intend to pursue the same path.
I believe the media allows this because they have built relationships with these people at a personal level. I think that the quid pro quo is that the media has access to these people and their news, in exchange for controlled propaganda, which isn't newsworthy at all. But it appears to be, doesn't it?
It's enough to make one despondent. We have to hold these people accountable, and we have to change how our government works. Because, simply, it is not working. It is no better than the Soviet propaganda machine of the 1950's.
The only thing I have not yet figured out is if this is all relatively new, or that it's just been happening for decades (maybe centuries?) and since there were so few media institutions before, that it was more tightly controlled. My feeling is that it has been happening for some time.
Great article. We need to keep these memories and moments fresh in our minds because They are going to use the same tactics again soon.
I have a slightly different take from a pharmaceutical standpoint. A vaccine is supposed to prevent a disease from occurring in a body by mimicking an aspect of the disease and triggering antibody production. None are perfect but they are supposed to be excellent.
No one wants a mild case of tetanus, right?
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, as awful as they are, weren’t marketed as “treatments” per se. Ivermectin is an actual treatment, blocking viral replication, not induced an antibody response.
The pharmaceutical industrial complex/MSM attack on Joe Rogan was, I believe, a psyop. If the general public developed the idea that COVID was not a big deal because there is a truly safe and effective TREATMENT for it, the whole mystique evaporates over night. It was necessary for us to be made to feel powerless to defeat the virus, thus making “vaccination” the only alternative.
I tried and tried to prescribe it. Most of the patients for whom I wrote it either refused to take "horse medicine" or couldn't afford the ridiculously jacked up prices that my local pharmacies were charging for it since their insurance plans would not pay for it. Let's not forget the chain pharmacies (looking at you, CVS) that flatly refused to fill my valid prescriptions. EPIC, the electronic records system used by many large health systems, made it difficult to prescribe by forcing the prescriber to type in the text for instructions on this medication, as opposed to the preprogrammed dosing that occurs with many other commonly used meds in that system. Fortunately, my partners and I had good relationships with some pharmacists at local stores that were willing to work with us.
It took me about a year to get past the PTSD from helplessly watching all of the unnecessary deaths of patients that I knew for years. I trust nothing coming out of "organized" medicine, and I don't think I ever will again. Counting the days to retirement.
Great article...a well done summation of hypocrisy, grift and gross malfeasance. Unfortunately, it looks like "they" are going to get away with one of the greatest crimes in history....
I think your bullets at the end need one additional point - they threatened physicians with revocation of their licenses to practice if they prescribed anything other than the mRNA "vaccines." And they made examples of a number of doctors and nurses to scare others into compliance. Some of those medical professionals are still fighting legal battles to win back their right to practice medicine.
Without this step none of this would have happened. It also makes it much worse b/c this action on their part shows clear malice and intent. Both to the doctors and to the patients. As you implied, they actually purposefully killed people via denial of known treatment in order to sell more mRNA shots.
When I was confronted with the ivermectin as 'horse medicine' stupidity by colleagues or friends, I'd asked; Have you ever taken penicillin? If they said yes (100% of the time of course), I then gasped and said, "OMG, YOU took DOG, and COW medicine. Seriously Y'all, you're not a dog or cow"! Some got it, most didn't; even with a more detailed explanation of what I was trying to tell them.
Time for some wrongful death lawsuits, targeting individuals who lied and cost lives. My doctor used ivermectin and hydroxichlorquine (sp?) from the start and guess how many patients she lost. Not a one, without other factors involved.
Excellent recap. Not to mention DoD, DARPA, BARDA etc. ad nauseum were all heavily invested in bringing RNA "gene therapy" into the mainstream to normalize it. Never used before. Results border on Mengele level. The RNA forces cells to produce the most toxic and most likely bioengineered Spike protein, which then elicits an immune response. Or perhaps give you myocarditis etc. The Spike protein does not remain strictly localized at the injection site as promised. But you don't need a factory and billions to produce a vaccine. Just script the RNA using genetic editing techniques. Great for biowarfare defense. And offense. AND of course in the Natsec public/private partnership, lots of profits.
Great article and definitely worthy of sharing to others. Just furthering a comment from your loyal readers, kindly add to your list, "and don't forget those doctors, health care providers & practitioners who lost their license to practice because of advocating for Ivermectin. " Thanks QTR!!!
They keep 'admitting' the truth without apologizing. They murdered people!!
BTW, ivermectin may not work when they release the next agent and millions will take it to no avail. Do not trust these people. Sorry such a cynic!
If nothing else, this admission should hopefully provide cover for those MD's being prosecuted by their state licensing boards and prevent them from losing their medical licenses.
Don't forget all the doctors who were fired, suspended, or had their medical licenses revoked for prescribing Ivermectin. It was an intimidation tactic to send a message to other doctors. Google "doctor fired Ivermectin "
This may be the most important article you’ve published thus far. (They’re all great, btw).
I will make this information and article aware to all of my family and friends. This is sickening and damning of all involved.
This shows that the incidents of 2020 and lockdowns were the biggest scam perpetrated on society. Ever.
In late 2019 it’s obvious that the lab leaked the virus. The only question is why?
Was it because of the riots in Hong Kong or the uprisings in major Chinese cities like Shanghai ... seems everyone has forgotten about them.
Thanks for your great work Chris.
Excellent article and I'm pleased to see you give air time to this.
Have you checked out Sasha Latypova's substack? You should.
Also, if I may....I think you should take a look at your disclaimer at the end of your blog posts. Why do you say you are an idiot when you clearly are not? I get it, - "don't follow me here folks, I ain't got no idea what I'm doing". I'm just saying I think you are being far too self depreciating in your disclaimer as it might undermine the reach of the thoughtful, intelligent analysis and commentary that you have consistently put out over many years.
I try, in the most gentle and gracious way to explain this to my wife. The pushback is so strong, basing her response on “the SCIENCE” that I’ve given up. I keep a supply of Ivermectin from the Largo Feed Store in my cabinet. Nuff said. There’s no discussion with people whose minds are made up...but just one more thing. What happened to the almost rounding error that Kodak received?