A Timeline of Major Battles In the Global War on Ivermectin - Part 1
My chronology of the Disinformation tactics deployed to paint ivermectin as an ineffective horse dewormer against Covid. Largely taken from the ever-evolving keynote lecture I give at conferences
First an announcement:
I believe this 3-part series is my last directly related to ivermectin, and the last posts I need to write for my book. You have no idea how excited I am about this. Today, my part of the book is finished!! But my co-writer, the two time NYT best selling author Mike Capuzzo and his wife Theresa (master editor) still have a lot of work to do but we are all hopefully still on target for a February release! Woohoo!
I now look forward to exploring and writing about other areas of dysfunction in modern medicine (with the hopes of improving them of course). I have tons of drafts of posts on various medical issues that are near and dear to heart and mind, chief among them is the systematic underuse of intravenous Vitamin C in numerous disease models and the systematic under-recognition and under-treatment of children with PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome and its subset Pediatric Acute Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal Infection).
In this three-parter, I am going to present, in approximate chronological order, the most important events regarding both the emergence of evidence of the massive efficacy of ivermectin and the countering, neutering, and destroying tactics deployed by the Disinformationists paid for by Big Pharma and/or The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Although many of these events will not be news to my long-time subscribers, there is some new stuff, and it reads (hits) different when presented chronologically and in somewhat rapid-fire format. Let’s go.
Lets start with some foreshadowing by taking a look as to where this is all heading. As of today, December 5, 2022, the evidence base for ivermectin in Covid is below, thanks to the tireless work of the c19early.com group.
93 controlled trials. 73 of them are peer-reviewed trials. 43 of them randomized controlled trials. Aside from the evidence base for hydroxychloroquine in Covid (which is larger), I know of no other medicine in any disease model in history with an evidence base this large, yet still considered “unproven” or “ineffective” by the health systems of advanced health economies around the world.
Similarly, it is unprecedented that, despite an evidence base this large and positive, these same health systems systematically persecute and punish physicians who use the medicine despite an unparalleled safety profile. How did we get to this dystopian nightmare? Slowly and deliberately, using relentless propaganda and censorship of the truth. Take a walk with me down memory lane of the Dsinformation war on ivermectin.
APRIL 2020 - POSITIVE IN-VITRO STUDY OF IVERMECTIN AGAINST SARS-COV2 IS PUBLISHED IN A MEDICAL JOURNAL
Ivermectin first exploded on the scene as a potential therapeutic in Covid after Leon Caly, Kylie Wagstaff et al from Monash University in Australia published their in-vitro study showing that SARS-CoV2 essentially disappeared from a cell culture within 48 hours of being exposed to ivermectin.
In a truly historic response to this study, based on the gravity of the situation in Peru, ivermectin was incorporated into the Peruvian national protocol based solely on an in-vitro study, as described in this powerful documentary compiled by one of the bright lights in the media landscape (Trial Site News) amidst the Covid media darkness. Watch it, please.
Subsequently, I begin to notice a pattern happening in Peru that would play out over and over again across many countries in regards to physician willingness to consider using ivermectin. City doctors vs. rural doctors. Red vs. blue doctors. “System employed” doctors vs. private practice doctors. Rich countries vs. poor countries. The big city academics and centers all dismissed and derided the drug for having “insufficient evidence.”
Although not as zealous or widespread an adoption of ivermectin as Peru, in the U.S there was a brief run on the veterinary drug, according to a warning issued soon afterwards on April 10, 2020, by the PFDA (not a typo):
“PFDA is concerned about the health of consumers who may self-medicate by taking ivermectin products intended for animals, thinking they can be a substitute for ivermectin intended for humans … Please help us protect public health by alerting FDA of anyone claiming to have a product to prevent or cure COVID-19 and to help safeguard human and animal health by reporting any of these products.”
Then, in June 2020, the first Pharma hit men (Craig Rayner) start writing letters to the editor of prominent medical journals injecting doubt to anyone who might infer human efficacy based on the in-vitro Monash study.
I believe Rayner (of the later and infamous TOGETHER trial) was immediately tasked by BMGF to “inject doubt” so as to counter the impacts of the Monash study, many months before the TOGETHER trial even started. From c19early.com about Rayner:
One of the senior investigators was Dr. Craig Rayner, President of Integrated Drug Development at Certara - another company with a similar mission to MMS Holdings (helping pharmaceutical companies get approval and designing scientific studies that help them get approval). They state on their website that: "Since 2014, our customers have received over 90% of new drug and biologic approvals by the FDA." One of their clients is Pfizer [certara.com].
Note the letter literally founded the first anti-ivermectin “narrative” that “standard dosing could never achieve the effective concentrations reached in the Monash University study.” Total nonsense. But it was the first of many successive narratives (propaganda) relied on in the media and journals to inject doubt where there was none (I want to be clear that at that point in time, doubt was entirely reasonable, but this narrative persisted in the face of mountains of clinical and in-vitro data that would later emerge).
I cannot overemphasize how the “inability to reach effective concentrations” narrative persists in the medical literature. The false premises this narrative relies on are:
That the concentrations used in a monkey kidney cell model are the same needed to be effective in a live human. This false assertion is brilliantly debunked here by science writer Joomi.
That there is no data to support the fact that standard dosing actually does achieve viral inhibitory concentrations in human tissues.
The latter premise is the most troubling to me because the authors of the above study, in personal communication with Paul and myself prior to our NIH presentation on January 6, 2021, provided us with the results of their follow-up study using human lung and adipose tissue. They found that standard dosing did in fact reach inhibitory concentrations.
Problem: the data that Caly and Wagstaff shared with us produced the slide above, which we presented to the NIH. To my knowledge, their newer data is still unpublished. Start asking yourself why. Although Paul and I have corresponded on email with Caly and Wagstaff, I don’t know them personally, but I can tell you that as basic research scientists, their entire careers are dependent on grant funding. Grants dry up and careers can end when you publish “inconvenient science.” Period.
APRIL 2020 - NOBEL PRIZE WINNING DISCOVERER OF IVERMECTIN ASKS MERCK FOR SUPPORT IN STUDYING IVERMECTIN’s EFFICACY IN COVID
Professor Satoshi Omura, the Nobel Prize winning co-discoverer of ivermectin, in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 2015, called it “the wonder drug,” not only due to its incredible safety as an anti-parasitic in humans, but also its broad anti-viral and anti-tumor properties. The studies showing ivermectin’s ability to halt the replication of over 10 RNA viruses started being published in 2012, and by the time of my review paper, there were positive in-vitro studies against Dengue, West Nile, Influenza, Zika and of course SARS-CoV2 as above. So what did Professor Omura do in April 2020? He politely wrote to Merck for funds to study its clinical efficacy in Covid.
From that paper:
So Merck refused to study ivermectin from the get-go. This was the first tell of what was to come. Remember, Pharma creates profitable customers, not cures. Remember that. They refused to support a Nobel Prize winner that they formerly partnered with. That Nobel prize winner was interested in researching ivermectin’s efficacy during the first global surge of the pandemic with hundreds of thousands dying with no effective early treatment agent having yet been identified (besides HCQ).
One more fun fact is that in Professor Omura and colleagues review paper on ivermectin, published one year later (March 2021), they wrote that, based on the then available 42 controlled trial results showing efficacy, the “probability this comprehensive judgement is a mistake is one in 42 trillion.” Looks like the Nobel Prize winner knew what he was talking about.
His paper was countered with outrageous anti-ivermectin narratives like this example on the Poynter website (among others). Keep in mind they are referring to the expert recommendations of a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine.
“Low scientific value.” I still have the capacity to get enraged, and reading the above makes me want to scream at someone, like the author, Estadoa Verifica (wait, a fact checker’s real name is “Verifica.”) Is that a joke?
Now I don’t feel so bad about all the attacks on me and the FLCCC as we are not Nobel Prize winners. One last fun fact: due to my expertise on ivermectin and membership in the FLCCC, I slowly became quite popular on Twitter, now at 268,000 followers. You want to know what my most popular tweet was since I started tweeting? It was me tweeting that YouTube pulled down an interview with Nobel Prize winner Satoshi Omura on the use of ivermectin. Check out the number of re-tweets for someone not named Elon Musk.
I have to say that one of the absolute highlights of my and the FLCCC’s journey through COVID (and there have not been many) was when we received the below supportive letter and gift from Professor Omura and the Kitasato Institute - an amazingly beautiful spectrograph of the Streptomyces Avermectus that secreted avermectin, the parent compound to ivermectin, the discovery of which led to his Nobel prize. Along with his warm and supportive letter, both hang over me as I work from my desk. And always will.
The collotype photo and description are amazing:
The letter reads:
A more recent personal pleasure was watching Professor Fukushima of the same Kitasato Institute finally show some outrage about the horrific neglect and suppression of data revealing the unprecedented toxicity and lethality of the Covid mRNA “vaccines.” So inspiring to finally see an esteemed academic.. get angry. In public. Transformative. Please watch:
JUNE 2020 - THE WHO, BMGF, AND UNITAID HIRE A TEAM OF RESEARCHERS TO STUDY AVAILABLE, REPURPOSED DRUGS IN COVID
Unitaid’s ActCellerator Program (staffed and run by BMGF) hired Dr. Andrew Hill to lead a research team to identify any repurposed drugs effective in Covid. I will say at the outset that, by the end of these posts, I will have provided enough evidence to support my assertion that this team was not deployed to find and disseminate evidence of effective generic drugs, but rather to report that evidence back to its funders so they could deploy Disinformation to destroy them.
Know that Dr. Andrew Hill was the leader of that research team. I truly believe that Andy Hill did not know this was team’s ultimate objective when he accepted their contract at the time of his hire. It was only after his work started doing damage against Big Pharma’s other products and the vaccines that they “captured” him and made him actively “destroy” the evidence base he had so expertly compiled. One of the saddest and most damaging-to-humanity stories in history.
JUNE 2020 - FIRST MAJOR CLINICAL STUDY OF IVERMECTIN’S EFFICACY IS POSTED BY A GROUP IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
During the early spring 2020 surge of Covid in the Dominican Republic, a doctor at one of the larger private clinic systems gave ivermectin to an overweight, diabetic tourist who was deteriorating in the hospital with progressive hypoxia within hours of admission. Within 12 hours of receiving ivermectin he demonstrated a rapid and robust improvement in his oxygenation (as was later told to me by the 2nd author of the paper, Dr. Jose Redondo, who I met a year later on vacation in the DR). Note that a paper detailing both the physiologic mechanisms and clinical examples of rapid reversal of hypoxia after ivermectin treatment was recently published by some close colleagues of mine. Bravo I say.
Their paper provides the mechanistic and clinical evidence to explain the successful outcomes of the clients of Attorney Ralph Lorigo, who, after he won court judgements for hospitals to administer ivermectin, often rapidly came off ventilators and were discharged home. It also supports the basis for this very moving video testimonial of a son fighting the doctors to save his fathers life with ivermectin. It’s a must watch if you haven’t seen it.
Anyway, Redondo and colleagues (even if they didn’t know the mechanisms at the time), rapidly established a protocol, and by June of 2020, an early draft of their paper was posted on a pre-print server.
2,706 patients presenting to the emergency room for Covid symptoms were given ivermectin and sent home. Only 16 of them returned needing hospitalization. Only 2 of those patients died. Thus, 99.3% of all ivermectin treated symptomatic patients avoided hospitalization and death in that first Wuhan wave.
This report was roundly ignored because… it was a case series.
OCTOBER 12, 2020 - THE FIRST LARGE CLINICAL TRIAL OF IVERMECTIN IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IS PUBLISHED BY DR. JEAN-JAQUES RAJTER ET AL. IN MIAMI, FLORIDA
Although not a prospective randomized controlled trial, it was a large study that retrospectively looked at patients treated with ivermectin in the first Wuhan variiant wave in the Spring of 2020. They used a sophisticated and widely accepted technique to create a near-identical comparison group. Here is what they found:
Lower mortality in the overall ivermectin treated group (15.0% vs 25.2%; p = .03).
Lower mortality in the severely ill treated with ivermectin (38.8% vs 80.7%; p = .001).
Massive, just massive reductions in mortality. Published in one of the top journals of my specialty. Ignored by academia and media. First taste of things to come. Also, fun fact: Miami is not considered to be a hotbed of strongyloides worms (speaking to the later and very popular narrative that ivermectin only works in parasite infested countries).
OCTOBER 2020 - PAUL MARIK IDENTIFIES IVERMECTIN AS A POTENTIAL GLOBAL SOLUTION TO THE PANDEMIC
Paul Marik and the rest of us in the FLCCC were monitoring and analyzing all the emerging data on potential therapeutics as well as pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease. Many of the first clinical trial results of various agents began to be posted and published in September 2020. Almost all were failing to show efficacy. At least we initially thought HCQ was failing because back then we still had an implicit faith and trust in the high-impact medical journals and NIH funded trials, so we were still naive to the fact they were completely manipulated by researchers working for Big Pharma with the intent to destroy the evidence of efficacy of HCQ. Dr. David Boulware was a key accomplice in the war on HCQ with the design shenanigans and misrepresentations of his own trial. His actions did not escape the eyes of the brilliant David Wiseman as detailed in this paper.
I bring up Boulware and the University of Minnesota because their involvement in distorting the evidence of efficacy of repurposed drugs spanned two Pharma wars - the first war on HCQ in 2020 and the second war on ivermectin in 2021. Boulware was an author/investigator on numerous trials designed and conducted to fail in both wars. The circled tactics above (and many more) would be repeated over and over in trials he was involved in.
Anyway, in early October 2020, trial results for convalescent plasma, HCQ, tocilizumab and others were all negative. The below chart, constructed by Paul, was from October 2020. Several of our assessments of therapeutics would change as the evidence evolved, but I always found it a helpful guide. Note ivermectin was not on there yet.
Then, at an FLCCC team meeting on or around October 16, 2021, Paul led off talking about how impressive the ivermectin data was turning out to be. I think he had compiled less than ten trials at the time, but they were in both prevention and treatment and showed large magnitude and consistent benefits in terms of reducing not only infections but also hospitalizations and death. A data signal like we had never seen in Covid.
Paul posted a lecture on YouTube concluding it would end the pandemic.
I think it is historic. The first slides introducing ivermectin to the world are below.
Unfortunately and predictably, as above, the video was later taken down off of YouTube and for some reason, the US academic health system completely ignored our findings or recommendations, preferring instead to wait for a large RCT pfunded (not a typo) by the NIH-Pharma complex.
OCTOBER 2020 - I DISCOVER TRIAL SITE NEWS AND JUAN CHAMIE’S PRE-PRINT PAPER ANALYZING PERU’S IVERMECTIN DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
I really think that without the articles I discovered on TrialSite news and the analysis from Chamie’s paper, our ferocity and urgency in getting the word out about ivermectin globally would have been more sober, muted, cautious etc. However, after I discovered the numerous reports of ivermectin’s success in South American countries published by TrialSite News starting in March 2020, and then read Chamie’s paper posted in early October 2020, I was transformed.
Juan Chamie et al’s paper on Peru’s Operation Tayta, to me, represents the earliest and most compelling evidence of the impacts of widespread ivermectin distribution. Had his paper been recognized and applied by public health agencies across the world.. the pandemic would have been over and quick. The graphs of plummeting deaths and case fatality rates beginning on average 11 days after the various different times of ivermectin distribution in those regions were insanely convincing.
Unfortunately, President Vizcarra, who had approved Operation Tayta, later lost the election in November. The new President Sagasti disbands the program. Cases and deaths subsequently skyrocketed as detailed by FLCCC Analyst Juan Chamie.
Juan’s analysis was a powerful, real-world demonstration of what we knew from the trials data. Ivermectin, if deployed widely in both prevention and treatment, could potentially change the face of the entire pandemic. So I began to work furiously on a review paper with the intent of compiling all the varied sources of evidence of efficacy.. and then present it to the world.
And so began a 4 week frenzy of work, unparalleled in my career (which, if you knew my career, is saying a lot as I have suffered from “workaholism" since before becoming a doctor). At that time I was working full time shifts in a major medical center in Milwaukee while searching, reading, and analyzing studies that were emerging on an almost daily basis. About a month later, on November 13, 2021, I uploaded the first draft of our comprehensive narrative review paper which included wickedly positive meta-analyses of both the prevention and treatment trials along with Chamie’s epidemiologic analyses. It still sits on that pre-print server today:
The FLCCC’s ivermectin journey had begun.
DECEMBER 4, 2020 - THE FLCCC’S HOUSTON PRESS CONFERENCE INTRODUCING IVERMECTIN TO THE WORLD
In the weeks after Paul’s YouTube lecture, while I was working on the paper, our first early treatment protocol was created, the initial dosing was super cautious as we were just learning about ivermectin and multi-day dosing was novel (we quickly and continuously increased dosing and/or frequency and duration many times according to the severity and viral loads of the subsequent variants (while all the “high quality” Big Pharma/NIH trials did the opposite). Here is one of the earliest versions (a lot has changed on this protocol so do not use - our most updated version is here).
The FLCCC’s protocol was certainly getting attention but not penetrating sufficiently into “the system” while the cases and hospitalizations were rising incredibly fast. Now, although the censors were not fully deployed yet (it would get a lot lot worse over time) we still couldn’t get the word out enough to the masses.
So Joyce Kamen, our communications director and one of the FLCCC’s co-founders, suggested we hold a press conference to announce the protocol and try to get the word out to the public. This was something that another organization with a slightly similar name, (America’s Front Line Doctors - AFLDS) had done 5 months earlier in Washington, DC, in an attempt to disseminate the news of efficacy of HCQ to the world (albeit theirs was immediately “fact checked” to death, censored off of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter and roundly ridiculed and attacked by media and academia as in this clip).
But it had gotten the Truth out there, however much they were attacked. So we tried the same. Joe Varon, an FLCCC co-founder, had a ton of media and TV contacts in Houston as he was a super popular and expert interview on Covid. He would do up to 13 TV and radio interviews a day, humorously calling himself “The Covid Hunter” while running his ICU at one point for 715 days in a row (the streak ended when he had to go to Cancun for his daughters wedding).
So off to Houston we went. Here is the electronic press kit to the press conference with a link to the early, short documentary (11 minutes) that we produced called “What is Ivermectin.” The documentary reviews the historic discovery of ivermectin, its development, and first human applications. Essentially we show that ivermectin led to one of the most important public health advancements in history as it transformed the health status of millions across continents, ridding people of the disfiguring and disabling conditions such as river blindness an elephantiasis.
Also you will notice above that, during the press conference, me and Paul were wearing masks.. outside. I am getting crushing chest pain looking at that but I trust you guys get it - we would have gotten “killed” by the press had we not. Here is the press conference - really powerful, at least I think so.
I would say that the Disinformation response was a non-response. Something that the journalist Ivory Hecker, initially famous for her viral on-air resignation from a Fox News station, has been trying to highlight ever since - i.e. the censorship occurring at news stations. Despite that it was censored on a national level, I would say it still made a big ripple, especially locally in Houston and across central and South America on Spanish language media stations. But we tried.
NOVEMBER 19, 2020 - SENATOR RON JOHNSONS FIRST HOMELAND SECURITY HEARING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY TREATMENT
Senator Johnson first reached out to me in April of 2020 when he came across the FLCCC website featuring our aggressive, combination therapy hospital treatment protocol we titled MATH+. Although I was impressed with the fact that a Senator wanted to talk to me (he chose to reach out to me because I, at the time, was the Medical Director of the University of Wisconsin’s Trauma and Life Support Center as well as the Chief of the Critical Care Service, with UW being one of the top research institutions in the country. Since it was in his home state, he reached out to me (Lucky Pierre). Problem: I was an indoctrinated liberal New Yorker at the time. As a then life-long reader of the NY Times (ouch), I had been well trained to hate Senator Johnson, but I took the call because the issue was so important.
It was clear from that first conversation that he knew something was wrong with the U.S response and he wanted to try to do something about it. The prevailing “supportive care only” approach in the US (a.k.a “try nothing until a Pharma RCT tells us what to use”), relying only on fluids, Tylenol, oxygen, ventilators and nothing else was leading to overwhelmed ICU’s with patients lingering for weeks on ventilators before dying. Within minutes, I couldn’t help liking the guy and what he was about. I will never forget something he told me in that first conversation which endeared him to me, he said, “I want the doctors to take their gloves off!” Exactly.
He wanted to help change the country’s approach so he invited me in May 2020 to testify about our hospital treatment protocol where I told the world that corticosteroids were critical to save lives.. at a time when every international and national health care society was recommending against it. At least this was teh case until months later when it became the standard of care in the hospital after Oxfords RECOVERY trial proved what the FLCC had been saying,.
Ron’s hearing, in my mind, saved a lot of lives as he heard from doctors for months afterward about how my testimony emboldened them to try corticosteroids and as a result, this led to numerous reports of robust recoveries. Pretty proud of that. Also know that my admiration continued to develop for Ron as a deeply caring and committed man and Senator. In what would have shocked me to think about three years ago, one of the highlights of Paul and my careers was when we got invited to his recent election night party and spent a lot of time talking with him and his wonderful family:
Anyway, the first hearing of the two featured a fired up Peter McCullough and Harvey Risch and George Fareed trying to convince the world that the agencies and academia had gotten HCQ wrong.
Although their marshaling and presentation of the supportive data for HCQ was expert and erudite, it ignited a media shitstorm attacking both them and Senator Johnson while predictably celebrating the ignorant, odious, and servile academic from Brown University Ashish Dja.
Dja played the typical arrogant, academic, evidence-based-medicine expert trafficking in pseudoscience by declaring the supportive evidence as “low quality,” “insufficient” or “conflicting.” He then predictably followed this by citing the fraudulent trials in the high-impact journals as “high-quality”, and “rigorous.” The same narratives that would engulf ivermectin over the next 2 years. He also provided the highlight of the whole hearing when he was asked “Have you ever treated a Covid patient?” The answer was a sheepish and reluctant “No.”
Please never forget that answer. By definition, any HCQ or ivermectin naysayer never once used it in clinical practice yet formed such fierce, negative opinions on these therapies in Covid. I will remind you of this when we get to “Andy Hill’s Gang” - folks like Gideon Meyerowitz Katz, Nick Brown, and Kyle Shedrick et al. Most of them are not clinicians so could never know how effective these drugs were.
Note that Dja was later rewarded for this Disinformation effort with a position as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator. Another clown joins clown world. To wit: his latest White House podium attempt to boost vaccination rates includes this asinine statement, "I really believe this is why God gave us two arms, one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot." You really cannot make this stuff up.
Basically, it amounted to the first widespread negative PR campaign against Senator Johnson and my fellow expert panel members. Probably best exemplified with this attack on Senator Ron Johnson.
Bastards. Know that headline was not written by journalists. Written by PR professionals (propagandists) heading up the HCQ Disinformation campaign. Still have to admit it was effective as they have been using that “snake oil” phrase on a ton of us. It works. But I hope less so over time as the emerging data shows that many of us “dissidents” were correct in out early and accurate advocacy on numerous pandemic related scientific topics.
DEC. 8, 2020 - SENATOR JOHNSONS 2ND HEARING ON EARLY TREATMENT
Two weeks later, I was invited to testify alongside other early treatment experts and researchers and epidemiologists. Know that we, and I think I can include Senator Johnson, did not really know how absolutely threatening the hearings would be to Pharma as it threatened massive markets for their about-to-be rolled out vaccines and the pre-ordained approval of worthless antivirals like Paxlovid and Molnupiravir.
Senator Johnson put us out on a battlefield that would lead to the loss of our academic carers. None of us knew that at the time but I can assure you, even (and especially) knowing what we know now, we would do it again. Many of you have watched my “ivermectin testimony” video already, but what I just found in relation to the testimony is quite interesting. I found my pre-submitted written statement that was entered in the Senate Record.
I had completely forgotten about that document and so just re-read it for the first time in 2 years. I was surprised to find that I was already calling out the illogical and damaging censorship, the inexplicable inaction of the agencies, and the policies divorced from science etc. Pretty powerful read in hindsight if I may say so myself. It is just so weird for me when I read it now because it absolutely nails the problems.. yet I know that at that time, I had very little true understanding of what and who was underlying and driving those problems. I was just beginning my journey of discovery into the deep and near-total corrupt control of our health system. I suppose that document was the first description of what I was seeing without being able to make sense of it. 2 years later and now I see it all pretty clearly.
Anyway, the written testimony is here and the video testimony is here. My favorite line from the document:
Numerous studies have consistently positive reported large magnitudes of benefits in all disease's phases but - with the most significant public health impact in the prevention of transmission. On this compelling evidence, we recommend ivermectin's administration for both prophylaxis in all high-risk patients as well as in the early and late phases of the disease. If this were to occur nationally and globally, we predict that, like in many of the regions shown above, the pandemic will end, the economy can re-open, social interactions and activity can resume, and life can normalize. The expected impact will allow our nation to grow and focus on the multitude of other pressing problems facing our society.
Whoa. That is NOT what happened.
In my spoken testimony I could only cover a portion of it even in the extended time Senator Johnson granted me.
Fun fact: The energy, frustration and even rage I expressed would never have been generated if it were not for my being “triggered” by the then ranking member of the Committee, Senator Gary Peters. He and the rest of the Democrats on the Committee opened the hearing with a statement that insulted both Chairman Ron Johnson and the rest of us expert witnesses as non-scientific political actors. And then they walked out. I was so enraged I couldn’t even think.
Luckily I didn’t testify for another hour or so but I was still fired up when it came to my turn. So I let it rip. It wasn’t just the Dem’s insult and walkout, but it was me thinking during that hour about the past years daily horrors of watching colleagues and experts and health systems do insanely stupid things, having to watch so much under-treatment and so much dying for so long, and working so many hours, not only running ICU’s but building the FLCCC and studying COVID. I was in quite a state when it came to my turn. I had just had it. But, that was probably one case in my life where my supposed “justifiable anger” actually led to something good happening. The video went viral, putting both ivermectin and the FLCCC on a much much larger map, like a global map. Lucky Pierre strikes again.
DECEMBER 2020 - PAUL AND I START GIVING LECTURES ON IVERMECTIN AROUND THE WORLD
As a result of the video going viral, the FLCCC and its protocols quickly became internationally known.. overnight. Paul and I started getting invitations to speak to Covid treatment advocacy groups and health freedom groups in many countries over the next days, weeks, and months.
Over the next weeks to months, Paul gave talks to massive audiences in Ukraine, India and many others, including Harvard, while I lectured to groups in the Phillipines, Malaysia, Netherlands, Indonesia, France, Brazil, Hungary, Italy, Puerto Rico, Mongolia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, American Association of Environmental Medicine, International Lyme and Other Diseases Association) Zimbabwe, Indigenous people of the Amazon, Conservative Caucus in Canada’s Parliament, Nigeria, Italy, United Nations Correspondents Association, House Freedom Caucus, Third Century Group, Association of Black Bishops, and numerous Covid summits like the International Covid Summits in Rome and Vienna and Bath as well dozens of summits and conferences across the U.S, often in person.
The most immediate and impactful of our talks occurred in Paul’s home country of South Africa. We essentially started a medical civil war around the issue of ivermectin such that the South African ivermectin war could literally be its own book. Our talks caused a huge run on veterinary stocks largely due to the fact that the South African government quickly criminalized its importation. Too much to go into but in Meryl Nass’s article on ivermectin in CHD’s The Defender, she succinctly summarized it with:
South Africa was the trial balloon. On Christmas Eve 2020, South African authorities banned the importation of ivermectin. However, several local organizations mounted legal actions, and they won. Within several months ivermectin was back on the shelves.
They started “blitzing” me and the FLCCC individually and organizationally in the media.
My above post on the Disinformation tactic called “The Blitz,” details a lot of these attacks, the very first being the dispatch of an AP reporter to “debunk” the testimony. It was lame, but it was where they started. I would also argue this is when the immense censorship ramped up even further - discussion of ivermectin’s efficacy was more and more aggressively banned based on the absurd “community guidelines” of numerous social media companies. Although Fox News was largely the only major media outlet that posted my video testimony on their website, two months later, as it was approaching 9 million total views, suddenly it “disappeared” overnight. Poof.
JANUARY 6, 2021 - PAUL MARIK, ANDREW HILL, AND MYSELF PRESENT OUR IVERMECTIN EFFICACY DATA TO THE NIH’S COVID-19 TREATMENT GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
I recorded our presentation to the NIH Treatment Guidelines Committee. Never shared it with the world.. until now. Just uploaded it to Rumble. Sue me NIH.
One clip is of the entire meeting and the other is just the shorter Q & A after our respective presentations. The best part is at the end when we got to ask questions directly of the Committee. Worth a watch.
Although we presented more than enough evidence to support at least a weak recommendation by the Committee to the entire country... they did not. Please know that numerous levels of recommendations are open to them. The evidence presented far exceeded many of them.
Remember, they work for Pharma.. but they also work for Congress who oversees their budget. And the latter is the only reason why we had an audience with them. In fact, it was Reyn Archer, a brilliant former Texas Health Commissioner and Chief of Staff to Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (who sits on the HHS’s House oversight committee) who made the meeting happen (no way Fauci would have reached out to us on his own). So, although we got the meeting and presented convincing evidence, the NIH knew they could not issue even a weak recommendation for ivermectin. Hd they done that, ivermectin would have become the standard of care overnight and that was never going to happen. But they had to do something.
So they instead moved their existing recommendation of “do not use outside of a clinical trial” to one of “there is insufficient evidence to recommend or not recommend ivermectin.” So, we accomplished something but somehow, in this new mad, mad world, even though they no longer specifically recommended against ivermectin, this still didn’t prevent doctors from losing licenses for prescribing. Also, check out what I call the NIH pause at 2:08 during the Q and A.
The “NIH pause” occurred after I asked them the question, “why is ivermectin the only drug to have had a negative recommendation against use, when all the other proposed therapies had a neutral one?” This question was met with a loooong pause before what ended up being essentially a non-answer to the question.
If you take out the initial lame attempt at an answer by the Pharmacist Alice Pau (the coordinator of the meeting), and then add the seconds after I dismissed the attempt, I come up with a 12-14 second “pause.” Del Bigtree later recounted to me that in a similar meeting he and Bobby Kennedy had at the NIH, they were treated with the same pause when they asked the committee if any childhood vaccine had ever been tested in a placebo controlled RCT (none have by the way). He said their committee’s pause in answering was 12 seconds. Fauci apparently ended up answering with “it’s unethical to do randomized controlled trials.” Yup.
JANUARY 7, 2021 - DR. TESS LAWRIE POSTS A HEARTFELT PLEA TO BORIS JOHNSON TO GET IVERMECTIN APPROVED FOR USE IN THE U.K
Unbeknownst to us at the time of the NIH presentation, Tess Lawrie, a highly published, world renowned and long-time WHO and NHS consultant who specializes in evaluating scientific evidence for medical therapeutics was shown my testimony video. She was immediately intrigued by what “this doctor ” was saying and decided to evaluate my “claims” in the systematic and sophisticated manner that had made her a world expert.
It turns out that Tess, unlike the NIH, agreed with our interpretations and conclusions. She knew the critical importance of ivermectin to the world so she immediately wrote a letter to Boris Johnson providing him the evidence and imploring him to approve and recommend its use. In the face of a non-reply to that letter, she then recorded and posted a reading of it in this 3 minute video in an attempt to “get his attention.” Historic video, still gives me chills to watch it. My favorite is when she solemnly asks at the end, “please, can we start saving lives now?’
Within days, Tess and I made a connection, quickly became fast friends and colleagues and began earnestly working in concert with our organizations to maximally disseminate the evidence of efficacy for ivermectin in Covid.
The video was fairly quickly taken down off YouTube. The UK government ignored Tess’s letter and video.
JANUARY 7, 2021 - BUFFALO, NY ATTORNEY RALPH LORIGO GETS HIS FIRST CASE OF A FAMILY MEMBER WANTING TO SUE A HOSPITAL BLOCKING TREATMENT OF A FAMILY MEMBER WITH IVERMECTIN
Ralph Lorigo, in my mind, is one of the unsung heroes in the war on ivermectin. Starting in January of 2021 and over the next year, he sued hospitals on behalf of patients dying under rigid treatment with captured federal agency mandated protocols using insanely small doses of corticosteroids and the ineffective and toxic (but pricey) Remdesivir.
In his first case, a long time client flew up from Georgia because his mother, who had been on the ventilator in the ICU, was able to be removed off the ventilator within two days after the son convinced the ICU doctor to give ivermectin. The problem was that after being transferred to the COVID unit, the doctors there refused to give more ivermectin and she was getting worse. He sued, won the judges order to give IVM, the hospital tried to resist but Ralph again won a judge’s order. The mother was given ivermectin and was discharged 6 days later.
I again present a recently published paper demonstrating why many patients (not all) demonstrate such abrupt and robust recoveries:
Over the next year, Ralph took on over 200 cases in 40 different states and won most of them in the first months, with the vast majority of patients rapidly improving after being treated with ivermectin, even being able to be taken off ventilators and/or discharged. One of the saddest aspects of his efforts is that.. after those first months, the hospitals got wise and began to fight like they never had before, terrified of allowing a precedent to be set which would cede their authority to… patients and their deeply studied family members.
So the hospitals started pulling every dastardly legal trick in the book - appealing judgements while patients were dying on ventilators, disobeying judge’s orders to give ivermectin, stating that no provider on their staff would agree to administer and then they delayed and/or denied granting of temporary privileges to the non-hospital employed doctors that were willing to give ivermectin (one of the safest, if not the safest medicines in history). Then, even when he passed those hurdles, he came up against hospital-employed nurses who would refuse (or were told to refuse?) to administer ivermectin to the patient, thus forcing the prescribing doctor to actually come into the hospital to administer it themselves, often via nasogastric tubes if the patient was on a ventilator. Dr. Alan Bain of Chicago deserves special mention here - I recall him being forced to travel to a number of hospitals to directly administer the ivermectin to patients when nurses refused to do so. In most cases though, many days of non-treatment were caused by the hospitals. And over time, as they became more successful in court, they started causing more deaths in the hospital.
How is this for a randomized controlled trial: Ralph brought 6 lawsuits on behalf of patients against Rochester General Hospital. He won the first three and all patients survived to discharge. He lost the next three and all of them died. Even with all the infuriating injustice I have been forced to witness in Covid, this still has the capacity to enrage me.
However, Ralph recently told me that, in his 48 years in practice, 2021 was his most satisfying in his career. He had never been able to directly save lives in court before and he saved many, working 7 days a week for nearly the whole year. His last case was in January of 2022, after which Omicron took over and hospital cases plummeted while ivermectin was subsequently “proven” by the high-impact journal frauds to be ineffective. Ralph’s story must be made into a documentary. Please.
JANUARY 15TH, 2021 - TESS CONFRONTS ANDY HILL, LEAD IVERMECTIN RESEARCHER FOR THE WHO, AFTER HE ALLOWED HIS STUDY TO BE MANIPULATED
Big Pharma and BMGF, via the organization Unitaid, make a move against Andrew Hill - well detailed in the below post. The people who manipulated Andy’s paper also manipulate the WHO’s ivermectin guideline.
Remember that Andrew Hill worked for Unitaid’s ActCellerator Program, part of the WHO’s research and operational response to Covid. That program was fully staffed and run by BMGF as per investigative reporter Alexander Zaitchik in this New Republic article. We detailed what transpired during our working relationship with Andy in this short documentary called “A Letter To Andrew Hill.”
JANUARY 19, 2020 - DR. ANDREW HILL GIVES A LECTURE TO A SOUTH AFRICAN ORGANIZATION
Andy Hill gave a historic lecture in South Africa detailing the incredible evidence of efficacy of ivermectin. This was even after he admitted that he let BMGF and Unitaid manipulate his paper. That is likely why he began his lecture with something along the lines of, “these are my opinions and not that of my employer.”
I will just pull some quotes from the transcript of his lecture as I want the world to never forget what the lead ivermectin researcher (of just the RCT’s mind you) said on January 29, 2021, almost two years ago:
Now, we have data in December from 1452 patients, 11 trials showing an 84% survival benefit. Now, in January, we have 18 trials and 2294 patients showing a 75% survival benefit. In February, we'll have data from 23 trials and 4100 patients and so on going up to April where we get to 10,000 patients.
The probability of there being a chance finding is 1:5000. So it's quite a low chance. So, in terms of risk/benefit, the risk of ordering the drug supply now is that it could cost some money and then the drug might not be used in the country. The benefit is having a secured supply that could be deployed as soon as the regulatory decision has been taken.
Methodological issues with the Elgazzar trial? So we did a sensitivity analysis of survival, and we took out each one of the studies as we had six trials showing that 75% improvement in survival. Even if we took out the Elgazzar trial, we still saw a significant effect in survival, so it's not driving the analysis.
I've been working on repurposed drugs right since the beginning. I haven't seen any data like this, so consistent between such a wide range of countries looking at the data in slightly different ways but getting quite consistent conclusions.
I think there is still the potential to run clinical trials in prevention and mild infection, but I think in hospitalization I think the ethical case is very difficult right now. I think there's an ethical case for continuing studies they're just about to finish, but starting new trials I think there would be also some questions.
Later, prior to being muzzled by Unitaid, he also said the below:
Unitaid/BMGF tell Andy he is no longer allowed to speak in public. Within days of the lecture, a NY Times reporter reached out to me wanting to do an interview with him. Andy told me he was no longer allowed to speak publicly until his contract with Unitaid (err, BMGF) was over in April 2021. He also informed me during that conversation that he could no longer share his emerging ivermectin trials data with me and Paul as he had been doing. Shocker.
Click here for Part 2, which starts with Merck’s posting of brazen lies on their website on February 4, 2021 all the way up to the launch of the horse dewormer PR campaign against ivermectin in August 2021 (Part 3).
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Thank you for all you do Dr Kory. We have stood with you and the FLCCC from the beginning.
Thank you! IVM has been priceless for our family.