MemberApril 27, 2021 at 8:39 pm
Wikipedia’s editors ACT as though the information highway is theirs to patrol.
Here’s an “arrest” they made of the carload of Frontline Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance members riding in the “Ivermectin Wagon”:
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in misinformation and conspiracy theories about the scale of the pandemic and the origin, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. False information, including intentional disinformation, has been spread through social media, text messaging,<sup></sup> and mass media. Journalists have been arrested for allegedly spreading fake news
about the pandemic. False information has also been propagated by
celebrities, politicians, and other prominent public figures. The spread
of COVID-19 misinformation by governments has also been significant […]
In December 2020, Chair of the US Senate Homeland Security Committee Ron Johnson used a Senate hearing to promote fringe theories about COVID-19.<sup></sup> Among the witnesses was Pierre Kory, a pulmonary and critical care doctor, who erroneously described ivermectin as “miraculous” and as a “wonder drug” to be used against COVID-19. Video footage of his statements went viral on social media, receiving over one million views as of 11 December.<sup></sup> In the United Kingdom Andrew Hill, a senior research fellow at Liverpool University, posted a video of a draft meta-analysis that went viral before it was removed.<sup></sup>
A review article by Kory, Paul E. Marik, and others on the efficacy of ivermectin, which had been provisionally accepted for publication by a Frontiers Media journal, was subsequently rejected on account of what the publisher said were “a series of strong, unsupported claims based on studies with insufficient statistical significance” meaning that the article did “not offer an objective [or] balanced scientific contribution to the evaluation of ivermectin as a potential treatment for COVID-19”.<sup></sup>
In the United States, the use of ivermectin for COVID-19 is championed by a group calling itself the “Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance” (FLCCC), which says it heads “the global movement to move #Ivermectin into the mainstream”. The effort has gone viral on social media, where it has been adopted by COVID deniers, anti-vaccination proponents, and conspiracy theorists.<sup></sup> David Gorski has written that the narrative of ivermectin as a “miracle cure” for COVID-19 is a “metastasized” version of a similar conspiracy theory around the drug hydroxychloroquine, in which unspecified powers are thought to be suppressing news of the drug’s effectiveness for their own malign purposes.<sup></sup>
The viral social media misinformation about ivermectin has gained particular attention in South Africa where an anti-vaccination group called “South Africa Has A Right To Ivermectin” has been lobbying for the drug to be made available for prescription.<sup></sup> Another group, the “Ivermectin Interest Group” launched a court case against the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA), and as a result a compassionate use exemption was granted. SAPHRA stated in April 2021 that “At present, there are no approved treatments for COVID-19 infections”.<sup></sup>
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This abuse is the current mindset of censoring anything about anything in the USA.
The charges Wikipedia makes are ignorant.
Some information highway patrol. They don’t know that science is clarified by intense debate of theories, causes, effects and statistics.
Why would they want to suppress that?
Science will go on after Wikipedia chokes in its own offended state.
MemberApril 28, 2021 at 7:29 am
Other media call the Borody COVID-19 treatment the same [conspiracy theory].
Don’t they reason that the scientific method starts with a HYPOTHESIS, then by going on a THEORY, builds EVIDENCE for or against an OUTCOME?
So why do they deny the outcome?
MemberApril 28, 2021 at 7:49 am
<div>Conspiracy is such a stupid word for describing the work that doctors are involved in.</div><div>
Thomas Borody’s COVID-19 treatment and FLCCC Alliance testimony at a Senate hearing were based on a scientific method of begin with a hypothethis, act on a theory, collect evidence with experimentation and testimonies and then come to a conclusion that ivermectin works.
Why are there people stuck on “theory”?
The evidence is for the deliberately ignorant, to convince them to see and believe…
By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
AUSTRALIAN Labor Partywannabe leader Tanya Plibersek and her media sycophants made fools of themselves recently when they claimed a government-approved medical treatment for COVID-19 promoted by rebel Liberal MP Craig Kelly was “a conspiracy theory”.
“[…] Months earlier in the US, midway through 2020, a group of doctors undertook a three-month data study and protocol development of Ivermectin and strongly advocated for its use against COVID-19. They took their case to the US Senate and ran into one of the earlier cases of COVID-19 Non-vaccine Treatment Syndrome – a US Democrat senator from Michigan, Gary Peters.
Like his Australian socialist comrade, Peters showed himself a complete imbecile when he tried to invoke the “conspiracy theory” talking point against the doctors testifying to the Senate. Dr Pierre Kory (a lifelong Democrat) rightly expressed his indignation over the silly senator’s comments and proceeded to present the solid research behind his and his colleagues’ findings…”
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