UK Talk Show: Ivermectin—Cock Up or Cover Up?

UK Talk Show Ivermectin—Cock Up or Cover Up

The Tice Talk Special in the United Kingdom recently reminded all about what many consider are draconian government lockdowns associated with the pandemic around the world. With broad economic, mental health and of course the horrific health care crisis, over 120 million cases are recorded with over 2.5 million lives lost worldwide. Health systems are on the edge while doctors and nurses face, in many cases, a breaking point. With the vaccine program going well in some countries, such as Israel and the UK and increasingly the USA, in many other nations, especially in low-to middle-income countries (LMICs) this may not be the case. A group of guests included  in this talk show episode include Doctor David Bull, Deputy Leader Reform UK, and a medical doctor there in Britain, journalist David Rose, who is one of the few mainstream journalists in the UK delving into this topic, and researcher and medicinal evidence expert Dr. Tess Lawrie, who also joined a seriously important ivermectin discussion.  Could this economical, generic drug have a material impact in reducing the adverse effects of the pandemic?

Introducing the ivermectin as one of the three “wonder drugs,” Dr. Bull explains the antiparasitic drug is used to treat parasites around the world. Apparently. 200 million people are on the drug at any one time worldwide and a million are prescribed or given the drug every single day. It is considered one of the essential medicines by the World Health Organization (WHO), it is widely used and safe when prescribed for the approved indications.

The conversation ranges from clinical trials in low to middle-income countries (LMICs) to positive epidemiological data to Dr. Lawrie’s declaration that the use of ivermectin could have dramatically reduced the death rate during the pandemic.

Call to Action: Check out the TICE TALK SPECIAL. Dr. Bull suggests a second look needs to be taken with ivermectin—why isn’t it used in research? Why not clinical practice?

Responses

  1. Any drug that does no harm but lessens the effects of this disease by even a moderate amount should be used. PERIOD. They’ve been studied left and right, up and down.
    Enough. A million people have died waiting on this dawdling.
    If patient care was the focus, and not astronomical profits for the pharmaceutical companies, half a dozen treatments would have been in broad use half a year ago. Or since the very beginning, as HCQ/zinc was known about back then, effective for early treatment and prevention. The people who put politics in the way of public health should be executed. Period. They are evil, they are murderers.