US Senate Hearing Explores Ivermectin as “Miracle Drug” for COVID-19 While Mainstream Media Outlets Ignore

US Senate Hearing Explores Ivermectin as “Miracle Drug” for COVID-19 While Mainstream Media Outlets Ignore

On December 8, the US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing formally titled, “Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution, Part II.” The focus of the hearing was testimony from frontline physicians as to underutilized treatments, including ivermectin. TrialSite previously offered an editorial view of the hearing in which we took ranking Democrat Senator Gary Peters to task for unfounded attacks on the doctor witnesses. Mainstream media reported on criticisms of some of the witnesses’ views prior to the hearing, but was largely silent afterwards. One outlet that did cover the actual hearings is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from December 8. The hearing was chaired by Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, and included physicians who promoted alternative COVID-19 treatments and who accused “organized medicine” of suppressing their use. Pulmonary specialist Pierre Kory of the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Wisconsin testified that ivermectin is a “wonder drug” in this pandemic. “We are telling the world this is the solution to COVID-19,” offered Dr. Kory. Other witnesses touted HCQ, in spite of the FDA’s revocation of ...

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