Use of Ivermectin Spreads in New York State Now Embraced by Substantial Skilled Nursing Facilities

Use of Ivermectin Spreads in New York State Now Embraced by Substantial Skilled Nursing Facilities

Physicians in New York State are using ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. Dan Herbeck with The Buffalo News reports that although obviously Dr. Paul Shields cannot make any claims about the FDA-approved drug for treating COVID-19, the medical director for seven skilled nursing facilities does believe it to be remarkable in that it appears to have “…helped 80 out of 90 of his patients recover at an Elderwood nursing home for COVID-19 patients in Amherst.” TrialSite commends The Buffalo News for reporting on facts during the pandemic. Reports of censorship grow as social network site algorithms immediately trip upon the word "Ivermectin." Given the drug is FDA approved and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently changed their position on the drug from not recommended except for research to not recommended for or against (suggesting that they are awaiting additional clinical data for a more definitive position and that in the meantime they defer to local physicians and hospitals in conjunction with patient consent in the realm of care), it's not clear what is behind growing censorship backed by the top social media ventures.  

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