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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) updated its COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines recommendation for the use of ivermectin in COVID-19 on January 14, 2021. In that update, the NIH removed its recommendation against the use of ivermectin but stated:
“There are insufficient data for the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19”
The Guidelines also state:
“All recommendations included in the Guidelines are endorsed by a majority of Panel members…”
However, the NIH refused to respond when asked if a vote was held on the ivermectin recommendation. Refusal of the NIH to respond to that question was reported earlier. They refused to respond to both an informal request and to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Responding to FOIA requests is required and I filed a complaint on that basis on March 16 in the federal district court in the District of New Jersey. The complaint was filed pro se by email as allowed by t...
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