Ivermectin: Another therapeutic bringing hope against COVID symptoms (Updated May 2021)

Ontario resident, Lucy (last name withheld upon request) a healthy mother of two, was ordered to take a PCR test along with her co-workers in early November when a colleague tested positive for SARS-COV-2. Her result was negative. A few days later she developed an exceedingly high fever and made a visit to the emergency. A doctor diagnosed her with a lung infection and sent her home with an antibiotic and an order of bed rest.

Lucy rapidly deteriorated. The antibiotics were not helping.

She could not eat. Had diarrhea for days. She had shooting pains under her ribcage. She returned to the hospital and this time her PCR test came back positive for the virus. The doctor sent her home with painkillers and another order of bed rest. Nothing more.

Her daughter remained by her side, day after day, tending to her very sick mother. Meanwhile, Lucy’s son was working alongside an Ontario family physician, Dr. Ira Bernstein, who decided to treat Lucy. Bernstein immediately prescribed Ivermectin, knowing its often successful effects,. Two days later, Lucy felt considerably better. In Lucy’s words, “My daughter is my angel, and my wonderful son sent me an angel,” referring to Bernstein, the doctor who prescribed Ivermectin, which she believes saved her life.

Bernstein and many other doctors are extremely troubled as to why doctors are not prescribing Ivermectin. “It simply is not good enough to advise infected persons to go home, isolate, wash their hands, and if they get worse, go to the hospital. With the information now widely available, we need to do better as a country and manage this disease better using therapeutics that have been deemed safe and effective,” says Bernstein.

He has been prescribing Ivermectin, “off-label” as per the FLCCC I-MASK Protocol to several of his higher risk symptomatic Covid-19 patients, and the results have been dramatic. The pioneers of Ivermectin use for Covid-19 are Dr. Paul Marik and Dr. Pierre Kory founding members of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) along with Dr. Andrew Hill, researcher, and consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO). Their evidence was presented before the NIH Treatment Guidelines Panel and is now listed as a viable treatment option.

Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir, interferon, convalescent plasma, tocilizumab, or monoclonal antibody therapy, were not working as well, especially in later phases of the disease. In the face of this, Kory and his team discovered that Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medicine, had highly potent real-world, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties against SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

They reached this conclusion after a review of a wide range of studies, including many randomized and observational studies. FLCCC found repeated and substantial improvements in outcomes when ivermectin is used both as a prophylactic and in treatment for mild, moderate, and even severe COVID-19 cases. It has proven successful in densely populated regions like India with results so significant lockdown measures have been lifted.

Baffling for some doctors is why Ivermectin is not considered more often in this emergency. Kory, an ICU doctor, says by the time patients reach him they are dying of lung failure. The most devastating part is that these patients were healthy, vibrant members of society. “Ivermectin has the most profound evidence base of efficacy which in my opinion rivals that of penicillin in bacterial infections of the ‘40s. Yet, in 2021 almost no one in the health care system can recognize that, and that is the most illustrative example of mass delusion in the system, and I have no idea how to solve it.”

Advocating for patients is a daily practice for Bernstein as well. It is also the reason he went above and beyond by writing an email to Canada’s public health director Dr. Theresa Tam, to ask what more “sufficient evidence” is required for Canada to recommend Ivermectin as a standard first line therapy. He has yet to receive a response.

Recommended vitamins and minerals can be found on the FLCCC website. Those ill with the virus or have weaker immune systems must ask their doctors for this “off-label” treatment. You can print a copy of the manuscript from the FLCCC site and present this to your doctor. Even with the incoming vaccines, there are no guarantees. Ivermectin as companion to the vaccines is a meaningful solution according to many doctors. One does not need to cancel the other out — it can be both.

In the words of Bernstein, “Dr. Tam, please help Canadians. Effective therapeutics like Ivermectin will help Canadians recover from recurrent lockdowns which are taking huge tolls on Canadian lives.The time is now.”

SOURCE: thesuburban.com

Related: Find a Doctor who will prescribe Ivermectin

Ivermectin and COVID-19 Updates:

Apr 9, 2021: FLCCC (Front Line Critical Care Alliance) statement on Washington Post article.

Apr 1, 2021: WHO reaches ivermectin recommendation without a vote, TrialSiteNews reported.

Mar 31, 2021: FLCCC (Front Line Critical Care Alliance) statement on WHO's Ivermectin guide.

Mar 30, 2021: Argentina Ministry of Health Clinical Trial: Ivermectin Shows Benefit Treating Outpatients with Mild COVID-19; TrialSiteNews reported.

Mar 10, 2021: Dr. Satoshi ┼îmura, co-author of the newly published paper, “Global trends in clinical studies of ivermectin in COVID-19” was one of the four researchers from Kitasato University in Tokyo, Japan who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015 for their discovery of ivermectin. 

“When the effectiveness of ivermectin for the COVID-19 pandemic is confirmed with the cooperation of researchers around the world and its clinical use is achieved on a global scale, it could prove to be of great benefit to humanity. It may even turn out to be comparable to the benefits achieved from the discovery of penicillin—said to be one of the greatest discoveries of the twentieth century.”—From Global trends in clinical studies of ivermectin in COVID-19, published in the Japanese Journal of Antibiotics, March, 2021.

Mar 5, 2021: [Europe] Ivermectin is now approved for COVID-19 use in 2 European countries: Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Feb 25, 2021: Drug used to treat lice and scabies drug could cut Covid deaths by up to 75%, research suggests, DailyMail reported (more than 16,000 shares).

Feb 25, 2021: Scabies and head lice drug could be 'global solution to the pandemic' says study; Mirror UK reported.

Jan 19, 2021: A pilot study published in the Lancet on January 19, 2021 showed some promising results but the authors concluded that the study warrants further exploration under larger trials with clinical outcomes in patients with risk factors or more severe disease.

Jan 18, 2021: Updated version of Frequently Asked Questions on Ivermectin in COVID-19 by the FLCCC.

Jan 14, 2021: The National Institutes (NIH) has issued a new statement on the use of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. Previously, it recommended against this treatment, but now states that its Panel “has determined that there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.”

Jan 13, 2021: The BIRD meeting was convened by Dr. Tess Lawrie in order to present the findings from her rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the use of ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19. Dr. Lawrie presented evidence in the form of a DECIDE evidence-to-decision framework, a format used by the World Health Organization for the development of guidelines and recommendations in medical practice. Twenty experts from around the world and the UK attended the meeting, including 13 clinicians, and seven representatives from the public.


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