Ivermectin Thread

budoslavic

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Pennsylvania COVID-19 Patient Fights for Access to Ivermectin​

YORK, Pennsylvania—Keith Smith received the first of three doses of ivermectin Monday, while being treated for COVID-19 in the intensive care unit at UPMC Memorial Hospital; the York, Pennsylvania hospital objected to the treatment, but Keith’s wife Darla Smith got a court order to allow it.

“Ivermectin has been prescribed for human use for 35 years and has been used over 4 billion times around the globe,” Buffalo, New York attorney Ralph Lorigo, who handled the Smith case, told The Epoch Times. “It is an essential drug. The CDC recommends every refugee that comes into the country take ivermectin. That shows how safe it is.”

Ivermectin is approved for the treatment of parasitic diseases but has been successful in treating COVID-19 patients, although COVID-19 treatment is considered off-label use. It is legal for doctors to prescribe drugs for off-label uses.

Since his first ivermectin case in January, in which an 80-year-old woman went from near death and on a ventilator, to celebrating her 81st birthday healthy and at home, Lorigo has taken on over 100 cases of patients’ families fighting with hospitals over the right to try ivermectin.

“Things are so bad that I had 37 inquiries over the weekend from people desperately seeking treatment for a loved one in the hospital, who is in terrible shape. The hospital has done its protocol, and it didn’t work.”

Often the protocol is another drug, Remdesivir, and if the patient’s health declines, being intubated—that is, put on a ventilator.

“When you are placed on a ventilator, it means they have done their protocol and now it is wait-and-see. Your chances of getting better once on a ventilator diminish substantially,” Lorigo said. “At the beginning of COVID, if you went on the ventilator, you had an 80–90 percent chance of not surviving. It’s better now, but being on a ventilator can harm lungs. As you stay on that ventilator, your chances of survival diminish.”

A COVID-19 Thanksgiving

The entire Smith family, Keith, 52; Darla, 51; and sons Carter, 21 and Zachary, 17 were diagnosed with COVID within days of each other in early November.

They aren’t saying if they had the vaccine because of HIPPA privacy rules, Darla Smith told The Epoch Times.

Everyone in the house felt miserable, but one night Keith was restless, coughing too much to sleep. In the morning he told Darla he was getting a brownish-red fluid when he coughed. She thought it could be the red cough medicine he took the night before, but when he coughed and showed her, they decided to go directly to the nearest emergency room, UPMC Memorial Hospital.

“He did not want to be intubated,” Darla told The Epoch Times. “We have heard troubling stories about intubation, and he didn’t want to be intubated.”

That was Friday morning, Nov. 19.

“From the very start, they pushed intubation. In the ER the first day they were talking about it,” Darla said. They waited in the emergency room to get into the intensive care unit, by Saturday, a room opened in ICU, and Keith was moved there. Around 12:30 Sunday morning, the hospital called Darla at home to let her know Keith’s oxygen had plummeted. They wanted to intubate him.

“He said, call my wife. It’s a joint decision,” Darla said. A hospital worker let the couple use his phone to video chat before sedating Keith and putting him on the ventilator.

“I was in despair. I immediately prayed. I called my parents and we prayed,” Darla said.

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Note Ivermectin at the bottom of the image under "Below is a partial list of treatments we do not currently provide...".

Before he went into the hospital, Keith had an online medical consultation and was prescribed ivermectin, but it had not arrived yet. Darla asked about giving him ivermectin but the hospital said it is not one of their approved treatments. They would not allow it.

“I went to the hospital that Sunday and had my first contact with the pulmonologist. He handed me a paper with approved treatments. At the bottom of the page it lists the unproven drugs they don’t use. Ivermectin is first on the list.”

That night Darla saw an article about a patient in Illinois that Lorigo had helped get access to ivermectin.

“It was like God was speaking. I think I’m supposed to call this lawyer.”

Lorigo filed the Smith case right before Thanksgiving and they waited through the holiday to be heard in court, Monday, Nov. 29.

“I was terrified that he was going to die. The judge took four days to come up with his order. I was so scared of the delay. I was perplexed as to why the hospital was fighting us,” Darla said. “I have signed a waiver that removes any liability associated with ivermectin. It can’t hurt him. It might help him.”

Long waits for permission to use ivermectin matters for COVID-19 patients.

“Every week I get calls that people have died,” Lorigo said. “I’ve lost about a third of the people who hired me because we couldn’t get approval quick enough. What harm does it do the hospital to try? Every human being has the right to do what they can to save their life.”

Judge Clyde Vedder of the York County Court of Common Pleas ruled that UPMC Memorial does not have to treat Smith with ivermectin, but it must allow a doctor or registered nurse to administer the drug under the guidance of the telehealth doctor who prescribed the ivermectin before Keith was hospitalized.

Darla and a nurse willing to administer the drug put on PPE, went into Keith’s room Monday and told him they were going to administer the ivermectin. It was his 15th day under sedation, so he didn’t respond.

The nurse and Darla prayed. Then the drug was crushed, mixed with liquid, and pushed into his feeding tube.

“I cried and released many emotions. Mostly it was an overwhelming thankfulness to God,” Darla said.

So far, he is stable. The hospital is managing his temperature with ice packs and they are working on lowering his sedation.

“He hasn’t gotten worse and I’m going to take that as a win,” Darla said.

“My hope is that God heals my husband completely. I want him extubated and I want to bring him home. I don’t know if it will happen. I will try anything. I think what is going on in the United States is not good. There is a level of medical tyranny and medical maleficence that is terrifying.”

UPMC did not provide comment for this story.
 

Viktor Zeegelaar

Hummingbird
Orthodox Inquirer
Example of how the conflict of interest works.


Andrew Hill, MD, is a senior visiting Research Fellow in Pharmacology at Liverpool University. He is also an advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. As a researcher for the WHO evaluating ivermectin, Hill wielded enormous influence over international guidance for the drug’s use.

Hill had previously authored a analysis of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 that found the drug overwhelmingly effective.

On Jan. 6 of 2020, Hill testified enthusiastically before the NIH COVID-19 Treatment Guidlelines Panel in support of ivermectin’s use. Within a month, however, Hill found himself in what he describes as a “tricky situation.” Under pressure from his funding sponsors, Hill then published an unfavorable study. Ironically, he used the same sources as in the original study. Only the conclusions had changed.
 

Maddox

Woodpecker
Protestant
I wonder if this video should be discussed in the Ivermectin thread here?

I can only assume that ridiculous video is talking about the horse paste when it claims it's toxic to humans. Even the .gov website says IVM in pill form for humans has a very safe profile and has been in use for 33 years.

"Ivermectin has continually proved to be astonishingly safe for human use. Indeed, it is such a safe drug, with minimal side effects, that it can be administered by non-medical staff and even illiterate individuals in remote rural communities, provided that they have had some very basic, appropriate training. This fact has helped contribute to the unsurpassed beneficial impact that the drug has had on human health and welfare around the globe, especially with regard to the campaign to fight Onchocerciasis.57"

 

budoslavic

Eagle
Orthodox
Gold Member

Hospitalizations, Mortality Cut In Half After Brazilian City Offered Ivermectin To Everyone Pre-Vaccine​

Early on in the pandemic, before the vaccines were available, the Southern Brazilian city of Itajai offered Ivermectin as a prophylaxis against the disease.

Between July and December of 2020, roughly 220,000 people were offered a dose of 0.2mg/kg/day (roughly 18mg for a 200lb person) as an optional treatment for 2 days, once every two weeks.

133,051 people took them up on it, while 87,466 did not.

After analyzing the data, a team of researchers spanning several Brazilian institutes, the University of Toronto, and Columbia's EAFIT concluded in a December pre-print study that hospitalization and mortality rates were cut in half over the seven month period among the Ivermectin group.

The authors adjusted for relevant confounding variables, including age, sex, medical history, previous diseases, and other conditions.

The analysis contradicts an October report by Business Insider which claims, based on a Brazilian ICU doctor's anecdotal evidence, that the experiment was a failure.

Study limitations:

The authors note, "Being a retrospective observational analysis, it is uncertain whether results would be reproducible in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial, but likely, since groups of ivermectin users and non-users had similar demographic characteristics, and rates were adjusted for the relevant confounding variables."

We're sure the 'fact checkers' are already hard at work trying to debunk the pre-print, however they may also want to take a look at ivmmeta.com - a real-time meta analysis of 70 studies which found that Ivermectin works as a prophylaxis 83% of the time. In peer-reviewed studies, it was found effective 70% of the time as an early treatment, and just 39% of the time as a late treatment.

As we noted during the whole 'horse paste' controversy:

Ivermectin

This widely prescribed anti-parasitic which is also used in horses has shown meaningful efficacy worldwide in the treatment of mild and moderate cases of Covid-19, plus as a prophylactic. India's Uttar Pradesh province, with a population of over 200 million, says that widespread early use of Ivermectin 'helped keep positivity [and] deaths low.'

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Separately, there have been several studies funded by the Indian government, primarily conducted through their largest govt. public medical university (AIIMS).

  • Role of ivermectin in the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers in India: A matched case-control study (source)
  • Conclusion: Two-dose ivermectin prophylaxis at a dose of 300 μg/kg with a gap of 72 hours was associated with a 73% reduction of SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers for the following month.
  • Ivermectin as a potential treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 – A double blind randomized placebo-controlled trial (source)
  • Conclusion: There was no difference in the primary outcome i.e. negative RT-PCR status on day 6 of admission with the use of ivermectin. However, a significantly higher proportion of patients were discharged alive from the hospital when they received ivermectin.
  • Clinical Research Report Ivermectin in combination with doxycycline for treating COVID-19 symptoms: a randomized trial (source, double-blind randomized, peer-reviewed)
  • Discussion: In the present study, patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 infection treated with ivermectin in combination with doxycycline generally recovered 2 days earlier than those treated with placebo. The proportion of patients responding within 7 days of treatment was significantly higher in the treatment group than in the placebo group. The proportions of patients who remained symptomatic after 12 days of illness and who experienced disease progression were significantly lower in the treatment group than in the placebo group.
Here are more human studies from other countries on the 'horse dewormer':

Peru:
  • Sharp Reductions in COVID-19 Case Fatalities and Excess Deaths in Peru in Close Time Conjunction, State-By-State, with Ivermectin Treatments (source, peer-reviewed, University of Toronto, Universidad EAFIT)
  • For the 24 states with early IVM treatment (and Lima), excess deaths dropped 59% (25%) at +30 days and 75% (25%) at +45 days after day of peak deaths. Case fatalities likewise dropped sharply in all states but Lima
Spain:
  • The effect of early treatment with ivermectin on viral load, symptoms and humoral response in patients with non-severe COVID-19: A pilot, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial (source, University of Barcelona, peer-reviewed)
  • Findings: Patients in the ivermectin group recovered earlier from hyposmia/anosmia (76 vs 158 patient-days; p < 0.001).
Bengladesh:
  • A Comparative Study on Ivermectin-Doxycycline and Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin Therapy on COVID-19 Patients (source - peer reviewed, though not govt funded)
  • Conclusion: According to our study, the Ivermectin-Doxycycline combination therapy has better symptomatic relief, shortened recovery duration, fewer adverse effects, and superior patient compliance compared to the Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin combination. Based on this study's outcomes, the Ivermectin-Doxycycline combination is a superior choice for treating patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 disease.
  • A five-day course of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 may reduce the duration of illness (source, peer-reviewed double blind randomized, though small sample size)
  • iscussion: A 5-day course of ivermectin resulted in an earlier clearance of the virus compared to placebo (p = 0.005), thus indicating that early intervention with this agent may limit viral replication within the host. In the 5-day ivermectin group, there was a significant drop in CRP and LDH by day 7, which are indicators of disease severity.
Why does Ivermectin, a 'horse dewormer' work? For starters, it's a protease inhibitor. Interestingly, Pfizer's 2x/day Covid-19 prophylactic they're trialing right now is also a protease inhibitor.

Perhaps the most damning evidence in favor of Ivermectin is the medical establishment's position that it's essentially snake oil, despite the fact that it's had a glowing safety profile for decades, until now.
 

Sisyphus

Woodpecker
Other Christian

Florida woman dies after unsuccessful suit to get ivermectin​

A teacher in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., who was hospitalized with COVID-19 died following her husband's unsuccessful attempts to force doctors to treat her with the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin, according to reports from ABC News.

Tamara Drock, 47, spent 12 weeks at the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, as explained by her husband, Ryan Drock, per ABC News.

According to The Palm Beach Post, she was not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Ryan Drock sued the hospital in October over its refusal to administer ivermectin to his wife, ABC News reported.

Misinformation about ivermectin's ability to treat coronavirus infections has circulated widely online in recent months. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that "ivermectin has not been authorized or approved for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals."

The agency also noted that "ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea."

Ryan Drock's lawsuit was rejected by Palm Beach County Circuit Judge James Nutt in October, according to ABC News's reports, as Nutt said that permitting a judge's rule to override a doctor's recommendation could set a dangerous precedent.

Nutt encouraged the Drock family to try to negotiate a deal on their own with the doctors at the hospital. A doctor at the hospital did eventually agree to administer ivermectin, though the family attorney said it was too low of a dose, per ABC.

“I’m hoping they name a law after her so no one has to go through this. If she had walked out of the hospital she could have had the medication," Drock said. He was also infected with COVID-19 but recovered, according to ABC.

The Hill reached out to Tenet Healthcare, which owns and manages Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, for comment but has not immediately heard back.

So it's perfectly OK for executives and legislators to tell physicians how to practice medicine, to make medical decisions for citizens, and to force citizens to receive unnecessary medical treatments against their will, but God forbid a judge should make a ruling that upholds someone's basic human rights.

It looks like we can add the honorable Nutt to the ever growing treason list. The price of lumber may be soaring, but I expect there will be sufficient amounts to create gallows for all those who deserve them.
 

tking978

Chicken
Protestant
Hello forum members, this is my first post. Thank you Roosh for this great resource!

I can recommend [content removed - mod]. I ordered Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine from them and just received it. It took 5 weeks from order to delivery with no prescription required. I ordered using Bitcoin.

I also want to share an Ivermectin Twitter thread I created based on all the postings here.

May God bless you all!
 
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budoslavic

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@LaurenWitzkeDE: For those who are sick or would like to stock up on Ivermectin and HCQ, I have personally referred Dr. Stella to my friends and others on the Right, and they have received their meds to their doors in 3 days.

I can personally confirm that this is the best way to go. Don’t forget to use promo code STEW so she knows we sent you.



 

32blownhemi

Chicken
Other Christian
Hi Everyone! I can't figure out how to start a post so I'll ask here. Maybe I can't cuz I'm new? Anyway, everything I've read says to take Ivermectin w/out food but the script from my doctor says "Take with Food". I was exposed to the virus two days ago but I tested negative that night & yesterday ( I-Health home test kit) But I had a fever (was 99 down to 97 now), diarrhea & oxygen level fluctuates between 90 & 95. It's usually always 94-97, I weigh 100 kilos & I just took 48 mg's of Ivermectin & will continue for 4 more days. I take a lot of vitamins; Multi, 1000 mg's Quercetin, 500 mg's NAC, 500 mg's Selenium, 10 mg's Melatonin, Was taking 5000 C, I upped it to 10,000 C. 108 Mg's Zinc, 470 mg's Magnesium & I'm going to 940 mg's. 5000 IU's Vit K with D3 I think VI'll double it. B complex plus 5000 B-12, Vit A 10,000. Just now starting Colloidal Silver. I've been on 60 mg's of Prozac for months. My questions are; 1) Should I take my Ivermectin w/ or w/out food? 2) I have Doxycycline so should I start that? Thank You! Bill
 

chance vought

Woodpecker
Protestant
Hi Everyone! I can't figure out how to start a post so I'll ask here. Maybe I can't cuz I'm new? Anyway, everything I've read says to take Ivermectin w/out food but the script from my doctor says "Take with Food". I was exposed to the virus two days ago but I tested negative that night & yesterday ( I-Health home test kit) But I had a fever (was 99 down to 97 now), diarrhea & oxygen level fluctuates between 90 & 95. It's usually always 94-97, I weigh 100 kilos & I just took 48 mg's of Ivermectin & will continue for 4 more days. I take a lot of vitamins; Multi, 1000 mg's Quercetin, 500 mg's NAC, 500 mg's Selenium, 10 mg's Melatonin, Was taking 5000 C, I upped it to 10,000 C. 108 Mg's Zinc, 470 mg's Magnesium & I'm going to 940 mg's. 5000 IU's Vit K with D3 I think VI'll double it. B complex plus 5000 B-12, Vit A 10,000. Just now starting Colloidal Silver. I've been on 60 mg's of Prozac for months. My questions are; 1) Should I take my Ivermectin w/ or w/out food? 2) I have Doxycycline so should I start that? Thank You! Bill
It might be better with food but I don't recall if there is a limitation, can't hurt. Keep an eye on O2 sat, if you get in the 80s get some supplemental oxygen if you can, laying flat on your stomach will increase 02 Sat if needed. All this info is in the FLCCC iMask protocol.
 

32blownhemi

Chicken
Other Christian
Thank you Chance! I went to Flccc & it says "take with food or after eating. I'm doing most of what it recommends & I'll get whatever I don't have. Oxygen? I used to be a welder & took hits of Industrial Oxygen once in awhile. I'll get some... Just tool my oxygen level; 1st reading 90 & then right up to 95-96. So it's better! :) Thanks again! Bill
 

chance vought

Woodpecker
Protestant
Thank you Chance! I went to Flccc & it says "take with food or after eating. I'm doing most of what it recommends & I'll get whatever I don't have. Oxygen? I used to be a welder & took hits of Industrial Oxygen once in awhile. I'll get some... Just tool my oxygen level; 1st reading 90 & then right up to 95-96. So it's better! :) Thanks again! Bill
Yeah the welders O2 comes from the same source as medical and aviation O2... same stuff just buy a $40 regulator and cannula off Amazon ( make sure you don't get the pin style regulator for medical bottles if you are using a welding O2 bottle with cga540 valve)
If O2 sat seems wrong, try a different finger to be sure. Deep breaths help too if you aren't coughing. Anything below 90 and your judgment is affected (hypoxia) keep that in mind too.
 
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32blownhemi

Chicken
Other Christian
Thank you Chance!
No fever today & oxygen levels between 94-97. Although I still took a second dose of 48 mg's...
I was exposed Wednesday night so when I got home I took a 24 mg dose (even though no fever & oxygen levels good).
The next day no fever & oxygen levels good so I took nothing. The next day (which would be 48 hours after exposure) a fever of 99.xx & Oxygen level 90 ish. So I took a 48 mg dose. Today no fever & oxygen level good (94-97). But I took another 48 mg dose. Is it possible to get rid of the virus after two doses? One 24 mg & one 48 mg... Thanks again! Bill
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chance vought

Woodpecker
Protestant
Thank you Chance!
No fever today & oxygen levels between 94-97. Although I still took a second dose of 48 mg's...
I was exposed Wednesday night so when I got home I took a 24 mg dose (even though no fever & oxygen levels good).
The next day no fever & oxygen levels good so I took nothing. The next day (which would be 48 hours after exposure) a fever of 99.xx & Oxygen level 90 ish. So I took a 48 mg dose. Today no fever & oxygen level good (94-97). But I took another 48 mg dose. Is it possible to get rid of the virus after two doses? One 24 mg & one 48 mg... Thanks again! Bill
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I would just follow the protocol, but I believe the virus is gone in a few days after symptoms started and after that it’s just your immune system overreacting if you get really sick. The original and delta variants, a lot of people that got really sick made early recovery, then got even sicker after a few days of seeming to recover…that’s why early aggressive treatment is best instead of waiting to see how sick you get, because treating later is far less effective.
 
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