Up to now I have stayed away from volunteering my upinions about the Corona- situation in the Netherlands and worldwide. As a doctor I tried to keep up with literature and of course I had an opinion about all that is happening. It didn’t seem my place, however to share about this. My opinion was my opinion, so I thought…..
So now, I decide to get involved, to weigh in….on the Covid-19 discussion, vaccines and all that.
Something changed. I found information which I cannot withhold from you. I would really get into an ethical conflict with myself if I didn’t share this information. This information about the treatment of COVID-19 is of SUCH importance, that I cannot keep it quiet anymore.
I has turned out to be a bit of a story, which becomes increasingly medical the further you advance into it. I volunteer my opinion at the end of this blog. Of course, it is irrelevant whether you agree with my opinion or not. It is about you reading, and learning and about making choices based on the full picture. Of course, the concept of a full picture is rather relative in science, but I hope to support you in making the choices which are right for you!
I can’t keep doing this: Dr. Kory about the efficacy of Ivermectine with COVID-19 patients.
It started with a video of expert Pierre Kory who spoke to the Senat of the US about the mountain of evidence as he calls it on the effectiveness of Ivermectine in the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Please first watch this video. It is easy to follow and easy to understand.
He is a member of a group of experts in critical care in the US – the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance or FLCCC who are asking organisations like the National Institute for Health (the national health council in de US) to review the data and to change their advice (which was negative) about the use of this medicine in COVID-19.
The group wrote and article which has been accepted for publication by a peer reviewed journal on January 13. You can read the article HERE via pubmed.
Dr. John Campbell gives a clear ohttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34375047/verview of several studies with Ivermectine
When I had seen this, I dove into the matter. this could potentially be a game changer! Dr. John Campbell, a Britisch specialist, explains in easy terms what he found out about Ivermectine. It is slightly more scientific in language, but still quite easy to understand. He discusses several studies with Ivermectine. It is a nice overview.
A meta-analysis is being performed on the efficacy of Ivermectine in COVID-19 patients requested by the WHO
After that, I hit on a presentation by Dr. Andrew Hill (also a renowned researcher) who is performing a meta-analysis on 11 Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) upon request by teh WHO. A meta-analysis is the highest form of evidence we know in science. Worldwide, there are 21 trials ongoing with Ivermectine. He will be performing a second meta-analysis on all of these once their data are available.
From the first meta-analysis it turns out that there is 83% less deaths of CoVID-19 and 43% of patients are discharged sooner from hospital when treated with Ivermectine. The data are not yet mature, these are interim data, but if provides sufficient evidence for the authorities to look into it. If the second meta-analysis would show the same kind of results, this would be a ‘Transformative Agent’, as Dr. Hill expresses his opinion. This could mean the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I like his choice of words, as transformation is what we want, isn’t it?
This video is pretty medical, see if you can follow it. For doctors, this is very clear language and very useful if you wish to request a prescription by your physician.
In Egypt and Bangladesh this drug is given systematically for treatment of COVID-19 and studies have been performed in Uttar Pradesh (India), in Iran and Iraq. In Argentinia, Peru, and other Latin American countries Ivermectine is given to the population systematically as a preventative measure. In the African countries where this drugis used for prophyaxis of parasitic infections there are less and less severe cases of COVID-19.
Doctors plead for review by the authorities
Both Dr. Hill as Dr. Kory plead for the authorities to review these data and to give theirjudgement on it.
You can download the treatment protocols on the website of the FLCCC. There are protocols for prophylaxis, treatment upon exposure to a COVID-19 patient and hospital treatment. They use Ivermectin in combination with highly dosed Vit D, Vit C, Quercitine and Zinc according to the protocols which are being updated regularly on the website.
As a result of this speech, Dr. Kory and the chairman of FLCCC and Dr. Hill have spoken to the NIH. The NIH have changed their negative advice to a neutral advice for the use of Ivermectine in the treatment of COVID-19. This means that doctors can now use Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 in the US.
A tiny details on top of this is that the use of Ivermectine (which has been on the market since 1975 and is available as a generic right now) costs less than 2 euros per day (treaments range from 1-5 days), which is far more cost effective than the production of the vaccines.
NIH Revises Treatment Guidelines for Ivermectin for the Treatment of COVID-19
Ivermectin is Now a Therapeutic Option for Doctors & Prescribers!
Jan 14, 2021 – One week after 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), presented their data before the NIH Treatment Guidelines Panel, the NIH has upgraded their recommendation and now considers Ivermectin an option for use in COVID-19.
Their recommendation has now been upgraded to the same level as those for widely used monoclonal antibodies & convalescent plasma, which is a “neither for nor against” recommendation. The significance of this change is that the NIH has decided to no longer recommend against the use of ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19 by the nation’s health care providers. A consequence of this change is that ivermectin has now been made a clear therapeutic option for patients.
My thoughts about this all
There are quite a few unpleasant side-effects connected to the use of this drug and there are also a few interactions with other medications. It is therefore not a drug you should take just like that. In any case, you will need a prescription by your treating physician, so luckily you cannot get it just anywhere.
It is important to understand that Ivermectin can be used as both a treament and as prophylaxis (prevention). Clearly, a treatment would not prevent anyone from catching the virus. A vaccine in fact does not either. You do catch it, but your immunesystem deals with it more efficiently as it has learned how to mount an attack. The thought is that you would get less ill once you have had the vaccine and hopefully not die of the illness. This should lift the weight on the health care system.
As we do not know yet whether people who are vaccinated are still contagious or not, the vaccine potentially doesn’t do anything to stop the spread of the virus.
The only reason to take the vaccine is to protect yourself from getting too ill.
As we do not know how long the effect of the protection of the virus is (we are up to 8 months now), the vaccine may even give a false sense of safety to those who have taken it.
Knowing the virus mutates, chances are that you would need to retake it again, just like the influenza vaccine.
It makes total sense to take the vaccine if there wasn’t a good cure to the illness.
However, knowing all that, and knowing that there is a (far cheaper) treatment to the corona virus which makes sure you either do not get it (when it is used prophylactically), or you do not get so sick and with which far less people die, it makes total sense to me to have the treatment when you need it and to not burden your system with a vaccine which, in all respect towards the developers who have done an amazing job in such a short time, quite frankly has not had enough of research to truly say it is safe.
The drug is more effective the sooner you use it in the sickness process. However, it is nice if your immune system gets a chance to take care of the infection itself. I would use it myself only once there is evidence of a Corona infection and once I am having more symptoms than just a cold (shortness of breath, fever, diarrhoea, etc).
You could use the information in this blog to go to your GP or treating physician and ask for the drug. I hope that the doctor will understand that this is notjust a hoax after seeing the video by Dr. Hill. This video is well argumented and easy to understand by trained doctors.
In my humble opinion, the urgency in the need of a vaccine is lestened when we can use this treatment. This should give us time to develop a good vaccine which is well researched and developped.