Ivermectin Smear Campaign
3 September 2021 - 6:41 am
If you’re to believe the huge number of blue-checkmarks parading themselves and their media outlets on Twitter regarding Joe Rogan (the $100,000,000 Spotify podcast guy) and his video posted to social media that he had COVID-19, you’d think he’d been taking a horse dewormer, or cow dewormer. A dewormer for animals anyway, which “the FDA warns people should not ingest”.
There are hundreds of these kinds of tweets about Rogan and his taking of a “dewormer” drug, mostly from the blue-checkmark brigade who are out in droves attempting to smear this treatment, Ivermectin, as an unsafe animal dewormer. I say “smear” because it is simply not true. There is a version of Ivermectin that is used on animals, but there is also a version of it that was subsequently approved for use by humans. The human approved version is what Rogan took. Does it cure COVID-19? Who knows? There are some doctors who say it has been used with relatively high levels of success in treating whatever respiratory ailment people have that are told they have COVID-19 but the point of this article is not to promote or advertise Ivermectin specifically, but highlight a problem.
The problem is, that anything other than “vaccines” are essentially forbidden as treatments, preventative measures or even to be discussed as possibilities. Unfortunately for the States of the World and their public relations department, the mainstream media, Joe Rogan is quite high-profile, popular and has a platform and reach beyond most people on Earth, and his promotion of alternatives to The Vaccine is problematic for them. This is where the Verified Account Brigade staffed with political grifters and State lapdogs get given their orders to spread mass disinformation, such as “Joe Rogan took a horse dewormer that the FDA says you shouldn’t ingest.
But you don’t have to take my word for it of course. Sources provided as always. In this article from March 2008 on the US National Institutes of Health website titled “The Pharmacokinetics and Interactions of Ivermectin in Humans—A Mini-review” it describes Ivermectin as:
an antiparasitic drug with a broad spectrum of activity, high efficacy as well as a wide margin of safety. Since 1987, this compound has a widespread use in veterinary medicine and it use has been extended in humans. Here we present a brief review of the information available regarding the pharmacokinetics and interactions of ivermectin in humans.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2751445/
Later in the article it says:
The first formulation destined to humans was launched in 1987, when Merck Laboratories had enough data to register ivermectin for use against onchocerciasis.
Clearly, the dismissing of Ivermectin as just a “horse dewormer” is a blatant lie. Again, this article is not promoting Ivermectin, or suggesting it is a cure for COVID-19 or that anyone should take it. The question should be, why if it is approved for use in humans, even if it is at this point only approved for antiparasitic treatments, being dismissed en masse by mainstream media talking heads?
It could be because of articles like this one, also on the US National Institutes of Health website from June 2020 titled “The FDA-approved drug ivermectin inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro” that says:
Although several clinical trials are now underway to test possible therapies, the worldwide response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been largely limited to monitoring/containment. We report here that Ivermectin, an FDA-approved anti-parasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum anti-viral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus (SARS-CoV-2), with a single addition to Vero-hSLAM cells 2 h post infection with SARS-CoV-2 able to effect ~5000-fold reduction in viral RNA at 48 h. Ivermectin therefore warrants further investigation for possible benefits in humans.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7129059/
As pointed out in a letter from the FDA that the article above does link to, “People should never take animal drugs” and there is an obvious difference between the Ivermectin that is intended for animal use and the Ivermectin that is intended for humans. This letter does mention that although Ivermectin is primarily a treatment for parasitic problems, it is also prescribed in a topical formulation and approved to treat some skin conditions like rosacea.
This clearly shows that while Ivermectin is indeed an antiparasitic agent, the cause of rosacea is unknown but treatable with Ivermectin. Many well known medicines that have been around for decades and are considered safe and effective, are used to treat more that one thing. Aspirin for example is used to treat pain, inflammation and fever but it can also prevent platelets in the blood from clumping and is recommended for those that have had a heart attack to reduce the chances of blood clots in narrowed arteries. Obviously overuse of Aspirin can cause problems, but the point here is that this is more evidence that the propaganda machine churning out “Ivermectin is a horse dewormer” posts on social media and anywhere else they can shoehorn it in, has nefarious motives that are likely connected with the possibility that it could be a cheap and effective treatment for something that powerful and invested parties want to tell you that you must have their gene therapy injections for.