Dr Tess Lawrie starts IVM info fundraiser
I was interested to discover this — it seems she is pursuing her attempts to get IVM adopted in the UK, which is pretty good considering it’s all unpaid work for her and she’d previously talked about moving on. She also wants to start an IVM long covid trial. This is from her Gofundme page:
We need your help to continue our work to get ivermectin approved in the UK and worldwide.
Your donations will go towards the following expenses over the next three months:
– E-BMC running costs: currently two staff working full-time and one part-time on ivermectin research and education.
– Public education and awareness raising through the BIRD initiative, e.g. creating a website, responding to queries, interviews, press outreach, government lobbying.
– Expert opinion fees: e.g. statistician, regulatory authorities consultants, legal, clinical trial experts.
– Planning proposal for a trial of ivermectin to treat long-covid
– Planning further covid-19 related public health research
– To establish E-BMC Ltd. as a non-profit community interest company (CIC). This process will involve engaging a business consultant to help us convert our financial model to a non-profit model. We aim to expand our team to respond more effectively to the urgent public health and research needs during this pandemic.
– Other expenses, e.g. MHRA application costs if necessary (Canuck21: that’s the UK drug regulatory agency)
I’m not soliciting for it but here is the link since PP loves citing sources:
I don’t think she has the remotest idea what she is up against but good luck to her. Professional PR is certainly needed. That forum of experts chaired by Dr Been had lots of info but only Dr Kory came across as persuasive (partly due to language limitations).
Yeah at this point I’d almost be more down to gofund someone doing a guerilla marketing campaign to raise awareness in the public sphere with the aim of putting pressure on the health authorities to explain why SCIENCE! hasn’t yet discovered Ivermectin in these parts.
Thats probably even harder though. The silver reddit guys had to go through lawyers to get their billboards approved by the billboard owners. Apparently advocating that people buy a commodity at the store with cash is a sketchy area of speech these days.
Can’t imaging how an ad saying, “If the fuckers won’t help us, we can take Vitamin D and Horse Dewormer” would go over.
Well I try my best to advocate for IVM in the comments section of a couple of UK newspapers, and some people do check “like”, but the trolls always materialize to “shoot me down” with ridiculous emotional non-factual counterarguments, it is so wearying that I often wonder if it’s worth the energy.
Ive done it once. There was an article about American whackos taking horse dewormer in latest quack covid cure.
I just felt the need to step out and say, “I take horse dewormer for Covid. I also got a doc to prescribe me pills a long time ago but they were very expensive so I use the paste”.
The older I get the more I realize you don’t argue anyone into anything. I just corrected a few of the more absurd misdirection in the main article and hope to instill doubt in those who want doubt and to see that there are others out there willing to take matters into their own hands.
Canadians are very passive agressive people online. No one really stepped to me but there were lots of “Darwin will take care of stupid people” type comments elsewhere in the thread. Thing is, I don’t disagree with them so I didn’t argue!
I for one have sent off a 50£ donation; I will just pretend tonight is a fancy restaurant meal, and toast her success.
I know, it saddens me to see such willing blind oblivion. Even family and friends who’ve known me for decades and know I am intelligent and well-read and do a lot of factual research etc. are so desperately eager to declare me a total nut case now. Sometimes I think they deserve what they will get.
@2retired — how nice of you!