Letter to Editor on Ivermectin I Sent to My Local Paper

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  • Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 08:42am

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    JimboJim

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    Letter to Editor on Ivermectin I Sent to My Local Paper

I was able to get the following printed in our local small town newspaper in Idaho.  What prompted me to write the letter was my “attending” a virtual “information” presentation put on by the local hospital and hearing a doctor state that ivermectin was a horse dewormer and there was no data to support giving it to anyone with COVID-19.

We will see what pushback the hospital delivers back this week in response to my letter and also what feedback results from the general public.  Feel free that copy this letter and send it to your local newspaper also.

Jim

Safe and Effective Treatment For COVID-19 Ignored by US Medical Establishment

Did you know that the medical community has known about a safe and effective early treatment for COVID since last summer?  You certainly don’t hear about it from the mainstream media do you?  The drug I’m talking about is Ivermectin, with profound anti-parasite and anti-viral properties that received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015 and has been safely given to 3.7 billion people around the world to eradicate parasitic diseases.  It’s also used to “deworm” livestock and dogs.

So why haven’t we heard about it?  If we had a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19 all along, why wouldn’t our medical “leaders” have made us aware of it?  Two reasons: – PROFITS and ARROGANCE.  You see, ivermectin costs about $10 to treat a COVID patient, in contrast to the $2000/dose costs associated with remdesivir and other therapies that have been promoted.

Big Pharma is more interested in pushing unproven, experimental “vaccines” and expensive therapies, rather than investigating an off-patent treatment that preclude them making handsome profits.  Also, an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) could not have been granted for the experimental “vaccines” since such a designation had to show that effective treatment options (i.e. ivermectin) do not exist for the drug under question.

Thousands of doctors in countries around the world that don’t have the privilege to dole out expensive vaccines and treatments to their citizens recognized that ivermectin works remarkably well to PREVENT AND TREAT COVID19.  How did they know this?  They had researchers looking at ivermectin since last spring.  A consultant with the World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted a meta-analysis of the 44 studies conducted worldwide and found that 100% of the studies reported positive effects and 100% of the 21 randomized controlled trials improved patient outcomes.

In Western nations, doctors who dare to speak out or to prescribe early Covid19 treatments (based on clinical trials that the media have failed to report) have been openly censured and ridiculed.  Doctors in the US have had to resort to operating a website anonymously (www.c19ivermectin.com) since June 2020 that has continuously updated the evidence-based research.  The US National Institutes for Health (NIH) receives $41 billion annually of our tax dollars.  Somehow, they couldn’t be bothered to conduct their own clinical trials, instead disingenuously citing the lack of studies as the very reason they can’t recommend ivermectin.

By contrast, the NIH promoted remdesivir and it was quickly given emergency use authorization in May 2020 with ONE hastily conducted clinical trial that showed it may reduce the stay in the hospital a few days, nothing more.

Predictably, last week, a badly flawed study from Colombia was widely cited by CNN and others as being the definitive reason that ivermectin didn’t work.  Amazingly, none of the other 44 studies were mentioned that showed ivermectin both preventing people from being infected with COVID19 and quickly treating the disease.  Doctors prescribe off-patent drugs all the time to treat patients, yet inexplicably, hospitals have prohibited off-label use by doctors within their organization because it hasn’t receive the blessing of the NIH.

If you are curious about Ivermectin’s potential, I urge you to visit another website with enormous amounts of evidence: http://www.covid19criticalcare.com You will find highly qualified doctors that are experts in their fields (Dr. Pierre Kory and Dr. Paul Marik) give webinars on how ivermectin works to prevent and treat COVID.  You will see scientific evidence that convincingly shows that ivermectin works, with links to over 44 clinical studies  You will see and hear heartfelt testimonials from doctors, patients and families who received ivermectin and allowed them to get out of the hospital before dying.

Also, it equips you with material to present to your doctor when requesting ivermectin for prevention and treatment options.  Finally, this approach complements efforts taken to vaccinate the most at risk, by protecting those waiting and others who are medically unable to receive shots.  Since ivermectin works to prevent the virus from replicating in the body and interrupting the disease progression, it is highly likely that it will work equally well against the new virus variants also  The downside risks are FAR outweighed by the upside benefits.

By ignoring ivermectin, the NIH and FDA have denied us the option of a safe and effective treatment and failed it’s citizenry, with tens of thousands of US citizens dying needlessly.  I commend our local medical staffs with tireless efforts to serve our community.  However, the arrogant dismissal by the NIH of ivermectin by creating a smokescreen of doubt and uncertainty is shameful.

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JJ

That is a spot on accurate, measured, and sensible letter.   I copied it for reference later.  I hope you don’t mind if I steal some of your thoughts.

GT

  • Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 12:27pm

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This letter is wonderful (although all-caps seems like a questionable style choice that I think makes it easier for some to dismiss).

I think the real goal may be to just reach the small percentage of people who can think for themselves (“Jesus, theres 44 studies?  I better look into that…”).

Everybody else will just shrug and wait for someone to tell them what to do. Or resolve their own internal discomfort by getting angry at people who “think they know better than the experts”.    Seriously Im amazed at how many headlines start with “Experts say” these days.   Was it always like this?

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My local paper doesnt print things that go against mainstream narratives. Ive written several letters that never make it to print but any and all letters that push vaccines, joe Biden, BLM, and antifa will always get printed.

Its a free local paper and ends up in my mailbox every week…makes good tinder for the woodstove.

  • Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 12:43pm

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    Mike from Jersey

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    Letter to Editor on Ivermectin I Sent to My Local Paper

It is indeed a good letter. It will reach some people.

Unfortunately, there will be a lot of people who will think, “well, if it was really that good then the FDA would have approved it by now.”

There are still a lot of people who think like that.

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    Chuck in Belize

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    Letter to Editor on Ivermectin I Sent to My Local Paper

JJ – I think you wrote a really fine letter.

Some commenters have already pointed out that many newspapers won’t print things that question the Narrative. Others have pointed out that only a few people will read such a letter and as a result begin to think for themselves.

Both sorts of comments are totally correct. But it goes beyond that.

For one thing, you did something that was well-written, reasonable, and not inflammatory (at least in my opinion).  That’s more than 99% of people will ever make the effort to do.  You deserve our thanks and our appreciation.  You did not sit idly by, waiting for someone else to write that letter for you.

For another thing, you now know that you have cleared your conscience. You did not remain silent.

Finally, you placed website links that will allow people who are willing to think for themselves to actually go take a look at the relevant data.

So, I say to you, “Well Done, Sir.  Well Done.”
If you don’t mind, I’ll grab your letter, tweak it a bit, and send it to some of my friends.  It can’t hurt, can it?

– Chuck

  • Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 01:51pm   (Reply to #6)

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All are welcome to copy, modify and send to whomever they think it will help.  My thoughts have benefitted from countless threads and discussions on this website.

  • Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 02:48pm   (Reply to #6)

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    Letter to Editor on Ivermectin I Sent to My Local Paper

Chuck,

You wrote:

For another thing, you now know that you have cleared your conscience. You did not remain silent.

I do that sometimes. I do things that I think are right even though it might not accomplish a lot.

At least I can sleep at night.

  • Sun, Mar 14, 2021 - 03:42pm   (Reply to #6)

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    Letter to Editor on Ivermectin I Sent to My Local Paper

One thing I try to keep in mind is how different the world could/might have been, if people in Germany in 1934 – 1939 had spoken their minds.  Fear made them silent, and as a result … well, we all know the result.  I won’t belabor the point.

I’ve always thought that a good measure of the quality of a person is what that person did when they thought that no one else was watching, or that nobody else would know or even care.

It turns out, in my experience, that these things DO matter.  They really do. Even if nobody else notices.

–Chuck

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Nice job on the letter, JimboJim.  I admire your courage to stand up against the mainstream narrative!

At a minimum, you may be laying the ground work to make people in your community more open-minded to considering Ivermectin in the future.   There have been ideas “outside the norm” that I have been exposed to in the past, that I initially didn’t buy into.  But over time, after seeing more and more supporting evidence, I came to believe they were true.  Hopefully they will too.

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