So you may remember a few weeks ago that Joe Rogan contracted COVID and then announced he beat it in about three days by “throwing the kitchen sink at it” which included taking Ivermectin. Well the mainstream media had a field day with that, going on the attack immediately and referring to Ivermectin as “horse dewormer” and making fun of any idiot who would take it. They attacked Joe Rogan personally, who by the way didn’t recommend Ivermectin to others, he just told his story. “Where’s Joe Rogan’s medical degree?” became the siren cry of the mainstream media keepers of the truth. Warnings began to proliferate about the “dangers” of the drug, with stories of hospitals being inundated with Ivermectin overdose victims. These stories were, however, quickly debunked by the very hospitals in question. But if you watch the liars in the mainstream media, you “knew” Ivermectin was the hobgoblin of little minds and anyone who used it deserved what they got. You may remember I posted a piece about Jimmy Kimmel making fun of people who take “horse goo” and suggesting that they not be treated for COVID by the medical system because I guess they were just too stupid. And his audience laughed and laughed. Sweet.
All of this despite the fact that there have been many, many scientific papers written about the value of Ivermectin in treating human beings for various diseases. Those papers include one titled “Ivermectin and COVID-19: Keeping Rigor in Times of Urgency” published by the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (not “Crackpot Morons Medical Weekly”) back in June of 2020. The paper actually takes a cautionary tone with Ivermectin use for COVID, but the authors write things like (caps always mine for emphasis) “Ivermectin is a WIDELY USED DRUG for the treatment and control of several neglected tropical diseases. The drug has an EXCELLENT SAFETY PROFILE, with MORE THAN 2.5 BILLION DOSES DISTRIBUTED IN THE LAST 30 YEAR… Caly et al. report a 5,000-fold REDUCTION in SARS-CoV-2 RNA levels, compared with those in controls, after infected Vero/hSLAM cells were incubated for 48 hours with 5 μM IVERMECTIN…We believe the recent findings regarding ivermectin warrant RAPIDLY IMPLEMENTED controlled clinical trials to assess its efficacy against SARS-CoV-2... The discovery of ivermectin’s activity against SARS-CoV-2 gives REASON FOR HOPE, but off-label and compassionate use requires careful risk–benefit considerations.” So Ivermectin is both safe and effective in humans and its role in fighting COVID warrants further investigation done quickly (that was a last June, where I wonder why those studies haven’t been done…), but those who advocate for it are criminally moronic. Meanwhile a BRAND NEW vaccine with no track record for either safety or efficacy is just fine for every human on the planet RIGHT NOW, but using a drug with 30 YEARS of data behind it (which also costs nothing), THAT’S the crazy talk?
Even the “fact-checkers” got involved. As many started to note that Ivermectin was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2015 for its contribution to human health, Reuters (previously an actual news source) jumped in, claiming their verdict was one of “Missing context. Two scientists DID RECEIVE a Nobel Prize for their discovery of Ivermectin, but it was INTENDED to treat parasitic infections in humans, not COVID-19.” The claims Reuters was “fact-checking” were that Ivermectin was safe for human use and that it had been awarded a Nobel Prize. Both of those statements are true (technically the scientists won the prize, the pill doesn’t even have a neck around which to hang the medal). But Reuters couldn’t have any of that so they had to conflate two issues: the truthfulness (or “factiness”) of the claim about the Nobel Prize, and the fact that the award was not for Ivermectin’s use to treat COVID. Those are two different things. The “fact-check” should have been “Yes it’s safe for humans and yes it did win a Nobel Prize” because those are, well, the facts. But all the people who consume mainstream media flotsam now “knew” that only cretins would take Ivermectin. By the way, drugs are used every single day for what is called “off-label” use. That is, a drug is used to treat a condition for which it was not originally intended (or trialed). So there’s that.
At the time of Joe Rogan’s announcement, a loathsome CNN talking head by the name of Jim Acosta “interviewed” (that is, kissed his tuches) the great and powerful Fauci about this in which he said “The podcast host Joe Rogan, he came down with COVID. He says he’s been taking the LIVESTOCK DEWORMER Ivermectin as well as other treatments that people talk about on the internet and so on. DOESN’T HAVE ANY EFFECT ON COVID, OBVIOUSLY.” He then asked Little Tony what it’s like to have to “compete” for airtime with the likes of Joe Rogan. To nobody’s surprise, the liar and idiot Fauci responds by talking about the problems with the spread of misinformation and disinformation and how troublesome it is. He then goes on to vomit up more double-speak which is so aggravating I won’t go further into it. But interestingly, he never actually addresses Ivermectin. This of course is in line with his usual behavior where he never really says anything; because he’s a gutless, lying, dictocrat. Why couldn’t he have at least said something like the quote I just cited above about Ivermectin’s safety and efficacy? Why not correct Acosta about the “LIVESTOCK DEWORMER” label? Why not tell the American people that while he is not convinced of its benefit to COVID patients, people should consult their own doctor to discuss it. And maybe if we didn’t “ban” doctors from prescribing it, people wouldn’t have to resort to more dangerous “LIVESTOCK DEWORMER”.
And by the way, not to hijack mainstream media’s catchphrase, but where’s Jim Acosta’s medical degree? He said “DOESN’T HAVE ANY EFFECT ON COVID, OBVIOUSLY” but there are apparently a great many medical doctors who actually treat COVID patients who might disagree with him. I won’t go into the Ivermectin debate but suffice it to say that actual medical doctors from all over the world, including here in the US (that’s where Joe Rogan got his – from his medical doctor) have been using it during this pandemic with apparent success. But Acosta knows better. And if you watch him, you know better too so now you can laugh along with Jimmy Kimmel at all the stupid people.
Fast forward to this week when Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s resident medical hack wondered into the Joe Rogan Experience. Gupta is an idiot and a liar who works in the service of idiots and liars but, to his credit, sat down with Joe for about three hours. Joe went right at him:
Rogan: No, no, no, before we get to that, the news network you work for OUT AND OUT LIED, JUST OUTRIGHT LIED, about me taking horse dewormer.
Gupta: They shouldn’t have said that.
Rogan: Why did they do that?
Gupta: I don’t know.
Rogan: You didn’t ask? You’re the medical guy over there.
Gupta: I didn’t ask. I should have asked before coming on your podcast.
Gupta knows full well that CNN lied, and lied a lot, about this issue. They tried to discredit Joe Rogan, as they do with everyone who doesn’t agree with their COVID narrative, and the potential benefits of Ivermectin. If their true concern (as Gupta intimates in his conversation with Rogan) was that people might be taking the veterinary formulation in place of the human one, CNN could have very easily addressed that issue, but that’s not what they did. Instead they looked to “cancel” Ivermectin as a possible treatment for COVID when, again, there is evidence from frontline doctors all over the world that it has some (perhaps significant) efficacy. Gupta also implored Rogan to “get one shot” even though Rogan has been infected. When asked why, Gupta never answered the question but his reason is this false narrative (which I have recently debunked with the actual data) that one shot after infection gives you the best immunity. If anyone read the study they would see that is simply not the findings of the authors. But facts and all…
So there are several choices to make when evaluating Sanja Gupta here (and more largely the mainstream media as a whole). Either Gupta knows CNN lied (a lot) about both Joe Rogan and Ivermectin, which makes him a liar for being complicit in their lies, or he’s gutless because he didn’t stand up and say they were lying (cowardice is pretty common these days), or he believes in and agrees with the CNN narrative and is just afraid to stand up to Rogan. Probably all three are at work here to some degree. Any way you slice it, it ain’t good.
This post is not meant to be a commercial for Ivermectin. I don’t know enough about it to comment on it intelligently, although aside from the aforementioned real-world doctors claiming successful use in COVID patients, my gut instinct is to look a little more closely at anyone or anything that the “experts” and mainstream media dolts try so hard to discredit. All they keep telling us is they need more time to evaluate Ivermectin’s efficacy and it may be harmful to some people. We’re 20 months in to this pandemic, why hasn’t the “research” been done yet? We know it’s safe for humans so how hard is it to give it to people who test positive for coronavirsus? If the concern is Ivermectin may be harmful to some patients on certain other drugs, isn’t that their physician’s job to know that? These potential negative drug interactions are already known after 30 years and just like any other drug, you would be warned not to take drug X with drug Y. As Ivermectin is proven very safe when taken as prescribed, why not let doctors try it with their patients? If the concern is about people taking the veterinary formulation, why not just stand up and tell the American people to go to their doctor and get human Ivermectin so they don’t go off on their own to buy “horse goo”?
This post is just another exercise at examining the FACT (and it is a fact) that we are being lied to every day all the time. Please be aware of this when you consume mainstream media propaganda about COVID. They are ALL liars and idiots and they do not have your best interests at heart. Remember, you’re risk of death (or serious illness) from COVID stands at about two-tenths of one percent. Is that a reason to be living in fear of dying while at the same time demonizing your friends and neighbors for not doing what you think you “know” to be right? Get out there and hug another human for Pete’s sake.