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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Self-Governance Brings Liberty and Ends Tyranny

Today, Saturday, July 24, 2021, is World Ivermectin Day. The American Journal of Therapeutics has declared Ivermectin an effective preventative and treatment drug for Covid-19, especially in symptomatic early stages. Clinical trials support AJT's conclusions. 

Several medical organizations are now organizing to raise public awareness of this cheap and safe anti-parasite drug which has been used decades by millions worldwide for parasitic diseases like malaria.

"We have an incredibly positive and uplifting message to share: Ivermectin treats and prevents COVID and it is the key to unlocking the never-ending cycle of pandemic peaks and personal restrictions and will help restart economies,” declared Dr. Tess Lawrie, the founder of British Ivermectin Development Group (BIRD).

But the CDC and government-controlled social media platforms continue an unprecedented attempt to censor, vilify, and ridicule board-certified doctors, immunologists, and epidemiologists who promote Ivermectin. When asked about such attempts, the head of a medical organization attempting to raise public awareness of Ivermectin declared:
"Abandoning our mission is not an option. Yes, it has been hell. But as Winston Churchill once said, ‘If you’re going through hell, keep going.’ We’ll march on. Your life matters that much."
The Biden White House says people who spread "misinformation" should be banned from all social media platforms. My question is "Who will ban the White House?" Oh, wait. That's already happened. It seems there are malevolent people who have taken over the government who are seeking to banish into silence (or jail) anyone who disagrees with them. That's the very definition of tyranny.

We are living in some amazing times. Every citizen of the United States must learn how to self-govern our bodies, our families, and our communities. Self-governance, also known as self-determination, is the basis of liberty. Demands to conform to government mandates with threats of punishment for nonconformity form the basis of tyranny. Give me Liberty or give me Death.

Go here for more life-saving information on Ivermectin.

34 comments:

Rex Ray said...

Wade,

The CDC and government-controlled social media should be tarred & feathered, and rode out of town on a rail.

Wade Burleson said...

Rex,

There is evil in the air. People are waking up.

Christiane said...

Are there any 'contra-indications' of using ivermectin in specific cases? Ex. for pregnant women? for certain animals who are 'sensitive' to ivermectin use?

What are the studies that have been published in medical journals that support ivermectin's use in Covid-19 cases? (micro-data rather than meta-data)

?

(too many questions, sorry)

Wade Burleson said...

Christiane,

Ivermectin has been taken safely in third-world countries for over 50 years. The safety record is second to none.

It's cheap, available, and effective.

Good questions. Those same questions need to be asked of the rushed vaccinations. Do you have satisfactory answers for your questions when it comes to mRNA vaccinations? I'm genuinely curious because I know you are a thinker.

Christiane said...

Hello WADE,

I got the vaccination on the advice of my physician and the urging of the entire Family because I had double pneumonia and was hospitalized for over a week some years back which left me compromised somewhat.

As to the efficacy of the vaccines, sadly what is showing is that it is the UN-vaccinated that are primarily dying from the disease now, especially since the 'variant' is more highly contagious and apparently more deadly for those who are 'younger' in age. I guess that awareness which comes so tragically has convinced many to go ahead and be vaccinated, unless of course they were in ER WITH the covid, about to be put on a ventilator and were told 'it's too late now'.

I understand the need for 'testing' and 're-testing' which ought in normal situations to be done over a period of years;
but things didn't work out that way, no.

In ten years or so, we will have 'answers'. Right now, we are trying to do what is right as we can discern it, and people are disagreeing about how to go forward.

Those questions: important to know the 'contr-indications' on any prescribed meds, but invermectin can be had over the counter, so if it is not vetted (sorry for pun), we cannot know how it will affect people in specific situations. The animal world has shown that some animals react differently to invermectic as a veterinary med.

What I 'know' is that invermectin is used for parasites and lice-removal.





Celeste said...

I have had a weird fascination with COVID 19 staring and charts and numbers in the beginning, hoping that it would somehow tell me when this nightmare would be over (spoiler alert: it doesn't).

A couple of weeks ago, I became fascinated with the India story. Realistically speaking, their healthcare system, although well organized is tenuous. They were in the news with horrific images of an impending 2nd wave. Of course, since the Delta variant is from India, nearly 100% of their isolates were delta.

Yet, India is no longer in the news. Why? They are on the other side of the curve (already). And so.....

The Indian health ministry site has treatment protocols on it. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

For mild cases is COVID 19 (discharged to home after diagnosis):
Drug Treatment for patients with mild cases
* i. Give Tab Paracetamol for fever. If fever is not controlled with a maximum dose of Tab. Paracetamol 650mg four times a day, consult the treating doctor who may consider advising other drugs like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) (ex: Tab. Naproxen 250 mg twice a day).
* ii. Consider Tab Ivermectin (200 mcg/kg once a day, to be taken empty stomach) for 3 to 5 days (avoid in pregnant and lactating women) OR Tab Hydroxychloroquine (400 mg twice daily for 1 day, followed by 400 mg daily for next 4 days, unless contraindicated)
* iii. Inhalational Budesonide (given via inhalers with spacer at a dose of 800 mcg twice daily for 5 to 7 days) to be given if symptoms (fever and/or cough) are persistent beyond 5 days of disease onset.
* iv. Systemic oral steroids not indicated in mild disease. If symptoms persist beyond 7 days (persistent fever, worsening cough etc.) consult the treating doctor for treatment with low dose oral steroids.
* v. Continue the medications for other co-morbid illness after consulting the treating physician.

So, the FDA, the CDC and the WHO give out warnings re: plaquenil and ivermectin but an entity charged with managing 17% of the world's population can read the literature and realizes this is where the benefit lies. Hmmmmmm. Sometimes, it is good to get out of one's own echo chamber.

India has also done a study looking at ivermectin prophylaxis (to prevent COVID) and found a greater than 70% reduction in cases. The dosing that they used for that was something like five days a month (I would have to find that study again.....).

Celeste said...

The India health ministry also provides a very cautionary tale/recommendation regarding the use of Remdesivir which is the back bone of the treatment protocols currently recommended by the CDC and heavily advocated by the octogenarian physician who's word the media falls over. The India Health Ministry points out that the original trial (the one that prompted Fauci's recommendation of remdesivir as the core to the US treatment protocols) showed a 5 days decrease in hospital days in the experimental arm. HOWEVER, there was not change in mortality. A second, larger, multinational study was done that showed no benefit to remdesivir, but the CDC, while acknowledging that data set, just throws it away because it was an open label study (meaning the patients and their doctors knew who was getting remdesivir and who was not). (https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/management/clinical-management/hospitalized-adults--therapeutic-management/). To be honest, the twisting that the CDC does to justify ignoring good data is pretty amazing. Because of the lack of demonstrated clinical benefit, expense and potential toxicity, the Indian health ministry looks at remdesivir as experimental only.

I found this statement quite interesting (from the India health ministry statement on the use of Remdesivir): "Remdesivir should be procured and provided by the hospitals only; the patient’s attendants/ relatives should not be asked to procure
Remdesivir from retail market." In India, most drugs are not acquired by prescription the way they are in the US. There has been question of whether they have done better because of the prophylactic use of plaquenil and ivermectin.

Celeste said...

Sadly, everything has become politicized, including medicine. Sadly, good data is being ignored. The only constant is our God -- I am left to question why He has left us in this mess, but I think the answer is our arrogance-- our faith in The Science to the exclusion of our faith in Him.

Wade Burleson said...

Celeste,

Once again, you hit a home run.

"Sadly, everything has become politicized, including medicine. Sadly, good data is being ignored. The only constant is our God -- I am left to question why He has left us in this mess, but I think the answer is our arrogance-- our faith in The Science to the exclusion of our faith in Him."

Ruth said...

Wade: All of your links in this article except the last one are invalid. Can you correct this? I would like to read your sources.

Wade Burleson said...

Ruth, thank you for the heads up.

I've corrected the links.

Mrs. Fontaine said...

Can someone explain to me, in simple terms, if in fact Ivermectin helps with COVID as much as is being promoted, why the CDC, the WHO, and the government are not pushing it's use? Wouldn't these leaders want to be praised as heroes for helping so many people? Wouldn't they want to go down in history books as the ones who got things back to normal?

Thank you,

Wade Burleson said...

Mrs. Fontaine,

If the goal is to condition the people to "trust the government" and turn over all individual rights and governance to "those in authority" who know better, then the greatest effort will be to get every single human being to become "obedient" to government. A pandemic is an easy way to determine the level of one's obedience; get your shot, mask, and obey - or be marked as a rebel. If government control is the goal, then a cheap, available, and effective drug-like Ivermectin destroys the goal of government dominance and must be fought. The issue is power, money, and control, not heroism and healing. Again, I am only answering your question. World governments still have time to prove me wrong.

RB Kuter said...

Wade, I had just read the article in "The Epoch Times" on the World Ivermectin Day and The American Journal of Therapeutics.

The astounding thing taking place is the aggressive oppression of information by governments and their leftist-propaganda social media system networks. The very credible sources in the article express the difficulty they have due to their being taken off the media circuits with the excuse being that they are spreading "misinformation"!

Since the COVID pandemic began I have been very suspect of all involved. The distorted manner in which COVID cases and deaths were counted added to the cynicism.

As amazing as it seems, your response to Mrs. Fontaine's question asking for a motive as to why the power players are playing with the lives of millions is the only valid explanation there is.

The fact that none of the cures for COVID are being used, made available by the medical community at the fist signs of a person contracting COVID and the oppression of information from credible doctors and epidemiologists for the past 2 years who proclaim the effectiveness of these remedies are further indications that there has been an intentional effort to kill people. All of the sake of control and to force populations to submit to the control of governments.

As I write this I know that many people who are in denial will continue to say that such propositions are coming from mad conspirators and that it is damaging "misinformation". Yet, here we are.

THANK YOU for being a light in the darkness of this evil, global, conspiracy that has been taking place.

RB Kuter said...

Wade, do you, Celeste, or others know if doctors will provide "Ivermectin", "hydroxychloroquine", or other such treatments when someone is first tested positive for having COVID if the patient insists upon it?

I wonder if my wife and I should talk to our doctor and push him on this now just in case we were to get it. From what I have heard the doctors proposing such treatments, it is important that patients immediately begin such treatments in the early stages rather than follow the typical, deadly, path being recommended by most; that is, "Your symptoms are not severe. Go home, quarantine." and then when the symptoms ARE severe, the patient ends up in ER and are past the phase of the remedies being effective!

Total madness! How do these medial people live with themselves while knowing this?!

Almost as bad as abortion doctors!

Christiane said...

Our scientists and medical people who are professionals are bound by codes of ethics in their professions. I do know this.

And as long as we are a democracy, we ARE the 'government'. And our freedoms are guaranteed to us under the US Constitution.

It does concern me that 'trust in God' becomes a rallying cry for those who have chosen to look away from the evidence of the deaths of the unvaccinated covid patients topping 91% of the dead, and that the ages of these dead are younger than the first wave of virus that carried off many elderly vulnerable people.
I don't think we can say it's 'God's Will' that we die or our children perish when we have failed to be realistic about protecting ourselves from a dangerous virus, and now it is said 'this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated'. So, I'm concerned, saddened, but not 'angry', no. Just worried for people I care about and disappointed in some of the rhetoric, yes.

Very worried for people but I do understand the need to be free from 'controls', but it is terrifying to me that the last 'freedom' for some will be the freedom to choose to place themselves in harm's way voluntarily, knowing the new stats on the recent surge in deaths of the unvaccinated at over 91%. The new evidence is credible and it tells a story that is beyond tragic.

Our Lord was/is known as the Great Physician. St. Luke was a physician. The Church was the first entity known to take people into sanctuary and nurse them in a 'hospital' setting. Our children no longer suffer from polio, measles, mumps, diptheria in our land. Our doctors swear an oath to at least do no harm. Christian people have been caregivers and nurses to the sick for millennia. We may bandage the wound but God heals it, yes.
I don't understand by a segment of Christian people now say it's God's will if I choose not to get vaccinated and I die from the new covid variant? I just don't understand. And I hold out hope for 'reality' to click in before good people may suffer the consequences of such thinking. Our Lord is the Giver of Life. Let's not blame God for the destructive results of our own human choices.

Wade Burleson said...

Christiane,

Those "new" stats you site - 91% is down from 99.95 and off from the LA County Health's department 79%. These "new" stats will continue to fall until it is about 50% or (get this), 75% of those vaccinated.

People vaccinated will get Covid. Period. Lord willing, they will not get very sick.

Just like those who already have immunity and good health - LORD willing, we will not get very sick.

Christiane said...

Thanks for responding, WADE.

You are much prayed for and your words 'LORD willing, we will not get very sick' are also in my own prayers. It's hard when you think you know what will help folks and they disagree, but I get it that we must try to find our own paths forward according to our consciences. I do understand that, but I worry.

May God keep you from all harm.

Celeste said...

RB, some doctors will prescribe those drugs, but understand there are pressures beyond the code of ethics which includes licensing boards and our tort system.

In spring of 2020, the Texas Medical Board announced that all prescriptions for HCQ must have an "appropriate diagnosis" and urged against the use of HCQ for COVID because of "lack of evidence". That certainly puts a damper on the use of the drug for physicians that believed in it's efficacy. When physicians complained as drugs are commonly prescribed "off label" without a need for a diagnosis code, it was explained that this was to prevent "hoarding" and to protect the supply.

When the data re: ivermectin was beginning to surface, I asked our local ID doc about it. He wasn't using it yet because "if you use it and the patient doesn't do well, you have no ground to stand on if you are sued and the boards are telling you not to use the drug." He did start using ivermectin in severe COVID patients a couple of months later (when you then have a community standard to support the decision). Still, the CDC, FDA and WHO say not to use ivermectin except in a clinical trial.....

Also, understand that doctors rely on what they hope are good information streams. Medical knowledge has been expanding exponentially. In 1950, the doubling time for medical knowledge was estimated to be 50 years. By 1980, the doubling time had shrunk to 7 years. Currently, medical knowledge is estimated to double every 2 months.

Christiane said...

I don't think the average person (is there such a creature?) has a grasp on what a 'clinical trial' is, and how it can protect the public.

Here is a true story that helps to understand how testing drugs before marketing pays off in future:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Oldham_Kelsey

"[Kelsey] prevented… the birth of hundreds or indeed thousands of armless and legless children."[11] Kelsey insisted that her assistants, Oyama Jiro and Lee Geismar, as well as her FDA superiors who backed her strong stance, deserved credit as well. The narrative of Kelsey's persistence, however, was used to help pass rigorous drug approval regulation in 1962.[1]

After Morton Mintz broke the story in July 1962, there was a substantial public outcry. The Kefauver Harris Amendment was passed unanimously by Congress in October 1962 to strengthen drug regulation.[10] Companies were required to demonstrate the efficacy of new drugs, report adverse reactions to the FDA, and request consent from patients participating in clinical studies.[13] The drug testing reforms required "stricter limits on the testing and distribution of new drugs"[7] to avoid similar problems. The amendments, for the first time, also recognized that "effectiveness [should be] required to be established prior to marketing."[10]


Dr. Kelsey stood up against the pressures of the drug companies by insisting that tests were needed to prove there was no harm to fetuses. But in less than nine months, the world that had been using 'thalidomide' freely provided the sad truth:
and Dr. Kelsey's hesitations were validated, as thousands of infants were born in other nations without limbs or with partial or mal-formed limbs. It was a tragedy that might have been prevented if 'science' had over-ruled politics and greed. And so we learn. By the sacrifices of innocents, we learn from our own foolishness.

RB Kuter said...

Celeste, thank you so much for your information as to why doctors do not prescribe "treatments for cure" of COVID in early stages.

Your explanation vindicates the medical community by explaining that in a broad sense, they may well be held libel if they prescribe something that does not work and has not been promoted by the medical establishment.

Your explanation also answers those opposed to the concept that doctors are not being responsible when not using all means possible to save patients, as when Christiane defends the credibility of those in the medical profession.

In other words, you make sense. That's why your views are always held in high esteem on this blog site, I believe. Certainly by me.

Still, I intend to make an appointment with my doctor this week, if possible, merely as a consultation to inquire if he will prescribe at least some of these cure methods in the event my wife or I contract COVID. I'll sign a statement releasing him of all liability if that will help encourage him.

I honestly would much rather take my chances with the alternative cure treatments available than with the vaccines as a means of addressing this COVID crisis. Primarily because those promoting the vaccines have much less credibility and their motives are much more suspect to me than those who promote these alternative cures.

I see those promoting the use of vaccines as having a LOT of ulterior motives while not perceiving (at this point, at least) those promoting alternative, inexpensive, cures as having any such ulterior motives.

Rex Ray said...

Last week, a person a LOT younger than me in our church had both shots but got Covid-19.

I’ve never had any shots and feel good except for my ankle.

Someone want to explain that?

RB Kuter said...

I don't know, Rex Ray. To hear the "authorities", I guess we are living in borrowed time.

My wife had ankle surgery last year due to arthritis. The prothesis works great. The surgeon put the wrong sized boot on her and told her to leave it on for a week. Problem was, they didn't measure the size, put the wrong size on, and it wreaked havoc with the incision. Took her 6 full months for the incision to finally heal. Doing okay now.

Hope yours is not nearly as complicated.

Rex Ray said...

RB,

Sorry your wife suffered because of a doctor’s mistake. (I’ve heard some doctors burry their mistakes.)

I don’t hear very well even with hearing-aids. Last week using a cellphone, I yelled back WHAT? at my doctor’s nurse. I thought she’d said he recommended a wheelchair. She explained, he recommended wound care.

Scott Shaver said...

Believe me Christianne. You're far more "average" than you realize.😎

Christiane said...

Current info:

https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/26/texas-covid-19-delta/

Rex Ray said...

CHRISTIANE,

I believe the ones most happy about Covid-19, are the ones laughing all the way to the bank; makers of mask.

Christiane said...

Hey REX RAY,

well, when I first tried to order masks, I had to send to China for a batch of them.
By the time my family and friends got some of what I had ordered (I shared), I had to order more. Well, as LEAST I wasn't charging anyone, LOL.

Example: whole family comes up from the Carolinas after my husband passed away (his nephew and all the relatives) and my son wanted to take them all out to a 'beer garden'(?) German restaurant with outdoor seating but masks were required (how do you eat with a mask on?????),
so when someone said, "where can we get masks?", I pointed to my stock of them from China and they made a bee-line and took what they needed with my blessing . . . .

result? three left, so I ordered more

so it went

Gee, you gave me a thought: maybe I should have charged $1.00 for them. But no way could I do that because at the time, I never even thought like that! Darn! Your idea came too late

Seriously, be careful of this virus. It's a killer. Especially if you are elderly and have complications already. Read that info link about Texas and covid.



RB Kuter said...

Link Christiane referred to us: "COVID-19 cases have been surging in Texas and nationally — mostly among unvaccinated people — as the highly contagious delta variant has become dominant."

Somebody left the back door open.

Anyone considered that the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants pouring through our southern border un-screened and infected has anything to do with the surges?

This government's strategy is so intelligent. Same as bailing out water in a boat while leaving the stopper out of the hole.

Sure. I'm depending upon that group for my guidance on how to be safe.

Mrs. Fontaine said...

I apologize for my formal name; Blogger is linked to my work account and that's who I am at work. I haven't figured out how to set up a personal account; every time I try it links back to work. Will try to figure it out this evening and return with a more casual username. :)

Thank you for your response, Wade. It completely amazes/confuses/frightens me that the powers-that-be would withhold critical information. I suppose we could go back and forth forever with our questions, responses, and opinions.

Rex Ray ~ I'm guessing nearly everyone could relay stories of people they know where one spouse got horribly sick with COVID, the other didn't get it at all. I know several couples. These are people that live together and share air constantly! My understanding is that genetic make-up is a huge contributing factor to how one's body reacts to the virus.

Always praying and trusting in God!

Christiane said...

Mr. Kuter, you may have had a law suit against those idiots who put the wrong sized boot on her and messed up her incision! What a terrible story! I'm sorry to hear that she suffered in that way, so unfair, and so irresponsible of the doctors.

Personally, I hear you about the 'invaders' coming over the border with covid, etc. but I am glad that children who come are not 'sent back into the Mexican desert' to perish.

Even in the north of our nation, there were always resentments at the 'new' people coming in to a territory. The Italians resented the French Canadians. In the lake country, the Germans resented the Norwegians/Swedes. And EVERYBODY resented the Irish. But I believe our nation is stronger for our 'blended' heritage.

Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D. said...

I oppose censorship, even of information I disagree with.

The evidence that the vermicide and arachnocide Ivermectin is effective against the Rona virus seems equivocal. Some studies show that it has some good effects. E.g. a Florida study of hospitalized Rona patients showed a mortality drop from 25% to 15% (most were also on HCQ, with or without IVM). An Egyptian study of patients with mild Rona showed that the average duration of cough and fever was shortened from about 14 days to 5 days. A Nature paper showed 79% improvement for early treatment and 46% improvement for late treatment. However, other studies say differently, which is why I could not say that these were definite cures. One Egyptian pro-IVM paper was withdrawn over ethical concerns.

But even the most favourable studies show that IVM is FAR less effective than vaccination. IVM is a treatment, not a preventive. Why even suffer five days from Rona with IVM when you can get a shot that doesn't produce a cough, and any side effects last a day or two in most people ? Why be content with mortality reduction to 15% when we now have a vax that prevents the disease entirely for at least 95% of people. (Actually, the 95% was the claimed effectiveness, but then we should be seeing 8 million breakthrough cases from the 163M fully-vaxed Americans, but we are seeing thousands not millions. This means the vax is over 99.9% effective.)

Even if all the VAERS data were right, despite the explicit VAERS disclaimer that they are not proofs of vaccine causality, and we grant (arguendo) the number of vaccine-caused deaths is the highest number so far, 11,140, it would be only 0.007% of the 163M people fully vaccinated. This means the vaccination is orders of magnitude safer than getting the disease and being treated with IVM (or HCQ).

Another issue is right-to-try. I have now received both mRNA shots, so the point is moot for me. But if I had contracted Rona before the vax, I would have wanted to try HCQ and IVM myself. I think this should be between patient and doctor, not politician or bureaucrat.

Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D. said...

Pastor Burleson:

“Those same questions need to be asked of the rushed vaccinations.”
“If the goal is to condition the people to "trust the government" and turn over all individual rights and governance to "those in authority" who know better,”

But these two statements are subtly inconsistent. Rushed compared to what? Compared to the usual delay by government bureaucrats in the FDA that hold up life-saving meds for years! Economists from Milton Friedman to Walter Williams have pointed out the incentives for bureaucrats to delay life-saving drugs, and this delay has cost thousands of American lives for each of a number of delayed drugs.

So those are claiming that we should have delayed the release of the vaccines are inadvertently saying that we should trust the government and wait for its approval! By contrast, President Trump's Operation Warp Speed slashed the bureaucratic red tape, not safety, so we could have a vaccine earlier. The bureaucrats like Fauci were skeptical that we could have a vaccine available within a few years. More recently, Trump excoriated the bureaucrats for halting the J&J vax, pointing out correctly that the "insanely risk-averse bureaucrats " were undermining public confidence in the vaccines and feeding anti-vax alarmism.

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