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Freedom Has Departed the Western World

Posted by M. C. on June 21, 2022

Dr. Gold, like so many other medical doctors, such as Dr. Pierre Kory  and Dr. Peter McCullough, are being punished for interfering with Big Pharma’s profits, which are shared with Fauci and other NIH officials who serve Big Pharma, not public health, as marketing specialists.

Paul Craig Roberts

Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, a group that saved huge numbers of American lives by treating Covid patients with Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine, while Big Pharma and its captive hospitals and Biden regime killed huge numbers of Americans with non-treatment and with ventilators, remdesivir and mRNA “vaccines,” has been sentenced to prison for two months and fined $10,000. https://www.theepochtimes.com/dr-simone-gold-sentenced-to-two-months-in-prison-and-fines-for-capitol-breach_4540013.html?utm_source=News&utm_campaign=breaking-2022-06-17-3&utm_medium=email&est=ub1wSxyo8shuuGHBHpHpN96Cnb3v2iUZcM2XFQDfqvNJNB3Av0ooRg%3D%3D

The ostensible excuse is that she stepped inside the Capitol through the door opened by the police not to protest the stolen election or to insurrect, but to deliver a warning about coercive Covid mandates, which she did.

She was charged with entering a restricted building–note that the halls of democracy, the people’s house, is a restricted building–violent entry, and disorderly conduct, all false charges.

Dr. Gold expressed her regret for entering the Capitol, a requirement so that the Nazi justice system didn’t sentence her to 20 years or death for saving lives. Dr. Gold, like so many other medical doctors, such as Dr. Pierre Kory ( https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/they-are-trying-to-revoke-dr-pierre?utm_source=email ) and Dr. Peter McCullough, are being punished for interfering with Big Pharma’s profits, which are shared with Fauci and other NIH officials who serve Big Pharma, not public health, as marketing specialists.

The power of an utterly corrupt Big Pharma over the American Board of Internal Medicine to take away medical licenses of doctors, who saved lives by not following Big Pharma’s Covid protocols, is extraordinary. It proves that independent medicine does not exist in the United States. Big Pharma has control over who practices medicine and how medicine is practiced.

The United States itself is so Nazified that there is no wonder the US supports the Ukrainian Nazis. In “the land of the free” parents cannot even complain to school boards about the indoctrination of their children under the guise of “education” without being beat up and arrested. If this isn’t Third Reich, what is?

What the Covid orchestration has told us is that there is not a single country in the Western World that believes in liberty and human rights. Every “Western democracy” is willing to deceive and coerce its citizens just as dictatorships do.

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Doctors Sue FDA, Allege Crusade Against Ivermectin ‘Unlawfully Interfered’ With Their Ability to Treat Patients

Posted by M. C. on June 8, 2022

In a lawsuit filed June 2, Drs. Robert L. Apter, Mary Talley Bowden and Paul E. Marik argued the FDA acted outside of its authority by directing the public, including health professionals and patients, to not use ivermectin — even though the drug is fully approved by the FDA for human use.

Children’s Health Defense

Three physicians are suing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for launching what they allege is a “crusade” against ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 that “unlawfully interfered” with the doctors’ ability to practice medicine.

In a lawsuit filed June 2, Drs. Robert L. Apter, Mary Talley Bowden and Paul E. Marik argued the FDA acted outside of its authority by directing the public, including health professionals and patients, to not use ivermectin — even though the drug is fully approved by the FDA for human use.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division, also names the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Robert Califf, acting FDA commissioner.

According to the complaint:

“The FDA generally cannot ban particular uses of human drugs once they are otherwise approved and admitted to the market, even if such use differs from the labeling — commonly referred to as ‘off-label’ use.

“The FDA also can not advise whether a patient should take an approved drug for a particular purpose. Those decisions fall within the scope of the doctor-patient relationship.

“Attempts by the FDA to influence or intervene in the doctor-patient relationship amount to interference with the practice of medicine, the regulation of which is — and always has been — reserved to states.”

The plaintiffs said their lawsuit isn’t about whether ivermectin is an effective treatment for COVID-19. It’s about who determines the appropriate treatment for each unique patient and whether the FDA can interfere with that process.

In their complaint, they site an FDA publication, “Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19,” and tweets from the FDA — including one implying that ivermectin is intended only for animals — among examples of the FDA discouraging the use of ivermectin.

The plaintiffs also argued if the FDA is allowed to interfere with the practice of medicine now, using the pandemic as a cover, “this interference will metastasize to other circumstances, destroying the carefully constructed statutory wall between federal and state regulatory powers, and between the FDA and the professional judgment of health professionals.”

“This lawsuit, brought by three eminently qualified physicians, is a welcome development,” said Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president and general counsel.

Holland told The Defender:

“These doctors rightfully assert that the FDA, assisted by corporate media, have unlawfully interfered in the doctor-patient relationship and the appropriate treatment for individual patients. Regulating the doctor-patient relationship is an area of well-established state, not federal, law.

“I hope these plaintiffs will enjoin the FDA from continuing to restrict access to ivermectin and from penalizing healthcare practitioners who use this licensed drug for their patients.”

The plaintiffs: well-respected in their field, high success rate treating COVID patients

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The Great American Hospicide

Posted by M. C. on January 25, 2022

Thanks to Government Incentives, Killing For Profit Was Never Easier

https://thegoodcitizen.substack.com/p/the-great-american-hospicide

Hosp- : guest, host, patient
-Cide : cut, kill; cutter, killer

If you’re ever debating anyone about how many people have died FROM Covid in the United States and you don’t have time to read everything here, the figure arrived at here is ~93,420. All the justifications are in this piece with the final conservative estimates in the final section. The number of people killed by the government, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies is far, far greater than those who died FROM Covid.

It was recently revealed through a freedom of information request to the UK Department of Health that the real Covid death toll in England and Wales is substantially less than what the corporate-state media report. The “official” number meant to scare and manipulate the population into obedience and compliance is 174,233 deaths where Covid is mentioned as the cause of death on the death certificate. The actual number of deaths in England and Wales from Covid with no other underlying cause is…17,371. The average age was roughly 81.5 years with 85% of deaths in the over 65 category.1

This figure of 17,371 has been publicly available for a month now but not one single report of it has been filed by any western “journalists”. To quote the great comic and truth teller Jimmy Dore, “I wonder why they wouldn’t want people to know the real death count? I wonder why? Maybe it’s because people would stop sh**ting their pants and putting up with all their authoritarianism. Maybe that’s why they also suppressed early treatments? Who knows?”

What about the United States and its very different healthcare system, one we’re constantly told is superior in quality to the rest of the world? In the case of Covid it certainly appears to be the number one system in the world, at enriching hospital executives, administrators and pharmaceutical companies by being one highly efficient deceptive incentivized centrally controlled killing machine.

U.S. Deaths With Covid
The current “official” fear number for Covid deaths in the United States is 865,000. This figure shouldn’t grow much with the Omicron sniffles and headache variant, but it will for a number of reasons related to incentivizing death. By now you’ve seen the reports of people being included in that overall figure who died of motorcycle accidents, car crashes, cancer, gun shots and so forth. The absurdities of those counted as Covid deaths are endless but there’s a reason for this. The government pays a lot of money to hospitals that have “covid deaths”, even if those people didn’t die FROM covid. We know that those who had multiple co-morbidities and died with Covid were roughly 73% of the total. But what about those who died because they were never given early treatments and then were given deadly treatments once they got to a hospital? There will be no way to effectively calculate this figure since there’s just no data to work with, and that’s by design. But let’s go off what doctors who have been treating covid patients effectively and early have been saying.

Early Treatment (40%)
We knew in the early days of the original variant that Vitamin D deficiency was found in 78% of hospitalized Covid patients and later that a mortality rate of near zero could be achieved at certain levels of Vitamin D.2 Hydroxychloriquine and Ivermectin also emerged as early options for treatment that showed promise even with a lack of a wide range of studies at the time. Zinc, melatonin, aspirin, fluvoxamine and others proved effective over the months. The corporate-state decision to intentionally suppress effective treatments was rooted in having vaccines in waiting that were going to be approved no matter what and their emergency use approval required there being no effective treatments available.

Thousands of doctors ignored the CDC and FDA and began studying what drugs were working around the world. Doctors shared intel with others in forums and through collaboration and by the summer of 2020 the truth was out there, effective treatments were available and working well.

On a recent podcast with Joe Rogan, Dr. Peter McCullough stated that he believes around 85% of Covid deaths in the United States could have been prevented with early treatment. The fact it wasn’t being recommended constituted ‘crimes against humanity’. In his words, it was the first time in the history of medical treatment that he was aware of that patients were told to “go home and wait until your condition worsens and need to be put on oxygen.”

In combination numerous treatments proved effective and thousands of doctors like Dr. McCullough began treating patients and perfecting their methods and protocols. Before the deadly winter wave of 2020 came, there was a very effective plan in place that could have been deployed nationally at a fraction of the cost of vaccines and Dr. Fauci’s preferred high cost weapon of death – Remdesivir.

One nation that deployed this strategy of early treatment was India in the spring of 2020. Vaccines were not in high supply for India and they were in the midst of a massive spike in Delta cases. Numerous provinces deployed early treatment packages to every citizen which included Vitamin D3, Zinc, Aspirin, Ivermectin, and Doxycycline.

They also avoided use of the odious remdesivir. “All trials are saying that this drug is not effective in the treatment of COVID-19, rather it is complicating and resulting in mortality of patients,” said Dr. Tripathi. “At so many centers, remdesivir trials were stopped. Also, remdesivir is costing minimum of Rs 5,000 per vial.”3

India’s Covid Kits given to every person in most provinces at a cost of $3. All proven early treatments included, plus a pulse oximeter. This effectively ended the pandemic in those provinces last spring without the need for vaccines.

Meanwhile when word reached the United States that Ivermectin had effectively ended the pandemic in India, Americans began seeking out the treatment for themselves. Doctors refused to prescribe it and many pharmacies refused to fill prescriptions for the drug. U.S. FDA @US_FDAYou are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it. Why You Should Not Use Ivermectin to Treat or Prevent COVID-19Using the Drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19 can be dangerous and even lethal. The FDA has not approved the drug for that purpose.fda.govAugust 21st 202151,596 Retweets118,189 Likes

The FDA was behind this push to suppress Ivermectin and mocked Americans for wanting to treat themselves. The agency is clearly controlled, like all U.S. government agencies, by corporations. This above tweet simultaneously shows why they didn’t want Americans getting early treatment to push the only treatment as the vaccines, and how much contempt they have for rural and red state Americans by mocking them with the “y’all”. This tweet should be revisited by historians who want to fully understand just how intentional the for-profit death management system worked on behalf of vaccine manufactures, while allowing hundreds of thousands of Americans to die by pushing them away from early treatments in The Great American Hospicide.

While Dr. McCullough puts the figure at 85% of the 865,000 deaths being preventable with early treatment this presupposes that those who didn’t respond to early treatment wouldn’t have ended up in the hospital under the Remdesivir-Ventilator death protocols. For a very conservative estimate let’s use a figure less than half of Dr. McCullough’s estimate – 40%.

Vaccine Deaths
Back in September attorney Thomas Renz claimed to have found the smoking gun for “vaccine” deaths with the government’s own CMS statistics.4

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Ivermectin ‘Works Throughout All Phases’ Of COVID According To Leaked Military Documents | ZeroHedge

Posted by M. C. on January 12, 2022

The proposal, named Project Defuse, was rejected by DARPA over safety concerns and the notion that it violates the basis gain of function research moratorium.

It must have been considered very dangerous as there is likely not much DARPA wouldn’t do.

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/hidden-military-documents-reveal-nih-intent-create-sars-cov-2-using-gain-function-research

by Tyler Durden

Update (1505ET): As more and more information pours out of the Project Veritas leaked military documents, there appears to be a damning section in support of Ivermectin as a Covid-19 treatment.

“Ivermectin (identified as curative in April 2020) works throughout all phases of illness because it both inhibits viral replication and modulates the immune response.”

If this is misleading, you @DARPA need to know that this is being served at:https://t.co/HtAvKCONft pic.twitter.com/BQqcQYZDu4 — Eric Weinstein (@EricRWeinstein) January 11, 2022

And this:

Will DARPA confirm or deny?

See the documents below:

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Authored by Sundance via The Last Refuge,

Project Veritas has obtained military documents hidden on a classified system [HERE – and HERE – and HERE] showing how EcoHealth Alliance approached DARPA in March 2018, seeking funding to conduct gain of function research of bat borne coronaviruses.

The proposal, named Project Defuse, was rejected by DARPA over safety concerns and the notion that it violated the gain of function research moratorium.  However, according to the documents, NIAID, under the direction of Dr. Fauci, went ahead with the research in Wuhan, China and at several sites across the U.S.

[ZH – and just today, Twitter banned Project Veritas’ Eric Spracklen…]

[WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 10, 2022] Project Veritas has obtained startling never-before-seen documents regarding the origins of COVID-19, gain of function research, vaccines, potential treatments which have been suppressed, and the government’s effort to conceal all of this.

The documents in question stem from a report at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, which were hidden in a top-secret shared drive.

DARPA is an agency under the U.S. Department of Defense in charge of facilitating research in technology with potential military applications.

Project Veritas has obtained a separate report to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense written by U.S. Marine Corp Major, Joseph Murphy, a former DARPA Fellow.

The report states that EcoHealth Alliance approached DARPA in March 2018, seeking funding to conduct gain of function research of bat borne coronaviruses. The proposal, named Project Defuse, was rejected by DARPA over safety concerns and the notion that it violates the basis gain of function research moratorium.

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Where Do You Stand? | Kunstler

Posted by M. C. on December 19, 2021

The omicron moment may be the power-mad little weasel’s last stand. Reports so far indicate that omicron is a mild form of the virus. The one death reported to date did not include any information about the patient’s co-morbidities. For all we know, it was a motorcycle wreck with an omicron-positive label slapped on.

https://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/where-do-you-stand/

James Howard Kunstler

The public health bureaucrat who styles himself as “the Science” is at it again. In his quest to eliminate the control group for his experiment in hazardous mRNA injections, Dr. Anthony Fauci reiterated his warning that the nation faces “a crisis of the unvaccinated.” Omicron is upon us, he told a US Chamber of Commerce meet-up this week, and the hospitals will soon be overwhelmed by the unvaxxed.

Oh really? In fact, the gravest threat to America’s public health is… Dr. Tony Fauci and his debauchery of medical science. This will surely come as a surprise to readers of The New York Times, who see in the two-year (so far) Covid-19 event a splendid opportunity to hasten the destruction of the US economy and our culture in order to consolidate their own power to coerce and control the population. Clear the offices! Shut down the social spaces! Make ordinary business as difficult as possible! Cancel Christmas! That’ll git’er done!

In fact, Dr. Fauci is likely responsible for a preponderance of the total 802,000 US Covid deaths — putting aside the number of people who actually died from highway accidents, cancer, diabetes, old age, and other causes, but were listed as covid deaths by hospital accounting personnel avid for federal subsidy cash.

It was Dr. Fauci who organized the suppression of easily marshalled and inexpensive early treatments for the disease, namely hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, fluvoxamine, budesonide, azithromycin, monoclonal antibodies, Vitamin D, etc. It was Dr. Fauci who promoted the protocol of sending sick patients home from the ER without any treatment to await the further development of fatal clotting in their lungs. It was Dr. Fauci who designated the drug remdesivir — which he developed years ago for hepatitis-C (it did not work) with a financial stake in the patents — as the primary inpatient treatment for Covid-19. And then it turned out that remdesivir destroys patients’ kidneys and is ineffective anyway in late treatment of the disease when viral loads wane and spike proteins have already created the fatal capillary clots in the alveoli of the lungs and in other organs.

It’s Dr. Fauci who is responsible for the emergency use authorization on the mRNA “vaccines” that may have killed hundreds of thousands more Americans — based on the CDC’s VAERS system and statistical analysis of its inherent under-reporting at only 2.2 percent of all actual events— and you can add multiples more in non-fatal adverse reactions, including permanent disabilities. It’s Dr. Fauci who finagled the inadequate and botched trials of the mRNA vaccines in order to rush them into use. And now it’s Dr. Fauci who wants to vaxx up all the children in America, despite evidence that the mRNA shots permanently disable children’s innate natural immune systems and can cause lasting heart, blood vessel, brain, and reproductive damage, and also despite the fact that few children are susceptible to serious Covid illness in the first place.

The omicron moment may be the power-mad little weasel’s last stand. Reports so far indicate that omicron is a mild form of the virus. The one death reported to date did not include any information about the patient’s co-morbidities. For all we know, it was a motorcycle wreck with an omicron-positive label slapped on.

Dr. Fauci is now warning that America’s hospitals will be overwhelmed (and that it will be the fault of the unvaxxed). Consider this: He predicted the same thing for the first wave of the virus in the winter of 2020 and then the giant emergency hospital set-up in New York’s convention center was never used, nor was the US naval hospital ship brought up for Covid duty. Consider also: going forward, there may be more deaths from the delayed pernicious effects of the vaxxes — namely, the spike proteins which are now observed to linger in the organs and blood vessels as long as fifteen months after the shot — than deaths from the Covid-19 virus itself.

By the way, while Dr. Anthony Fauci may represent the leadership of the corrupt US public health bureaucracy, we cannot let the medical establishment itself off-the-hook for this epic fiasco of crisis mis-management. There are roughly a million doctors in America, and all but a tiny fraction of them have gone along with Dr. Fauci’s wrongful and harmful edicts.

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Court orders UPMC hospital to allow ivermectin treatment in COVID-19 case – Erie Times

Posted by M. C. on December 8, 2021

UPMC forced to by the court to provide a possible life saving option. This is due to the CDC, FDA, CARES act covid cash and the TOTAL CORRUPTION of the medical industry.

https://erietimes-pa-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=6c945c021_134602c

Mike Argento

York Daily Record USA TODAY NETWORK – PENNSYLVANIA

A court order that permitted Keith Smith, on a ventilator in a medically induced coma from COVID-19, to be treated with the controversial drug ivermectin, was issued late Friday afternoon.

The order, in response to Darla Smith’s petition to compel the hospital to administer the drug to her husband of 24 years, was, to some, kind of confusing, and that led to two days of lawyers negotiating its implementation, frustrating Darla’s attempts to have her husband receive the drug.

The brief order denied Darla Smith’s request for an emergency injunction to force UPMC to administer ivermectin, an anti-parasitic that is not part of the medical center’s COVID-19 protocols and is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of the viral disease.

However, the following paragraph of the order directed UPMC to allow the doctor who had prescribed

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the drug or another physician or registered nurse to administer it under the doctor’s “guidance and supervision.”

The court order touched off a weekend of back and forth between the lawyers involved, Darla Smith and the hospital’s administration, ending Sunday night when Keith Smith, 52, received his first dose of ivermectin.

“I finally got some sleep last night,” Darla Smith said Monday morning.

The long weekend came at the end of what has been a long month, starting when Keith Smith was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Nov. 10.

A victory, sort of

Keith Smith, a structural engineer by trade, wasn’t feeling well, and on Nov. 10 a home COVID-19 test indicated that he was infected with the virus. Darla would not say whether he was vaccinated, citing privacy laws. Both of their sons, Carter and Zach, also tested positive, as did Darla. Their cases were mild, “like an annoying flu with a persistent low-grade fever,” Darla said.

Keith’s infection was more serious. On Nov. 19, his wife said, he began coughing up blood. She took her husband to UPMC Memorial because it was a fiveminute drive from their home in Manchester Township and “time was of the essence,” she said.

Keith Smith was put on oxygen, the machine maxed out. The hospital staff told Keith and Darla that he had to be intubated and put on a ventilator. Keith Smith “was adamant” that he didn’t want that treatment.

The next day, Keith was admitted to the intensive care unit. Darla asked the nurse practitioner who was treating Keith about ivermectin. They had consulted online with Dr. Tarik Farrag, a doctor who is affiliated with the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, a group that advocates for the use of ivermectin to treat the disease and had a prescription for the drug. The prescription hadn’t been filled, though.

The nurse practitioner told her the medical center does not use ivermectin because the science was unproven and that it wasn’t an approved treatment for COVID-19.

At 12:30 a.m. Nov. 21, the nurse practitioner called Darla and told her that Keith’s oxygen levels had plummeted and that he would have to be placed on a ventilator. She discussed it with her husband over Facetime, and Keith was intubated and placed on a ventilator.

That evening, Darla was doing research when she found an article about a lawyer in upstate New York named Ralph Lorigo who had successfully sued hospitals to administer ivermectin to patients gravely ill with COVID-19. She got in touch with him, and the lawsuit was filed just before Thanksgiving. The following Monday, York County Judge Clyde Vedder heard the case and four days later, issued his ruling.

During those four days, Darla said, Keith’s condition deteriorated. His ventilator settings had improved, she said, but his kidneys were failing, requiring dialysis. Later, she said, the doctor informed her that her husband’s liver was failing. There was little they could do. Keith was “on death’s doorstep,” Darla said.

Vedder’s Dec. 3 ruling stated that Darla’s “claim that we compel defendant, UPMC Memorial, to treat (Keith) with ivermectin is DENIED.” But he further ordered that UPMC “shall allow either Dr. Tarik Farrag, MD, or another physician or a registered nurse… , to have patient access to…Keith Smith, for the sole and limited purpose of administering ivermectin ….”

Confusion reigns

That’s where the confusion comes in. UPMC’s attorney, Thomas Chairs, questioned whether Farrag was licensed in Pennsylvania. Darla searched the state Department of State website and found that he has a temporary license to practice in the state. (Farrag practices in southern Alabama and is affiliated with an online pharmacy.)

Darla had driven to Paoli to fill the prescription, at a cost of $576. She had to find someone to administer it. State Rep. Dawn Keefer, a Dillsburg Republican, put her in touch with a husband and wife doctor team, who, in turn, put her in touch with a registered nurse who could administer the drug.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, she went to the hospital to assess her husband’s condition. His lungs were improving, but his kidneys and liver were failing. He was on blood thinners that caused some bleeding in his esophagus. His feeding tube had been turned off when he had a CT scan and ultrasound examination.

She needed to know whether his internal bleeding had stopped, whether the feeding tube had been restored and whether he was scheduled for dialysis. Darla said she couldn’t give him the drug before dialysis because it would then be filtered out of his bloodstream.

Everything fell into place, and Saturday afternoon, Darla called the RN to come to the hospital to administer the drug. She stayed on the phone with the nurse as she entered the hospital, fearing that she would meet resistance.

“I did not know what would happen,” Darla said Monday morning.

The nurse was waved in, and while she was making her way to the ICU, Darla got a call from the hospital’s vice president of medical affairs. She advised the administrator to contact her attorney. The nurse arrived at the ICU and then, in Darla’s words, “all hell broke loose.”

She and the nurse were suiting up – they had to don PPE to enter Keith’s room – when three security guards showed up to stop them. “Their demeanor was not nice,” Darla said.

What followed was about six or seven hours of phone calls. The hospital tried to argue that the judge’s order was not docketed and that, therefore, they were under no obligation to submit to it. Darla said she was doing “precisely what my attorney told me to do.” They asked about the nurse’s license.

After a while, the West Manchester Township police showed up. Darla isn’t sure who summoned them, but the hospital staff said she had to speak to the officers. She declined and the police officers, after reading the court order, determined that it was a civil matter, not a criminal one, and left, Darla said.

He gets the drug, finally

She didn’t know that a protest was stirring. A story about her husband’s situation circulated on Facebook, and some organized a protest at the hospital. She learned about the protest from Keefer.

The protest at the hospital ended at dark, and Darla went into the hospital to visit her husband. When she entered, she said she was told the ICU was on lockdown and she couldn’t visit. The hospital staff allowed her to sit in the lobby to warm up while she called her lawyer.

Finally, after Farrag and the new doctor participated in a conference call with his lawyer and hospital personnel, , UPMC relented.

Mike Argento can be reached at mike@ydr.com.

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Erie Times E-Edition Article-Merck seeks OK for coronavirus pill

Posted by M. C. on October 12, 2021

Molnupiravir is too hard to pronounce so the popular name is the “Ivermectin pill that isn’t called Ivermectin”.

Remember the old campaign expression: I was against it before I was for it.

https://erietimes-pa-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=07024fa8d_1345f68

Matthew Perrone

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill for treating COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-touse weapon to the world’s arsenal against the pandemic.

If cleared by the Food and Drug Administration – a decision that could come in a matter of weeks – it would be the first pill shown to treat the illness. All other FDA-backed treatments against COVID-19 require an IV or injection.

An antiviral pill that people could take at home to reduce their symptoms and speed recovery could prove groundbreaking, easing the crushing caseload on U.S. hospitals and helping to curb outbreaks in poorer countries with weak health care systems. It would also bolster the two-pronged approach to the pandemic: treatment, by way of medication, and prevention, primarily through vaccinations.

The FDA will scrutinize company data on the safety and effectiveness of the drug, molnupiravir, before rendering a decision.

Merck and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutic said they specifically asked the agency to grant emergency use for adults with mild to moderate COVID- 19 who are at risk for severe disease or hospitalization. That is roughly the way COVID-19 infusion drugs are used.

“The value here is that it’s a pill so you don’t have to deal with the infusion centers and all the factors around that,” said Dr. Nicholas Kartsonis, a senior vice president with Merck’s infectious disease unit.

“I think it’s a very powerful tool to add to the toolbox.”

The company reported earlier this month that the pill cut hospitalizations and deaths by half among patients with early symptoms of COVID-19. The results were so strong that independent medical experts monitoring the trial recommended stopping it early.

Side effects were similar between patients who got the drug and those in a testing group who received a dummy pill. But Merck has not publicly detailed the types of problems reported, which will be a key part of the FDA’s review.

Top U.S. health officials continue to push vaccinations as the best way to protect against COVID-19.

“It’s much, much better to prevent yourself from getting infected than to have to treat an infection,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said while discussing Merck’s drug last week.

Still, some 68 million eligible Americans remain unvaccinated, underscoring the need for effective drugs to control future waves of infection.

The prospect of a COVID-19 pill comes amid other encouraging signs: New cases per day in the U.S. have dropped below 100,000 on average for the first time in over two months, and deaths are running at about 1,700 a day, down from more than 2,000 three weeks ago.

Also, the average number of vaccinations dispensed per day has climbed past 1 million, an increase of more than 50% over the past two weeks, driven by the introduction of booster shots and workplace vaccine requirements.

Still, heath authorities are bracing for another possible surge as cold weather drives more people indoors.

The FDA will scrutinize data on the safety and effectiveness of molnupiravir before rendering a decision. AP

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Merck Charging US 40 Times What It Costs To Make Govt-Financed COVID Pill | ZeroHedge

Posted by M. C. on October 6, 2021

The reason why covid, boosters and cases will not end.

https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/merck-charging-us-40-times-what-it-costs-make-govt-financed-covid-pill

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Merck’s new ‘not Ivermectin’ Covid-19 treatment, molnupiravir, costs $17.74 to produce – yet the company is charging the US government $712 for the treatment – a 40x markup, according to The Intercept, citing a report issued last week by the Harvard School of Public Health and King’s College Hospital in London.The pill, originally developed using US government funds as a possible treatment for Venezuelan equine encephalitis, cut the risk of hospitalization and death in half in a randomized trial of 775 adults with mild/moderate Covid who were considered at high risk for disease due to comorbidities such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The trial was stopped early so the company could apply for and emergency use authorization (EUA). The drug did not benefit patients who were already hospitalized with severe disease.

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D’oh: Twitter Fact Checkers Just Revealed Their Whole Entire Backside as Shameless Shills For Big Pharma – Revolver

Posted by M. C. on October 5, 2021

https://www.revolver.news/2021/10/twitter-fact-check-ivermectin-pfizer-big-pharma/

Fact checkers at Twitter and elsewhere furiously took to their keyboards yesterday in defense of America’s Big Pharma Covid profiteers. This time, the fact checkers circled the wagons around Pfizer, which is developing an expensive drug that serves a suspiciously similar function to the cheap, time-tested, generic drug ivermectin. This time, Twitter’s approved fact checkers trafficked in deception, misinformation, and carefully worded lies, as they so often do, in order to “debunk” an article from ZeroHedge.

Let’s dissect their work.

Here is what Twitter highlighted at the top of their “fact check”:

Pfizer is not developing a version of ivermectin to treat COVID-19, according to fact-checkers and medical professionals

A new oral drug being produced by Pfizer is not a repackaged version of the antibacterial medication often used to prevent parasites in animals, according to PolitiFact, Snopes and Full Fact. While the drugs share similar functions and effects, this does not mean they are identical or interchangeable, according to fact-checkers. Pfizer’s new oral drug “is not similar to that of an animal medicine and is not the same mechanism,” according to a statement from the company.

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Further on down the page, Twitter deigned to tell us “What We Need to Know.” Thanks, Twitter!

What you need to know

– Pfizer told Snopes that the new drug is “designed to block the activity of the main protease enzyme that the coronavirus needs to replicate”

– Dr. Stephen Griffin, a virologist at Leeds Institute of Medical Research, told Full Fact that the two drugs “are extremely structurally different”

– Health agencies around the globe have declined to authorize ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19, and studies on its potential use have been inconclusive, according to FactCheck.org

Here’s more from the Twitter-approved fact checkers, who we can obviously trust so much. They are overly fixated on the fact that  ivermectin and the new Pfizer drug do not share the same chemical structures.

A Facebook post suggests that a new trial medication is just a rebrand of ivermectin.

But a virology expert has told us that the two drugs are completely different chemical compounds, which are “extremely structurally different.”https://t.co/pgr6L1T09V

— Full Fact (@FullFact) September 21, 2021

Anyway, according to data released by Pfizer, the chemical structure of their drug looks nothing like ivermectin and it was reportedly designed from the bottom up to specifically target the coronavirus https://t.co/V17bPm061o

— Ed Cara (@EdCara4) September 29, 2021

So, Twitter and our highly trusted “Fact Checkers” tell us that the two drugs are totally different, because they have a different chemical structure, which makes the Zero Hedge totally false, right? An open and shut case?

Not so fast. The ZeroHedge article in question never stated that ivermectin and the new Pfizer drug had a similar chemical structure. Rather, ZeroHedge argued that ivermectin and the new Pfizer drug share at least one function, or mechanism of action. See here from ZeroHedge:

Another piece US anti-Ivermectin puzzle may have emerged. On Monday, Pfizer announced that it’s launching an accelerated Phase 2/3 trial for a COVID prophylactic pill designed to ward off COVID in those may have come in contact with the disease.

Coincidentally (or not), Pfizer’s drug shares at least one mechanism of action as Ivermectin – an anti-parasitic used in humans for decades, which functions as a protease inhibitor against Covid-19, which researchers speculate “could be the biophysical basis behind its antiviral efficiency.”

Lo and behold, Pfizer’s new drug – which some have jokingly dubbed “Pfizermectin,” is described by the pharmaceutical giant as a “potent protease inhibitor.”

In other words, the Twitter Fact checkers dishonestly failed to acknowledge the central point of the article from ZeroHedge.

This was not the end of their dishonesty, however. The article from ZeroHedge was written with a tongue in cheek headline: Pfizer Launches Final Study For COVID Drug That’s Suspiciously Similar To ‘Horse Paste’. Obviously, ZeroHedge did not literally mean ‘Horse Paste,’ as ivermectin is a drug that has been prescribed to humans for over 50 years. ZeroHedge was poking fun at the media smear campaign against ivermectin as a “horse drug.”

After a crafted “horse dewormer” smear campaigns on a 35yr old safe, effective, off-label drug, i.e. Ivermectin, media brazenly started to praise unproven pills for which Pfizer & Merck are pushing EUA following that of experimental vaccines. https://t.co/fhopikcPVP

— Kwanghoon Seok (@khoonseok) September 25, 2021

But of course, the PR flaks at Pfizer pretended to not get the joking reference, and Twitter dutifully republished their humorless statement like the good toadies they are: “Pfizer’s new oral drug “is not similar to that of an animal medicine and is not the same mechanism,” according to a statement from the company.

Wow! Thanks for clearing that up, Pfizer/Twitter!

Clearly, Big Tech and Big Pharma have our best interests at heart, and we should trust them with all of our heart, soul, and livelihood.

So, is ivermectin actually effective against COVID-19? Some initial studies have suggested it is effective at inhibiting replication of the virus, but we do not definitively know for certain. But there is one thing that we do know, and that is that Big Pharma, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Walensky will never spend a dime on any sort of large-scale study to establish whether or not this low-cost, safe, time-tested drug works. Big Pharma’s captured puppets are not looking out for the best interest of the American people and the American taxpayer. In fact, the more expensive the drug or treatment, the more they get paid.

The casual observer may by now be asking the question, why did Twitter go to the wall for Pfizer on this occasion? It makes no sense, until one realizes that Big Tech and Big Pharma are ultimately two heads of the same foul hydra—that ghastly, stinking, foul beast we’ve dubbed the Globalist American Empire. One hand washes the other, if you’ll kindly allow us to mix our metaphors. Over the course of the past few decades, power has become more and more concentrated in the same stale, rotting managerial ruling class clique that is illegitimately occupying the ruling heights of our great nation. And therein lies the very problem waiting to be solved.

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The World’s Deadliest Terrorist Group: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix – by Caitlin Johnstone – Caitlin’s Newsletter

Posted by M. C. on September 10, 2021

https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/

Caitlin Johnstone

The CIA just casually discussed sinking a boat full of Cuban refugees and planting bombs in Miami and blaming Castro, but you’re bat shit crazy if you suspect such agencies may have had similar discussions about other geostrategic situations and decided to go through with it.

There’s more public criticism of ordinary people taking ivermectin than there is of planet-dominating power structures driving humanity to armageddon.

Nobody who supports internet censorship does so because they’re worried they themselves might consume dangerous words and believe them, it’s always to protect other people from dangerous words. It’s about the most megalomaniacal, emotionally stunted desire anyone could possibly have.

They see themselves as responsible adults who can be trusted to independently sort out truth from falsehood, but see other people as infants who cannot be trusted to do this. This is nothing other than garden variety narcissism.

Internet censorship via monopolistic government-tied tech corporations isn’t just a problem because of free speech issues, it’s a problem because the way it’s applied is completely uneven and power-serving: politicians and the mass media circulate disinformation constantly without ever being censored. It’s not just silencing people, it’s actually shifting power upwards.

There is no path forward for humanity on this planet without complete female reproductive sovereignty.

Imagine if the world’s deadliest terrorist group got their hands on drones and cruise missiles and nuclear warheads and aircraft carriers and circled the planet with hundreds of military bases and began waging wars and destroying any country which disobeyed their dictates.

No, Texas conservatives aren’t like the Taliban. No, US government authoritarianism isn’t like China or North Korea. You know what it’s like? It’s like America. It says so much that the most corrupt and destructive nation on earth keeps comparing its homegrown depravity to foreign nations.

It’s crazy how there are guys whose whole entire job is trying to get large number of people killed by mass military violence and we just let that be a thing like it’s a perfectly legitimate way for someone to be.

“Hey why does that mustache guy keep trying to get large numbers of people violently killed?”

“Oh he’s just one of those war starty guys.”

“What?? Why are there war starty guys??”

“I dunno. Isn’t that normal? I just assumed it was normal to have war starty guys.”

Every single soldier who died in Afghanistan died in vain. Don’t make up sugary fairy tales about it, just stop letting it happen.

Are soldiers working under the US empire the worst people in the world? No. But in terms of moral standing you’d have to rank someone who murders foreigners on behalf of imperialists and war profiteers below most of the people in your average prison.

“If it wasn’t us waging all these wars and killing all those people it’d be someone else” sounds very much like the sort of thing an abusive tyrant would say.

There’s no good reason to respect the analysis of anyone who thinks China’s behavior on the world stage is worse than or equally as bad as America’s.

Australia is the only so-called democracy in the world which has no bill of rights of any kind. Most people are unaware of this, including most Australians. What you’re seeing in Australia is simply what happens when you add a pandemic response on top of a nation with no foundational legal protection from government overreach. That’s why our Covid measures are so notoriously harsh relative to other western countries.

Modern gods are corporations and banks, faceless inhuman entities whose agendas of growth and conquest supercede even the wishes of their own executives. Our gods are insatiable devourers controlled by no one. Our gods have no heads.

At a time when our species is hurtling toward its own demise we ought to be coming together and working in unison to avert disaster, and it says so much about the power of propaganda that we are instead doing the exact opposite.

All of humanity’s problems are ultimately due to a misperception of the way things are.

Propaganda causes us to misperceive reality in a way that benefits establishment power structures, so we don’t rise up and use the power of our numbers to put an end to the ecocidal, omnicidal status quo which oppresses and exploits us.

Advertising causes us to misperceive our own bodies and the source of real contentment, leading to the obsessive consumption habits necessary for turning the gears of capitalism.

Ego causes us to misperceive our own experience of consciousness and the information which enters our minds through the senses, leading to the suffering and dysfunction which ultimately underlies all abuses in our world.

What we need, then, is clear seeing, both outwardly and inwardly. An end to government secrecy and the mass-scale manipulations which distort our perception of reality. An end to restrictions on psychedelic tools which help people behold their inner processes with lucidity. A greatly elevated prioritization of self-honesty and self-reflection to help us see through the ego’s illusions.

We can’t move toward health until we can see where we’re going.

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