Colin Powell died of COVID-19 complications according to news reports. Mr. Powell had several significant other factors besides COVID-19, including his age and treatment for multiple myeloma cancer. Those treatments lowered his immune system response that made the Pfizer vaccine shots less able to produce antibodies against COVID-19. If ivermectin had been given immediately after it was determined that Colin Powell was infected by COVID-19, there is evidence that the drug would have helped reduce the viral load substantially. It may be that no treatment in any form could have saved his life given all of the circumstances.
Ivermectin, the repurposed antiparasitic drug, has been used extensively around the world and in the US to prevent and treat COVID-19 infections. 14 prophylaxis trials showed an 86% improvement in reducing the viral load from COVID-19. There was a 66% improvement from early treatment of patients that tested positive for COVID-19 based upon 28 trials. Ivermectin has been given to over 250 million COVID-19 humans to prevent or treat COVID-19 infections around the world. Where ivermectin was given as an antiparasitic, the incidence of COVID-19 infections in those countries has been dramatically reduced.
Ivermectin might not have saved Colin Powell from death from COVID-19 infection, but ivermectin is far more effective than any current FDA approved drugs or antibody infusions that were currently available to treat him. Ivermectin is also significantly better than the proposed Merck antiviral, molnupiravir, in shortening hospital stays. The Merck submission to the FDA claimed a 47% reduction in deaths in its submittals for an Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA based on a very limited trial sample size and duration.
Ivermectin has been given to three children with recurring cancer on a continuing basis when the standard of care drugs failed to improve their health. This was not done as a trial; it was done as a necessity to attempt to save these children’s lives. The same is true for the use of ivermectin in hospital ICUs; the ICU doctors of the Front-Line COVID Critical Care Alliance use ivermectin along with many other drugs and supplements to reduce the deaths of their patients. Their protocols work because they are adapted to meet the challenges of new mutations. The FLCCC Alliance considers vaccines to be one aspect of COVID-19 prevention, with the use of the ivermectin-based protocols as an effective treatment.
If the FDA had issued a BLA certification for the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 infections in the US, and if the NIH had issued instructions to doctors treating COVID-19 patients that said ivermectin is a useful adjunct to the vaccines, Colin Powell might still be alive. As it is, the FDA, CDC, and NIH have launched a huge propaganda campaign to falsely discredit the efficacy and safety of human use of ivermectin produced for the treatment of human patients.
Ivermectin is most effective when used to prevent replication of COVID-19 and to provide early treatment to suppress the increase in viral load leading to hospitalization and to death. Ivermectin is not used as the sole drug in any of the FLCCC’s protocols. As the ICU physicians gained experience in dealing with COVID-19, the protocols for treatment have evolved. The Delta mutation has led to increased dosages of the components of the protocol, and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has been added to the most extreme COVID-19 infections. The standard hospital ICU protocols do not include ivermectin or many of the other components that these physicians have found reduced deaths in their ICUs.
It is past time to contact members of Congress, state health directors, and news sources to express a desire for the FDA to formally evaluate the 60+ studies done about the efficacy and safety of using ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19 infections. Every day, there is increasing evidence that the use of ivermectin over 250 million times to prevent and treat COVID-19 is working to reduce transmission and deaths.
This is the link to contact health agency managers on a federal and state level, and members of Congress, the White House, and federal research institutions. Express your interest in supplementing vaccines with a safe and proven effective antiviral drug, which is ivermectin.
We have a responsibility to the people of the US and the world to examine the data on ivermectin and get formal approval of its use to treat patients like Colin Powell whose vaccines cannot work properly because of complications effecting their immune systems.