I Call BS! FDA Says Telling People Not to Take Ivermectin Was 'Just a Recommendation'

The coronavirus pandemic that swept the globe caused an enormous amount of pain and devastation. Millions of people died. It was the worst public health crisis in more than a century. It was truly heartbreaking.

However, the pandemic also exposed numerous problems with the world’s health protocols. Medical bureaucrats were entrusted with giving the public accurate information. In many instances, these trusted medical experts failed, and failed miserably.

But instead of apologizing for the myriad of mistakes, many agencies are making excuses. They either claim that the pandemic was uncharted territory, or that they were only making suggested recommendations.

Unnecessarily forcing people to wear masks was the first blunder. Not only have masks proven ineffective, but wearing them has caused multiple health issues. The lockdowns ordered to supposedly stop the spread of COVID-19 caused irreparable damage.

But possibly one of the most egregious errors was the suggestion made about possible COVID-19 early treatment options. Getting out ahead of the deadly virus with preventative medicines could have saved millions of lives.

But agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strongly recommended that people avoid these types of preventative drugs. The FDA was wrong, woefully wrong. However, even worse than the many mistakes the FDA made, the pitiful excuses are even more irritating.

Ivermectin quickly proved to be a possible early preventative treatment for COVID-19. Early reports from in “vitro studies suggest that ivermectin acts by inhibiting host importing alpha/beta-1 nuclear transport proteins, which are part of a key intracellular transport process.”

In other words, ivermectin could potentially save someone’s life. Sure, there were potential side effects. However, facing possible life-changing damage from COVID-19 or dying, the risk outweighed the rewards.

But the FDA cautioned against using ivermectin. In fact, they recommended against its use. Instead of apologizing for their mistake, the FDA released a baseless excuse. They said they were only making recommendations. The excuse is an insult to our intelligence.

The FDA claims, “The cited statements were not directives. They were not mandatory. They were recommendations. They said what parties should do. They said, for example, why you should not take ivermectin to treat COVID-19.”

“They did not say you may not do it, you must not do it. They did not say it’s prohibited, or it’s unlawful.” This spineless excuse for a posted caution against a viable preventative step is unconscionable. It’s as if the FDA is immune to condemnation for horrible policy decisions.

Ivermectin is approved by the FDA, but not for COVID-19. However, certain drugs are used for non-approved purposes. This is known as an “off-label” treatment. The FDA posted a link to a Twitter page stating, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”

Seriously, this is as blatant a directive to NOT use something as we can imagine. A subsequent post stated, “Hold your horses, y’all. Ivermectin may be trending, but it still isn’t authorized or approved to treat COVID-19.”

Three doctors are suing the FDA in a Texas federal court. The suit alleges, “The FDA illegally interfered with their ability to prescribe medicine to their patients when it issued statements on ivermectin.”

In a nutshell, the FDA’s hard-line stance against a drug that was already FDA-approved may have cost thousands of Americans their lives. This Texas case could prove a landmark ruling for many reasons.

If upheld, it would stop these federal bureaucrats from making baseless claims for or against treatments. It would also help to restore some sense of trust in America’s critical health system. An apology would be nice. After all the COVID-19 blunders, they need all the help they can get.

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