(Natural News) Dr. Matthew Wynia, a medical ethics professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, described doctors who promote cheaper, more effective drugs and natural supplements as treatments for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) as a “cult of quacks.”
“In some ways, today’s COVID quacks are just like the quacks of yore. They often carry medical credentials of some sort, and they often claim to have uncovered secrets their mainstream colleagues are either too dumb or too corrupt to see. Some are certainly scammers, seeking to make a buck. Almost all display the quintessential mark of a quack – offering patients a false level of certainty and the promise of miracle cures,” Wynia said.
“The purpose of professional self-regulation is to protect public safety – that’s it,” Wynia continued. “When significant harms are arising due to a doctor’s persistent and demonstrably false beliefs, good intentions and sincerity in holding the false beliefs no longer matter. The medical profession must sanction the COVID quacks.”
Wynia seemed oblivious to the fact that the public isn’t safe because of people like him. Millions have died from COVID-19 because of government leaders and public health officials who think and act like him.
Modern medicine has failed to be revered as a hard science, with its long legacy of biases and questionable motives to keep conventional medicine far from being counted in the same league as authentic and more transparent sciences. Since the late 19th century, there have been debates as to whether medicine should be understood as an art or science.
The COVID-19 pandemic showed that conventional medicine is a mockery of its original foundations. Risk versus benefit ratios to drive health policies have become more like theatric displays for the media to reenact to a passive public.
Vaccine trial reports were claiming high effectivity rates, but real-world evidence shows the contrary. Israel, a country with high vaccination rate, only showed a 39 percent prevention rate – with the numbers expected to dwindle further as the vaccine loses effectiveness. (Related: Doctors can now prescribe ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 in Nebraska.)
Favoring vaccine regimen and surveillance controls to track movements, leading to blatant neglect of pandemic policies is a sign of moral frailty.
Ineffective lockdowns, masks, social isolation, critical care interventions and approval of ineffective drugs at the exclusion of cheaper medications that can treat infections brought nightmares to millions of people. Drugs such as ivermectin could have been prescribed early in the pandemic and saved countless lives.
Monash University Biomedicine Discovery Institute in Australia has released a study that showed the effectiveness of ivermectin as early as April 2020, but nobody paid attention.
Ivermectin proven safe and effective
Ivermectin was first developed and marketed by Merck & Co. William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering and developing avermectin, which Merck modified to create ivermectin.
Ivermectin is on the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) list of essential medicines, and Merck has donated four billion doses of the human-grade version of the drug to prevent river blindness and other diseases in Africa and other places where parasites are common.
Moreover, the drug can help prevent COVID-19. In a 2020 study, the drug was given to family members of confirmed COVID-19 patients. Less than eight percent became infected, compared to the 58.4 percent of those who were untreated.
Despite the government’s claims to the contrary, ivermectin is safe at approved doses. in fact, out of four billion doses administered since 1998, there had only been 28 cases of serious adverse events. The same study also found that ivermectin can be used safely in pregnant women, children and infants.
If the FDA were driven by science and evidence, it should give an emergency use authorization for COVID-19, but this is not the case. Instead, it asserts without real evidence that ivermectin is a drug for animals, and is dangerous for humans.
At the bottom of the FDA’s ivermectin warning is the statement: “Meanwhile, effective ways to limit the spread of COVID-19 continue to be to wear your mask, stay at least six feet from others who don’t live with you, wash hands frequently and avoid crowds.”
With proprietary pursuits and conflicts of interest on the line, medicine has become a commercial enterprise instead of an honest quest for impartial discovery to uncover facts and truth.
The ancient ethic of what is supposed to be medicine was a healing art, upheld by high moral standards and practiced out of deep compassion and empathy to relieve human suffering. Today, it has been buried by institutional bureaucrats, medical school administrators and pharmaceutical executives.
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