Daily Beast: Seven From Anti-Vax Doctors’ COVID Conference Fall Sick Within Days

Daily Beast: Seven From Anti-Vax Doctors’ COVID Conference Fall Sick Within Days. “To hear the fringe doctors who gathered at an equine facility for the Florida COVID Summit earlier this month, ivermectin is as effective against the virus in humans as it is against worms in horses. ‘I have been on ivermectin for 16 months, my wife and I,’ Dr. Bruce Boros declared at the end of the meeting at the World Equestrian Center in Ocala. ‘I have never felt healthier in my life.’ Two days later, the 71-year-old cardiologist fell ill with COVID-19, according to the organizer of the one-day gathering and two other people with direct knowledge.”

Washington Post: Texas court says hospital can’t be forced to offer ivermectin to covid patient on ventilator

Washington Post: Texas court says hospital can’t be forced to offer ivermectin to covid patient on ventilator. “A Texas appeals court ruled Thursday that a hospital can’t be forced to treat a covid-19 patient in its care with ivermectin, a drug normally used to eliminate parasitic worms, after the wife of a patient sued a hospital to demand the treatment.”

Poynter: There is no scientific basis for claims of ivermectin’s success in Uttar Pradesh, India

Poynter: There is no scientific basis for claims of ivermectin’s success in Uttar Pradesh, India. “Claims regarding the supposed success of ivermectin in preventing COVID-19 in India have been around for months, and have recently popped up again as India’s case numbers subside. India stopped recommending the use of ivermectin for management of the virus in September, citing a lack of scientific evidence of its benefits.”

Ivermectin-COVID-19 Study Retracted; Authors Blame File Mixup (Medscape)

Medscape: Ivermectin-COVID-19 Study Retracted; Authors Blame File Mixup. “The authors of a study purportedly showing that ivermectin could treat patients with SARS-CoV-2 have retracted their paper after acknowledging that their data were garbled. The paper, ‘Effects of a Single Dose of Ivermectin on Viral and Clinical Outcomes in Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infected Subjects: A Pilot Clinical Trial in Lebanon,’ appeared in the journal Viruses in May. ”

HuffPost: The Pharmacies Giving Ivermectin To People Bamboozled By Right-Wing Misinformation

HuffPost: The Pharmacies Giving Ivermectin To People Bamboozled By Right-Wing Misinformation. “When you visit the ‘COVID-19 Info’ page on Austin Compounding Pharmacy’s website, it tells you in no uncertain terms that “taking Ivermectin once a week will decrease your risk of infection and reduce the severity if you do contract COVID-19.” There is no evidence that is true.”

Ivermectin and outrage: The viral aftermath for a conservative Chattanooga activist who lost his brother to COVID-19 (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Ivermectin and outrage: The viral aftermath for a conservative Chattanooga activist who lost his brother to COVID-19. “After a roughly three-day stay at Erlanger East Hospital, Marlon Hampton was discharged after declining further treatment, preferring to receive care at his East Brainerd home through hospice and attempt to obtain the vitamins and ivermectin. He died on Wednesday, four days after his discharge.”

‘It should be stopped’: Idaho medical group files complaint against Dr. Ryan Cole (Idaho Capital Sun)

Idaho Capital Sun: ‘It should be stopped’: Idaho medical group files complaint against Dr. Ryan Cole. “The Idaho Medical Association on Thursday filed a complaint with the Idaho Board of Medicine against Dr. Ryan Cole, a local pathologist who owns Cole Diagnostics and this year was appointed to the lone physician seat on the board of Central District Health, the state’s largest regional public health agency. ‘Our primary concern is that he says he has treated patients ‘from Florida to California’ by refusing to use accepted and documented medical practices and vaccination and instead prescribing ivermectin,’ the complaint said. ”

Ivermectin: Why are there lawsuits over this unproven drug (CNET)

CNET: Ivermectin: Why are there lawsuits over this unproven drug. “In recent months, there has been a dramatic increase in calls to poison centers in Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah and Alabama from people who are taking ivermectin intended for animals. Meanwhile, emergency rooms are seeing more patients who consumed a version of the medicine intended as a horse dewormer and two New Mexicans died from ivermectin toxicity. The drug has stayed in the headlines following podcaster Joe Rogan saying he used it after he tested positive for COVID. There’s also been an increase in legal action over the drug.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: An Ohio COVID patient treated with ivermectin after wife sued hospital has died

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: An Ohio COVID patient treated with ivermectin after wife sued hospital has died. “Jeffrey Smith, 51, died on Sept. 25, his attorney, Jonathan Davidson, of Hamilton, told WXIX-TV in Cincinnati. In August, an Ohio judge ordered West Chester Hospital to treat Mr. Smith with ivermectin after his wife sued, alleging that the facility refused to give her husband the drug, despite him having a doctor’s prescription.”

Motherboard: The FDA Was Internally Thrilled Over That Viral Horse Paste Tweet

Motherboard: The FDA Was Internally Thrilled Over That Viral Horse Paste Tweet. “Internal documents obtained by Motherboard through a Freedom of Information Act request show that the federal Food and Drug Administration was absolutely delighted to do a fire tweet discouraging the use of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19. In internal emails, supervisors with the agency’s public affairs office congratulated the author of the tweet for their ‘clever (humorous)’ approach, suggesting the agency will employ more humor in its desperate, often ineffective efforts to keep the American public from continuing to poison themselves with unproven treatments for the novel coronavirus.”

Poynter: Can a COVID patient force a hospital to administer ivermectin? Lawsuits in nine states offer different results.

Poynter: Can a COVID patient force a hospital to administer ivermectin? Lawsuits in nine states offer different results.. “In Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, California, Delaware, Louisiana, New York and Texas, patients and their families have sued hospitals to force them to administer ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug, to COVID-19 patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization say the drug should not be used to treat COVID-19. Still, some people have turned to veterinary-strength doses with disastrous results. Courts have ruled both for and against the plaintiffs in these cases.”

Vox: Why people who don’t trust vaccines are embracing unproven drugs

Vox: Why people who don’t trust vaccines are embracing unproven drugs. “Of course, not all Americans who are reluctant to get vaccinated have embraced supposed miracle cures: The reasons that people give for not getting a Covid-19 vaccine are varied and complex. But over the past year, among some refusers, a community of intense vaccine denialism has developed and created a sort of psychological scaffolding to support their views. As a group, the most fervent vaccine deniers construct and perpetuate an alternative narrative of the pandemic. And when inconvenient facts — from a news report to a friend’s or relative’s decision to get vaccinated — challenge that narrative, they give them a place to take refuge.”