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Lying TGA bans doctors prescribing Ivermectin

LNP government and medical mafia corruption knows no bounds. Most doctors and the AMA know that Ivermectin has been prescribed around the world to successfully cure Covid. Here they capitulate to the medical mafia without a wimper. Doctors too could be in the firing line when it hits the fan for this treachery.

from TGA September 10, 2021

Today, the TGA, acting on the advice of the Advisory Committee for Medicines Scheduling, has placed new restrictions on the prescribing of oral ivermectin. General practitioners are now only able to prescribe ivermectin for TGA-approved conditions (indications) – scabies and certain parasitic infections. Certain specialists including infectious disease physicians, dermatologists, gastroenterologists and hepatologists (liver disease specialists) will be permitted to prescribe ivermectin for other unapproved indications if they believe it is appropriate for a particular patient.

These changes have been introduced because of concerns with the prescribing of oral ivermectin for the claimed prevention or treatment of COVID-19. Ivermectin is not approved for use in COVID-19 in Australia or in other developed countries, and its use by the general public for COVID-19 is currently strongly discouraged by the National COVID Clinical Evidence Taskforce, the World Health Organisation and the US Food and Drug Administration.

Firstly, there are a number of significant public health risks associated with taking ivermectin in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 infection rather than getting vaccinated. Individuals who believe that they are protected from infection by taking ivermectin may choose not to get tested or to seek medical care if they experience symptoms. Doing so has the potential to spread the risk of COVID-19 infection throughout the community.

Secondly, the doses of ivermectin that are being advocated for use in unreliable social media posts and other sources for COVID-19 are significantly higher than those approved and found safe for scabies or parasite treatment. These higher doses can be associated with serious adverse effects, including severe nausea, vomiting, dizziness, neurological effects such as dizziness, seizures and coma.

Finally, there has been a 3-4-fold increased dispensing of ivermectin prescriptions in recent months, leading to national and local shortages for those who need the medicine for scabies and parasite infections. It is believed that this is due to recent prescribing and dispensing for unapproved uses, such as COVID-19.  Such shortages can disproportionately impact vulnerable people, including those in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

There is only one TGA approved oral ivermectin product, Stromectol ivermectin 3mg tablet blister pack which is indicated for the treatment of river blindness (onchocerciasis), threadworm of the intestines (intestinal strongyloidiasis) and scabies.

All medical practitioners can continue to prescribe oral ivermectin for the approved indications. However, prescribing of oral ivermectin for indications that are not approved is now limited to certain specialists.

Why the AMA and governments refuse to treat Covid with Ivermectin

Letter to the Editor

This vid amongst other things explains why they will not acknowledge invermectin or any other drug to fight Covid.

The EUA emergency use authority can only operate when there is no viable alternative.

Any alternative would immediately take all current vaccines off the market and that would stop the billions of dollars profits the big pharma are currently reaping.

Hence I revert to my first assumption:  Follow the money.

If you support the vaccines or not it is irrelevant, the point is there is a concerted and very well managed effort, world wide, to dupe the public where people who should be looking out for us are either stupid or on the take.

If they were concerned about our health they would try any drug to slow down or stop this covid, as presently they are forcing us to believe there is NO option other than the vaccines.

I wonder how many `trusted’ officials are on the take from the WHO down.

When you consider how many medical teams in universities and other places (govt and private industry) rely on big pharma grants to survive you can see how insidious it is and how the game is being played at the publics (how many deaths so far?) expense.

I could go on but I think the vid speaks for its self.

from Geoff Chester, Brisbane

Vaccinated victims are spreading the virus; mystery solved Queensland Premier

Ivermectin, India, Craig Kelly’s evidence bomb and covidiots

Craig Kelly MP, one of the few public political figures in Australia with the courage and intelligence to push the fact that COVID-19 is easily and effectively treated with common medicines like Ivermectin.

By TONY MOBILIF0NITIS
AS Indian states deploy the cheap and effective anti-viral drug Ivermectin and wipe out COVID-19 infections and deaths, public health officers and premiers in Australia are persisting with their bogus and diabolical fear-mongering game of case counts and lockdowns.

These bureaucrats and politicians who love the dramatic COVID coverage should wake up and realize the people of Australia are not only sick of it but disgusted by their lying, duplicitous and dictatorial behaviour. The same goes for the big media channels who are part of this charade.

An example of their duplicity is that the same actors refuse to even mention Ivermectin or other inexpensive treatments for their dreaded virus. Oh no, they have billions of dollars invested in vaccines and only vaccines can save us – or so the story goes. But there’s also the big problem that most Australians don’t want these “jabs” because they offer “occasional prizes” like blood clots and even death. But that was AstraZeneca and they’ve revised the advice for that one now.

So you might like to try Pfizer-Biontech mRNA vaccine as an alternative? Sorry to inform you but there’s another big problem with that one, the horrific threat of accumulation in the ovaries and bone marrow of previously untested “novel lipid reagents” contained in those vaccines. And that’s from the inventor of that technology, Dr Robert Malone, in a series of videos. Go to the 3:06 mark on the video link with Dr Malone, Bret Weinstein and Steve Kirsch. A long version is also available on TrialSiteNews.

Meanwhile in India at least four states are employing mass dosing of Ivermectin as a prophylaxis (preventative) treatment. Indian data analyst Juan Chamie noted that in the state of Uttarakhand, cases had dropped from 9642 in May to less than 200 now. Fatalaties had fallen from 223 a day to only three now. Indonesia has also jumped on the Ivermectin bandwagon for mass treatment, while Singapore has dropped all public announcements about “cases” except those that end up in hospitals.

Also fighting for the cause of Ivermectin is the Indian Bar Association, which launched a lawsuit against WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan, accusing her in a 71-point brief of causing the deaths of Indian citizens by misleading them about Ivermectin.  The same charge should be brought against Australian health authorities for banning hydroxychloroquine.

Contrast this to the pathetic behaviour in Parliament House last February of senior Labor Party politician Tanya Plibersek, who tried to big-note herself in front of her media fans by publicly “outing” Craig Kelly for advocating Ivermectin to treat the Wuhan Lab virus.

Plibersek told Kelly she wanted Scott Morrison to intervene to “stop you spreading crazy conspiracy theories” about Ivermectin. Kelly quickly countered and told the clueless Plibersek in earshot of her media entourage, that she should take heed of the views of Professor Robert Clancy, an emeritus professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy at Newcastle University, who also advocated Ivermectin and backed Kelly’s stand.

Plibersek didn’t know how to respond, going all awkward and forcing a look of incredulity as if Kelly was telling her about the tooth fairy. She then turned to “serious” mode, saying “My mum lives in your electorate and I don’t want her exposed to people who are not going to be vaccinated because of these crazy conspiracy theories that you’re spreading.”

This MP, who has held five ministerial positions, actually believed that Craig Kelly was spreading a conspiracy theory by sharing data and medical support for a medicine that effectively treated COVID-19. Plibersek, like so many naive people who develop their worldview from TV news, had swallowed the repeated narrative that “only a vaccine can save us”. She was a real-life victim of brainwashing and psychological warfare.

But Kelly “had his day” in a recent Parliamentary sitting. The independent Member for Hughes took to the floor to give a science lesson to group-think party politicians and the Press Gallery drones who attacked him for promoting Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19.

Kelly cited the multiple peer reviewed trials and studies showing the dramatic effects of the common Ivermectin on COVID-19 infections – information that has been around since the second half of 2020 when doctors and researchers in a group called Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.

Kelly’s stand for truth has cost him all the political security, perks and promotions of his previous Parliamentary Liberal Party membership. But Kelly has gained instead the respect of millions of Australians who can see through this diabolical COVID “health emergency” charade, that is being driven by malignant forces pulling strings within the health bureaucracy, the premiers and prime ministerial departments and from without by the global health mafia. This rot has to end, or Australia is in truly dire straits.

Ivermectin clinical trials

Letter to the Editor

The Ivermectin clinical trials, denied by our Government.

The US medical research group Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, cites 27 controlled trials involving a total of 6612 patients that “have been completed using well-matched control groups”; 16 trials involving over 2500 patients, “that are prospective, randomized, controlled studies”. Eleven of the 27 Ivermectin trials published in peer-reviewed journals involved 3900 patients.  See the attached PDF file.

In Australia, leading medical professor Thomas Borody, who developed a globally successful therapy for peptic ulcer, announced a triple therapy off-label ivermectin-based treatment for COVID-19 in August 2020. His work was ignored by state and federal health authorities who simply continued to beat the vaccine drum.
His data shows ivermectin can not only prevent but knock out COVID infections within a few days.

OK, that’s good, but now:-

Read the text below, to find out how our Fed Health Department is “keeping Australians safe”

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THE TEXT BELOW IS A TRANSCRIPT FROM THE .GOV WEBSITE AS AT 18th May, 2021

https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/covid-19-treatments

COVID-19 treatments

Find out how we are using evidence in our approach to COVID-19 treatments to keep Australians safe.
The Australian Government is closely monitoring worldwide research into COVID-19 treatments.

Ivermectin, doxycycline, zinc

There is currently insufficient evidence to support the safe and effective use of ivermectin, doxycycline and zinc (either separately, or in combination) for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19. More robust, well-designed clinical trials are needed before they could be considered an appropriate treatment option.

The National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, consisting of a large group of clinical experts, is continuously updating treatment recommendations based on the best available evidence. They have not made any recommendations for the use of ivermectin, doxycycline or zinc outside of properly conducted clinical trials with appropriate ethical approval.”

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So our National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce is looking for “more robust, well-designed clinical trials.”    Well, here they are, in the public domain.  Read the attached PDF file.

This information is  sufficient evidence for action regarding the statement on their website that “The Australian Government is closely monitoring worldwide research into COVID-19 treatments.”  


Well, here they are, all listed in the attached PDF file, all in the public domain.

Of course, the Taskforce do not say whether or not  they will actually do anything with any new research! 

Monitoring does not mean a change of outlook.

from David Blake

Bribie Island

Doctor lies on TV about ivermectin treatment for COVID virus in Indian states

US-based doctor Faheem Younus, who is desperately pushing vaccines as “the only way” for India, while denying the proven efficacy of ivermectin in dozens of trials.

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
MAINSTREAM media has kept the world largely unaware that two Indian states, Goa and Uttar Pradesh have adopted mass prescription of ivermectin to fight the surge in COVID-19 cases. The heavily populated Uttar Pradesh in the north of India is claiming a high success rate. Goa is just starting.

The vaccine-pushing powers that be, of course, do not like this deviation from the global “vaccinate or else” mass extortion racket. All we have heard from India is that there is a COVID calamity and not enough vaccines to deal with it.

Goa’s Hindu nationalist BJM government has just started mass prescription of ivermectin for the COVID-19 flu virus and its variants following Uttar Pradesh, which started administering the drug last August. Goa’s Minister for Health Vishwajit Rane, said people would be given 12 mg of Ivermectin for a period of five days as prophylaxis to protect against Covid-19. The Uttar Pradesh operation has been studiously ignored by global media.

You would think people would at least say “good luck, I hope it all goes well”. But US-based Indian doctor and vaccine pusher Faheen Younus MD, has been all over Indian TV news calling for aggressive suppression of alternative treatment information as his suggested first priority for pandemic policy. On another station, Younus also repeated the big lie that there insufficient research to support ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment.

The US medical research group Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance cites 27 controlled trials involving a total of 6612 patients that “have been completed using well-matched control groups”; 16 trials involving over 2500 patients, “that are prospective, randomized, controlled studies”. Eleven of the 27 trials published in peer-reviewed journals involved 3900 patients.

In Australia, leading medical professor Thomas Borody, who developed a globally successful therapy for peptic ulcer, announced a triple therapy off-label ivermectin-based treatment for COVID-19 in August. His work was ignored by state and federal health authorities who simply continued to beat the vaccine drum.

The data shows ivermectin can not only prevent but knock out COVID infections within a few days. But none of this appears to matter to Doc Younus, who seems to suggest this research is in the realm of “pseudo-science” and should be stamped out by governments so “people don’t get confused”.

The official stance of the US National Institutes of Health against ivermectin has been dropped and the agency is now neutral on the medicine, claiming (without basis) there is insufficient data to recommend either for or against its use for treating COVID-19.
So what qualifies Doc Younus to spout advice to Indian state and national governments on pandemic policy? Is it because his Twitter home page carries a large “peace” symbol or is it the Presidential Service Award he received from the Obama administration way back in 2008 for his “humanitarian services”?

The great humanitarian Doc Younus, it appears, doesn’t want people in the Indian state of Goa cured of COVID without vaccines, which makes him just another stooge playing the global control game for the Gates and Rockefeller foundations. Asked by an IDD Direct reporter why people were still getting infected or even dying after both doses of vaccines, Dr Younus trotted out what are now the standard excuses for the ineffectiveness and dangers of COVID vaccines.

“I don’t think the expectation should be that now you’re vaccinated you can go into any crowd, any situation, regardless of your immunity level, regardless of your post factors and you will be fine. Nobody ever said that, and I think that’s a mischaracterisation. The reality is a vaccine is likely to make your infection weaker and ideally, not make you infected at all.”

Goa State Health Minister Rane said the ivermectin campaign was based on studies by expert panels from the UK, Italy, Spain and Japan “which found a statistically significant reduction in mortality and recovery time in patients with Covid-19”. According to the Indian Express the government’s decision to administer the drug to the entire population comes as its vaccination program for the 18-44 age group is not expected to start until the third week of May.

Uttar Pradesh first tested ivermectin in May-June 2020, when a team at Agra, led by Dr Anshul Pareek, administered it to health workers on an experimental basis. “It was observed that none of them developed Covid-19 despite being in daily contact with patients who had tested positive for the virus,” Uttar Pradesh State Surveillance Officer Vikssendu Agrawal told the Indian Express.

He said since the first wave ivermectin helped the state maintain a relatively low positivity rate despite its high population density. “Despite being the state with the largest population base and a high population density, we have maintained a relatively low positivity rate and cases per million of population.”

On August 6th, the state Health Department introduced Ivermectin as prophylaxis for close contacts of COVID patients, health workers as well as for the treatment of the patients themselves through a government order, after a committee headed by the director general of, Medical and Health Services, gave it the go ahead.

New York courts order hospitals to use COVID cure ivermectin against FDA’s misleading advice

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
THE battle against the suppression of ivermectin, probably the most effective treatment for “SARS-Cov-2” (or any variant of corona virus), has stepped up in New York state with at least three families winning court actions to force hospitals to administer the drug to loved ones suffering infections. The recoveries have been remarkable.

The court actions fly in the face of the Biden administration’s Federal Drug Administration, which has issued a blatantly dishonest statement that ivermectin “can be very dangerous”. Oh sure, if you take a livestock-level dose of ivermectin, squirt it on your back like a bull, and you could die. But the drug has been given to humans for 33 years in billions of doses and was awarded a Nobel Prize for annihilating parasitic illness.

Big tech companies Facebook and YouTube and mainstream media are also actively and criminally suppressing videos and other information on a treatment shown to be literally a life-saving medical intervention.

Freelance journalist Mary Beth Pfeiffer, writing for the medical website Trialsitenews.com, says the FDA statement is the lynchpin of COVID policies worldwide and “purports to protect the public from taking over-the-counter ivermectin meant for animals”.

Pfeiffer has also reported on the Yale University professor and renowned cancer researcher Dr Alessandro Santin, who has studied the COVID-19 literature and treated several dozen patients. The practicing oncologist and scientist who runs a large laboratory at Yale believes firmly that ivermectin could vastly cut suffering from COVID-19. How about that for a story BBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN etc?

But not all media is willingly blind to life-saving truth. In New York state Dan Herbeck at the Buffalo News reported on the case of John W. Swanson, an 81-year-old farmer from Stafford, east of Buffalo, who was infected and placed on a ventilator, a dangerous and frequently fatal treatment. According to his affidavit he was ‘on death’s doorstep’ at United Memorial Medical Center. When Swanson was given one dose of ivermectin, he started breathing properly again.

But the doctors, probably acting on orders from above, then refused to give follow-up doses. Swanson’s family moved swiftly for justice and his wife Sandra hired the same lawyers who convinced other New York State judges to compel other hospitals to administer ivermectin to dying patients.

TrialSite staff have reported at least three cases where families of elderly or seriously ill COVID-19 infected patients were denied ivermectin treatments. While dozens of studies (see meta-analysis below) from around the world show overwhelmingly positive results, regulatory authorities and apex research bodies are hesitant to accept any of the positive data yet and have pounced on any data that shows neutral results.

They also carried ongoing reporting on the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) and other reports of the accumulating positive data associated with ivermectin research around the world. This data has apparently been reviewed by family members involved in the New York cases. The families have turned to attorneys including Ralph C. Lorigo and Jon F. Minear of the West Seneca-based Law Office of Ralph C. Lorigo.

In another case, Lorigo’s firm secured a Supreme Court Judge Henry J. Nowak’s declaration that the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital must treat 80-year-old New York State patient Judith Smentkiewicz with ivermectin. The additional treatments helped as she rapidly improved, recovered and went home, TrialSiteNews reported.

TrialSite further reported a New York Supreme Court judge Frank Caruso making a similar order for the plaintiff, Robert Dickinson, a doctor and husband of the plaintiff, in his legal request to use ivermectin off label. Rochester General Hospital was compelled to follow the physician and allow the ivermectin treatment.

Ivermectin, a medicine for parasites, has been around for four decades. While not FDA-authorized for use against COVID-19, the drug is legally available in the US and Australia for “off-label” use, i.e. available as a prescription-only treatment for conditions other than those listed on the label.

Eminent Australian professor, Thomas Borody of Sydney, released a triple therapy protocol with ivermectin, zinc and doxycyline in August 2020, but was ignored by medical authorities. However, at the time inquiries for the treatment were received from 57 Australian GPs, 30 doctors from overseas, 184 members of the public.

TrialSite said the US National Institutes of Health “conveniently hedges its position” on ivermectin but does acknowledge the off-label use scenario. “For that, they are to be commended,” TrialSite staff stated.

But they also noted high-level efforts to suppress mention of the drug on media including social media, when their documentary about ivermectin use in Peru was taken down by YouTube. They further discovered that Google was hand-selecting videos involving ivermectin for de-emphasis and hence less or no advertising remuneration, while Facebook had identified any news coverage of ivermectin as “misinformation”.

“For example, when TrialSite reported on Slovakia’s health authority approving off label use of the ivermectin for COVID-19 as a fact, which it is, Facebook punished those that posted that news link. Now, they claim that the news item was misleading, but it isn’t at all—it was and is fact,” TrialSite reported.

“This means that there is a significant misinformation agenda now underway, led by social media companies but reinforced by the interests of at least some pharmaceutical companies and kindred spirit in the regulatory bodies.”

Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquin supplies

Those readers wishing to obtain these ‘Covid’ cures and preventatives should first seek medical advice: (a waste of time in Australia)
Vitamin D from a US dietician who

 recommends 50,000 IU vitamin D at the first sign of illness for at least 3 days,  then taper down once symptoms begin to improve.

Also, here is a resource for obtaining Ivermectin or HCQ worldwide:

https://www.exstnc.com/

And in the U.S.

https://www.doctorsdontfearcovid.com/

https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors.com/how-do-i-get-covid-19-medication/

-contributed

Sources of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin

Cairns News has had a few requests to source suppliers of the Covid preventatives hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. If any readers know where to get supplies of these excellent and tested remedies for Covid please tell us at  cairnsnews@protonmail.com

The hydroxychloroquine can be used to prevent malaria and ivermectin is effective in parasite eradication in humans and animals which is why we want it.

GENOCIDE of aged care home residents  

by staff writers   

Relatives of the many hundreds of aged care home residents who have died across Australia with Coronavirus comorbidities or the small number from it should launch a criminal class action against each state’s chief health officer and their federal counterparts for not administering the inexpensive, proven Covid preventatives, hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin.

https://cairnsnews.org/2020/08/11/withholding-medicines-during-a-pandemic-is-criminal-genocidal-behaviour/

Every state Premier and Health Minister should be joined in the action as a co-perpetrator of genocide.

Based on the best medical advice available, billionaire Gold Coast businessman Clive Palmer purchased 33 million doses of hydroxychloroquine costing approximately 40 cents each in April and donated the Covid cure to the National Medical stockpile.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young in under police protection but is firmly in the death grip of the medical mafia forcing her to regulate against the use of hydroxychloroquine, a cheap and effective, proven Covid cure

Indicating the extent of the medical mafia’s deadly grip on governments, the unintelligent and compromised Queensland Labor Party Government regulated hydroxychloroquine to prevent doctors from prescribing the life-saving drug which has almost no known side effects unlike toxic vaccines being developed.

Serious medical complications have been slowing human testing of a Coronavirus vaccine throughout the world leaving human guinea pigs physically injured or dead.

How medical researchers believe they can manufacture a vaccine to prevent broad spectrum Coronaviruses which are unable to be isolated in laboratory testing beggars belief.

It simply demonstrates the Big Pharma medical mafia’s financial stranglehold on the World Health Organisation (incidentally whose CEO is an avowed communist terrorist), and governments worldwide.

Trump has defunded the WHO and soon the UN but compromised Australian politicians sail on blithely uncaring about the irreversible psychological and economic damage they are inflicting on a hapless population.

Unfortunately the majority of Aussies for two generations have been dumbed-down by the medical mafia’s fluoridation of much of the populace combined with zombifying television, mobile phones and Marxist universities.

There is no fight left in subdued Aussies and they don’t even know they have been stupefied intentionally by the treacherous, subliminal activities of the medical mafia, politicians and the bureaucracy.

Trump loosens stranglehold of Big Pharma

President Trump signed an executive order Sunday to lower the cost of prescription drugs, he revealed on Twitter.

Trump announced that the aim of the order is to reduce prices to give America “the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries.”

“Just signed a new Executive Order to LOWER DRUG PRICES! My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other countries,” the president tweeted. “The days of global freeriding at America’s expense are over…”

“…and prices are coming down FAST! Also just ended all rebates to middlemen, further reducing prices,” he added in a follow-up tweet.

The Trump administration has regularly placed drug costs at the heart of its health policy, with the president already signing a series of four orders in July to lower drug prices.

Withholding medicines during a pandemic is criminal, genocidal behaviour

Sydney gastroenterologist Prof. Borody (above) and Prof. Harvey Risch of Harvard (below) both support deployment of therapeutic drugs to treat COVID-19.

By Editor, Cairns News
WILL Scott Morrison’s vaccine-pushing super bureaucrat Jane Halton of the COVID-19 Coordination Commission be furiously pulling strings for her real boss Bill Gates to stop the latest very effective and safe COVID-19 treatment – Ivermectin?

Worldwide, Trump haters and scamdemic perpetrators have been putting up blocks and cooking up dodgy studies to stop therapeutics like hydroxychloroquine being used instead of the grotesque DNA-meddling vaccine they want us all to submit to.

Halton is a key player in the so-called “global health” network that has been working on a “pandemic responses” since at least 2010 when the Rockefeller Foundation published a major report floating scenarios to drive its globalisation efforts. Last year Halton was prominent at Event 201, the last of the game-planning events before the predicted pandemic.

And yes, you heard it right. Ivermectin, the popular parasite dose for livestock, is a “sure-fire COVID-19 killer” – at least the human version of it. So says Sydney gastroenterologist and professor, Thomas Borody, speaking to Chris Kenny on SkyTV. The professor called on the governments to ramp up and mobilise the anti-parasitical drug for treatment of nursing home patients and others in Melbourne.

And why wouldn’t any decent specialist in medical science – or any decent doctor for that matter – do such a thing when the need is so obvious.

Reasonable, thinking people would know that withholding readily available medicines from sick people is a crime against humanity – genocide even on a large scale. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier “Dictator Dan” Andrews of Victoria can be rightfully accused of this crime unless they act right now to make common medicines available to treat COVID-19 patients across Australia.

The PM and the premier and/or their advisers and Ms Halton and others on the PM’s COVID-19 Coordination Commission should be asking themselves why any government – unless it were some sort of dictatorship exacting revenge on some group of people – actively restrict a medicine to treat a disease among its own constituents and allow them to die?

Oh, that’s right, we momentarily forgot, the state of Victoria is currently a dictatorship, a police state that has placed its people under house arrest. Victorians are all guilty, apparently, of being potential “spreaders” of the deadly COVID-19. But don’t talk about treatments.

That aside, restricting a medicine to a suffering sector of elderly Australians in nursing homes is exactly what has happened as hydroxychloroquine, a widely used treatment for COVID-19, has been severely restricted by the Australian TGA and the health departments of both Victoria and Queensland, where a $13,000 fine is imposed for unauthorized prescribing of HCQ.

Let’s underline the gravity and scandal of this situation. Hundreds of people are infected and sick with COVID-19 across Australia and both state and federal governments are withholding at least one widely used and readily available medicine that can treat it and reduce death rates.

The other medicine is Budesonide, the common, generic steroidal inhalant used to treat asthma. It was used recently by a Texas doctor Richard Bartlett to cure a dozen patients of COVID symptoms. The doctor has called it a “silver bullet treatment”. The medicine is also used in Asian nations for this purpose and has several studies to back it up as a COVID-19 treatment.

But surely there’s got to be good science behind any move to repurpose these medicines, you might ask? In the case of these three medicines, it’s actually not valid to argue that repurposing them for COVID-19 can only be justified by the “gold standard randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials”, as pointed out by Harvard epidemiology professor Harvey A. Risch, who supports the immediate mobilization of hydroxychloroquine.

Risch has no illusions about the primary reasons for the suppression of HCQ – politics and in particular the fact that President Trump endorsed and took hydroxychloroquine himself. A bunch of Risch’s Harvard colleagues published an open letter distancing themselves from his stand. The mob is always right, apparently.

The case of Ivermectin arose in May this year. NewsMax reported on May 22 that “multiple trials in the United States and abroad indicate a drug already approved by the FDA to treat parasitic infections is showing “astounding” results, and could represent a breakthrough in efforts to vanquishing the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the heart of the global pandemic.

“Doctors have administered the drug ivermectin in several simultaneous trials in several countries sometimes in combination with other common medications. Physicians who participated in the study report that patients’ viral loads began declining almost immediately after they began administering ivermectin, a widely available prescription drug approved to combat parasites, scabies and head lice,” NewsMax reported.

Anyone who has followed the news on these drugs as potential and actual treatments for COVID-19 will know that government health departments and drug approval agencies have obstructed the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) while the media chimed in across the board against it.

Scott Morrison, the premiers and his health ministers could reverse scandal tomorrow by declaring any of these medicines an emergency treatment for pandemic cases. It makes absolute sense, even without large-scale trials because doctors worldwide attest to its effectiveness.

And as pointed out by Los Angeles ER doctor Simone Gold, HCQ is available across the counter in much of Africa, South America, and the Middle East including Iran. Dr Gold’s outspoken campaigning for hydroxychloroquine use resulted in her hospital employer sacking her. Such is the cost of truth in this day and age of corporatist deception.