"Here’s the continuation of Dr. Romeo Quijano’s article."
Last Wednesday, we highlighted the highly informative and educational article written by retired UP School of Medicine Professor and leading pharmacologist Dr. Romeo Quijano entitled “Loss of Common Sense in Covid 19: The Story of Ivermectin.”
In that article, Doctor Quijano opined the seeming reluctance bordering on aversion of government officials and their “experts” in looking for possible treatments against COVID-19 apart from the usual protocols in managing viral respiratory diseases. He was particularly incensed by the convoluted manner with which the DoH and FDA have reacted to the growing public clamor for the use of the anti-parasitic drug, ivermectin, as a possible prophylactic or even cure against COVID-19.
The contortions which have attended the ambivalence, nay aversion, of these agencies on ivermectin’s use prompted him to detail the scientific literature including results of trials on this drug as has been repurposed in the fight against this deadly disease. It is Doctor Quijano’s considered view as shared by a growing community of doctors, public health practitioners and experts as well as the general public that in an emergency such as the world is now experiencing government as well as medical professionals should be proactive in looking for ways to stem the tide, as it were, still the fears and enhance the hopes of our people for deliverance.
It is on this note that we now provide space for the second part of Doctor Quijano’s article in the hope that sooner rather than later we will get Ivermectin or any other drug or other treatment protocols aside from the existing ones including the vaccines now under emergency use out as weapons against this deadly virus. Here goes:
“They say that ivermectin is used only for animals and it is dangerous to use ivermectin for humans. They seem to be ignorant of the fact that after about 3 decades of use in humans, ivermectin continues to provide a high margin of safety for a growing number of indications. Numerous studies report low rates of adverse events as an oral treatment for parasites. Even WHO has recommended mass administration of ivermectin for filariasis, saying it is safe and effective. In fact, about 3.7 billion doses of ivermectin have been distributed in mass drug administration campaigns globally over the past 30 years. In DR Congo, between the years 2003 and 2017, the total average population treated was around 15,552,588 with 55 deaths associated with ivermectin treatment. Compare this to 4,095 deaths due to paracetamol in England and Wales during the same period.
And why can’t the government itself be proactive and make ivermectin immediately available in this COVID-19 emergency situation where countless people are dying and ivermectin offers hope for desperate people? Well, they say there are laws and rules and regulations that need to be followed, seemingly oblivious to the fact that the government has already declared a state of emergency and the legal impediments can easily be overcome, as the centuries old legal maxim states that the welfare of the people shall be the supreme law, especially under a national state of emergency. They admonish people to have a little bit more patience since vaccines are already being rolled out, without revealing that the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines have been questioned by many credible independent scientists and are fraught with serious adverse effects including deaths. They turn a blind eye to the fact that 50,861 adverse events following COVID vaccines, including 2,249 deaths and 7,726 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and March 26, 2021 have been reported officially in the vaccine adverse events reporting system (VAERS) of the US.
“In their futile attempts to justify their irrational and anti-people behavior, government health officials and their ‘experts’ seem to forget that common sense is more important than technocratic directives, clinical trials, bureaucratic procedures, laws, rules and regulations. The COVID-19 specter, vaccine mania, deceptive remedial schemes and brutal, anti-people pandemic responses created by militarism and big money have shoved by the wayside pro-people, more sensible and a wider range of prevention and treatment strategies to address the pandemic. For people with independent minds and awakened consciousness, it is a mere matter of common sense to recognize that most governments, international bodies, academic and science institutions, mainstream medical doctors and mainstream media are under the effective control of Big Pharma and the global moneyed elite.”