Is Ivermectin the cure for COVID-19? Does India have the answer?
The Covid-19 virus is perhaps the most polarizing disease in history. In few countries have there been domestic consensus about how to treat the virus, and not for nothing can global consensus be achieved, not even on the virus’ origin. In many countries, particularly the US, enforcing a mask mandate has been difficult, and in others, isolation, social distancing and other public health regulations have been met with reckless disregard, even by political leaders, like the UK Prime Minister who is currently under fire over 2020 Christmas parties. However, the greatest social dissent in the pandemic is on the subject of vaccines and other treatments, like Ivermectin.
Ivermectin has gotten a bad rep in the Western world. It was developed specifically for humans and was later found to be effective for treating animals. It has been used safely for decades and has revolutionized healthcare in Africa. It even won a Nobel prize in 2015 and is on WHO’s list of the safest, most effective medicines in the entire world. Ivermectin is also cheap, effective and wildly available. However, unlike these new experimental vaccines, Ivermectin does not make big Pharma any richer. Instead, it has been branded as a horse dewormer by the leftist media.
In reality, Ivermectin saved India from the worst onslaught of suffering unleashed by the Delta variant in April 2021. Instead of headlines quoting millions of deaths owing to horse vaccines, a region with roughly 240 million people, Uttar Pradesh, was Covid free. But not only that, the recovery rate in India is 98.7%. This level of success is unimaginable in the United States which declares record levels of new infections every other month. In Uttar Pradesh, just 5.6%of the population has been vaccinated, whereas 60% of the US population has been vaccinated. UP’s rate of Covid positivity is .01 %, whereas US’s rate is 7.6%.
While both countries are currently experiencing a surge in cases, the Indian caseload is a tenth of the US’. UP is India’s most densely populated state and social distancing has been impossible, yet it has achieved unparalleled success. Meanwhile, the US – which is exponentially bigger in area and wealth – still can’t compete with India’s efficacy. Unlike the US which nurtures big Pharma, India embraces Ivermectin.
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