Friday, February 11, 2022

The extraordinary story of how patient access to COVID treatments was denied, eventually involving witch hunts of physicians who dared to treat patients

First came the Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine suppression

In 2020, I compiled a list of over 50 ways authorities and pharma companies in multiple countries stopped the use of the chloroquine drugs for COVID. This was (and is) a stunning collection, which has been widely read and reproduced on many websites.  When you read it, you are astounded to learn that all the US (and many international) public health agencies took many different actions to increase deaths and destruction from COVID and prolong the pandemic.  "Avoiding the Trump drug" served as a great cover story.  Taking hydroxychloroquine for COVID was equated to drinking bleach.

But here's the kicker:  the authorities knew all about chloroquine and other treatments for COVID before there was a COVID... because they had figured it out for the 2003 SARS epidemic and the 2012 MERS epidemic, both caused by related coronaviruses.  But they hushed it up.

Five CDC (US government) scientists published a paper, along with three Canadian government scientists, showing that chloroquine was an effective drug against SARS coronaviruses, in 2005.  European scientists had shown the same thing in 2004.

Here is the CDC paper:

and here is its conclusion:

It looked very promising for both prevention and treatment of the first SARS.  After all, it has been used for many decades both to prevent and to treat malaria. (I took it for prevention, and later for treatment, 50 years ago.)

Nine years later, In 2014, scientists in Tony Fauci's NIAID showed the same thing.  Not only did chloroquine work in vitro against the MERS coronavirus, but dozens of existing drugs, which could have been tested in patients as soon as the pandemic started, were also effective against SARS and MERS coronaviruses. 

Here is the paper from Fauci's NIAID: 

And this is what the NIAID authors said:

Here we found that 66 of the screened drugs were effective at inhibiting either MERS-CoV or SARS-CoV infection in vitro and that 27 of these compounds were effective against both MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. These data demonstrate the efficiency of screening approved or clinically developed drugs for identification of potential therapeutic options for emerging viral diseases and also provide an expedited approach for supporting off-label use of approved therapeutics.

Just in case you think these papers were flukes, two unrelated  groups of European scientists found essentially the same thing.  The 2014 European paper was published back to back with the NIAID paper above. I have cited the 2004 European paper elsewhere, and these citations can also be found in Bobby Kennedy's book The Real Tony Fauci, which according to Amazon has now sold over 800,000 copies. Please read it. OTOH, If you are seeking misinformation on COVID, I'd recommend Fauci's own book, Expect the Unexpected.

I have to repeat myself, because the information is so shocking and I don't want you to miss it: our governments already knew of options for treating COVID before it appeared, but instead of immediately trying these already identified, safe, cheap, and available repurposed drugs, and offering early treatments, they did everything they could to stop people obtaining the chloroquine drugs.  Look up the articles I linked to above.  Read my long article on this suppression.  Or the two articles I wrote here and here about how patients were administered borderline lethal doses of hydroxyhcloroquine to give the drug a black eye. Check the links.  Verify that what I have just written is correct.  Human beings planned and carried out these medical crimes against humanity.  Who are those humans? What are they doing now?  
This has to be be investigated and justice obtained, to prevent such crimes from happening to patients ever again.  

The "Why?" and "How could this be?!!" requires people to take a huge leap in order to understand the world we live in.  Many don't have the fortitude to dissect their world view and rebuild it in accord with the facts that have spilled out over the last two years.

But I am about to present some more facts that I hope you can assimilate into your understanding of the world.  It might require a stiff drink, or perhaps some chocolate.  Whatever it takes, read on, as it might save your life or someone else's.


Ivermectin had not been identified in the studies I mentioned above as a potentially useful coronavirus drug. 

But some people knew it was likely to work in early 2020, because the French MedInCell company, supported by Bill Gates, was working on an injectable version of ivermectin for COVID, which could be patented. The company issued a press release about this on April 6, 2020 and an informational paper on April 23, 2020. There was a brief run on the veterinary drug at this time in the US, according to an FDA warning issued on April 10, 2020, indicating some people knew it might be an effective COVID treatment and were acquiring veterinary versions.   But there was not a lot of buzz and sales did not take off at that time.

Here is what FDA said on April 10, 2020:

FDA is concerned about the health of consumers who may self-medicate by taking ivermectin products intended for animals, thinking they can be a substitute for ivermectin intended for humans...Please help us protect public health by alerting FDA of anyone claiming to have a product to prevent or cure COVID-19 and to help safeguard human and animal health by reporting any of these products

In December 2020, a full eight months later, Ron Johnson held a Senate hearing that was focused on ivermectin's benefits for COVID.  Intensive care specialist Dr. Pierre Kory, originally a New Yorker, gave a particularly compelling speech.  People began paying attention to the drug.  YouTube then removed Kory's speech--censoring a Senate hearing! There was a 2 month bump in sales after the hearing, which then declined.

I think the authorities were initially scared to repeat the same tricks with ivermectin they had used to beat down the chloroquine drugs.  And because ivermectin has efficacy late in the disease as well as at the start, and is not toxic at several times the normal dose, some of the tricks used against chloroquine (giving it too late in the disease course or overdosing patients) simply would not work with ivermectin.  The authorities kept quiet.

South Africa became a trial balloon. On Christmas Eve 2020, South African authorities banned the importation of ivermectin. However, several local organizations mounted legal actions, and they won. In several months ivermectin was back on the shelves.

Thanks in great measure to the physician organization Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), ivermectin’s popularity gradually began to explode. Then CDC published a report in late August showing that ivermectin prescriptions had quadrupled in a month, and the drug was now selling at 25 times the pre-COVID rate. 


Number of Ivermectin Prescriptions Dispensed

"More than 88,000 prescriptions for the drug were filled by pharmacies in the week ending August 13, the CDC said in a report published August 26.

Apparently this terrified the powers-that-be.  What if the pandemic got wiped out with ivermectin? It worked too well! Would that be the end of vaccine mandates, boosters, vaccine passports and digital IDs? The end of the Great Reset? 

Something had to be done, and fast.  It had to be big.  It had to be effective.  They couldn't simply take the drug off the market; that would require a long process and a paper trail.

What to do?  There was probably only one option:  Scare the pants off the doctors.  Loss of license is the very worst thing you can do to a doctor.  Threaten their licenses and they will immediately fall into line.  You can't get a prescription if there is no doctor to write it.

The method had been tested in the Philippines.

The powers-that-be could also scare the pharmacies.  This required stealth.  No paper trail.  Intimidation was required, backed by a one-two punch:  actually suspending doctors'  (annd maybe pharmacists') licenses. You couple that with a huge media offensive, and threats from an industry of medical "non-profits."  You suddenly invent "misinformation" as a medical crime, studiously failing to define it.  You make people think the prescribing of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine is a crime, even though off-label prescribing is entirely legal under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Did Tony Fauci give the order?  CDC Director Rochelle Walensky?  Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, who had already schemed to suppress HCQ? It was probably some combination of them and their handlers, plus the public relations professionals managing the messaging and the media.

Here's what happened.

1.  Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D, NM) and several other Senators introduced the "Health Misinformation Act" in July 2021 because "misinformation was putting lives at risk," he said.  A huge supporter of COVID vaccinations, the 49 year old Senator suffered a stroke on February 1, 2022.

2.  The pharmacies suddenly could not get ivermectin from their wholesalers.  No reason was given except 'supply and demand.'  But it seemed the supply was cut off everywhere.  Ivermectin was dribbled out by the wholesalers, a few pills a week per pharmacy, not enough to supply even one prescription weekly.  Some powerful entity presumably ordered the wholesalers to make the drug (practically) unavailable.  With no shortages announced. I called the main manufacturer in the US, Edenbridge, and was told they were producing plenty.  

Hydroxychloroquine had been restricted in a variety of ways, determined by each state, since early 2020. It had also been restricted by certain manufacturers and pharmacy chains in 2020.  Suddenly, in September 2021, it too became considerably harder than it already was to obtain.

3.  In late August, CDC sent out a major warning about ivermectin, but provided only 2 examples of anyone having a problem with the drug: one person overdosed on an animal version and one overdosed on ivermectin bought on the internet.  This should not have been news.  However, pharmacists and doctors read between the lines and knew this was code for "verboten."  Almost all stopped dispensing ivermectin at that time.  It should be of interest to everyone that our health agencies now speak in coded messages to doctors and pharmacies, presumably to avoid putting their threats on paper and being accountable for them. What a way for government to do business.

4.  Also starting last July, various "nonprofit" medical organizations began issuing warnings, in concert, regarding doctors prescribing ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine, and spreading misinformation, especially about COVID vaccines.  These organizations included the Federation of State Medical Boards, the American Medical Association, the American Pharmacy Association, and several specialty Boards. Here is an example of the AMA's language:

"A handful of doctors spreading disinformation have fostered belief in scientifically unvalidated and potentially dangerous “cures” for COVID-19 while increasing vaccine hesitancy..."

These organizations told doctors they could lose their licenses or board certifications for such "crimes."  Mind you, none of these so-called nonprofit organizations has any regulatory authority. Nor do I believe they have any authority to claw back a Board Certification. They were blowing smoke. And they were probably paid to do so.  Who paid?

5.  Over the course of 3 days at the end of August, national media reported on 4 doctors in 3 states whose Boards were investigating them for the use of ivermectin.

Hawaii's Medical Board went after Hawaii's chief medical officer:

The Hawaii Medical Board has filed complaints against Maui’s top health official and a Valley Isle physician following reports that they backed COVID-19 treatments that state and federal health agencies advise against.

They really wanted to make an example by going after the state's chief medical officer, who had had the guts to treat COVID patients. Clearly the orders are coming from high up on the food chain. 

Here were some of the other August headlines I collected about doctors who legally prescribed a fully approved drug off-label:

6.  The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is an organization that assists 71 state and territorial medical boards with policies, training, etc.  Members pay dues and the organization accepts donations.  It has its own foundation, too.  Its President earns close to $1,000,000/year, not bad for a backwater administrative job at an organization headquartered in Euless, Texas. After the FSMB instructed its members that misinformation was a crime, somewhere between 8 and 15 of its member boards began to take action.  (Media have reported that 8, 12 or 15 boards of its 71 member Boards did so, according to the FSMB, which is closely monitoring the results of its calumny.)

7.  On February 7, 2022 the Department of Homeland Security issued its own dire warning about the spread of misinformation, disinformation and a neologism, malinformation.

"The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors. These threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence. Mass casualty attacks and other acts of targeted violence conducted by lone offenders and small groups acting in furtherance of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances pose an ongoing threat to the nation. 

Thus it appears that Misinformation and Disinformation have been selected to play an important role in a newly developing narrative, as the Pandemic restrictions and accompanying narratives become long in the tooth. 

8.  I presume the majority of the 71 Medical Boards' attorneys knew something about the Constitution, knew that every American has an inalienable right to freedom of speech, and simply ignored the FSMB's exhortation to go after misinformation spreaders.  The Maine Board, however, went along.  Three doctors in Maine have recently had their licenses suspended or threatened for writing waivers for COVID vaccines, spreading misinformation, and/or prescribing  ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.  (All of which are legal activities for doctors.) But Boards have broad powers to intervene in the practice of medicine, and are shielded from liability as agents of the state.  And so, for example, they went after a chronic Lyme doctor several years ago, who found, as expected, that it would be too onerous to fight back, and he gave up his license.  

9.  Here is what the Board claims about me:

"The board noted that Ivermectin isn’t Food and Drug Administration “authorized or approved” as a treatment for COVID-19 in the suspension order."

"The board said that her continuing to practice as a physician “constitutes an immediate jeopardy to the health and physical safety of the public who might receive her medical services, and that it is necessary to immediately suspend her ability to practice medicine in order to adequately respond to this risk.”'

I am 70 years old, and my medical practice was set up as a service, so that everyone could access COVID drugs who wanted them.  My fee was $60 per patient for all the COVID care they needed.

I am sure the Board had calculated that given all the above, I would not challenge the Board's suspension and would simply surrender my license, since it could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight the Board's actions in court.  While the US legal system allows entry to anyone to seek justice, the price of admission precludes all but a few.

I was surprised to find that on the day my license was suspended, there was massive national publicity about my case.  The story was on the AP wire, covered by the San Francisco Chronicle to the Miami Herald.  And for some reason, it was not behind the usual paywall.  The Hill, Newsweek, the Daily Beast and many other publications all ran hit pieces about me.  

I gathered that my situation was bigger than just a renegade Maine Medical Board:  I had been selected to serve as an example to physicians nationwide who might be prescribing early treatment for COVID.

Once I realized I was being used as a poster child in a national fear campaign designed to purge doctors who think independently, I decided to fight back.  Fortunately, Children's Health Defense is helping with my legal expenses, which is what allows me to mount a strong defense against the bulldozing of free speech, patient autonomy and choice, and the doctor-patient relationship.  There is a lot riding on the outcome.


Jerm said...

Thank you for that very important blog post. I wish for the truth to prevail, for the true criminals prosecuted and for restoration of the doctor patient relationship which includes privacy rights.

Anonymous said...

Powerful fact-based dossier on malfeasance at the highest levels of authority, a conspiracy to kill. My take on current events: the powers that be are beginning to make a temporary, superficial withdrawal -- as they have done from time to time. People will briefly be allowed to feel the facade of freedom, the truckers will go back to trucking, and the interregnum will be used for cheers and self-congratulation by the authorities for a battle won -- a cover for sustaining their justifications and consolidating the ground they have gained. Then, in a matter of weeks, some pretext will be discovered to tighten the screws yet again.

John said...

“Two doses of the vaccine offers very limited protection if any”

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Jan 10, 2022

The utter irony The Maine Medical Board signing on Jan 11, 2022
about excellence of Dr Meryl Nass MD.

John said...

Similar the focus on attacking the elderly demographic in Covid.
The Elderly Are Being Drugged It’s been going on for years and its legal Dr Vernon Coleman GP MB ChB DSc

Anonymous said...

In big cities that by and large ignored informing citizens about 1987 PEP for rape, yet requires following for those healthy likely unnecessary especially young healthy at near ~0 risk for severe deadly case yet the following,

San Francisco’s most recent Health Officer Order, all patrons attending concerts at August Hall must show proof of up-to-date vaccination or a negative lab test result upon entry to the venue. Additionally, all patrons will be required to wear a mask inside the venue regardless of vaccination status. 
The landscape surrounding these protocols is dynamic and August Hall is carefully monitoring changes and updating our procedures accordingly.

Patrons and guests are required to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination OR a negative lab test before entering the venue.

An up-to-date vaccination is inclusive of a booster shot when eligible, with the booster having been received one week prior to the event (eligibility criteria below)

An over the counter self test or pictures of self tests will not be accepted. All Negative tests must be administered by a certified 3rd party and must either be a PCR test within 48 hours or an antigen within 24 hours of show.

Test results must be in printed or digital form displaying the test result, the administering agency, and the patrons legal name (matching a government issued photo ID).

Pfizer / Moderna recipients are eligible to receive a booster shot 5 months after receiving the final dose of the initial two. Johnson & Johnson
recipients are eligible to receive a booster 2 months after the single dose.

Patrons 16 and up must show proof of an Up-to-Date Vaccination, including receipt of a booster as soon as they are eligible (with the booster having been received at least one week before attendance).

Patrons aged 12-15 must be fully vaccinated to attend Boosters will be required starting March 1st, 2022.

Patrons 5-11 must show proof of vaccination before entry to the facility.

Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination are, A physical vaccination card, a clear picture of your vaccination card, or a digital copy, QR code from

Proof of vaccination must match a valid photo ID.

Anonymous said...

We are with you! And so are tens of thousands of truckers, their families and their millions of supporters in North America and around the world!

We have pushed hard enough for the FDA and Pfizer BioTech to take a step backward today in protection of infants and children from their toxic and ineffective shots. We need to keep up the pressure and keep building alliances. We are connecting to create our future without their interference in health and medical freedom in our care for our health and each other.

Anonymous said...

Dr Amy Beard MD

Anonymous said...

"Dr. Pierre Kory US Senate hearing - Ivermectin is 100% cure for COVID-19"!!

Anonymous said...

'Good Resource Site on Covid/Vaccines/Mandates.'

Anonymous said...

"US gov’t knows COVID shots do ‘egregious’ health damage and still ‘lie’ about their safety:"

Anonymous said...

#8 MIN Mark! WOW!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Nass,

Thank you for taking this fight on, on behalf of all good physicians who will prescribe, or will discuss possible vaccine injuries.

The bastards picked the wrong "example" in you, I am sure.

PS Learned a new word: neologism

OldLeonB said...

Thank you, Dr. Nass, for this amazing writeup. I've saved the link to this page in hopes that I can someday share it with some of the many brainwashed people I'm surrounded by. (It might be a very long wait.) In the meantime, I've shared it with the few people I *can* talk to rationally about the insanity going on. Sending you kudos and much love.

David Barnes said...

Do you know what Francis Collins is talking about in this interview regarding Ivermectin.

"We are running a study right now. I looked at that data this morning in a trial called 'active six' which is one of the ones that my public-private partnership is running. We're up to about 400 patients who've been randomized to Ivermectin or a placebo and should know perhaps as soon as a month from now in a very carefully controlled trial did it help or did it not, so there will be an answer."

This interview was published Nov. 5, 2021.

What was the result of this trial? I can't seem to find it.

Also, what is "Active Six"? What is the public-private partnership - does Collins own part of it - it isn't entirely clear. I tried searching for more information, but he might be using insider words that don't match the actual words a search engine would index.

David Barnes said...

Regarding my earlier comment, I found the study. It's ACTIV-6.

No results yet.

Peter Hollings said...

Here is how Hydroxychloroquine was blocked:

"1. AAPS brings this action on behalf of its members and their patients to end the irrational interference by the FDA with timely access to hydroxychloroquine (“HCQ”), which has been donated in large quantities to the federal government for prompt distribution. Specifically, AAPS seeks an injunction against the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization dated March 28, 2020 (“EUA”), which prohibits use of the donated HCQ except for already-hospitalized patients for


Case 1:20-cv-00493 ECF No. 1 filed 06/02/20 PageID.2 Page 2 of 24

whom clinical trials are unavailable.
2. Through a biased, unlawful process described in greater detail below, FDA officials

from prior administrations acted contrary to the wishes of President Donald Trump, by arbitrarily limiting use of HCQ from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) “to prescribe to adolescent and adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19, as appropriate, when a clinical trial is not available or feasible.”1

3. Specifically, a Barack Obama-appointed official who is outspokenly critical of President Trump, Rick Bright, personally opposed making HCQ widely available to the public from the federal SNS,2 and distorted the agency process to arbitrarily and unjustifiably limit access by patients to HCQ received as donations by the federal government for the purpose of making it available promptly to the public.

4. HCQ has been approved as safe by the FDA for sixty-five (65) years,3 and is safer than numerous medications that are widely available over the counter (“OTC”) without requiring a prescription, including anti-depressants (St John’s Wort), sleeping pills (diphenhydramine), bronchodilators (ephedrine), many pain medications including ibuprofen, acetaminophen (Tylenol®), and even aspirin. HCQ is not addictive in any way.”

Source: (From a court filing by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons vs. the FDA.)

Incidentally, Rick Bright now works for the Rockefeller Foundation in the area of pandemics. The story would not be complete without mentioning drug trials where lethal dosages of Hydroxychloroquine were administered in order to reenforce the ban.