I commend you for agreeing to a debate with Dr. Pierre Kory on ivermectin, Alex. I know I’ve been hard on you about this, but it is because I expected better from you.
Thank you all for your thoughtful and provocative comments! I squeezed this in between back-to-back deadlines so won’t have time to respond individually but wanted to let you know I appreciate your enthusiastic engagement and heartfelt contributions.
I just came across this letter from the BIRD Group (https://bird-group.org) and thought it made a beautiful complement to this piece:
Thank you for this excellent letter! It is shocking that Alex could not see all this! Makes you wonder. I left his sub stack after he denied ivermectin.
I never trusted Berenson. His inability to parse the data on ivermectin further reinforces my distrust of him. And he comes off like a smug asshole.
Nice letter, thank you. I have found Berenson an odd character since the beginning, he has been very inconsistent. I cannot decide whether he is some sort of controlled opposition or if he has a bipolar disorder. I used to follow his Substack but I had to stop because he often was so condescending to his readers.
As you clearly stated, the dismissal of Ivermectin has been tragic. Berenson had an influential voice and he chose to oppose the use of Ivermectin…. Knowingly or not, he helped fuel the EUA shots.
I mentioned to my brother today what was in the Covid Care Kit we've been passing around and he said, "Ivermectin? The horse medicine?" He spent my mom's funeral at the other end of the pew, fully masked and standing 6 ft. away at the graveside service and leaving immediately after. But covid has been good for clarifying who we want in our lives, eh?
While I'm on the topic, can I say how much it sucked to have my mom shoved into a body bag in her nightgown, with the dress she'd wanted to be buried in draped on top? And to have more pallbearers than attendees? This was during the first winter resurgence, first of many, I'm sure.
Did I tell you my new realization that Covid is an acronym for Conformity Over Ideology? It's lazy virtue-signaling rather than putting in the work to figure out what you stand for and STANDING FOR IT. But my plane's 4 hrs delayed and I'm waxing maudlin ...
Excellent letter! All I can say is I know at least a dozen people who used "the horse paste" and recovered from "covid" in days. Put that in contrast with the 7 people I know personally who *haven't* recovered from the permanent side effects they received from the so-called "safe and effective vaccine". There is really no debate in my opinion. The shots maim and/or kill people. Ivermectin *is* safe and effective. And let's pretend that it isn't for a moment... even if it improves someone's state of mind while they battle illness without causing irreversible damage to their bodies, isn't that a good thing? And shouldn't this award winning medicine be available to an adult who chooses it? I am shocked that these bought and paid for shills of big pharma would rather people die and/or lose their liberty than waiver one millimeter from their religious dogma. Personally, I've really had enough of all of it.
Ivermectin is not the only thing that Alex has closed his eye to and has remained ignorant. Great letter!
I’m not sure why Berenson hasn’t connected the dots regarding the systematic suppression of and lies about the efficacy of Ivermectin. When he mentioned his wife’s a doctor, I couldn’t help but wonder if that’s his block, an emotional one.
But I was astounded when he said he’d never try Ivermectin, even if his life was at stake. Why would you close your options at that point?
Well, as the Bible says, (Proverbs, 16:18) “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Beautiful post and I agree entirely. Alex has done good work and I originally took out an annual subscription to his Substack but I cancelled it in protest when he wrote his ridiculous post about the Gates-sponsored, designed to fail, Together study. I don’t understand why he has this blind spot but I know we all do from time to time. I’d be so happy to see him review the evidence and admit he’s wrong. Might even renew my paid subscription!
this is brilliantly-stated advice to Alex.. agreed that Dr Kory was very diplomatic in his approach, which appeared effortless, for at least 2 reasons:
(1) likely due to years of practice applying research data to his practice FBO his patients and
(2) the incredibly APPROPRIATE use of IVM that he was advocating-- with any research at all, the drug basically SELLS itself.
i find it amazing how i graduated in '09 and had no idea about all the potential benefits of IVM... maybe IVM can get some of the "HARM" out of big pHARMa's reputation? not that they care to do the right thing... obviously... corporations and entities can't change--PEOPLE CAN CHANGE... that's our hope for AB...
reposted to my fb page. thank you.
My hubby will never be convinced that Ivermecin is for real due to all the mainstream media. He represents all the leftys who truly want to believe our gov. and big pharma really have our best interests at heart and that science can not be corrupted. That was what he was taught in science classes in college in the late 60's so it must still be true.
Berenson is a glib carnival barker for himself. No more.
There's a World Ivermectin Day? 😂
This should be a fun board!
Beautifully written, Margaret. If I had to guess, I’d say that Alex dismisses ivermectin because, like me, he is somewhat egocentric and realized from early on that demographically he’s at zero risk from Covid. It’s not rational, but it creates a blind-spot for him.
If there is any compassion and honesty left in his soul this should help bring him forward. Well done.
Beautifully written. Every word rings true. Thank you!