Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Statements by Members
Following an extraordinary US Senate committee hearing overnight, especially the impassioned plea by Associate Professor Pierre Kory, I again call on our National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce to look at the evidence and immediately—not next week or after Christmas—reverse their recommendations against the use of both ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID. In his testimony last night, Dr Kory said: 'I've cared for more dying COVID patients than anyone can imagine. Early treatment is key, but everything has been about novel and/or expensive pharmaceutically engineered drugs. There's not been a focus on repurposed drugs.' He continued: 'We have a solution to this crisis with this drug ivermectin, which is proving to be miraculous. It basically obliterates transmissions of COVID.'
This is a scientific recommendation based on a mountain of evidence from around the world. The amount of evidence that ivermectin is life saving and protective is so immense and the drug so safe, with 3.6 million doses over 40 years, it must be instituted and implemented now. Any further deaths are needless deaths. I again call on our National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce to look at the evidence and reverse their previous decisions.