by: Sheila M. Furey, MD
The field of medicine has had tremendous highs and lows. With Covid-19, we have seen the best that medical science has to offer from experts like Marik, Kory, Malone, McCullough, Zelenko and countless others. These experts have been saving lives for the last two years. Then there are times when physicians in their arrogant hypocrisy point a gun directly at you and say it is for your protection.
Dr. Patrick Jackson from University of Virginia is a shameful hypocrite. In an interview on February 15, 2022 with NBC 29 in Charlottesville, he states he is interested in using repurposed medications such as fluvoxamine (an anti-depressant) and ivermectin (anti-parasitic) for the treatment of Covid-19. At first glance, you may think that Dr. Jackson was awakened by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Could it be that the genocidal and euthanizing UVA hospital had a “come to Jesus” moment? Perhaps Dr. Jackson was feeling guilty for the lack of treatment offered to patients at UVA. But no, let me put all hope of salvation for Dr. Jackson aside. He is not interested in saving lives, he is interested in making it appear like he desires to save lives. Smoke and mirrors.
The TRUTH, which most of us have known for almost two years, is that prevention through immune system support, and early treatment are keys in treating Covid-19. These interventions have saved hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. The United States continues to lag behind the rest of the world in treatment of Covid-19.
Dr. Jackson’s participation in the ACTIV-6 study is designed to fail. The study is significantly under-dosing ivermectin at 0.3-0.4mg/kg/day for 3 days. (The FLCCC protocol calls for 0.6 mg/kg/day and the patient may need 5 or more days.) Patients can be admitted into the study if: they are 30 years of age or older, have 2 (or more)
Covid symptoms, less than 7 days of symptoms and a positive PCR test(delay of treatment). This study does not recognize either severity of illness OR the critical need for immediate intervention. Reality says Day 6 might be too late. They are providing short term, low doses of ivermectin without the other supporting medications and supplements proven effective and essential in the protocols developed by the FLCCC, Dr. Zelenko and Dr. McCullough.
I have been treating Covid-19 patients for over one year. I have treated the entire age range, from 9 months to 95 years, without a fatality. Treatment must target the individual and many patients will die if early aggressive treatment is not provided. This study would have been a death sentence for my “Patient A”. She is a 69-year-old active woman who was exposed on a Thursday. She had her first symptoms of Covid-19 on Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon her oxygen was 89%. She had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, and headache. To wait for a positive PCR would have delayed treatment from Saturday to Monday. She received supplemental oxygen, ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, an antibiotic, steroids, as well as vitamin D3, zinc, vitamin C, and other supplements. She stabilized after her first doses of these medications. She remained on supplemental oxygen with a level of 92% and with intensive management continues to remain stable.
Patient B, is a 46 year-old woman without medical comorbidities, On Covid day 3, her oxygen level was 89% with cough, fever, chills, and shortness of breath. With ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, antibiotics, vitamins and supplements, her oxygen increased within hours. Again, a delay in treatment may have resulted in her death. It most certainly would have resulted in her hospitalization.
The problem with the fascist medical oligarchy asking for double-blind placebo-controlled studies is that they are willing to sacrifice us the minions: the older, the isolated, the mentally ill, the medically ill and yes, healthy younger patients. When conducting a medical study, one should not place the patient’s life in jeopardy, especially, when proven treatment has been established. The scientific evidence is overwhelming. However, UVA doctors are not only unwilling to look at the current medical literature, but they are part of cartel wed to the NIH, CDC and pharmaceutical money. The cartel of medical journals are simply prostitutes for pharmaceutical companies unwilling to publish peer reviewed research that does not meet their agenda.
Further, UVA is denying patients the legal “right to try.” They are denying families the ability to use ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine even when they beg the doctors and nurses. The families asking for ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and other aspects of the treatment protocols could be part of observational studies to save lives. The work of leading doctors from around the world is discredited and the doctors are subject to assaults on their medical integrity. But Dr. Jackson piously says, I am offering “hope,” while his hospital is crushing patients and families by denying even the use of vitamins C and D3, stating vitamins are “dangerous” and have “side effects.” Yet UVA is quick to give Remdesivir (potential side effect: kidney failure) and place a patient on the ventilator (which can damage the lungs) but is unwilling to acknowledge that the side effects from these interventions are far more harmful than the use of ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, vitamin C, vitamin D3 and methylprednisolone. Further, after withholding readily available, potentially life-saving treatment, and preventing family visitation under the umbrella of “hospital policy,” they ask families to turn off the ventilator for their loved one in order to visit! The compassion of the hospital overwhelms me.
In a double-blind placebo-controlled study, a patient’s life is typically not in the balance. The patient can willingly understand the risk, benefits and alternatives of a specific treatment. The process is extensive and costs hundreds of millions of dollars. It is designed to protect patients from unforeseen harm and unintended consequences of a novel study medication. I will further say that even in drug studies used to treat dying cancer patients, the patient already understands that their life is in a balance. With Covid-19, we were supposed to be about saving lives, about using our knowledge, wisdom and observational skills to saves lives, about using medications already available that could be repurposed. We learned quickly the beneficial effects of high dose steroids, hydroxychloroquine, vitamin D3 and zinc. But this information was distorted or buried by Dr. Fauci and his sycophant dweebs. With a goal to vaccinate the world, all other products to treat Covid-19 must be banned or disproven by paid hit men such as Dr. Jackson. Dr. Jackson’s goal is to lead a study designed to fail. The execution of the plan is brilliant. You lure the press in and you speak of the lofty goals of giving patients early, safe, low cost medications, without a need for hospitalization. It almost brings a tear to my eye, until you continue with the fine print. The patient only gets one drug, for 3 days and no back-up plan. I am sure UVA is asking all participants to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order at the beginning of the study. God forbid a UVA physician act to provide care for patients. UVA, like the other hospital systems throughout the People’s Republic of Virginia hide behind the impunity of the CDC guidelines and the Covid state of emergency. If the patient dies because of omission or commissions, they are protected because they followed the failed blueprint. (I pray their legal protection is challenged in court.) It does not matter how many times the protocol failed it remains the protocol. DO NOT QUESTION THE PROTOCOL.
Further, a double-blind study is totally unnecessary because the safety of the drugs has already been established. What is being studied is the drug’s efficacy for a particular disease given the drugs mechanisms of action, how it works, what it targets. Prospective studies are no less valid and are far more ethical than double-blind studies when a patient is dying. When a patient is dying, we throw the kitchen sink in order to save their lives. We see what sticks. We throw again. We evaluate. We adjust. We practice the art of medicine which is lost on those who rely on protocols and are unwilling to be at the bedside to care and examine patients and shift medications and protocols. We look at every agent available including repurposed drugs. We have medical rationale behind why we would choose one drug out of the armamentarium versus another based on mechanisms of actions and targeted symptoms. This has led to compilation of over 70 studies on ivermectin and even more data on hydroxychloroquine. This includes the prospective ivermectin study from Brazil, involving over 150,000 people who were allowed to choose a prophylactic arm vs. no prophylactics. In every measure, the group that chose to receive vitamins and Ivermectin did better even though they were older and sicker. But again, Dr. Jackson is not about saving lives, he is about creating an illusion.
Dr. Furey is an advocate for medical freedom in Virginia.
This piece was originally published here.