If HB1022 is passed into law, then credit is due to the sponsors of the Bill, as well as Dr. Paul E. Marik, M.D., FCCM, FCCP. Dr. Marik is a founding member of FLCCC, The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.
He traveled from Virginia to New Hampshire to testify before the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee to support HB1022 - AN ACT permitting pharmacists to dispense the drug Ivermectin by means of a standing order.
In simple terms, anyone could go to a pharmacy and get Ivermectin without a doctor's prescription.
That would be a huge win in the fight against Covid, especially considering the enormous success that has been achieved by using Ivermectin against Covid-19 in places like Delhi, India (97% of Covid cases obliterated) and in Uttar Pradesh, India (23 districts are now Covid-19 free, recovery rate over 98%).
Dr. Marik's expert testimony appeared to have an impact on those in the room. His message was clear and powerful - and well worth watching in the video below. Here are key excerpts of his testimony:
This is not controversial. It has been made controversial by politics and special interests.
I've been practicing critical care for 35 years.
I've published over 600 peer reviewed papers.
After penicillin, this is the second most important drug ever produced. It has saved hundreds of thousands of lives across this planet in poor underserved countries. So, we're just going to talk about Ivermectin.
It is on the WHO's list of essential medicines.
3.7 Billion doses have been dispensed to humans, to human beings... not horses.
This is a remarkable drug. It has broad spectrum anti-parasitic, effective against a whole bunch of parasites, and as we heard, it is very effective against RNA viruses: HIV virus, zika virus, influenza virus, SARS-CoV-2 virus. In addition, what makes this a truly astonishing drug, and there is no other drug like it, it is a potent anti-inflamatory drug.
And if anybody knows about Covid, Covid goes through stages. A viral replicative phase to a profound inflammatory phase. That's why Ivermectin is unique in that it treats across the spectrum of SARS-CoV-2.
It's safe and well tolerated.
Ivermectin acts on a number of different pathways to inhibit viral replication. This is not theoretical. This is shown in the lab and this is shown in patients … it kills the virus. So any assumption that it doesn't is false propaganda.”
You'll see an 83% improvement in prophylaxis trials. 66% improvement in early trials. 34% improvement in late trials. A 52% reduction in mortality. It reduces mortality by half.
Dr. Marik left no stone unturned, and addressed the FDA's propaganda statement, “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously y'all. Stop it. You should not use Ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid-19 using the drug Ivermectin which can be dangerous and even lethal.”
So that is an outright lie. It's dishonest and it's an outrage.
As we'll see, this is a highly effective drug, and Ivermectin has never killed a single person. It is one of the safest drugs on this planet.
What is really interesting is Ivermectin is safe in 79 countries in the world. Let me say that again... it is approved in 79 countries.
Let's look at Covid-19 vaccines in one year: 14 thousand deaths and over two million serious adverse events. This does not include the 20,000 deaths in the VAERS database which is probably a tenth of all deaths due to the vaccine.
This is their data.
So somehow the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are safe and effective, yet Ivermectin is a dangerous horse deworming medicine. That is an absolute outright lie. The data speaks for itself. This is not my data. This is from the WHO.
More people have died from Tylenol, which is an over-the-counter medicine, than Ivermectin. As I said, it is one of the safest medications on this planet.
Dr. Marik then compared Ivermectin to Remdesivir (the EUA drug that is pushed on Covid patients in hospitals). There is no comparison...
The cost of Remdesivir: $3,000 a shot. Ivermectin: pennies. Remdesivir increases the risk of dying by 4%. This is used throughout the entire country as first line therapy for hospitalized patients. It increases the risk of death by 4%, and what is most outrageous is the federal government gives hospitals a 20% bonus on the entire hospital bill for medicare patients if they prescribe Remdesivir.
It is disturbing that our federal government is financially incentivizing the use of an experimental treatment that increases the risk of dying.
Ivermectin reduces the risk by 50%.
This is a cheap drug. It is exceedingly safe. It is exceedingly effective. And patients should be offered the right to use this drug.
If Ivermectin had been promoted at the beginning of this pandemic, we would not be sitting here today.
Dr. Marik's testimony (cued up below), is very convincing and well worth the watch, as is the Q&A that took place afterwards with the Committee Members.
Here is the presentation by the Bill's Primary Sponsor, Rep Leah Cushman. She did an excellent job introducing the Bill to the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee (cued up).
Conditional support for HB1022 was expressed by the doctor who was brought in to oppose HB1022. He said that if some clarifications could be made to the Bill, he too, could support it.
"Thank You" to the sponsors of HB1022, for working to bring an inexpensive and common-sense solution to the Covid-19 virus.
Rep. Cushman, Hills. 2; Rep. Kofalt, Hills. 4; Rep. Sheehan, Hills. 23; Rep. Yakubovich, Merr. 24; Rep. Blasek, Hills. 21; Rep. Torosian, Rock. 14; Rep. Harley, Rock. 20; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37
"Thank you" to Dr. Marik for taking the time to travel to NH and testify.