After the possibility of thousands of lives that could have been saved by treating COVID with Ivermectin and hundreds of doctors whose licenses were revoked or practices harmed by the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on such treatment, the FDA is now saying it didn’t prohibit anyone from being treated by the drug, describing its statements as “merely quips.” Maybe it’s all fun and word games with the FDA, but to the millions of people who were affected by their statements that Ivermectin was not approved for COVID treatment, it was a game of life or death. The FDA approved the experimental mRNA shots with full knowledge of the deadly side-affects, but now it’s saying it never banned the use of Ivermectin.
The Epoch Times reports that Department of Justice lawyer representing the FDA, Ashley Cheung Honold, during oral arguments on August 8 in the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, said, “FDA explicitly recognizes that doctors do have the authority to prescribe ivermectin to treat COVID.” But that’s not what FDA’s website says. The FDA has on its website the following statement, “The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals.” Indeed, on August 21, 2021, FDA wrote on X (formerly Twitter), You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.” The post linked to a page with reasons why FDA does not approve Ivermectin for COVID treatment. Remember that?
Now after a lawsuit by frontline doctors who were harmed by the FDA’s stance against Ivermectin, the FDA is saying that it didn’t really mean that Ivermectin couldn’t be used to treat COVID. Honald said, “In some contexts, those words could be construed as a command. But in this context, where FDA was simply using these words in the context of a quippy tweet meant to share its informational article, those statements do not rise to the level of a command…FDA is clearly acknowledging that doctors have the authority to prescribe human ivermectin to treat COVID. So they are not interfering with the authority of doctors to prescribe drugs or to practice medicine.”
That’s not how the media construed the comments at the time. In fact, anyone considering Ivermectin as a COVID treatment was ridiculed, persecuted, and many doctors were prohibited from using the life-saving drug to treat COVID. Now FDA is passing its actions off in court as “quippy.” It’s not quippy. It’s not funny. FDA misled people to get them to take an experimental drug with deadly side-affects that were reported by the drug companies in documents submitted for FDA approval. Jeremiah 7:8 says, “Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail.” And in this case many did and many suffered for it. The fact of the matter is that we cannot trust this government. Our trust must be in Christ alone.