Florida County Commissioner Drafts Letter to Governor DeSantis to Make Ivermectin Widely Available in Florida

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Could “horse dewormer” finally become widely available in an American state?

Despite the ridiculous smear campaign against Ivermectin, more people demand the medication be more accessible to treat COVID-19.

Mainstream media and government bureaucrats attempted to deceive the public that Ivermectin was nothing more than an anti-parasitic drug for livestock.

They labeled it as a “horse dewormer.”

And their plan failed miserably.

Now, one Florida county will vote on whether to send a letter to Governor DeSantis to make therapeutics more accessible inside the state.

That includes Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine, and others.

If the letter is sent to DeSantis and he gives a stamp of approval, watch the mainstream media unleash more fury at Florida.

But I say bring it on!

These therapeutics have shown wonders in countries like India, Indonesia, and Slovakia.

We need somewhere in the United States to extensively use “horse dewormer” for concrete results here of its effectiveness against COVID-19.

Polk County commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether or not to send the letter to DeSantis.

Let’s hope common sense prevails.

 

 

 

 

 

News Channel 8 reported:

Polk County commissioners are set to vote Tuesday on whether or not to send a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis that would ask him to make drugs, such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine, widely available to residents in hopes of providing what one commissioner calls possible live-saving therapeutics against COVID-19.

8 On Your Side obtained a draft of the letter, written by Commissioner Neil Combee, Friday afternoon. It states, in part, “We are hearing from many of our citizens that larger hospital chains and some pharmacies are refusing to prescribe safe and effective therapeutics like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin… When a citizen is facing a potentially life-threatening case of COVID-19, he or she should receive the ‘right to try’ potentially life-saving therapeutics.”

The letter refers to ivermectin as a “wonder drug” and says without readily available access to alternative treatments, “patients are literally being left to die.” It also praises the governor for setting up monoclonal antibody testing centers as it “is literally saving lives.”

Commissioner Bill Braswell said he is in support of Combee’s letter. He told News Channel 8’s Staci DaSilva he took ivermectin, the prescription for humans, for nine months until he got vaccinated in March.

Federal and Tampa Bay health officials have warned, however, that treatments such as ivermectin are not approved for COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Alfred Aleguas, the managing director of Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa, told 8 On Your Side neither form of ivermectin is a proven treatment for COVID-19.

”It’s not going to be effective. It’s not intended to be effective. It won’t prevent or help you with your symptoms,” Aleguas said.

Polk County Commissioner George Lindsey told 8 On Your Side he plans to vote against sending the letter to Gov. DeSantis.

“If they want to do that individually to the governor that’s fine,” he said Friday night. “But I didn’t think its appropriate to use the county commission platform for that message.”

Commissioner Lindsey added, “there’s already enough confusion on this whole issue and this doesn’t shed light on the subject it clouds the subject.”

However, mainstream hit pieces continue against COVID-19 therapeutics.

From Newsweek via MSN:

Polk County commissioners are expected to vote on whether to send the letter to the governor on Tuesday.

Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug often used on horses and livestock, is not approved to to treat COVID-19.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against using the drug as a way to treat or prevent the virus, noting that it has received “multiple reports of patients who have required medical attention, including hospitalization, after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for livestock.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also said “there are currently insufficient data to recommend ivermectin for treatment of COVID-19.”

“Adverse effects associated with ivermectin misuse and overdose are increasing, as shown by a rise in calls to poison control centers reporting overdoses and more people experiencing adverse effects,” the CDC wrote.

Hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat conditions including malaria, lupus and arthritis had been given emergency approval to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. But the FDA revoked emergency use of the drug in 2020, CNBC reported.

One Polk County commissioner, Bill Braswell, said he supports the letter. He noted that he had taken prescribed ivermectin for nine months, until he got vaccinated for COVID-19, according to WFLA.

But another commissioner, George Lindsey, told the news station he plans to vote against sending the letter to DeSantis.

“If they want to do that individually to the governor that’s fine,” he said. “But I didn’t think it’s appropriate to use the county commission platform for that message.”

“My message is consult with your physician and get the vaccine,” he added.

Florida has recently seen a spike in COVID-19 deaths. On Friday, the state reported the largest number of deaths it has seen in a single week: 2,345.

At the same time the number of Floridians getting vaccinated is decreasing, the Palm Beach Post reported. In the last week, just over 95,000 people in the state got the second dose of the vaccine, the lowest amount since late January.


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