(RoyalPatriot.com )- During a constituent town hall in Cold Spring, Kentucky last month, Senator Rand Paul spent most of the time talking about COVID. And one of the topics he addressed was the all-hands-on-deck attempt to create controversy over alternative COVID treatments, especially the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin which the media scornfully refers to as “horse dewormer.”
In his town hall, Senator Paul suggested that this need to ridicule and dismiss Ivermectin isn’t based on science or research, instead, it is all about Trump Derangement Syndrome.
The media repeatedly claims that Ivermectin is “not proven” to combat COVID-19. While that may be true, the reason it is “not proven” isn’t because studies have shown it to be ineffective. It’s because there are no studies into it.
Senator Paul believes that the reason nobody is willing to objectively study the effects of Ivermectin is because hatred for President Trump “deranged these people so much.”
In other words, it’s hydroxychloroquine all over again.
Even the Food and Drug Administration has decided to take the snarky, snotty approach. Acting as if Ivermectin isn’t already an FDA-approved drug for treating parasitic infections in people, the FDA’s official Twitter account sent out a tweet dripping with sarcasm, saying “You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it.”
Paul admits that he has no idea if Ivermectin is at all effective for treating COVID. But his argument is, how can anyone know if they won’t study it? Paul then points out that even the studies into hydroxychloroquine are all tainted with “their hatred for Donald Trump.”
While Paul may be partly right, the truth is probably much more far-reaching than simply Trump Derangement.
It’s almost as if all alternative avenues for treating COVID-19 are being squeezed out in order to leave Americans with only one option: getting the vaccines.
Even a treatment with proven success — monoclonal antibody treatments – was attacked by the news media. Several news outlets floated a conspiracy theory that the only reason DeSantis was advocating for the treatment is because his biggest donor was an investor in the company that makes Regeneron.
Even that accusation was a retread from 2020 when the news media claimed that President Trump would financially benefit from the use of hydroxychloroquine – a generic drug that costs pennies.