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‘You seem to be able to bear the burden of many, many deaths’
At a time when the nations of the world were recording about 15,000 COVID deaths per day, Dr. Andrew Hill of the University of Liverpool was about to publish a meta-analysis for the World Health Organization and other leading health agencies indicating the remarkable effectiveness of a repurposed drug in treating COVID-19, reducing hospitalization by some 80%.
But when he published his highly influential pre-print paper on Jan. 18, 2021, his stated conclusion didn’t match the study’s findings.
Instead of urging physicians around the world who were desperate for solutions to try the safe and effective drug, Hill wrote: “Ivermectin should be validated in larger appropriately controlled randomized trials before the results are sufficient for review by regulatory authorities.”
The English researcher’s turnabout didn’t go unnoticed. …