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FLCCC Alliance Statement on Weak Guidance on Ivermectin from the WHO

Published On: March 31, 2021|
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WHO ignores significant data, including several large clinical trials, while claiming insufficient evidence to recommend the use of ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19

The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), a group of highly
published, world-renowned critical care physicians and scholars, is disappointed by what appears
to be a deliberate omission of data by the World Health Organization in arriving at its decision to
not recommend ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19. The latest guidance from WHO
ignores several large clinical trials where ivermectin was proven to prevent mortality by more
than 68%. If the WHO guidance is followed, it will result in a further deprivation of a lifesaving
drug and will only prolong the pandemic as it will continue to threaten the health of the global

The latest guidance from the WHO is out of alignment with many national and local health
authorities around the world where ivermectin has been proven to prevent and treat COVID-19.
These countries include, Bulgaria, Slovakia, India, Egypt, Peru, Zimbabwe, and Bolivia, and in
several regions a growing number of health authorities have advocated for, or adopted
ivermectin across Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa and it is now the standard of
care in Mexico City.

“I am deeply troubled that the WHO made this hasty decision on guidance before reviewing all
available data,” said Pierre Kory, MD, MPH, president and chief medical officer of the FLCCC.
“Their recommendation ignores the evidence, creates more controversy, and will only lead to
continuing suffering and death from COVID-19. There are now over 24 randomized trials results
that have been reported to the Unitaid/WHO team yet todays guidance was inexcusably based on
a faulty analysis of just 16 of the available trials. Further, these erroneous findings directly conflict
with numerous other peer-reviewed expert analyses that have found the data overwhelmingly
demonstrates that ivermectin saves lives from COVID-19. There is no reason not to recommend it
for everyone as a safe drug for prevention and treatment.”

The recent results of a  comprehensive assessment2 of existing ivermectin trials demonstrated
that it reduces the risks of transmission of COVID-19 by more than 90%. The Technical Working
Group of the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) group presented the
results to their Recommendation Development Panel and the presentation laid out the detailed
results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of 21 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of
ivermectin on over 2,500 patients.

“To ignore the data the way the WHO has, does a disservice to science and to public health. It is
time that as physicians we trust our own knowledge on how best to treat our patients.” said
Pierre Kory, MD, MPH, president and chief medical officer of the FLCCC. “Allowing large,
conflicted bureaucracies to do the thinking for us will only lead to continued and unnecessary
suffering from the pandemic.”

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