AFL Demands Records Relating to the Government’s Suppression of Ivermectin Treatment for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, America First Legal (AFL) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to obtain records relating to the suppression of Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 by federal government bureaucrats. 

A new study from August 31, 2022 reveals that regular use of Ivermectin as “prophylaxis for COVID-19 led up to a 92% reduction in COVID-19 mortality rate,” and the “hospitalization rate was reduced by 100% in regular users compared to both irregular users and non-users.” Yet, Dr. Fauci, the FDA, and the allied media continuously warned against Ivermectin use to fight COVID-19. In fact, the media smeared Ivermectin use by painting it as an anti-parasite “horse drug,” when Ivermectin for livestock differs from Ivermectin for humans. We now know that Ivermectin is highly successful for early outpatient treatment of COVID-19, and yet, since the origins of the pandemic, the government suppressed and deterred its use. 

Last month, AFL filed a FOIA request to uncover the government’s suppression of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) for COVID-19 treatment. The American people have a right to know why government officials and so-called “trusted” experts like Dr. Fauci suppressed HCQ and Ivermectin, and whether these coordinated discouragement campaigns were politically or financially motivated.

Statement from America First Legal’s Senior Counselor and Director of Oversight Reed D. Rubinstein:

From the beginning, and without any supporting data, Dr. Fauci and other state and federal bureaucrats have tried to deny the public access to ivermectin. Fauci and the rest should have followed the science – ivermectin helps many people suffering from COVID-19. AFL is determined to uncover why the government and its media allies tried to deny Americans access to this potentially life saving drug,” Rubenstein said. 

Read the Ivermectin FOIA request here.

Read the Hydroxychloroquine FOIA request here.

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