In 2020, I compiled a list of over 50 ways authorities and pharma companies in multiple countries stopped the use of the chloroquine drugs for COVID (Nass 2020b). This was (and is) a stunning collection, which has been widely read and reproduced on many websites. It is astounding to learn that all the US (and many international) public health agencies took many different actions to increase deaths and destruction from COVID and prolong the pandemic by suppressing information on life saving early treatments.
Taking hydroxychloroquine for COVID was equated to drinking bleach and "avoiding the Trump drug" served as a great cover story. But here's the kicker: the authorities knew all about chloroquine and other treatments for COVID, before there even was a COVID (Devaux et al. 2020) as well as having early data showing efficacy against COVID in 2020 (Million et al. 2020). This has to be investigated and justice obtained, to prevent such crimes from happening to patients ever again.
The "Why?" and "How could this be?" requires people to take a huge leap in order to understand the world we live in. Many don't have the fortitude to dissect their world view and rebuild it in accord with the facts that have spilled out over the last 3 years. But I am about to present some more facts that I hope you can assimilate into your understanding of the world. It might require a stiff drink, or perhaps some chocolate. Whatever it takes, read on, as it might save your life or someone else's.
Ivermectin had not been identified in the studies I mentioned above as a potentially useful coronavirus drug. But some people knew it was likely to work in early 2020. For instance, the French MedInCell company, supported by Bill Gates, was working on an injectable version of ivermectin (which would make it patentable), issuing a press release about this on April 6, 2020 and an informational paper on April 23, 2020:
“On March 29, 2020, researchers from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia published results from a laboratory cell study showing that Ivermectin can kill the coronavirus in less than 48 hours. Studies have been carried out by research institutes for the past few months to assess the effectiveness of treatment using Ivermectin on hospitalized patients with Covid-19.
MedinCell published last January  data showing that Ivermectin can be formulated with our BEPO® technology as a long acting for varying doses and durations of up to several months (MedinCell 2020).”
There was a brief run on the veterinary drug at this time in the US, according to an FDA warning issued as early as April 10, 2020, indicating some people knew it might be an effective COVID treatment and were acquiring veterinary versions (FDA 2020). But there was not a lot of buzz and sales did not take off at that time. Here is what FDA said on April 10, 2020:
FDA is concerned about the health of consumers who may self-medicate by taking ivermectin products intended for animals, thinking they can be a substitute for ivermectin intended for humans...
Please help us protect public health by alerting FDA of anyone claiming to have a product to prevent or cure COVID-19 and to help safeguard human and animal health by reporting any of these products
In December 2020, a full eight months later, Ron Johnson held a Senate hearing that was focused on ivermectin's benefits for COVID. Intensive care specialist and FLCCC founder (link this to https://covid19criticalcare.com/) Dr. Pierre Kory, originally a New Yorker, gave a particularly compelling speech. People began paying attention to the drug. YouTube then removed Kory's speech, censoring a Senate hearing!
I think the authorities were initially scared to repeat the same tricks with ivermectin that they had used to beat down the chloroquine drugs. And because ivermectin has efficacy late in the disease as well as at the start, and is not toxic at several times the normal dose, some of the tricks used against chloroquine (giving it too late in the disease course, or overdosing patients) simply would not work with ivermectin.
But then ivermectin's popularity started exploding. CDC published a report in late August showing that ivermectin prescriptions had quadrupled in a month, and the drug was now selling at 25 times the pre-COVID rate (CDC 2021).
An article in Business Insider exclaims: "More than 88,000 prescriptions for the drug were filled by pharmacies in the week ending August 13, the CDC said in a report published August 26 (Geunot 2021)."
Apparently, the prescription sales of Ivermectin terrified the powers-that-be. What if the pandemic got wiped out with ivermectin? Would that be the end of vaccine mandates, boosters, vaccine passports and digital IDs? The end of the Great Reset? Something had to be done, and fast. It had to be big. It had to be effective. They couldn't simply take the drug off the market; that would require a long process and a paper trail. What to do?
There was probably only one option: Scare the pants off the doctors. Loss of license is the very worst thing you can do to a doctor. Threaten their licenses and they will immediately fall into line. You can't get a prescription if there is no doctor to write it.
This method of going after the licenses of physicians who prescribe ivermectin has already been tried and tested in the Philippines with great success (Gonzales 2021).
The powers-that-be also scared the pharmacies at the same time. This required stealth and cunning – there couldn’t be a paper trail. Intimidation was required, backed by a one-two punch: the state medical and pharmacy boards would actually have to suspend doctors’ (and maybe pharmacists') licenses. They coupled this with a huge media offensive, along with threats from an industry of medical "non-profit" organizations.
They suddenly invented "misinformation" as a medical crime, studiously failing to define it. They made people think that the legal prescribing of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine was a crime, even though so-called 'off-label' prescribing of licensed drugs is entirely legal under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Did Fauci give the order? Walensky? Acting FDA Commissioner Woodcock? It was probably some combination of them, plus the public relations professionals managing the messaging and the media.
This all seems so implausible. Yet here we are. This is what truly happened.
1. Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D, NM) and several other Senators introduced the "Health Misinformation Act" in July 2021 because "misinformation was putting lives at risk," he said (Lujan 2021). A huge supporter of COVID vaccinations, the 49 year old Senator suffered a stroke on February 1, 2022.
2. The pharmacies suddenly could not get ivermectin from their wholesalers. No reason was given except 'supply and demand.' But it seemed the supply was cut off everywhere. Ivermectin was dribbled out by the wholesalers, a few pills a week per pharmacy, not enough to supply even one prescription weekly. Some powerful entity presumably ordered the wholesalers to make the drug (practically) unavailable. With no shortages announced. I called the main manufacturer in the US, Edenbridge, and was told they were producing plenty. (Robert Malone's note: I was a personal friend of the CEO of Edenbridge and he had also informed me that there was plenty of supply).
Hydroxychloroquine had been restricted in a variety of ways, determined by each state, since early 2020. It had also been restricted by certain manufacturers and pharmacy chains in 2020. Suddenly, in September 2021, it too became considerably harder than it already was to obtain.
3. In late August, CDC sent out a message on its emergency network about ivermectin, but the urgent warning contained only 2 examples of anyone having a problem with the drug: one person overdosed on an animal version and one overdosed on ivermectin bought on the internet (CDC 2021).