Our great nation, the United States, for all its ideals, has not enacted a public health policy of early outpatient treatment for COVID-19. Despite compelling evidence that repurposed drugs can and do prevent deaths, there is no FDA or NIH guidance to the public or physicians to offer patients anything else except vaccines and ventilators, masks, and lockdowns.
Our sad official policy is to sicken at home. If one turns blue or cannot breathe, the FDA policy is only then to enter the hospital. No specific drug treatment is advised at home despite incontrovertible scientific data that it works.
Distinguished Yale Epidemiologist Professor Harvey Risch first advised such treatment on May 27, 2020, in the American Journal of Epidemiology, when US deaths stood at less than 100,000. Dr. Risch once again called for early outpatient treatment on July 23, 2020, in an Op-Ed published in Newsweek Magazine.
Finally, on November 19, 2020, Dr. Risch joined with two other highly respected physicians, Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. George Fareed, and they testified historically before the US Senate strongly urging the use of early outpatient treatment with the triple therapy of an antiviral, an antibiotic, and Zinc.
At that point, deaths in our nation were only at about 250,000. Today, as of April 1, 2021, they stand at nearly 560,000. Nearly 300,000 lives could have been saved had early outpatient treatment been adopted by US public health agencies in November of 2020. Some 450,000 lives, almost half a million, could have been saved had they done so when Dr. Risch first advised in May of 2020.
"History will not look kindly on us," says Dr. Peter McCullough. When all is said and done, and future generations ask, "Really, you did not offer to treat them?" - Because the government said not to do so. And you were aware of the data on Ivermectin? And Vitamin D, Zinc, and Hydroxychloroquine?
You saw that 27 randomized controlled studies all showed a mortality reduction of large magnitude. You saw that there was at least a 68% reduction in death with Ivermectin use - and you failed to recommend or even inform patients?
Yes. This period will go down in history as one of the darkest episodes for physicians.
We cannot defend it - we cannot explain it - and we cannot escape it. On December 13, 2020, just five days after Dr. Pierre Kory's passionate testimony was delivered to the US Senate, I coined the term, the “Kory Count.”
The Kory Count was begun to memorialize permanently the needless deaths resulting from a failure in public health policy, those deaths that could have been prevented if only the testimony by expert physicians had been heeded.
Dr. Pierre Kory stated that any deaths then (as of December 8, 2020), knowing that early outpatient treatment is life-saving, are preventable. The Kory Count is the running tally of the number of COVID-19 deaths that could have been prevented using such early outpatient treatment. Dr. Peter McCullough asked the FDA to approve early outpatient treatment on November 19, 2020 - including the use of Ivermectin.
So today on April 1, 2021, I update the Kory Count. It is out of reverence to those lost, those people whose lives could have been saved had early outpatient treatment become the health care policy of the land on November 19, 2020.
Dennis Prager has said to doctors collectively, "Shame on you." For physicians everywhere to know the truth, to know the results of numerous meta-analyses now completed by Dr. Tess Lawrie, Dr. Andrew Hill, and Dr. Pierre Kory on Ivermectin - and to know that deaths are reduced dramatically when this is used early and even late in the disease - and to not offer it to all high-risk patients, is unethical and contrary to our Hippocratic oath.
The reasons the WHO and FDA have rejected Ivermectin have nothing to do with science and everything to do with corruption by Big Pharma. I now update the Kory Count as it closes in on 300,000 preventable deaths:
Beginning Kory Count as of 03/09/21: 274,996
Current Kory Count: 299,252