Tamil Nadu COVID Cases Rise to Record High - Getty Images

 Tamil Nadu COVID Cases Rise to Record High - Getty Images


Tamil Nadu had the infamous distinction of leading India in new COVID-19 infections as of May 18, 2021. 

"With 33,059 cases reported in the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu (TN) is leading the state list," reported an article published in the Business Standard.  “May 19 was to be worse with 34,875 new infections, again with the dubious distinction of being number one in India.”

The Indian Express reported yet a further daily record increase to 35,579 of new TN infections as of May 20. Tamil Nadu has outlawed Ivermectin use for COVID, which may explain their horrific rise in new COVID infections.

Meanwhile, cases in Delhi continue to fall as they douse their COVID flame with Ivermectin. As of May 19, 2021, Delhi's infections had plunged 87% from 28,395 on April 20 - when they began using Ivermectin - to just 3,846. 

They began using Ivermectin when AIIMS announced adding Ivermectin to COVID-19 outpatient treatment, something my group, C19, has been calling for in the US since Dr. George Fareed, Dr. Peter McCullough, and Dr. Harvey Risch testified on November 19, 2020, to the US Senate. The trio advocated early outpatient treatment of the type Dr. Fareed and his associate Dr. Brian Tyson have used to save almost 6000 patients in California's Imperial Valley. 


This fell on deaf ears. Dr. Pierre Kory reiterated this plea on December 8, 2020. The NIH upgraded their guidance from "against Ivermectin" to "neutral," meaning neither for or against. The FDA remained firmly "against."

Had the NIH or FDA provided EUA or Emergency Use Authorization, fully 300,000 US lives would have been saved as a conservative estimate.

However, what we could not do for America, we proposed doing for India in our newest plea contained in the book, Ivermectin for the World. Released on May 1, 2021, the book called for every reader to pray, protest or pressure their governments and representatives to urge India to adopt Ivermectin -for mass prevention, outpatient, and inpatient treatment to ease their COVID crisis - on humanitarian grounds.

The readers were influenced and have responded with massive assistance. I thank them.

Acknowledging that the ICMR and AIIMS had already added Ivermectin to their outpatient treatment protocol on April 20, 2021 with noticeable improvements in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, a joint statement was issued by the FLCCC and the Evidence Based Medical Consultancy on May 3 urging the immediate adoption of Ivermectin for prevention and treatment of COVID-19 by India and the world to put an end to the pandemic.

India's officials heard this message and acted further.

The states of Goa, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu agreed to adopt Ivermectin. Goa led the way on May 10 with the announcement that every man and woman over 18 would receive 12 mg of Ivermectin daily for five days irrespective of COVID status. The world was finally moving in the right direction. Thank God!

Thank God, until an atheist and new Chief Minister, MK Stalin, took power on May 7, 2021, in Tamil Nadu and proclaimed that Remdesivir would replace Ivermectin as their drug of choice. Now Tamil Nadu's cases are diverging from the states that chose Ivermectin. 

Goa's cases have dropped 62% in just nine days since announcing the Ivermectin policy - from 3124 down to 1204. The other Indian Ivermectin states have also enjoyed a substantial decrease in new infections. By contrast, Tamil's citizens face an ascending escalator of cases bringing untold misery and mortality to this southern Indian community, which begs the question - When will Tamil Nadu hear the message that Ivermectin saves lives? When will the rest of humanity take heed?

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India's Natural Experiment with Ivermectin produced clear evidence for its effectiveness. Those areas that rejected Ivermectin DID NOT enjoy the benefits those Ivermectin using states did. In particular, Tamil Nadu's rejection of Ivermectin has been reviewed extensively with Dr. Kory and Dr. Weinstein on the Dark Horse Podcast. Here is a small clip where this is discussed. https://vimeo.com/560512433


Did Tamil Nadu reverse course and start using Ivermectin again? Their caseload looks a lot like Delhi and other areas except that it came later and was kind of slower on the uptake and slower on the decrease.


Better disclose whether its a paid advertisement under the cover of news to promote a particular product ? The arguments are fake because statistucs below show totally different picture.


Also UP state is notorious to budge data and cannot be relied. Tamil Nadu is guided by science and performed much better. The cases are mainly spread by a large international arrival to South India.


Dr. Kannan:

My data source is https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COVID-19 and contains the same case numbers in your source. They are real and not fake. This is the data repository for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Visual Dashboard operated by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE). Also, Supported by ESRI Living Atlas Team and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU APL). This is the accepted source for COVID-19 data around the world.

Moreover, the oxygen interest data in Tamil Nadu [provided by Cambridge data analyst Juan Chamie] further support these data are accurate. That is to say, the drop in cases in Utter Pradesh correlates with a drop in Oxygen interest in that location compared to increased Oxygen interest in Tamil Nadu.

More hospitalized COVID cases can be inferred from this increased Oxygen interest in Tamil Nadu. While this is not absolute proof, it tends to confirm that the JHU CSSE data from UP is likely correct and not "budged data," as you state.


When you can not tolerate the comments why you have this post a comment option here, you have removed my last comment. Remove this post a comment option too. So nobody will bother to write


This link has the truth https://www.livemint.com/news/india/govt-removes-ivermectin-other-popular-drugs-from-covid-19-treatment-list-check-revised-guidelines-11623074154396.html


Betty, you're right about Uttar Pradesh - they began mass distribution of Ivermectin last August, while the west was pretending there was nothing we could do but hunker down and wait for vaccines. The phrase "crimes against humanity" comes to mind.

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Betty Miller


I have been following the Ivermectin story and am a supporter of the FLCCC Alliance.

For the record, Uttar Pradesh was the FIRST Indian State to distribute Ivermectin.

This was done in defiance of the federal government there. As a matter of fact, Uttar Pradesh tested Ivermectin in May/June of 2020 and distributed the first prophylactic doses starting in August of 2020 for those who had come in close contact with infected persons.

UP is the shining star above all the Indian States as it has a population of ~240 mil. Yet the death rate as of this morning per the NY Times is .09 per 100k. Average daily deaths for the whole pandemic here is 187.3.

Compare to Maharashtra, for example (where Mumbai is) with a population of 116 mil. Death rate per 100k: 0.87. Average daily death for whole of pandemic: 981.4.

Dr. Justus may want to revise his piece.

Thank you.

Joan McCullough


I appreciate your comment, and you are correct that it has been widely reported that Uttar Pradesh was using Ivermectin well before the other states, although their commitment to its use by their health authorities was vastly increased after the ICMR and AIIMS guideline officially added Ivermectin on April 20, 2020. The referenced article in TrialSite News released May 30th states, "The state was already offering ivermectin as part of a population-wide regimen but the health authorities there doubled down their efforts as India’s national COVID-19 guidelines introduced ivermectin just days before."


The authors in this TrialSite article state what is consistent with my article, that what started in April in Uttar Pradesh after the April 20 AIIMS guidelines were released resembled Zimbabwe and the fastest turnaround anywhere, "As of May 29, the number of estimated new cases declined to 2,014 representing perhaps the steepest decline of new cases, and hence the fastest positive turnaround of any nation, anywhere, but the curve looks similar to what occurred in Zimbabwe and other places that instituted a population health scheme involving home care and therapy such as ivermectin." The Uttar Pradesh graph has the distinctive hallmarks of a state that suddenly added Ivermectin in April and saw a resulting crash in the cases that followed.


So if Uttar Pradesh has been using Ivermectin since 2020, How come their spike in Mid-April of 2021 looks like every other province in India? Did they stop using it on a particular date, and did they then start using it again?


As David Hill commented on Medpage Today May 21, 2021:

"Justus R. Hope, thank you for your diligence and research on Ivermectin and application around the world. I read your Desert Times article that you provided a link - fascinating - five states in India, not just two. And the results so far have been astonishing, a clear indication of effectiveness of Ivermectin as both prophylactic and treatment.

I want to thank everybody who has commented on this post, especially those who provided links as well. I've copied and pasted all reference links I could in a document, will keep for reference and read when I can. So many of you have spoken your piece when speaking to power is highly discouraged. It says a lot about the spirit of our times that so many can still think for themselves despite the pressure to conform to the standard narratives."

It's great to have this forum for well educated discussions on critical issues. While many of the posts on MedPage Today amount to little more than cheerleading for vaccines, it is refreshing that they also post articles that offer alternative perspectives.


First of all, I’ve noticed in the last few articles that you’ve mentioned an “atheist” leader. While I’m a believer, this topic should have

nothing to do with one’s faith.

Secondly, which cities have instituted strict lockdowns, and for how long? Did the drop in cases have more to do with lockdowns than Ivermectin? How do you distinguish?

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