— “Infuriating to see misinformation mongers being taken seriously”
Pierre Kory, MD, one of the most vocal proponents of ivermectin for COVID-19, has the support of Simon & Schuster, with the leading publishing house slated to distribute his upcoming book, which claims the widely discredited drug “saved millions.”
Slated for release in February 2023, The War on Ivermectin: The Medicine That Saved Millions and Could Have Ended the COVID Pandemic, documents the critical care physician’s efforts to push for ivermectin in COVID-19 treatment protocols, and what he calls a corrupt and concerted effort from the medical establishment to deny its efficacy.
But while studies have shown, time and time again, that ivermectin is not effective to treat COVID-19 — and mainstream medical organizations have repeatedly recommended against its use for the virus — Kory’s book is still being supported by the large publishing house.
“It is infuriating to see misinformation mongers being taken seriously,” Timothy Caulfield, LLM, professor of health law and science policy at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, told MedPage Today. “This kind of book can do great harm. It legitimizes bad science and erodes trust in scientific institutions.”
David Boulware, MD, MPH, an infectious disease doctor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, who has been involved in multiple studies of ivermectin, emphasized that none of the trials investigating the drug for the treatment of COVID-19 showed any benefit as they were designed and as they were dosed.
“Will serious doctors buy his book, no,” Boulware said in an interview. “No one that’s in the mainstream medical community will care what he has to say.”