Republican Sen. Ron Johnson touts alternative COVID-19 treatments at hearing
“They’re safe and they’re cheap and they just might be incredibly effective,” said Johnson, who claimed that “tens of thousands of people have lost their lives” because government agencies have focused on expensive “silver bullet” solutions instead of medications already in use for other diseases.
Dr. Pierre Kory, a pulmonary specialist at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, touted Ivermectin as a “wonder drug.” It is used to treat parasitic infections, but the National Institutes of Health has recommended against using it for COVID-19 outside of clinical trials.
“We are telling the world this is the solution to COVID-19,” Kory said.
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