A gaggle of House Republicans despatched a Friday letter to White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci asking if he knew that medication resembling Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine might have doubtlessly been efficient options to preventing COVID-19 early within the pandemic.
The Daily Caller first obtained the letter, which was spearheaded by Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy and signed by 13 different House Republicans. In it, they ask about any correspondence between Fauci and others within the virology neighborhood concerning potential efficient options to fight COVID-19, particularly specializing in the medication Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Hydroxychloroquine for emergency use in March 2020, however pulled it months later in June after it concluded that it was ineffective in preventing the virus.
“Recently, a review led by Dr. Pierre Kory, examined trials with Ivermectin as a treatment against COVID. The Kory paper concluded that controlled treatment trials of the drug Ivermectin have found ‘statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance’ against COVID-19,” the letter states.
“Additionally, two early studies that were critical to the dismissal of Hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 have been retracted due to a lack of transparency related to the original raw data. This shows that the process for assessing the effectiveness of treatments in the midst of crisis is fraught with tensions and difficulties and transparency is essential,” the letter continues. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans Launch COVID-19 Origins Inquiry)
The lawmakers then ask Fauci for an inventory of data they ask to be supplied to them by Aug. 30. The listing contains:
- Copies of all of your communications with The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) associated to Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine.
- Any paperwork, notes, or different info that you just equipped to NHLBI of their evaluation of the effectiveness of Ivermectin.
- The NHLBI’s conclusion on the effectiveness of Ivermectin, Chloroquine, and Hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19.
- A press release of the NIAID’s strategy to making sure that low-cost, well-tolerated, and broadly accessible medicines are correctly assessed for his or her effectiveness and use in public well being crises.
- Any and all info, together with research and associated knowledge, paperwork, and correspondence reviewed by NIAID on the effectiveness of antibodies and different immunity achieved by way of pure an infection of COVID-19.
- Please additional present any and all info and knowledge pertaining to the immune response from pure an infection and present approved vaccines.
- Please additional present if pure immunity does shield beforehand contaminated people in distinction to people who’ve obtained immunity by way of inoculation of a licensed vaccine.
READ THE LETTER HERE:
Many Republican lawmakers have known as for Fauci’s resignation after hundreds of his emails from the start of the pandemic had been revealed by The Washington Post and Buzzfeed News. The emails contained feedback on sporting masks, the lab leak concept and extra. (RELATED: The Top Six Revelations From Anthony Fauci’s Emails)
“America’s most overpaid bureaucrat has been on every side of every public health issue on this pandemic from the very start, including treatments and natural immunity. The American people deserve answers on what Fauci knew and when he knew it, and they deserve to know that every possible tool to combat this virus was assessed without political bias,” an workplace spokesman for Roy advised the Daily Caller. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: House Oversight Republicans Demand Answers From Fauci, Collins Over Grant To Wuhan Lab)
Former President Donald Trump confronted scrutiny throughout his presidency for touting Hydroxychloroquine as an efficient therapy for COVID-19.
The Daily Caller contacted the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in regards to the letter to which they didn’t instantly reply.