A local health expert is disputing assertions made at Saturday’s medical freedom summit in Raleigh.
Twelve speakers from varied medical, scientific, and legal backgrounds discussed the coronavirus response in North Carolina throughout the session.
Unverified allegations were made by speakers, including that the given COVID-19 vaccination causes harm.
One of the speakers told the audience, “The FDA panel stated they have no idea about the negative effects.”
The anti-parasitic medicine ivermectin and the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine were also mentioned as safe and efficient therapies for the infection.
However, according to Dr. David Wohl, an infectious disease specialist at UNC Health, such medications aren’t a better alternative than the COVID-19 vaccine based on research.
Data shows really huge numbers. I can show you some fairly big data on where Remdesivir works and where it doesn’t “Wohl said. “That’s all we want as suppliers. Wishful thinking is not anything we want.”
Medical practitioners and the general public have already been warned against using ivermectin to treat coronavirus by the US Centers for Disease Control. Ivermectin, which is used to treat parasites like worms and lice in humans and by veterinarians to de-worm large animals, was linked to an increase in reports of severe sickness reported to drug centers in August, according to the CDC.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ivermectin overdose can result in stomach difficulties, nerve damage, seizures, confusion, coma, and death.
The COVID-19 vaccine caused damage in some persons, according to the medical freedom summit in Raleigh.
In April, WRAL Investigates combed through the FDA’s database of recorded adverse reactions and discovered difficulties ranging from blood clotting to heart and breathing problems.
68,000 adverse events were reported to the FDA out of the 216 million doses of the vaccine given between December and April.
Wohl stated that he respects people’s rights, but emphasized the significance of receiving the vaccine.
Get the vaccine, he continued, if you care about your health and want to safeguard others.