To the ivermectin fanatics

You know what you sound like?

You sound like Tony Fauci trying to explain why a fourth shot of mRNA is gonna be magic when the first three have failed.

Just stop, okay? One good randomized trial is worth 100 observational studies, and this was a good randomized trial. It set a reasonable endpoint and it missed. It didn’t just miss, it trended negative. So the secondary endpoints don’t mean squat.

And I don’t want to hear about how the ivermectin was given in a capsule when it should have been a tablet, or it was handed out at 9 a.m. when it should have been 9:15, or whatever. Just stop. If the drug works, it’ll work even if the dosing schedule isn’t exactly what you think it should be.

And I don’t want to hear about how ivermectin’s safe. You’re right. It is pretty safe. Celery is pretty safe too, but it doesn’t cure Covid either. We should give people medicines that work, not medicines that we wish would work.

You want to unsubscribe and listen to someone who will tell you what you want to hear? Be my guest. You’ve got lots of options. I promised myself a while back I was going to write what I thought was true even if it annoyed you.

I’m sticking to that.