The Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC alliance)
The uncertainty surrounding SARS CoV2, and the fear that infection poses to us all whether vaccinated or not, comes from the feeling that Covid-19 cannot be treated in its earliest stages. That perception is wrong, and it is comforting to me to know that there are dedicated doctors looking at viable alternatives to reduce the incidence of hospitalizations, and severity of Covid-19 outcomes. One group is the FLCCC Alliance. From the beginning of the pandemic Dr. Paul Marick, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Norfolk Virginia, created a Covid-19 hospital treatment protocol for the medical school. Called the EVMS protocol, it is based on the famous “Marik Cocktail” of intravenous hydrocortisone, ascorbic acid, and thiamine (vitamin B1). This cocktail was eventually used by other doctors (listed below) with success and gradually these doctors joined together to hear what was working on the front lines in their hospitals, and with their efforts, corticosteroids became an accepted treatment option for Covid-19.
The group included:
Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a board-certified emergency medicine specialist
Dr. Fred Wagshul, a pulmonologist and medical director of the lung Center of America, and clinical instructor at the Wright State University School of Medicine
Dr. G. Umberto Meduri, Professor of Medicine Division of Pulmonology, Critical Care, and sleep medicine at Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis
Dr. Joseph Varon, Chief of Staff and Chief of Critical Care at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston Tx.
Dr. Jose Inglesias, associate Professor of Medicine, Hackensack Medical Center Neptune NJ
Dr. Peter Kory, a pulmonologist in Madison Wisconsin
Dr. Eivind Vindjevoll from Norway and Dr. Scott Mitchell from Great Britain.
Together this group FLCCC has over 2000 peer reviewed articles to their credit.
Over the course of the pandemic, FLCCC came up with the Math+ protocol, a more expanded a link to its latest version is here: https://covid19criticalcare.com/covid-19-protocols/math-plus-protocol/
In June 2020, Dr. Varon in Houston achieved a certain amount of notoriety as CNN, the BBC, and Sky News went to Houston to interview him on the MATH+ protocol. Dr. Varon who is fluent in 9 languages was giving interviews around the world explaining the protocol to doctors in India, Bolivia, and Argentina.
By September 2020 FLCCC doctors are having remarkable success and are showing a 6.1% rate of mortality with the worst patients imaginable compared to a rate double that in other hospitals. However, despite their success, the medical establishment refused to acknowledge the group’s collective expertise, rationale, and treatment success. Dr. Pierre Kory and the team of core physicians worked many hours on an expanded scientific review of Covid-19 and MATH+, which has now been accepted for publication in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine.
In December of 2020 Dr. Pierre Kory testified on their MATH+ protocol as a lead witness before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about the success he and other doctors were having with the Math+ protocol. During this testimony he cited Argentina’s Dr. Hector Carvallo’s data points to 26 studies worldwide, all of which showed benefit utilizing the Math+ protocol.
In the early part of 2021, FLCCC doctors reported Ivermectin an off-patent medicine originally used in the treatment of parasitic infections was showing an ability to stop viral replication for Covid -19. Despite this encouraging data, the CDC, and the FDA, did not utilize a task force to find out if any repurposed drugs could help curb the severe inflammatory reactions to the Covid 19 infections. Even worse, the CDC and FDA were openly critical to the FLCCC and its findings calling it a political movement while openly pushing for newer patented anti-viral therapies such as remdesivir or tocilizumab, monoclonal antibodies, far more costly medications (on patent), with more side effects, often requiring hospitalization because patients had not been treated properly at an earlier stage.
Ivermectin was discovered by a Japanese bacteriologist Satoshi Omura in the 1960’s as he was randomly collecting soil samples and culturing bacteria from them. In this search, Omura discovered and named Streptomyces avermictilis. It’s antiparasitic properties were instantly identified by Merck, and in the past 40 years has become one of the top three all-time most important drugs in human history along with penicillin and aspirin. Over 3.7 billion doses have been dispensed to humans (more if you include animals) so far with hardly any side effects and has been credited with practically eliminating onchocerciasis (also known as river blindness) transmitted by flies that left millions of people blind, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. Omura and his collaborator at Merck, William Campbell won the Nobel prize for physiology and medicine in 2015 for ivermectin and ivermectin is now considered an essential drug by the W.H.O.
Dr. Pierre Kory and other members of FLCCC calls ivermectin “an absolute miracle drug” for preventing and treating Covid-19. In Argentina Dr. Hector Carvallo gave ivermectin and carrageenan (an algae, sometimes used as a medicine) once a week for ten weeks to 800 health care workers and not one got sick or tested positive for SARSCoV2. Of the 400 who did not receive Ivermectin 58% tested positive and had symptoms.
These two graphs show how introducing ivermectin reduced the incidence of Covid-19 cases and deaths in two areas of India.