On the issues that matter in Malone NY (USA)

Maine Doctor
for successfully treating Covid patients with clinically approved drugs

Part 2 of 2

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Calvin Luther Martin, PhD

February 19, 2022

Meryl Nass, MD

Meryl Nass has a BA degree from MIT in biology and MD from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She has been a family practitioner in rural Maine for many years.

Several weeks ago the Medical Board of the State of Maine, in a jaw-dropping edict rivaling the medieval Holy Inquisition, excommunicated her. They took away her medical license and insisted she submit to a psychiatric examination.

Shit-canned, to put it vulgarly.

And for what sin? Nass had the nerve to publicly dispute and denounce the medical, pharmaceutical, media, and government cabal’s refusal to acknowledge clinically proven, cheap and effective therapies for Covid. An unholy cabal that insists on a biological injection masquerading as a vaccine that has been proven a million times over in millions of personal and professional reports to be appallingly harmful and even deadly.

Nass’s case is special, however. After all, a host of physicians in the US and Canada have been fired or forced to resign for refusing to get vaccinated or for treating  Covid patients with ivermectin.

Nass’s punishment has amounted to a public crucifixion. “I was,” she observes, “being used as a poster child in a national fear campaign designed to purge doctors who think independently.”

This is more than being a poster child; she’s an international heroine being crucified for the sin of all the physicians and nurses and PA’s who, like her, denounced the Great Covid Madness for having little to do with real clinical medicine and having virtually everything to do with controlling mankind globally while Big Pharma gleefully earns billions of dollars in profits. (You couldn’t make up this shit!)

This is Part 2 of her story. I recommend reading Part 1 before reading Part 2. 

Meryl Nass, MD

Part 2:

Ivermectin and the illegal suspension of my State of Maine medical license

Ivermectin had not been identified in the studies I mentioned in Part 1 (click here) as a potentially useful coronavirus drug. Regardless, some people in early 2020 knew it was likely to work because the French company, MedInCell, working with Australia’s Monash University and supported by Bill Gates, was developing an injectable version (which would be able to be patented). 

The company issued a press release about this on April 6, 2020 and an informational paper on April 23, 2020. There was a brief run on the veterinary drug at this time in the US, according to an FDA warning issued on April 10, 2020, indicating some people knew it might be an effective COVID treatment, and were acquiring veterinary versions.   But there was not a lot of buzz and sales did not take off at that time.

Here is what FDA said on April 10, 2020:

“FDA is concerned about the health of consumers who may self-medicate by taking ivermectin products intended for animals, thinking they can be a substitute for ivermectin intended for humans. . . . Please help us protect public health by alerting FDA of anyone claiming to have a product to prevent or cure COVID-19 and to help safeguard human and animal health by reporting any of these products.”

In December 2020, a full eight months later, Ron Johnson held a Senate hearing focused on ivermectin’s benefits for Covid.  Intensive care specialist, Dr. Pierre Kory, originally a New Yorker, gave a particularly compelling speech.  People began paying attention to the drug.  YouTube then removed Kory’s speech—censoring a Senate hearing.

I think the authorities were initially scared to repeat the same tricks with ivermectin they had used to beat down the chloroquine drugs.  And because ivermectin has efficacy late in the disease as well as at the start, and is not toxic at several times the normal dose, some of the tricks used against chloroquine (giving it too late in the disease course or overdosing patients) simply would not work with ivermectin.  The US authorities kept quiet.

South Africa was the trial balloon.  On Christmas Eve 2020, South African authorities banned the importation of ivermectin.  However, several local organizations mounted legal actions, and they won.  In several months ivermectin was back on the shelves.

Thanks in great measure to the Frontline COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, ivermectin’s popularity gradually began to explode. CDC published a report in late August showing that ivermectin prescriptions had quadrupled in a month, and the drug was now selling at 25 times the pre-COVID rate. 

More than 88,000 prescriptions for the drug were filled by pharmacies in the week ending August 13, the CDC said in a report published August 26.” 

Apparently this terrified the powers-that-be.  What if the pandemic got wiped out with ivermectin? It worked too well! Would that be the end of vaccine mandates, boosters, vaccine passports and digital IDs? The end of the Great Reset? 

Something had to be done, and fast.  It had to be big.  It had to be effective.  They couldn’t simply take the drug off the market; that would require a long process and a paper trail.

What to do?  There was probably only one option:  Scare the pants off the doctors.  Loss of license is the very worst thing you can do to a doctor.  Threaten their licenses and they will immediately fall into line.  You can’t get a prescription if there is no doctor to write it.

The method had been tested in the Philippines.

The powers-that-be could also scare the pharmacies.  This required stealth.  No paper trail.  Intimidation was required, backed by a one-two punch:  actually suspending doctors’  (and maybe pharmacists’) licenses. You couple that with a huge media offensive, and threats from an industry of medical “non-profits.”  You suddenly invent “misinformation” as a medical misdemeanor, studiously failing to define it.  You make people think the legal prescribing of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine is a crime, even though off-label prescribing is entirely legal under the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Did Fauci give the order?  CDC Director Rochelle Walensky?  Acting FDA Commissioner Woodcock? It was probably some combination, plus the public relations professionals managing the messaging and the media.

Here’s what happened.

(1) Senator Ben Ray Lujan (D, NM) and several other Senators introduced the “Health Misinformation Act” in July 2021, because “misinformation was putting lives at risk,” he warned.  A huge supporter of COVID vaccinations, the 49-year-old Senator suffered a stroke on February 1, 2022.

(2) The pharmacies suddenly could not get ivermectin from their wholesalers.  No reason was given except “supply and demand.”  But it seemed the supply was cut off everywhere.  Ivermectin was dribbled out by the wholesalers, a few pills a week per pharmacy, not enough to supply even one prescription weekly.  Some powerful entity presumably ordered the wholesalers to make the drug (practically) unavailable.  With no shortages announced, I called the main manufacturer in the US, Edenbridge, and was told they were producing plenty.  

Hydroxychloroquine had been restricted in a variety of ways, determined by each state, since early 2020. It had also been restricted by certain manufacturers and pharmacy chains in 2020.  Suddenly, in September 2021, it became considerably harder than it already was to obtain.

(3) In late August, CDC sent out a major warning about ivermectin, but provided only 2 examples of anyone having a problem with the drug: one person overdosed on an animal version and one overdosed on ivermectin bought on the internet.  This should not have been news.  However, pharmacists and doctors read between the lines and knew this was code for “verboten.”  Almost all stopped dispensing ivermectin at that time.  It should be of interest to everyone that our health agencies now speak in coded messages to doctors and pharmacies, presumably to avoid putting their threats on paper and being accountable for them.

(4) Also last August, various “nonprofit” medical organizations started issuing warnings, in concert, regarding doctors prescribing ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine, and spreading misinformation, especially about COVID vaccines. These organizations included the Federation of State Medical Boards, the American Medical Association, the American Pharmacy Association, and several specialty Boards.

Here is an example of the AMA’s language:

“A handful of doctors spreading disinformation have fostered belief in scientifically unvalidated and potentially dangerous “cures” for COVID-19 while increasing vaccine hesitancy.”

These organizations told doctors they could lose their licenses or board certifications for such behaviors.  Mind you, none of these so-called nonprofit organizations has any regulatory authority. Nor do I believe they have any authority to claw back a Board Certification. They were blowing smoke. And they were probably paid to do so.  Who paid?

(5) Over the course of 3 days at the end of August, national media reported on 4 doctors in 3 states whose Boards were investigating them for the use of ivermectin. Hawaii’s Medical Board went after Hawaii’s chief medical officer:

“The Hawaii Medical Board has filed complaints against Maui’s top health official and a Valley Isle physician following reports that they backed COVID-19 treatments that state and federal health agencies advise against.”

They really wanted to make an example by going after the state’s chief medical officer, who had the guts to treat COVID patients. Clearly the orders are coming from high up on the food chain. 

Here were some of the other August headlines I collected about doctors who legally prescribed a fully approved drug off-label: 

Tampa (Florida) Times: “Doctor advising DeSantis promoted ivermectin to treat Covid-19 despite FDA warnings.”

NBC News: “Against FDA warning, Houston doctor claims to have used ivermectin on ‘thousands’ of Covid patients.”

ABC News: “Doctor who used ivermectin to treat Covid patients, inmates, under investigation by medical board.”

(6) The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is an organization that assists 71 state and territorial medical boards with policies, training, etc.  Members pay dues and the organization accepts donations.  It has its own foundation, too.  Its president earns close to $1,000,000/year, not bad for a backwater administrative job at an organization headquartered in Euless, Texas.

After the FSMB instructed its members that misinformation was a crime, somewhere between 8 and 15 of its member boards began to take action.  (Media have reported that 8, 12, or 15 boards of its 71-member boards did so, according to the FSMB, which is closely monitoring the results of its calumny.)

(7) On February 7, 2022 the Department of Homeland Security issued its own dire warning about the spread of misinformation, disinformation and a neologism, malinformation:

“The United States remains in a heightened threat environment fueled by several factors, including an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories, and other forms of mis- dis- and mal-information (MDM) introduced and/or amplified by foreign and domestic threat actors. These threat actors seek to exacerbate societal friction to sow discord and undermine public trust in government institutions to encourage unrest, which could potentially inspire acts of violence. Mass casualty attacks and other acts of targeted violence conducted by lone offenders and small groups acting in furtherance of ideological beliefs and/or personal grievances pose an ongoing threat to the nation. 

Thus it appears that misinformation and disinformation have been selected to play an important role in a newly developing narrative, as the pandemic restrictions and accompanying narratives become long in the tooth. 

(8) I presume the majority of the 71 medical boards’ attorneys knew something about the Constitution, knew that every American has an inalienable right to freedom of speech, and simply ignored the FSMB’s exhortation to go after misinformation spreaders.

The Maine board, however, went along.  Three doctors in Maine, including me, have recently had their licenses suspended or threatened for writing waivers for COVID vaccines, spreading misinformation or prescribing ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.  (All of which are legal activities for doctors.)

But boards have broad powers to intervene in the practice of medicine, and their members are shielded from liability as agents of the state.  And so they went after a chronic Lyme doctor several years ago, who found, as expected, that it would be too onerous to fight back, and he gave up his license.  

(9) Here is what the Board claims about me:

“The board noted that Ivermectin isn’t Food and Drug Administration ‘authorized or approved’ as a treatment for COVID-19 in the suspension order.”

“The board said that her continuing to practice as a physician ‘constitutes an immediate jeopardy to the health and physical safety of the public who might receive her medical services, and that it is necessary to immediately suspend her ability to practice medicine in order to adequately respond to this risk.'”

I am 70 years old, and my medical practice was set up as a service, so that everyone could access COVID drugs who wanted them.  My fee was $60 per patient for all the COVID care they needed.

I am sure the board had calculated that, given all the above, I would not challenge the suspension and would simply surrender my license, since it would probably cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight the board’s actions in court. 

However, I was surprised to find that on the day my license was suspended, there was massive national publicity about my case.  The story was on the AP wire, covered from the San Francisco Chronicle to the Miami Herald.  And for some reason, it was not behind the usual paywall.  The Hill, Newsweek, the Daily Beast and many other publications all ran hit pieces about me.  

I gathered that my situation was bigger than just a renegade Maine medical board:  I had been selected to serve as an example to physicians nationwide who might be prescribing early treatment for COVID.

Once I realized I was being used as a poster child in a national fear campaign designed to purge doctors who think independently, I decided to fight back.  

Fortunately, the Children’s Health Defense is helping with my legal expenses, which is what allows me to mount a strong attack against the bulldozing of free speech, patient autonomy and choice, and the doctor-patient relationship.  

There is a lot riding on the outcome.  

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