This was the headline of a BBC article, dated 4th March 2022. And this is how they justified this 'good news' story from the pharmaceutical industry.
"UK experts say they have found another life-saving drug that can help people ill with Covid. The anti-inflammatory baricitinib is normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Trials suggest it can cut death risk by about a fifth in patients needing hospital care for severe Covid. It could be used with other Covid-19 treatments, such as the cheap steroid dexamethasone, to save even more lives, researchers say. That might halve deaths."
The drug is described as relatively cheap, too - note least when compared to the cost of the Covid-19 vaccines.
"The NHS may soon recommend baricitinib based on these new results. A 10-day course of the pills costs around £250, although the NHS may be able to negotiate a discount."
So baricitinib is both effective and inexpensive - so what could possibly be wrong? Alongside Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin conventional medicine is now coming up with yet more 'old' drugs that can treat the Covid-19 pandemic.
So what about safety? Safety, after all, is usually the single most important factor that is left out of any discussion in the mainstream media about pharmaceutical treatment. And the safety of baricitinib was not mentioned at all in the BBC article referred too (nor in any other mainstream media outlet who covered the story).
So go to the Drugs.com website and search for baricitinib; then the 'safety' of this new "life-saving" treatment will quickly be revealed. Indeed, the first thing you will see is a 'black box' warning.
"Patients treated with baricitinib are at risk for developing serious infections that may lead to hospitalization or death. (My emphasis). Most patients who developed these infections were taking concomitant immunosuppressants such as methotrexate or corticosteroids".
The infections mentioned in the black box included tuberculosis, invasive fungal infections like candidiasis, and "other infections due to opportunistic pathogens", malignancies, sudden cardiovascular death, thrombosis,pulmonary embolism, and much much more. Yet this was not all. After the black box, a very extensive list of all the known, and very nasty adverse reaction, this drug can cause are outlined.
Dexamethasone is not much safer, according to Drugs.com. It outlines a long list of known side effects including aggression, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, depression, troubled breathing, stomach cramping, decreased vision, indigestion, loss of libido, menstrual irregularities, muscle wasting, and more.
THESE KNOWN ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS WERE ALL STUDIOUSLY IGNORED BY THE BBC - WHILST FEELING ABLE TO DESCRIBE THE DRUG AS "LIFE SAVING" - quite incredible!
Yet there is another issue arising from this story, on top of this media censorship of known medical harm. What this BBC, and other parts of corporate media who covered this 'good news' story are actually reporting is that the Conventional Medical Establishment (CME) is beginning to tear itself apart!
One part of the CME which has until very recently dominated the Covid-19 narrative had a very clear message - only the new vaccines would save us from the virus; the vaccines were amazingly effective, and extremely safe. This dominant CME group had controlled not only the Official Narrative, but the governments and mainstream media who relayed it. But now, with the very obvious failure of the vaccines (not to mention mask mandates, social distancing and lockdown, they are very much on the back foot.
So a smaller part of the CME is now not only finding its voice, but the corporate media is now giving them some publicity - after two years of censorship. Their message is clear. These pharmaceutical drugs were available to us, all along. They could have been used more widely, cheap drugs that could have been more effective, and saved more lives than the Covid-19 vaccines.
This is the position taken by Robert F Kennedy, Jnr, in his new bestselling book, "The Real Anthony Fauchi: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health". He (alongside many others) are championing pharmaceutical drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectic - both drugs that have long been put forward by this small CME group.
I wrote about Hydroxychloroquine in this blog in April 2020, at the very early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this I outlined the long and serious list of known adverse drug reactions that Hydroxychloroquine was known to cause, also a list taken from the Drugs.com website.
Ivermectin? It would seem that this drug will not kill you! But it can make your life tiresome, with known side effects including fever, itching, skin rash, joint and muscle pain, painful and tended glands in neck, armpits and groin, rapid heartbeat, headache, swelling of face, hands, arms, feet and legs, diarrhoea, dizziness, light-headedness, loss of appetite, shaking or trembling, and sleepiness. All of them never mentioned - of course.
It would appear that pharmaceutical medicine is now regularly dredging up old drugs, describing their wondrous qualities, calling them "life savers", but always failing to tell us that they are known to cause serious patient harm, and death.
But do not allow this censorship to detract from the internecine battle in which conventional medicine is now engaged. Such infighting is typical of any institution that is in the process of decline and failure. Both groups are aware that conventional medical drugs and vaccines are not offering us protection from illness, leave alone good health. So each blames the other other. They disagree about the best course of action, and they embark in recrimination.
I have described this decline and fall in more detail in my E-Book, "The Failure of Conventional Medicine", first written some 15 years ago. What we are witnessing is two competing sides of the powerful pharmaceutical medical establishment squabbling with each other.
YET IT IS CLEAR THAT NEITHER SIDE HAS THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEMS OF SICKNESS AND DISEASE, AND OUR DECLINING HEALTH.
- The dominant side has determined for two years the treatment that we have been offered for Covid-19, and that treatment has totally failed.
- The other side suggests that we should have been offered different treatment - pharmaceutical drugs that are already known to be seriously harmful to patient health.