According to the dictionary the meaning of the word ‘therapy’ is the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitative, or curative process. Why then are doctors who promote re-purposed off-label drugs with which they have achieved incredible success curing patients who have contracted the COVID-19 disease from the China virus? Such drugs as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin have been demonised and in some cases declared dangerous.
On Jan. 30 , 2021, the New York Times published an article, “How the Search for COVID-19 treatments Faltered While Vaccines Sped Ahead.” The article bemoaned the fact that “nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, as thousands of patients are dying every day in the United States and widespread vaccination is still months away, doctors have precious few drugs to fight the virus.”
According to the NY Times:
“The government poured $18.5 billion into vaccines, a strategy that resulted in at least five effective products at record-shattering speed. But its investment in drugs was far smaller, about $8.2 billion, most of which went to just a few candidates, such as monoclonal antibodies. Studies of other drugs were poorly organized.
“The result was that many promising drugs that could stop the disease early, called antivirals, were neglected. Their trials have stalled, either because researchers couldn’t find enough funding or enough patients to participate.”