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Chris Cuomo Admits to Taking Ivermectin, as New Study Shows It Reduced ICU Admissions by 83%

Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo suggested he was injured by the COVID-19 vaccine, and said he was taking ivermectin to treat his symptoms. Meanwhile, a new clinical trial demonstrated the drug’s ability to reduce ICU admissions by 83% in COVID-19 patients.

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Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo suggested he was injured by the COVID-19 vaccine, and said he was taking ivermectin to treat his symptoms.

His revelations come as a new report from a clinical trial showed that ivermectin reduced ICU admissions by 83% and shortened hospital stays for COVID-19 patients.

Cuomo, now a regular host on NewsNation, first mentioned the vaccine injury on May 3 during his interview with 54-year-old nurse practitioner Shaun Barcavage, who experienced severe adverse reactions after his hospital pressured him to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Near the end of the interview, Cuomo said, “I’m sick myself, but I’m working with people who are working on this. … I’ll hook you up with my clinicians.”

The portion of the show where Cuomo made the admission was removed from the final version of the “NewsNation” YouTube clip.

‘We were given bad information about ivermectin’

On the May 7 episode of the “PBD Podcast” with Patrick Bet-David, Cuomo again implied that he may be vaccine-injured. He said his doctor told him, “We’re looking at your blood. You have so many antibodies that we don’t know what the vaccine [booster] would do ‘for you’ as opposed to ‘to you.’ So don’t take it.”

Cuomo’s doctors showed him “glowing microclot stuff” in his blood, which “scared the bejesus out of me,” he said. “That really shook me up.”

“I don’t know that it’s the vaccine,” he told Bet-David, revealing that he suffered long COVID symptoms before being vaccinated. But Cuomo’s insistence about the need for an investigation — “because we screwed up everything” — strongly implies he believes the vaccine contributed to his condition and that he may be suffering “long vax.”

Unwilling to fault the vaccines — perhaps over fear of the professional backlash so many others have experienced — Cuomo said, “People are saying I’ve admitted that the vaccine hurt me. I have not admitted that. I don’t know that.”

In his “PBD Podcast” appearance, Cuomo criticized the government’s response to vaccine injuries. “The vaccine is a really important conversation that’s being ignored.”

He also pointed out the inadequacies of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and the lack of robust government investigation into the vaccine and the pandemic response.

After discussing long COVID on NewsNation, Cuomo said, “I got called by government people bitching at me because I said that the vaccine wasn’t perfect.”

In the same “PBD Podcast” episode, Cuomo admitted taking ivermectin. “I am taking … a regular dose … of ivermectin,” he said. “My doctor … was using it during COVID on her family and on patients. And it was working for them.”

Cuomo said the entire clinical community knew from the beginning of the pandemic that ivermectin was not harmful. “They weren’t saying anything” because they were “play[ing] scared.”

“We were given bad information about ivermectin,” he said. “[I] didn’t know that at the time. [I] know it now, admit it now, reporting on it now, because I think that’s the job.”

Mainstream media ‘was wrong’ about ivermectin

Ivermectin has been a subject of much controversy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being a well-established antiparasitic drug with a favorable safety profile, its use for treating COVID-19 was met with skepticism and resistance from mainstream media and some public health authorities.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a campaign against the drug in 2021, calling it “horse paste” and warning people not to use it to treat or prevent COVID-19, despite numerous studies showing its potential effectiveness.

In his “PBD Podcast” comments, Cuomo criticized the mainstream media’s portrayal of ivermectin. “Ivermectin was a boogeyman early on in COVID. You couldn’t talk about it. That was wrong. … [It] should have been part of our common practice to see if it could help or not.”

Cuomo admitted Joe Rogan was right when he talked about ivermectin as a treatment early in the pandemic.

Dr. Pierre Kory, co-founder and president emeritus of the FLCCC Alliance and a prominent advocate for ivermectin, said ivermectin is one of the safest medicines in history. “I use it for long COVID and long vax, and I have patients on it who’ve been on it daily for up to two years,” he told The Defender.

“I think the war on ivermectin is over,” he added. “It was fought to a stalemate — meaning those that don’t believe it works will not change their minds.”

‘Time to get real rather than faking innocent complicity’

Despite coming around on vaccine injuries and ivermectin, Cuomo pushed back against those insisting he should have questioned the government’s policies.

“I do not fault myself for telling people at the time with the government was giving us as best practices,” he told Bet-David. “The data is overwhelming that when the vaccine entered our population, the people going into the hospital with very serious or eventually terminal cases was reduced.”

Cuomo also claimed the vaccines reduced viral transmission.

“Others want me … to say, ‘I was wrong, the vaccine is bad,’” he said. “I’m not going to say that.”

Critics argue the vaccine-critical admissions of mainstream media icons like Cuomo and The New York Times are a case of too little, too late.

“When did @andrewcuomo and @ChrisCuomo recognize their role in promoting the terror campaign that resulted in the death and disability of thousands?” asked Dr. David Martin on X (formerly known as Twitter). “And why don’t they now out the people who handed them the script? Time to get real rather than faking innocent complicity.”

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in a post on X called the Times’ coverage a “limited hangout,” declaring the paper “a card-carrying member of the COVID Cartel who helped sabotage early treatment and denied vaccine injuries.”

Commenting on Cuomo’s assertion that the vaccine issue is “too political” and on Barcavage’s needing German scientists to help him, comedian-turned-political commentator Jimmy Dore said, “Is it because they don’t allow Big Pharma to buy their media like they do in the United States? That most of the pay you got when you were at CNN came directly from Pfizer?”

During the “PBD Podcast,” Cuomo advocated for a comprehensive “9/11-style commission” to investigate the pandemic response, identify areas for improvement, and provide support for those affected by vaccine injuries and COVID-19.

“I will never stop reporting on this,” he said, “because it’s not over.”

Iranian study supports ivermectin’s effectiveness

A recent double-blind, randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers from Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in Iran has shed new light on the effectiveness of ivermectin in treating COVID-19 patients.

The study, published April 30 in the Jundishapur Journal of Health Sciences, involved 110 patients with moderate-to-severe confirmed COVID-19 infection.

The study’s findings demonstrated that ivermectin reduced the need for intensive care unit (ICU) admission by 83% and shortened the median hospitalization duration from six days in the placebo group to four days in the ivermectin group.

Additionally, the median time to symptom resolution was significantly shorter in the ivermectin group compared to the placebo group.

The study found no serious side effects related to ivermectin use. “Among those administered ivermectin, there were no reports of sensitivity reactions, adverse effects, or drug-related toxicity,” the authors stated.

While the authors acknowledged the limitations of their study, such as the small sample size and the focus on unvaccinated populations, they still concluded that ivermectin shows promise as a potential treatment for COVID-19, especially in moderate cases.

Kory told The Defender that the study’s findings were “entirely consistent with [his] experience and the mountain of evidence” that now includes “103 controlled trials, 50 of which are RCTs [randomized controlled trials].”

Kory also said the paper was likely suppressed, noting that the researchers completed the study in 2021, but didn’t publish it until this year.

“It’s kind of like this ‘catch and release’ thing that [medical journals] do when they don’t like studies like this to be published,” he said. He admitted this is conjecture on his part, but said it would be consistent with what he has observed.

In his book, “The War on Ivermectin,” Kory detailed the history of ivermectin and the reasons behind Big Pharma’s efforts to suppress the drug when it was found to be effective against COVID-19.

As part of a lawsuit settlement reached in March, the FDA agreed to remove its website and social media posts warning people not to use ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

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