Doctors have been temporarily suspended from a Texas hospital Friday for promoting anti-parasite drug ivermectin as a covid treatment on Twitter.
Dr. Mary Bowden, an ear and nose doctor at Houston Methodist Hospital, had recently joined staff before withdrawing her privileges.
He has posted a series of pro-ivermectin tweets on his social media and has even slammed the vaccine order.
“Ivermectin may not be as deadly as everyone says,” she tweeted on November 10. ‘Talk!’
Ivermectin has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a useful treatment for COVID and warned of the dangers of consuming it.
Texas physician Mary Bowden has been suspended from her position at Houston Methodist Hospital after promoting anti-parasitic medicine as a covid treatment on Twitter
Bowden posted a series of pro ivermectin tweets
He slammed the vaccine order and said he would only treat those who were not vaccinated in his personal practice.
In response to the tweets, the Houston Methodist Hospital released a statement confirming that they did not share the same views as Bowden.
‘Dr. Mary Bowden, who recently joined the medical staff at Houston Methodist Hospital, uses her social media accounts to express her personal and political views on the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, it said on Twitter.
‘These views, which are detrimental to the community, do not reflect credible medical evidence or the values of Houston Methodist, where we have treated more than 25,000 COVID-19 inpatients and vaccinated all our employees and doctors to protect our patients. ‘
According to the Houston Chronicle, Bowden claims in his emails that the hospital is keeping patients out of vaccination.
She also runs her own practice and said she only receives new patients who are not vaccinated because she is reducing the vaccine and “all the data I have collected indicates that the vaccine is not working.”
The hospital denied the claims and said they would not turn away patients who were not vaccinated.
However, he urged his staff to be vaccinated by June 7.
Houston Methodist Hospital has denied claims that they have shunned non-vaccinated patients
In an online statement, the hospital called Bowden’s posts ‘harmful’ and said they were spreading ‘false information’ based on science.
Since the order’s announcement in April, 153 workers have resigned or dismissed for not receiving the vaccine.
Bowden was not one of them because he complied with the hospital request and was completely vaccinated, he said.
According to the Washington Post, his client is not against the Bowden vaccine and he has treated more than 2,000 COVID patients, said his attorney, Steve Mitby.
‘Like many Americans, Dr. Bowden believes that people should have the option and that all people, regardless of vaccine status, should have access to the same high quality health care, ‘Mitby said.
As for his treatment options, Mitby said his client mixes monoclonal antibodies with ‘some experimental drug therapies’.
“Her initial treatment options are working and saving lives,” she said.
‘America is Dr. If Bowden had more doctors like him, the COVID results would be much better. ‘
This is not the first time Bowden has been on hot water on ivermectin.
The wife of Deputy Jason Jones of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office has sued Texas Health’s Hugulay Hospital in Burleston, about 15 miles from Fort Worth – where he was hospitalized for a month due to Covid – after he refused a prescription for ivermectin.
The deputy’s wife wanted to give Bowden the drug, which was posted on Twitter by pictures of staff members who refused to give it to Jones.
‘(E) Mr. Although Jones has the legal right to take ivermectin, there is no authority … such ‘right’ compels a doctor or health care provider to administer it, ”the hospital said in court documents.
Ivermectin is used primarily as animal feed, especially for cows and horses, as a worm repellent rather than covid treatment.
Human use of the drug is approved by the FDA, however, only for parasitic infections and skin diseases.
Vermectin is used primarily for animal feed, especially for cows and horses, as a worm repellent rather than covid treatment.
Overuse of Ivermectin can have severe consequences in humans ranging from gastrointestinal problems to seizures and even death.
The promotion of the drug as a covid treatment is supported by members of the ‘anti-vaccine’ community.
Bowden is not the first medical professional to advertise the use of ivermectin in a positive light.
The Washington Medical Commission suspended physician’s assistant Scott Miller in October after promoting ivermectin as a ‘treatment’ for Kovid.
At least one patient has been accused of writing medicine without adequate testing.
Miller has been accused of administering the drug after the WMC adopted the COVID-19 misinformation position statement, claiming to discipline workers who are offering treatment advice that does not comply with solid medical research.
Top Ivermectin experts say the drug does not treat COVID-19
One of the world’s foremost experts on ivermectin Timothy Geary says the drug has no effect on fighting viruses.
Geary, a research chair in parasitic biotechnology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, says the 2020 study, which spawned much of the ivermectin-craze, could not be read correctly.
Dr. Timothy Geary (pictured) is one of the top experts on ivermectin and has researched medicine for more than a decade
He told DailyMail.com that the study showed that ivermectin prevents the recurrence of COVID-19 virus cells, which are read by many in the study, which makes the drug believed to have virus killing properties.
However, Gairi explained that the concentration of the drug used in the study could not be used for treatment in humans and could cause overdose.
In that study they showed that in cell cultures, ivermectin inhibits [Covid] Repetition, but the concentrations required for that effect are known as the micromolar range – higher concentrations compared to what you find in the plasma of a treated person or animal, which is 20 to 50 times lower.
Gerry assures them that it is safe for use, though they do not see much harm in people who use the drug on human-sized doses.
Approximately 200 micrograms is safe to use and people who use it to treat Kovid mistakenly are unlikely to experience any major symptoms.
‘There is no significant toxicity from those doses,’ says Geary.
He mentions that medicine has been used billions of times between humans and animals and has never shown any ability to fight viruses outside the laboratory.
The typical ivermectin prescribed by doctors is in the form of small doses of pills
But many Americans are having problems with ivermectin because they are not using versions of the medicine prescribed by doctors.
Instead, many are finding their own over-the-counter solutions, mainly going to local food outlets and buying medicine devoted to horses, cows and sheep.
Recommended versions of the drug come in pill form, but these versions are fluid.
Dosages are very large, reserved for animals weighing more than 1,000 pounds, not for those who weigh less than one-fifth of them.
Taking too many doses can cause nausea, body aches, diarrhea, swelling and other serious side effects.
In more serious cases, a person may suffer from severe overdoses and severe damage to their central nervous system and potentially die.