Miracles Happen: Ivermectin and Hydroxy (Almost) Legal in Tennessee

March 10, 2022 Updated: March 13, 2022

Commentary

Don’t tell Dr. Anthony Fauci—who seems to have vanished from the scene—or Dr. Deborah Birx, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and other assorted government know-it-alls, but the Tennessee Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted on March 9 to approve SB 2630.

That legislation reads in significant part:

“SECTION 1. This act is known and may be cited as the ‘Tennessee Pharmacy Act.’

“SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 14, Chapter 4, is amended by adding the following as a new section:

“(a) A pharmacy shall dispense ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine to an individual with a valid prescription from a healthcare provider with prescribing authority for ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine in accordance with title 63, chapter 10.

“(b) A health-related board shall not suspend, deny, revoke, or otherwise take disciplinary action against:

“(1) A healthcare provider with prescribing authority for the prescribing of ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine; or

“(2) A pharmacist licensed under title 63, chapter 10 for dispensing or failing or refusing to dispense ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine.”

The audience that was crowded into Senate Hearing Room 1 burst into spontaneous applause at its passage.

Better late than never, as we’ve been hearing since we were about 3 years old. Nevertheless, huzzah!

Yes, it’s only advanced out of the committee. However, the 8–1 vote—one senator prevented unanimity with the odd explanation that, although he suspects the drugs actually work, such legislation would start a “dangerous trend” (too many people surviving illness?)—augurs well for approval by the General Assembly.

As it happens, sitting in the front row of the audience was the man who, arguably more than anyone, has talked sense about ivermectin, the questionable mRNA vaccines, and the COVID-19 pandemic in general to the American public: Dr. Robert Malone.

Malone—who largely invented mRNA technology—actually didn’t testify on the ivermectin legislation, leaving the chore to doctors who had accompanied him. One such doctor, Dr. Ryan Cole, citing supporting studies from Israel and Qatar, claimed 100 percent success in his treatments, largely with ivermectin—no deaths, period. For his efforts, he suffered incredible opprobrium from his own Idaho pathology board for alleging that the vaccines were harmful and masks ineffective.

Those comments may seem relatively banal now, but freedom of medical speech has been severely limited—you could say canceled—in our country for the past two years. Only recently is it beginning to appear, thanks to Malone and others.

Malone did testify earlier in the afternoon to the Tennessee House Medical and Welfare Committee on another measure, this one concerning whether natural immunity for those who had contracted COVID-19 should be accepted as protection in lieu of vaccination.

Malone corrected the record for the politicians by explaining what’s really involved is “acquired” immunity from actually having had COVID-19. We all have “natural” immunity built into our systems.

He also explained, as he has elsewhere, that the Omicron coronavirus variant is a form of vaccination in itself, because it’s so easily communicated while having far less threatening outcomes, if any. Thus, many of us have received our own “acquired” immunity without the dangers of vaccination and whatever side effects that might bring, some of which are ominous.

The legislation passed.

All of this was happening against a specter of a radically changing world, it seemed to me. COVID-19 fear was no longer working as the distraction it had for so long. People were seeing through it.

The left—liberals, globalists, and the rest—was therefore turning its back on the cause of the disease, known here since the outset, with prescience, as the CCP virus.

The left has been looking elsewhere for an excuse to obfuscate and dominate, with the war in Ukraine being an opportunity to deflect the attention from the disaster that amounted to two years of misguided and essentially useless COVID-19 lockdowns, not to mention the abusive masking of children, which still occurs in New York.

Now they have Russia, with Putin, the big meanie, on the march to distract us from their failure.

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Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). He can be found on GETTR and Parler @rogerlsimon.