"No, absolutely not. I mean people come to me and they asked me 'What do you think about remdesivir?' And I just I kind of cringe. I would not take it and I wouldn't recommend somebody take it or accept it to be given to them," Haider, a board-certified internal medicine doctor, said during the February 9 episode of "The Dr. Ardis Show" on Brighteon.TV.
"The World Health Organization [WHO] itself doesn't recommend remdesivir. And it's based on the data. There was just no good data to suggest that remdesivir should be used. Now they're trying to push it for people."
Remdesivir is a nucleotide prodrug of an adenosine analog that binds to the viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase and inhibits viral replication by terminating RNA transcription prematurely, which it has demonstrated in vitro activity against SARS-CoV-2 according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Ardis noted that the NIH updated its actual protocols and guidelines to treat COVID-19 patients and that remdesivir is the one drug the agency said is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Haider pointed out that there is a huge double standard in medicine, with American health institutes deciding to push through with the COVID vaccines for young children and newborns without testing it and with no or very little evidence. He also cited the benefits of using hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin as a COVID treatment which was completely ignored in favor of remdesivir. (Related: Is remdesivir increasing people's risk of needing to be hospitalized for covid?)
"They are not harmless things. So the risk benefit ratio is kind of way off. And then you look at something like hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin where the benefits far outweigh the risks. So it's hard, they don't really have a leg to stand on. It's hard for me to understand how they can with a straight face encourage the use of these drugs or even approved them," explained Haider, who spent over 15 years in corporate healthcare aside from helping over 40,000 patients.
Haider, a doctor currently based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, said that there were only five hospitalizations and zero death out of the 5,000 patients who came to him for COVID treatment. He estimated up to 400 hospitalizations and five deaths among his COVID patients if he had done the standard CDC and FDA recommendation.
The physician said he recommended ivermectin twice a week for his COVID patients who were mostly over 50 years old, and it has tremendous results.
"And these results – they are the same results the doctors are seeing all over the country and all around the world. Just incredible results from everywhere. Dr. Zelenko, like you mentioned off air, he's had great results. Down in California, I've seen tremendous results," said Haider.
The Puerto Rico-based doctor also recommended the use of over-the-counter treatments like hydrogen peroxide which he said really simple to use.
"You can dilute it down to one percent, do gargles, mouth rinse, nose rinse every three hours, even if you think you're coming down with it or you might have been exposed to it. It just kills the virus on contact. I mean, I've seen tremendous results with just this one intervention," Haider said.
He also revealed that he has added fluvoxamine along with hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin as the backbone of his COVID protocols.
The internal medicine physician added that the progress of COVID variants has posed a problem since it is getting harder to treat. He disclosed that he had to use higher doses of ivermectin aside from adding hydroxychloroquine and fluvoxamine.
Haider also emphasized the importance of checking websites of medical professionals to get a free book that will tell people how to take all the over-the-counter stuff that they will need.
He further advised people to get the necessary COVID drugs into their medicine cabinets before they get sick.
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