Dealing With Ivermectin Fraud and Covid-19

What do we do when science fails us?

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd


Pictured: stock photo results for fraud are very…literal. Source: Pexels

Note: this article is about a paper that colleagues and I recently published in Nature Medicine. You can find the scientific paper here:

As you’ll no doubt have noticed if you’ve been following me for the last few months, there’s a big problem in the scientific literature. After a lengthy investigative project, myself and a group of colleagues have discovered a deep well of fraudulent research that underlies the entire literature behind ivermectin for Covid-19. Not just one or two problematic papers, but a staggering volume of studies that appear to either be so fatally flawed that they cannot be trusted or research that literally never happened at all.

It’s been a pretty wild ride. I suggest checking out parts 1, 2, and 3 if you are interested in catching up on the story. I’ll wait.

We’ve got all the time in the world. Literally, because you’re talking to a text online, and text has no perception of time. Source: Pexels

Even worse, I’ve currently got parts 4, 5, and 6 sitting in my drafts folder waiting to be put online — you have to be really careful in investigations like these so it takes a while to get them out even when you’re pretty certain of the…