Uhh... remdesivir has been shown to not work. When ivermectin is shown to not work, then I'd agree, it shouldn't be given. Why is a drug that's been shown not to work still given to this day? Here's a study that says ivermectin didn't do much, but it lowered the duration of the hospital stay. Sounds very very very similar to remdesivir, but it won't cost you thousands of $$$ at least. One drug is still being given quite a lot while another drug has been demonized as horse dewormer when both have basically the same shit data.This fundamentally reveals the chronic incoherence of your arguments. Doctors should be able to doctor! Those goddamn doctors caused havoc when they were left to doctor! The only difference, it appears, is whether you favour the treatment based on whichever YouTube vids you've been watching. It is certainly true that US doctors wildly overprescribed opioids. We surely all agree that was a bad thing. This should therefore act as a warning about doctors handing out drugs without due care and attention, not a justification that because they did it once, they may as well do it again for a drug you happen to like.
The other factor you miss here is that one of the big differences between opioids (for analgesia) and ivermectin (for covid) is that opioids have a truly magnificent evidence base - going back centuries, no less - to demonstrate that they work. Despite the harm caused, no-one can doubt that they had a therapeutic value for the relevant problem.
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I didn't claim opioids weren't effective. Doctors were told opioids (the new drugs) weren't addictive and the doctors just went with that...? Doesn't sound like some medical professional would just go along with that knowing the history.