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Ivermectin's Discoverer: A Tribute
Satoshi Ōmura standing next to WHO memorial.
By JOHN LEAKE
One of Dr. McCullough’s Twitter followers just sent us this photo:
It shows Satoshi Ōmura—the discoverer of the Streptomyces avermitilis bacterium in a soil sample he collected on a golf course in Japan. The sculpture behind him alludes to the scourge of River Blindness that his discovery vanquished throughout the tropical world. Prior to Dr. Omura’s discovery and the mass production of the bacterium’s effective molecule, it was common for African children to lead their blind elders (often no older than forty) around with a stick.
I found the sculpture and photograph so poignant that I felt compelled to share it with our readers.
Dr. Omura received the Nobel Prize in 2015 for his discovery and the WHO erected this monument near its headquarters. Just a few years later—in its massive propaganda campaign against Ivermectin for treating COVID-19—the FDA smeared the drug as a “horse paste.”
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