World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan is reportedly facing a lawsuit from the Indian Bar Association (IBA) for spreading “disinformation” about the drug ivermectin, which some say is an effective remedy against the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19).
The IBA served Swaminathan with a legal notice on May 25 accusing her of “spreading disinformation and misguiding the people of India, in order to fulfill her agenda” by telling others that ivermectin is not effective against the Chinese Virus.
Swaminathan’s continued statements against ivermectin are “causing further damage,” the IBA says, by depriving the public of a potentially life-saving medicine that may keep them from getting sick or dying.
The IBA maintains that Swaminathan is rejecting sound science from both the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance and the British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD), both of which say that ivermectin prevents and treats the Chinese Disease.
“Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has ignored these studies / reports and has deliberately suppressed the data regarding effectiveness of the drug Ivermectin, with an intent to dissuade the people of India from using Ivermectin,” a statement from the IBA reads.
On May 10, Swaminathan tweeted that, “Safety and efficacy are important when using any drug for a new indication. WHO recommends against the use of ivermectin for COVID-19 except within clinical trials.” Swaminathan immediately deleted this tweet after receiving notice of the IBA lawsuit.