What if a wonder drug was created that stopped COVID in its tracks and in a double-blind test worked so well that ethicists demanded that the drug trial be stopped because it would be unethical to deny the control group a treatment so effective? Well, that drug exists. It’s call Paxlovid. But you can’t get it. In this short clip, journalist John Stossel explains why — and raises the question: should we abolish the FDA?
This is similar to the situation with AIDS years ago, when the FDA denied experimental treatments to AIDS victims — who were already dying — because the drugs hadn’t been proven to be perfectly safe. The film Dallas Buyers Club highlighted the work of hero Ron Woodroof, who undermined the FDA ban by illegally importing these experimental drugs for sale. Another little-known hero fighting the FDA by helping AIDS victims get illegal drugs was no less than Elizabeth Taylor.