Bret Weinstein: [...] Dr. Kory is not only an advocate for a therapy that is incredibly useful in the context of COVID-19 but he is also someone who pioneered treatments already that are now the standard of care for COVID-19 patients. [...]
Dr Pierre Kory: Our first protocol included blood thinners and cortico-steroids at a time when every national and international society basically said that there's insufficient evidence and do not use it. They thought cortical steroids were harmful. I was actually invited to give senate testimony in May where I testified in the senate that it was critical to use cortico-steroids, lives are being lost. [...] We were totally criticized for not having an evidence based approach. We actually did, our reading of the evidence was that you had to use it. That was the first component of a protocol. Like you said, Ivermectin was not in our protocol initially.
Bret Weinstein: You discovered as clinicians that cortico-steroids and blood thinners were important in the treatment of COVID patients and trying to make this point you were criticized and then vindicated, this is now the standard of care.
Is the claim that Dr. Pierre Kory innovated using cortico-steroids for treating COVID-19 patients and that it's now the standard of care to treat them that way correct?