Can Ivermectin Really Treat Covid-19? Yes and No

This seemingly magic bullet of a drug may be able to kill the Covid virus, but can it do so without killing us in the process?

Natalia Borecka

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For the last 30 years ivermectin has been used to treat parasitic infections, until very recently, when it found a new calling as an off-label, unsanctioned treatment for Covid-19. At present, the drug has not been cleared by most health agencies — including the FDA, EMA, AGDH, Africa CDC, and WHO. But that hasn’t stopped millions of people from rushing to their doctor’s office for a prescription.

To be fair, confidence in government agencies is at an all time low. And for those who feel they can’t trust their government, and that all large institutions are fundamentally corrupt, who can you trust? How can you ever know what’s true and what isn’t?

The truest thing we’ve got as a society is science — well organized, randomized, unbiased, peer reviewed science. And with the growing number of friends and family opting to forgo a Covid-19 vaccine in favor of an ivermectin prescription, I decided to take a deep dive into the research on ivermectin myself and leave this here for anyone who might find it useful. Please keep in mind that this information is very time sensitive as research is ongoing. Links lead to both primary and secondary sources. All secondary sources are established scientific publications.

Ivermectin caught the world’s attention when a number of Latin American countries in extreme crisis decided to take a chance on the drug to what appears like positive effect. The news spread like wild fire. How could it not? Here was this cheap, generic, over-the-counter drug that could potentially save people from dying of Covid — our prayers have been answered! People clamored to their local doctor’s office to get a prescription, and cried foul that the FDA was obstinately holding back a drug that could save lives. After all, it was already cleared for use as an anti-parasitic. We should be good to go. Except, no, wait. Not so fast.

Though the findings are far from conclusive, the idea that ivermectin could be a game changer in the fight against this virus is a real possibility. It seems to be able to stop the Covid-19 virus from

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Natalia Borecka

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