...it would certainly seem that Ivermectin works. This website lists 63 studies (42 of which are peer reviewed and 31 which were randomized controlled trials) with over 23,000 patients and the vast majority of these studies say Ivermectin works for Covid. No, it's not a cure, but a very effective treatment and prophylactic.
Pierre Kory's review of 18 randomized trials on Ivermectin also seems like what someone who "follows the science" would be interested in.
Meta-analyses based on 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of ivermectin in COVID-19 have found large, statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance. Furthermore, results from numerous controlled prophylaxis trials report significantly reduced risks of contracting COVID-19 with the regular use of ivermectin.
Again, I'm not a doctor but I am trying to "follow the science" so I can "trust the science." And the mechanism for why Ivermectin is effective is because it "inhibits the replication of SARS-Cov-2" as a study by Leon Caly et. al. in Antiviral Research concluded from studying Ivermectin's effects on Covid-19 in vitro.
Ivermectin is an inhibitor of the COVID-19 causative virus (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro.
Indeed, Ivermectin has been shown to be effective against several other viruses.
The data from countries that have mandated or allowed Ivermectin use for treating Covid-19 is also quite compelling. Here's the Uttar Pradesh province in India before and after Ivermectin was added to the treatment protocol:
This was true of most provinces in India with the exception of Tamil Nadu, which as The Desert Review notes,
Tamil Nadu announced they would reject Ivermectin and instead follow the dubious USA-style guidance of using Remdesivir. Knowing this, you might expect their numbers to be closer to the US, with more cases and more deaths. You would be correct. Tamil Nadu went on to lead India in COVID-19 cases.
The daily cases and deaths in Uttar Pradesh (only 4.9 percent vaccinated) fell to 26 and three. In Tamil Nadu, it was 1997 and 33. Uttar Pradesh has a population about three times larger than Tamil Nadu as well.
Peru is even more telling. Below is a chart of Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths by state. Each one is blue except Lima which is red. Lima chose not to use Ivermectin, the others chose to use it. Here are the results:
At some point, you've got to call it. Ivermectin works. It's not a cure, but if you "follow the science" and "trust the science" it certainly appears to work (even if the FDA is making ridiculous ad hominems against it).
Leave aside the fact that many lives could have been saved by using Ivermectin (and HCQ for that matter). But we're going to need it because it would certainly appear the vaccines efficacy is waning fast.
The massive surge of COVID-19 infections in Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries on earth, is pointing to a complicated path ahead for America.
This is pretty clearly starting to happen in the United States as well. So unless we're going to have a third booster and then a fourth and then a fifth ad infinitum, can we just simply start using Ivermectin? We can still do the vaccine thing (without the tyrannical mandates of course), but Ivermectin should be front in center in the treatment of Covid.
At least, it should be if you "follow the science" and "trust the science."
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