Huge study supporting ivermectin as Covid treatment withdrawn over ethical concerns

The preprint endorsing ivermectin as a coronavirus therapy has been widely cited, but independent researchers find glaring discrepancies in the dataThe efficacy of a drug being promoted by rightwing figures worldwide for treating Covid-19 is in serious doubt after a major study suggesting the treatment is effective against the virus was withdrawn due to “ethical concerns”.The preprint study on the efficacy and safety of ivermectin – a drug used against parasites such as worms and headlice – in treating Covid-19, led by Dr Ahmed Elgazzar from Benha University in Egypt, was published on the Research Square website in November.Continue reading...
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Studies suggesting ivermectin is an effective Covid treatment relied on evidence ‘that has substantially evaporated under close scrutiny’, fresh research showsFollow the Australia coronavirus blogCovid vaccine rollout and rates tracker; Cases, trends and data trackerGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingDr Carlos Chaccour ran into difficulty when he and his colleaguesbegan recruiting patients in Peru for their study to determine the effect of a daily dose of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin on people infected with Covid-19.“We would call the patient and say, ‘You have just been diagn...
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Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that COVID-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an article alleging that most people who got vaccinated against the coronavirus would be dead by 2025. His tweets are a recent addition to a steady stream of spurious claims about the COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Another example is Dr. Sherri Jane Tenpenny’s June testimony, before Ohio state legislators, that the vaccine could cause people to become magnetized. Clips from the hearing went viral on the internet. Earlier in the pandemic, on April 9, 2020, Dr. Joseph Mercola posted a video about wh...
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During the period of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, strong intervention measures, such as lockdown, travel restriction, and suspension of work and production, may have curbed the spread of o...
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[The Conversation Africa] Over a year since the first case of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, fast advances in vaccine development have given the world a fighting chance against the coronavirus. SARS-CoV-2 vaccines have become leading instruments against severe health effects associated with COVID-19 disease.
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In this study, target proteins were retrieved from the protein data bank (PDB IDs: 6 M03, 6LU7, 2GZ7, 6 W63, 6SQS, 6YB7, and 6YVF) representing different open states of the main protease to accommodate macromolecular substrate. A hydroxyethylamine (HEA) library was constructed from harvested chemical structures from all the series being used in our laboratories for screening against malaria and Leishmania parasites. The database consisted of ∼1000 structure entries, of which 70% were new to ChemSpider at the time of screening. This in-house library was subjected to high throughput virtual screening (HTVS), followed by ...
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Acute encephalitis syndrome is a global problem. World Health Organization has defined AES as a ‘child of any age, at any time of year with the acute onset of fever and a change in mental status (including symptoms such as confusion, disorientation, coma, or inability to talk) and/or new onset of seizures (excluding simple febrile seizures)’.1 AES can be caused by bacterial, viral infectio ns, fungal, parasitic, and spirochetal infections. The etiology varies depending on geography and season. Common causes of AES in Indian sub-continent include acute bacterial meningitis (pyogenic meningitis), Scrub typhus men...
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The Sars-CoV-2 virus cannot keep going beyond about two metres from its host, writesMartin YuilleProf Paul Davies ’s headline-grabbing proposal of an invasion by alien viruses (Viruses may exist ‘elsewhere in the universe’, warns scientist, 6 September) may well raise a scientific eyebrow or two.We can be confident that living cells emerged before viruses (on any planet) because viruses are, by definition, obligate parasites: they can only multiply inside a living cell. Even if you say that viruses were originally cells that then became stripped down, you are merely confirming that cells came first. And w...
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Judge cites lack of ‘convincing evidence’ that drug is effective, siding with hospital that refused to administer medicationAn Ohio judge has reverseda court order that forced a local hospital to treat a Covid-19 patient with the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin.Related:Military doctors shore up exhausted health teams in US south amid Covid surgeContinue reading...
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Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic commonly used in the U.S. to deworm horses, has been touted as a Covid-19 miracle cure without proof and despite warnings from the FDA not to take it for this purpose.
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Several inmates at a northwest Arkansas jail say they weren't told a medication they were given to treat COVID-19 was actually an anti-parasite drug health officials say should not be used to treat the coronavirus
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