No Shit. But don’t let it stop you from playing doctor.
Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasitic infections, has no meaningful benefit for treating COVID-19 symptoms, according to a new study from Duke University.
- Duke and Vanderbilt University researchers studied around 1,500 people with COVID-19, with half receiving ivermectin and the other a placebo.
- The findings were published online Sunday, but have not yet been peer reviewed.
Why it matters: The Duke study is one of the largest clinical trials to show ivermectin — which soared in popularity to treat COVID symptoms during the pandemic — is not effective for doing so.
What they’re saying: “Given these results, there does not appear to be a role for ivermectin outside of a clinical trial setting, especially considering other available options with proven reduction in hospitalizations and death,” Adrian Hernandez, the executive director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, said in a statement. Hernandez led the study.
The big picture: This was not the first study to suggest the ineffectiveness of ivermectin against COVID-19.
- A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found the drug does not reduce the risk of COVID-19 hospitalization, Axios reported.
What’s next: Duke plans to study ivermectin further, with another volunteer group receiving 50% more of the drug than it did in this study.
If it weren’t for the past two years, we would all beleive the last five significant studies confirming Ivermectin is useless at treating/preventing Covid-19.
Thanks to the evangelical whiners and dumb people, this study by Duke University is getting panned by bots and Tweeters who got their medical training on Facebook.
FWIW, I have NO problem with dumb people giving themselves explosive shits/chronic IBS, so eat that Ivermectin.Don’t listen to medical professionals or peer-reviewed studies confirming anti-parasitics shouldn’t be used to treat a respiratory virus.
Grind that shit up and put it in your banana bread.Squeeze some horse paste into your corn flakes. Your body autonomy is crucial to me, too.
I was wrong to suggest people shouldn’t be taking a drug that kills roundworms instead of getting vaccinated. Fill your velcro shoes, load up on Ivermectin, and test the limits of your bunghole.
Live FREE, friends!!! Lead by example and make Ivermectin your DOC for everything if you like. I don’t care.
No one does anymore.
Vaccines, free, provided by the government, effective. Did I mention you get it for free?
Ivermectin, doesn’t work, you have to pay for it, makes you shit your own colon out just after you go blind. Then you die of COVID anyway. https://t.co/044yazw0r7
— Claire G. Coleman (@clairegcoleman) November 6, 2021
That’s the beauty of choice.
Filler er up!