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Ivermectin doesn’t prevent severe disease from Covid-19, new study finds
February 19, 2022 - 4:57 pm

The antiparasitic drug ivermectin doesn’t prevent severe disease from Covid-19 any more effectively than symptom management and close observation by medical professionals, according to a study published Friday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

The study enrolled nearly 500 people 50 and older who were at risk of severe Covid-19 because of their age and underlying health. These patients were treated at 20 public hospitals and a quarantine center in Malaysia in 2021.

Half of the patients took a relatively high dose of oral ivermectin for five days, and the other half — the comparison group — received treatment for their symptoms, such as fever-reducing medications. All were monitored for progression of disease.

Source: CNN

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