Ivermectin treats worms in cats and can be used to treat river blindness, caused by a parasite. It also has some effect on tropical viral infections like dengue fever.
Ivermectin is extremely dangerous and loaded with nasty side effects, which I know from treating a seriously ill kitten some years ago. It works, it kills worms and only partially kills small kittens which can recover if lucky.
The current recommendations to use Ivermectin for COVID are based on largely fake studies. By “fake” I mean the data was borrowed from other studies and applied haphazardly.
Will Ivermectin work? Maybe.
The real problem is running a clinical study using an animal drug with very high toxicity risk. However…this should be done and this effort should have been started earlier.
Should it be used on dying covid patients?
There are other treatments such as the illegal and extremely expensive treatment Trump and friends got that will work better, treatments that are now undergoing their preliminary studies in the UK. Soon 1125 patients will be chosen for a double blind but we already have very strong reason to believe that these treatments equivocate vaccine level antibodies and can save many who are dying.
A balanced article is here for review.
My other issue is this; google ‘covid ivermectin.’ You get many dozens of websites, journals, studies and articles.
They are all fake.
Real scientists can do real studies and get real results. Fake scientists do fake studies and publish fake results.
This is how we got hydroxychloroquine. Even Remdesivir is working out poorly, or so we are told, though anecdotal evidence we had received was very favorable.
Can you trust anecdotal evidence?
We have two paths, vaccines and antibody based treatments thus far. Ivermectin should be tested, no reason not to look at everything.