Health Editor’s Note: Ivermectin, used in animals to prevent heartworm disease and some external and internal parasites and in humans to treat two conditions of parasitic worms and external parasites such as head lice and to treat skin conditions such as rosacea, will NOT cure or stop COVID-19. Those who have pushed for the use of Ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19 should face criminal charges for pretending to have researched and found that Ivermectin will Treat SARS-CoV-2. Wasted time that may have very well cost people their lives……Carol
by Andrew Hill, Anna Garratt, Jacob Levi, Jonathan Falconer, Leah Ellis, Kaitlyn McCann, Victoria Pilkington, Ambar Qavi, Junzheng Wang, Hannah Wentzel
Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 8, Issue 8, August 2021, ofab394, https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofab394
On July 6, 2021, Open Forum Infectious Diseases published the article “Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials of Ivermectin to Treat SARS-CoV-2 Infection” by Hill, et al. Subsequently, we and the authors have learned that one of the studies on which this analysis was based has been withdrawn due to fraudulent data. The authors will be submitting a revised version excluding this study, and the currently posted paper will be retracted.