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New evidence shows significant protection, not only from getting COVID… but also of being a carrier!

Contrary to your initial thought? It’s not via vaccines (as those have not yet been proven to prevent one from carrying the virus and spreading it).

Ironically, it’s a cheap and readily available drug that has been used safely for decades… and even the WHO lists it as an ESSENTIAL MEDICATION! (listed as an essential anti-infective (as both an intestinal anthelminthic and as an antifilarial) and as the ONLY medicine listed for ectoparasitic infections – thanks, Japan!)

What is it? Ivermectin.

The bigger question is: WHY HASN’T THE U.S. used it (or even really studied it…)?

Perhaps it’s the cost? The cost of treating a 70 kg person (154#) is about 0.3 cents. Not $.03… not 3 cents, but 1/3 of a fucking penny per treatment! That’s practically free.

With no money-making incentive, ‘Murica has apparently found it not worth a look-see. That is because, as we’ve all known for a long time, American Health Care isn’t about Caring for Health, it’s about Driving up Wealth! (Mainly for those who already have plenty…)

I’m sorry I didn’t find this sooner to get it to MDH
as if they would have listened to me…
which they haven’t…
as how many Health Care Workers in MN have died???

So, what did India find?

Prophylactic role of ivermectin in SARS-CoV-2 infection among healthcare workers [I’ll agree with all but the last two words… as vaccines remain unproven. This is one of MANY MANY studies of Ivermectin that show promising results. The tweets at this link will lead you to many of them.]

Bottom Line?

The probability of SARS-CoV-2 infection was 85% lower in those taking two-dose ivermectin at the end of 30 days

Thank GOD vaccines are only experimentally approved… As you can’t force people to get an experimental drug?

And many are NOT getting vaccinated, while being endlessly shamed by family, favorite comedians, doctors, late night hosts – though I LOVED THIS take, and the mainstream media in general.

Vaccinate NOW! is the new peer pressure. I mean what’s the difference between telling someone to take an unproven vaccine… versus telling them to take a pill to which you have no idea how your body will react? But, hey, this world is fucked, so let’s party!?!

On doctors, I personally find it hard to trust the Doc who helped make this virus more infective… Though at least this one recognizes the futility of shaming, as well as it’s actual effect: creating the thing you are trying to avoid? Even my boy Atul Gawande is pushing vaccines… perhaps he isn’t familiar yet with the Ivermectin research?

Meanwhile, the CDC reduced the amount of cycles for a “reportable” Covid casebut only on vaccinated people? [I looked for a LONG time but found nothing on CT cycles required for regular test reporting to the CDC… though the normal value globally is 35-40 cycles. Fauci recommended 35 cycles last year.*] And what is their rationale? It seems only to reduce workload, not to increase understanding… You lemme know what you think? Seems the CDC isn’t too interested in addressing questions

CDC required CT count for vaccinated lower than normal?

Here’s something to ponder…
Apparently, it’s A-OK for American men to use Viagra for erectile dysfunction (a drug originally developed for hypertension – and, if you have heart conditions, beware using it… as a friend of mine who suffered a heart attack instead of an orgasm will tell you… But where are the mass-media warnings there???)… [During the heart clinical trials, researchers discovered that the drug was more effective at inducing erections than treating angina.]
Yet it’s not recommended to use Ivermectin to prevent Covid because it also treats for parasitic worms??? Meanwhile, most of our military are routinely given anti-parasitics as they live in close quarters.

A Better Question?
Why is an anti-parasitic effective against an airborne virus that really looks a lot like TB and HIV had a baby?

It’s sad to think of all those we’ve lost as America discouraged use – or even study – of an effective and safe treatment for COVID. We’re approaching a million dead here in America now… and we could have avoided it… and all the mask fights?… if we’d only thought outside the (money-making) box.

We’re not doing it on Coronavirus OR the global climate crisis… so, enjoy the time we have left! Below is the data from Dr. John Campbell’s presentation of the AIIMS Study.


Background

  • Healthcare workers (HCWs) are vulnerable to getting infected withSARS-CoV-2
  • Preventing HCWs from getting infected is a priority to maintain healthcare services
  • The therapeutic and preventive role of ivermectin in COVID-19 is being investigated
  • Based on promising results of in vitro studies of oral ivermectin, this study to look at prophylactic role of oral ivermectin

Methods

  • Prospective cohort study was conducted at AIIMS Bhubaneswar
  • Two-doses of oral ivermectin, 300 μg/kg at a gap of 72 hours
  • Primary outcome, COVID-19 infection in the month following
  • 3532 (90.8%) participated in the study
    • Ivermectin uptake n = 2, 384 (67.5%)
    • Non uptake, n = 1147 (32.5%)

Results:

  • 331 participants, developed symptoms
    • 131 in takers (6%)
    • 200 from non takers (15%)
  • Testing positive, 201 (COVID carrier potential)
    • Ivermectin takers, 2%
    • Non takers, 11.7%

Implications for transmission:

  • HCWs who had taken two-doses (Single dose did not reach significance) Significantly lower risk of contracting COVID-19 disease during the following month was 0.18
  • Adjusted Relative Risk 0.17
  • 1.8% reported adverse events, mild and self-limiting

Conclusion and relevance:

  • Two-doses of oral ivermectin (300 μg/kg given 72 hours apart) as chemoprophylaxis among HCWs  reduces the risk of COVID-19 infection by 83% in the following month.
  • Safe, effective, and low-cost chemoprophylaxis have relevance in the containment of pandemic alongside vaccine.

AIIMS Director, Gitanjali Batmanabane:

  • Earlier, at least 20 to 25 HCWs were getting infected with the virus daily.
  • After the workers started taking ivermectin, the number of infection has come down to one or two per day

Critique:

  • The safety of the drug has been established by its large-scale use in the last four decades for various indications such as onchocerciasis, scabies, head lice, and other parasitic infestations

Good Luck, Everybody!

*Update 5-11-21: UMN reports PCR CT count of positivity = 35.