Friday, January 28, 2022

Wife of rabbi with COVID-19 sues NY hospital for not using Ivermectin - report

Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, many people began touting Ivermectin as a cure for COVID-19. This has been supported by no medical studies at all. However, many people still believe that it is an effective treatment, especially due to the amount of COVID-19 misinformation spread online.

In fact, not only is it not helpful as a treatment, but it is also very dangerous. It is possible to overdose on Ivermectin, especially if the dosage is high, which it likely will be when used to treat COVID-19 since it is usually done with the animal ivermectin drugs, which are a lot more concentrated.

As noted by the FDA, overdosing on Ivermectin can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood pressure, dizziness, seizures, allergic reactions, coma and death.


  1. WEllexcept now:

  2. the study was an observational study regarding those who on their own initiative took the medicine and has nothing to say about treating those who have gotten Covid

    The problem of self selection bias versus random distribution are well known. In sum the study is junk so what is your point?

    from the study report

    Being a prospective observational study that allowed subjects to self-select between treatment vs. non-treatment instead of relying on randomization, important confounders may have been differentially present,which could otherwise explain the differences observed. Given that the benefits measured occurred despite negative risk factors being more present in the treatment group, this suggests the benefits are likely accurate and unbiased. Further, studies relying on PSM techniques have been shown to consistently agree with those
    employing randomization [37,38], again supporting the likelihood that the benefits measured are accurate. The prevailing type of SARS-CoV-2 in the city was unknown due to the lack of genotyping surveillance during the period of the program. Whether the prophylaxis proposed in this program would be as effective in other SARS-CoV-2 variants is unclear. Also, there was no strict control on whether infected subjects used any specific drug in case of COVID-19 infection, and this allows the possibility that the differences may be
    explained by differences in the use of ivermectin or other medications as treatment.

  3. I agree with you. My point is that now I'm getting e-mails from patients linking to this study and saying "SEE! IVERMECTIN WORKS! GIMME SOME!"
    There's actually a theory as to why studies, even bad ones, done in tropical countries have shown benefit from ivermectin while Western studies don't. The theory is that many of the treated have a concurrrent parasitical infection they've been living with that impaired their immune system and by taking the ivermectin they treat the parasite which frees up the immune system to fight CoVID.


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