‘Ivermectin may do some harm ... and it does no good’

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‘Ivermectin may do some harm ... and it does no good’

Study is first to show there could be a link between the drug and Covid patients’ need to be ventilated

Senior reporter

Using the animal anti-parasite drug ivermectin has no significant effect in preventing hospitalisation of patients with Covid-19, an Argentinian study has found.

And in a startling finding, some of the patients who received the drug during the research needed to be put on ventilators earlier in their treatment than patients in the control group.

The study, titled “Ivercor-Covid-19”, involved 501 randomly selected people in Corrientes who had tested positive for Covid-19, but were not in hospital...

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