Large study finds that ivermectin doesn’t work to treat covid at all

There are currently two different anti-viral prescription drugs available, from Merck and Pfizer, which have both proven effective at reducing hospitalizations and death in covid patients. Pfizer’s Paxlovid is 89% effective while Merck’s molnupiravir is 30% effective. Here is a link to a page with live updates of pharmacies that have these prescriptions in stock. Please ask your doctor if Paxlovid is right for you. (I’m sorry I couldn’t resist.)

Meanwhile the MAGAs continue to try to own the libs by not getting vaccinated, refusing to wear masks and relying on unproven quack treatments touted by Fox News and Joe Rogan. I’m of course referring to ivermectin, a prescription medication for intestinal worms which is available over the counter for use in livestock. Many of the dumbasses who used ivermectin to treat a preventable virus have learned the hard way that it doesn’t work, but now there’s more evidence of that. A large study has found that ivermectin does not prevent death or hospitalization at all, not that large studies or science can convince these people. In fact ivermectin was more harmful than a placebo when given early.

The anti-parasitic drug ivermectin was ineffective in reducing the risk of hospitalization for COVID-19, a large study found, echoing the findings of previous studies on the medication.

The study further confirmed that while ivermectin has become popular as an alternative treatment for COVID-19 in some circles, it does not work against the virus.

In a large clinical trial of more than 1,300 COVID-19 patients in Brazil, half received ivermectin and the others received a placebo to see if it could treat the virus. Researchers concluded that the medication, primarily used as a cow and horse de-wormer, had no effect.

“Treatment with ivermectin did not result in a lower incidence of medical admission to a hospital due to progression of COVID-19 or of prolonged emergency department observation among outpatients with an early diagnosis of COVID-19,” they wrote in the study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The researchers tried looking at different methods of administering ivermectin, from early on in their infection to later, and found that in both cases it was ineffective. And when the drug was given in the first three days of infection, patients actually fared worse than those who received the placebo.

Ivermectin initially came up as a possible treatment for COVID-19 early in the pandemic, when researchers were trying existing medications to see if they could work against the then-unknown virus. One study, a review of smaller trials published in Dec. 2020, indicated that ivermectin significantly lower the risk of death from COVID-19, but was later found to have used flawed data and was retracted.

[From People]

Last week I was in a store where the proprietor was rubbing his nose repeatedly and sniffling. People in the back were coughing in a way that didn’t sound natural or like allergies. The man said said “excuse my sniffling.” I was freaked out, but I was wearing a KN95 and of course he was unmasked. I answered “It would be easier to excuse if you were wearing a mask around customers.” He said “dear I’ve had every treatment.” You know he was referring to ivermectin! You know he got it from Tractor Supply! You say “I’m vaccinated” if you’re vaccinated. There is no reasoning with these people so I paid and got out of there.

Do you think this study will matter to the Fox News set? It might help give doctors a slight edge in refusing to write prescriptions, but so many covid patients and their families have sued for the right to be treated with ivermectin. Maybe this will stop those frivolous lawsuits, even if the resulting deaths didn’t.

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Gasp! Shock!

  2. Lucy says:

    We knew it didn’t work.

    I want to know if the fertility issues that the survivors of river blindness who were treated with ivectermin (which is what it’s good for) are from the treatment or the disease.

    I do hope this gets the lawsuits dismissed. We should’ve done a study in the US, people would’ve showed up in droves.

    • Bumble says:

      Used to ride horses and it was used as a horse de-wormer. Batshit crazy people claimed this would fight COVID.

  3. Bookie says:


  4. Sapphire.Topaz says:

    It worked as an IQ test.

    • Southern Fried says:

      For sure!

    • Evie’s Mom says:

      Absolutely. And I am happy for how loudly people got their freak on about being anti science, anti vaccines & mask mandates. I’d been wanting to cull my FB friend list for years…. Thank you Ivermectin! Thank you (non) Trucker Convoy… and a special shout out to the white supremacists… we see you.

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  5. sunny says:

    The pictures are perfect! All the lols to those images. But to be serious for a second, this pandemic has been terrifying with the that false info was shared around. Historically, false information always crops up during a pandemic but they way it did here was nightmarish.

  6. Mel says:

    Well, I’m shocked that animal de-wormer isn’t just the best cure all. ( rolls eyes)

  7. The Hench says:

    What’s that? Something designed to kill live parasites doesn’t kill a virus. Who knew?

    Honestly, I’m just shocked that anybody even bothered to waste time and money testing that it didn’t work. Next up – a rolled up newspaper kills bugs, scientists test whether hitting patients with a rolled up newspaper also kills Covid….

  8. lucy2 says:

    I still amazes me that people who didn’t want the vaccine because they “didn’t know what was in it” rushed to Tractor Supply and injected horse dewormer.
    It’s truly a wonder humanity has made it this far.

  9. Daisy says:

    Vet student here. At first doctors thought ivermectin could help because it’s a immunostimulant and induces the activation of defense cells. But it became clear it doesn’t have enough effect against the virus, and yet people insisted on it to the point of taking the wrong doses for the wrong amount of time and ended up with liver problems. (If you have a pet you actually should take an antiparasitic drug, but that’s because of possible parasitic infections that could be happening in the present, and not to prevent anything that might happen in the future.)

  10. Rice says:

    PhD in Microbiology here. I can give a whole lecture on why ivermectin has no apparent effects on a virus, but we’ll be here all day. So, I’ll keep it short. 1) Parasites and viruses, especially coronaviruses, are COMPLETELY different organisms. 2) Treatments against these microbes would be significantly different. 3) Anyone who says that they were “cured” of COVID-19 using ivermectin is a lying liar. Thanks, for coming to my short TED talk.

  11. JFerber says:

    Rice, you can give that lecture, but the people who use that drug still won’t budge. They are truth immune, if not virus immune.

  12. NotSoSocialB says:

    I cannot understand why licensed medical professionals haven’t had their licenses revoked for prescribing a harmful (not even just not helpful in the context of COVID- people take large doses and slough off the lining of the intestine), and why non-medical people hawking this aren’t being charged with practicing medicine without a license. It boggles the mind.

  13. Julia K says:

    He called you ” dear” and you didn’t call him on it? I will not tolerate any stranger’s ” sweetie” or ” dearie”. Those are patronizing, talking down words. Not having it.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Me, too! I’ve reached an age–apparently–where store clerks think it’s OK to call me honey or dear or whatever. No, no it’s not OK!

      • Christine says:

        Lol. My son’s girlfriend was over and asked, ‘oh, you have avocado honey?’ I took it as, ‘oh, you have avocado, honey?’, I immediately, said, did you just call me honey? She looked around confused. We had a laugh when we figured it out, but no, no man, other than my husband, and no woman is gonna call me honey.

  14. Truthiness says:

    It took us hundreds of years to develop randomized double blind, placebo controlled studies as a way to study medicines. And then we get people who think scientific methods are just one choice of many, that listening to politicians or church friends or Facebook is an equal substitute. Tragedy.

  15. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Is anyone surprised by this? I’m sorry there are some people who fell for the lies, but if people would just use the brain God gave them, it wouldn’t happen.

    • Annetommy says:

      Or perhaps they could use the brain that evolution gave them? The people who took this drug would – even if they get to hear about the study – dismiss it. It’s the work of those ‘experts’ and ‘the elite’ that they have been told to disregard. The Orange One has spoken. All hail the Orange One.

  16. Luna17 says:

    Lol no way?! So shocked? Ok next let’s let’s see if sticking bleach and UV lights up our bums does anything! Wasn’t drinking your piss also a Maga thing ? I just can’t with these people. My compassion has reached new lows with these people.