WARNING UPDATE: Though several studies suggest Ivermectin may be an effective treatment for COVID, there is increasing evidence that people are self-medicating with the drug, overdosing and poisoning themselves. This is a drug, and should not be taken without a doctor’s prescription. READ: Kansas medical experts warn against rising self-use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 AND CDC warns of increased Ivermectin overdoses
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The Pasteur Institute, a world renowned medical research organization, based in Paris, France, recently released a study that Ivermectin, a cheap, safe drug used to fight parasites may be effective in combatting COVID.
Louis Pasteur, famous for his research on vaccines, founded the Institute in 1887.
The study looked at the impact the drug had on hamsters infected with COVID. But this is part of Ivermectin’s history, because it was initially created to fight parasites in animals, but later when it was used on humans it was found to be equally effective.
The study published in EMBO Molecular Medicines concluded that Ivermectin dramatically reduced some severe symptoms associated with COVID, including inflammation in the lungs and respiratory tracks.
But Ivermectin has a major PR problem.
First, it was used as part of then President Donald Trump’s medical treatment when he was hospitalized at the Walter Reed Hospital with COVID in 2020. Because, the President was over weight and older, he was a particularly susceptible to the virus, but was released within a couple of days.
This association with Trump caused everyone on the left to immediately discount Ivermectin as a COVID treatment, as any discussions on the drug turned political, rather than medical.
READ: French Pasteur Institute study shows how well Ivermectin can treat COVID-19 infection AND Ivermectin, The Drug That Cracked COVID and Treated President Trump AND Attenuation of clinical and immunological outcomes during SARS-CoV-2 infection by ivermectin