Belgian Virologist Proposes a Plan to Eradicate COVID-19 in 6 Weeks Using Ivermectin

Belgian Virologist Proposes a Plan to Eradicate COVID-19 in 6 Weeks Using Ivermectin

As recently reported in the publication Hospital Pharmacy Europe a Belgium virologist named Marc Wathelet argues for the immediate use of ivermectin as a low-cost, off-label treatment to get the pandemic under control in Belgium. After providing a brief history of the first attempts at repurposing at the pandemic onset, Dr. Wathelet suggests after one year, and billions spent by governments such as those from America, only one drug is actually proven to have benefits—dexamethasone from the RECOVERY trial for patients who were already hypoxemic. Dr. Wathelet introduces the drug TrialSite has chronicled since April but that the rest of the world is just learning about- ivermectin. Referencing the meta-analysis from Dr. Tess Lawrie in the UK, the Belgian virologist shares that based on 15 randomized controlled trials and observational controlled trials, the ivermectin treatment reduces deaths by an average of 83% (95% Cl 65%-92%). He shares that based on the Dr. Lawrie meta-analysis, the drug also reduces the risk of deterioration by 53% (95% Cl 23%-71). Furthermore, Wathelet cites Lawrie that the drug used as prophylaxis given to health care workers or relat...

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