TrialSite News continues to monitor the ivermectin story with interest. Now a city in Bolivia called Trinidad initiated a campaign to combat COVID-19 by handing out free doses of the anti-parasite drug in an effort to take on the pathogen in the eastern region of the country where more have contracted the virus. TrialSite News’ sources report of growing interest—and even authorization—of ivermectin in some of the more economically challenged South American nations. Is this faith in something not scientifically proven based on desperation or do they know something we don’t?
Ivermectin in Story in a Nutshell
Australian universities (Monash University & Peter Doherty Institute) identified the possibility of ivermectin treating COVID-19 in a lab setting in a cell culture within 48 hours. Critics declared this was done with larger doses in vitro not duplicative in human clinical trials. However, the work from the path-breaking scientists in Australia planted the seed of scientific curiosity in researchers around the world. Hence, now ivermectin proof-of-concept-based human clinical trials are now occurring in the following:
University of Tanta, EgyptMansoura University, Eg...
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