Clinical Trials and Research News Weekly Roundup | S2 E22

Ivermection Weekly Roundup
  • Bangladesh Medical College Hospital Physician See ‘Astounding Results’ with Drug Combination Targeting COVID-19: A popular Indian financial news platform liveMint recently reported that physicians from Bangladesh Medical College Hospital (BMCH), led by Dr. Tarek Alam, found that the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin in combination with antibiotic Doxycycline yielded “astounding results” against the novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. The TrialSite Investigator Network is a database of over 100,000 clinical investigators leveraged by the TrialSite News team to contact Dr. Alam for a brief interview. He confirmed the positive results with their off-label use of ivermectin and Doxycycline to date and made some helpful clarifications.
  • Operation Warp Speed: A Game Changer for Trump If Successful: Donald Trump has just established what could be a defining action in his presidency. Should the new federal government-driven Operation Warp Speed prove successful, he could turn what has been seen by media and political critics as a weak and lackluster response COVID-19, to instead one deemed as a masterful leveraging of national power to drive biomedical progress of unprecedented historical precedence. With an incredibly ambitious series of targets, including the establishment of a safe and healthy COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021, will this initiative fall short—evidencing yet more federal government waste or lead to a federally-led endeavor driving historic, life-saving results? With 30 million Americans out of work and thousands dead from the virus, America needs a strong leader driving historic collaboration and cooperation, not to mention results. The petty, or not so petty differences among American constituencies must be swept aside for a greater cause—beating back SARS-CoV-2 for good and jointly championing a transition out of fear, uncertainty and doubt into a social, economic, and political renaissance powering a more harmonious future. A successful Operation Warp Speed could shape the Trump presidency and his legacy in the history books.
  • New Technology can be Used for Remote Monitoring of Individuals with Suspected COVID-19: Developed by Biologix, a startup headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, a sleep apnea home diagnostic and monitoring system based on the Internet of Things can be used for the remote monitoring of individuals with suspected COVID-19 or mild symptoms of the disease. The system can also be used to recommend transfer to a hospital if the patient’s clinical signs worsen.