Do PAXLOVID and Ivermectin have Similar Method of Action?

A popular British online health educator recently found himself in the crosshairs of factcheckers for showcasing some similarities between Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 drug Paxlovid and ivermectin. Dr. John Campbell recently posted a YouTube video comparing the pharmacodynamics of Paxlovid to the controversial drug ivermectin. As TrialSite has reported, based on interim clinical trial results Paxlovid has been shown to reduce COVID hospitalization and death risk by 89%, and has filed a request for Emergency Use Authorization. Meanwhile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to warn against ivermectin use recommending only for clinical trials. Dr. Campbell alleged that the new Pfizer drug works similarly to ivermectin, as his pharmacodynamic analysis broke down the processes of how these drugs work and explored their roles inside the body. The health educator emphasized that world leaders should investigate the real scientific data about ivermectin. Although fact checkers reject Campbell’s point of view the health educator provides several other studies as possible supporting evidence.  

A nurse and educator, John Campbell has an extensive background in health car...

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