No More ‘Fun in the Sun’ as COVID-19 Spikes in Jamaica While Nation’s Medical Association Suggests Ivermectin to Ministry of Health and Wellness

No More ‘Fun in the Sun’ as COVID-19 Spikes in Jamaica While Nation’s Medical Association Suggests Ivermectin to Ministry of Health and Wellness

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has apparently been doing their homework on the generic drug ivermectin and now have called on the Ministry of Health and Wellness to accept that drug into the protocols for the management of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19. Issued via a recent statement, the COVID-19 crisis has showed up with a vengeance in this scenic Caribbean island nation as the number of cases significantly spiked starting in February of this year. Now at a crisis point in the pandemic—total cases, hospitalizations, and deaths on the rise—MAJ wants to do something while awaiting the mass COVID-19 vaccine program. With hospitals approaching or at full capacity, MAJ believes that the government should authorize, at least on an emergency basis, the use of ivermectin, of course subject to the discretion of qualified, licensed physicians for both prophylaxis and early therapy to reduce disease progression and hence hospitalization, severe disease and death. With 3 million people and spiking cases, mass vaccination (up to 450,000) won’t occur till at least he end of 2021. Something needs to be done soon. The pandemic conditions here, for many months not too severe hav...

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