Prominent Japanese Academic Medical Center Launching Ivermectin Clinical Trial Targeting COVID-19

Prominent Japanese Academic Medical Center Launching Ivermectin Clinical Trial Targeting COVID-19

Distinguished Japanese professor Omura Satoshi won the Nobel prize for discovering a compound that led to the development of ivermectin. Now his university, Kitasato University Hospital, will conduct a major clinical trial to investigate whether the anti-parasite drug is a possible treatment for COVID-19. The university hospital will seek 240 COVID-19 patients aged 20 or over with mild to moderate symptoms. The intention for this study based on Japanese news: get this drug approved as an economical option to treat COVID-19.

The university formally established the basis for the study: University of Monash lab experiments revealing that ivermectin in cell culture kills ivermectin within 48 hours. Of course, TrialSite has published dozens of case series, observational studies and even the results of a couple randomized controlled studies evidencing promise for the low cost, available generic drug as a possible treatment for COVID-19. In fact, observational data reveals that ivermectin is more effective than Remdesivir, which hasn’t been able to impact COVID-19 mortality—at least not in randomized controlled studies. 

But, of course, most of the world’s press doesn’t acknowledge...

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