Researchers Say Ivermectin Can Kill Coronavirus within 48 hours


Recent research has proven that Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic head lice drug has the potential to kill coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 within 48 hours.

The research was carried out in a laboratory by some researchers at Australia’s Monash University.

Ivermectin is used to treat parasitic infestations, from head lice and scabies to river blindness and some worm infestation.

According to the outcome of the research, a single dose of Ivermectin was placed on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and it died after 48 hours.

Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute’s Dr Kylie Wagstaff said: “We found that even a single dose (of Ivermectin) could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively removed all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it."

While it’s not known how Ivermectin works on the virus, the drug likely stops the virus dampening the host cells’ ability to clear it. The next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used in vitro is safe for humans.

 “In times when we’re having a global pandemic and there isn’t an approved treatment, if we had a compound that was already available around the world then that might help people sooner,” Dr Wagstaff said.

 “Realistically it’s going to be a while before a vaccine is broadly available.”

Scientists expect it could be at least a month before human trials. Before Ivermectin can be used to combat coronavirus, funding is needed to get it to pre-clinical testing and clinical trials.

 Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug also shown to be effective in vitro against viruses including HIV, dengue and influenza. The study is the joint work of Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity. The study findings have been published in Antiviral Research.


Ivermectin story first appeared on Daily Trust

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  1. We pray it works... The world is getting scary.

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