Skip to main content
Non-financial boards have been closed.

Non-financial boards have been closed but will continue to be accessible in read-only form. If you're disappointed, we understand. Thank you for being an active participant in this community. We have more community features in development that we look forward to sharing soon. | The Motley Fool Community
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 20
laissezFaire ignores the proof I gave that the original source he cited was unreliable propaganda and goes on to cite the original study's laudatory comments about Ivermectin used as an early treatment of COVID. Good of him to actually citing the study this time instead of the propaganda. Bad of him to ignore the proof his prior citation was unreliable propaganda.

On to the study from the Dominican Republic, which had as its objective "To show that Ivermectin reduces mortality from COVID-19 infection." and which claimed to show positive results among the early stage, mild cases of COVID they treated on an outpatient basis.

From the Methods section we see "The outpatients were administered Ivermectin at 0.4 mg/kg, orally (PO) in a single dose in the ER and Azithromycin 500 mg PO per day for 5 days, with follow-up of the outpatients."

So we see that they were treating patients not only with Ivermectin, but also with a 5 day run of Azithromycin, which begs the question why they assume in the Conclusion section that the good results were from the Ivermectin alone and ignore any potential benefit conveyed by the Azithromycin. Maybe the Azithromycin was what benefited those patients, not the Ivermectin. We can't tell from this study. Other studies that were designed to isolate potential benefit of Ivermectin on early stage COVID patients found little or no benefit.
Print the post  


When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.