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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.

https://www.longdom.org/open-access/the-use-of-compassionate...
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