Ivermectin for COVID-19 – quackery or therapy?

Ivermectin for COVID-19 – quackery or therapy? It is rare to read something that looks at multiple sides of a question as politically and emotionally fraught as pre-hospital treatment for COVID. Still more rare to come to the end of such an article feeling as though there might be some hope for (a) resolution of the question and (b) reason to try the therapy anyway, without all the emotional baggage of being “for” or “against”.

I have attached both the editorial and the article itself – both available at no charge for download.

ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT - Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19 disease: Too good to pass up or too good to be true? Mark J Siedner, MD MPH


Clicking on the pdf downloads the entire editorial.

Here is a link to the original research paper:

Meta-analysis of randomized trials of ivermectin to treat SARS-CoV-2 infection [https://academic.oup.com/ofid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ofid/ofab318/6298585]

A Hill, A Abdulamir, S Ahmed, A Asghar, OE Babalola… - researchsquare.com

We can make up our own minds about the issue, without being swayed by our emotional response to the presentation.