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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, October 09, 2021

Ivermectin is an antiparasitic medication used to treat various types of worms and similar diseases. It's pretty safe, widely in use across the world, and in most ways a useful medication to have on hand if you think you've been exposed to contaminated human feces, or if you just need to disinfect your sheep.

However, there has been a lot of hubbub over ivermectin for another reason. According to a number of ad-hoc groups across the world, as well as some scientific studies, ivermectin is a silver bullet against COVID-19.

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Ha Ha.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2021-10-09 11:56 AM | Reply

I'd wager it's based on zero research.

On the bright side? The manufacturers of Ivermectin are reporting record sales.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-10-09 12:24 PM | Reply

Wow. That was quite a read. Absolutely stunning. From the semi-humorous (since my name wasn't in the data) of:

"Somehow, it gets even worse. It turns out that the authors uploaded the actual data they used for the study onto an online repository. While the data is locked, our hero Jack managed to guess the password to the file " 1234 " and get access to the anonymous patient-level information that the authors used to put this paper together."

And the use of people that had died before the study ever happened -

to the horrible misuse of ivermectin across this planet as a result.

What a story. Thanks JPW.

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2021-10-09 12:29 PM | Reply

Stoogical promotes FRAUD? Shocked!

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-09 01:06 PM | Reply

@#3 ... the use of people that had died before the study ever happened ...

From the cited article...

...For example, the study reports getting ethical approval and beginning on the 8th of June, 2020, but in the data file uploaded by the authors onto the website of the preprint fully 1/3 of the people who died from COVID-19 were already dead when the researchers started to recruit their patients. Unless they were getting dead people to consent to participate in the trial, that's not really possible....

This is part of the basis of why ivermectin seems to be preferred by some over vaccines?


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-09 01:54 PM | Reply

Wow, just when I thought it was bad, it gets worse...

...Moreover, about 25% of the entire group of patients who were recruited for this supposedly prospective randomized trial appear to have been hospitalized before the study even started, which is either a mind-boggling breach of ethics or a very bad sign of potential fraud....

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-09 01:59 PM | Reply

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