Lice remedy appears to reduce risk of hospitalization with coronavirus

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Lice remedy appears to reduce risk of hospitalization with coronavirus

A cheap lice remedy has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization with coronavirus by 80 percent. Writes about this Daily Mail.

It turned out that ivermectin, which costs £ 1.5 per course (about RUB 150), also halved the recovery time. However, according to many scientists, more research is required to prove the effectiveness of this drug against COVID-19.

Scientists believe that ivermectin blocks the “nervous system” of the virus cells, preventing them from reproducing. The participants in the experiment were divided into two groups: one was given the real drug, and the other was given a placebo. In the first group of 573 people, only eight died, and in the second – 44 out of 510.

Research was carried out mainly in developing countries, including Bangladesh, Argentina and Egypt, commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO). The test results are expected to be released in the coming months, involving an additional 7,100 people.

However, many experts noted that some of the studies were weak. In addition, the drug was given in a small dosage and in combination with other drugs, so its effectiveness cannot be judged.

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