Researchers testing recycled drugs against Covid-19 found that ivermectin did not reduce hospital admissions, in the largest trial to date of the antiparasitic effect on the disease that drives the pandemic.
Ivermectin has received a lot of attention as a potential treatment of Covid-19 including from celebrities such as podcast host Joe Rogan. It has the most evidence shown to be ineffective against Covid-19 or have relied on poor quality data, said infectious disease researchers. Public health authorities and researchers have been saying for months that the drug has shown no benefit in treating the disease. Takes large doses of the drug is dangerous, the Food and Drug Administration has said.