“Many highly competent doctors and research institutions are asserting that it [ivermectin] can massively decrease infection rates, periods, and severity, at low risk, even prior to the arrival and use of vaccines.” So why isn’t it being more widely used. It’s cheaper and far less risky than the vaccines. From New Worlds at manillatimes.net:
This is not a medical recommendation or study but a proposal that should be examined. Please consult your doctor.)
Desperation time is arriving at our door. Our infection rates are reaching all-time highs, hospitals are full, people are unnerved already and the Philippines is far behind other countries in the recovery. Most of us will survive, but many will die unnecessarily; millions of jobs are lost.
Real tests are needed, not speeches. Let’s not kid ourselves that survival is proof of resilience and innovativeness; we must improve all performance indicators, including time to adopt the best practical practices. Can we improve this reality test of our nation’s ability to anticipate, select talent, plan and execute by turning around the Covid health and economic situation quicker? When do we kick out demagogues and incompetents?
One potentially very powerful decision that is simple to execute can bypass the costs, vaccine availability and logistics issues we have (but not the pharma politics and traditional medical bureaucracy?) is the properly managed use of ivermectin.