Public warned about taking parasiticide to kill coronavirus
Pharmacists are warning the public against taking Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug which has been rumored to be effective in treating COVID-19, the Korean Pharmaceutical Association (KPA) said tuesday.
The lobby group for pharmacists said further tests must be done to verify the efficacy of the drug in living organisms, despite initial media reports that the anti-parasitic drug was a breakthrough solution to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Seriously, folks. Can we please, just for the fun of it, start trusting scientists to do their thing their way (scientific method, double blind, ethical protocols, etc.) and not go off the deep end after hearing the latest rumor? And remember there’s a difference between
in vitro and in vivo besides just the spelling.
Yeah, I know. I’m pleading for cooler heads to prevail.
Good grief. My familiarity with it as a
Here is a story from yesterday’s The Korea Times about nightclubs.
The South Korean government said Tuesday it will strengthen inspections of nightclubs and bars, warning they could become new hotbeds for coronavirus infection.
Nightlife spots on streets frequented by young people in Seoul and other major cities have recently been showing signs of revival as the fall in new virus cases eased fears of COVID-19.
“People are lining up at entertainment establishments including clubs that open their doors despite the strict social distancing drive,” Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said during a meeting of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters.
“We are worried about the situation where young people become ‘quiet (asymptomatic) spreaders.’”
Beginning this week, the government will conduct intensive inspections of dancing clubs, youth bars and other entertainment businesses from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. daily, the crisis team said after the meeting.
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Also from that link is this nifty tidbit:
That could get mighty expensive mighty fast.
Hey, I just prescribed ivermectin yesterday. For a horrible case of scabies.