Suara.com – Research on the Covid-19 drug Ivermectin in Indonesia shows positive results. This news was welcomed by scientists.
The drug ivermectin has been used in 33 countries, through 60 clinical trials and involving more than 549 scientists, as well as 18,931 patients from various countries for the treatment of Covid-19.
Dr Pierre Kory, Chief Medical Officer of the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) said that the results prove that ivermectin is very effective as a medicine to prevent and cure Covid-19.
As a preventive, or prophylactic drug, ivermectin is effective against Covid-19 by an average of 85 percent, as an early treatment 76 percent, and can reduce mortality rates by 70 percent.
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“In the latest research, the results also show that ivermectin can prevent the development of new variants of Covid-19 such as variants from England, Vietnam and India. Now is the time for the world to use ivermectin en masse to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said in a webinar on Monday ( 28/6/2021).
Sofia Koswara, Chair of the FLCCC Alliance Indonesia, said the same thing. According to him, real evidence in the form of clinical trials, meta-analyses, research studies and the use of ivermectin in the field already exists from various countries, including Indonesia.
The results all state the same thing, namely ivermectin is effective for preventing and treating Covid-19 disease.
“I urge that ivermectin be immediately given a distribution permit as a Covid-19 drug, and also be allowed as a drug without a prescription so that it is more affordable for the public,” he said.
In Indonesia, PT Harsen Laboratories is conducting clinical trials with 8 hospitals in Indonesia on Ivermectin by donating 3,000 Ivermectin pills and 3,000 placebo pills requested by the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s Balitbangkes.
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This clinical trial was conducted to determine whether Ivermectin can be accepted by the public as an effective drug against Covid-19. The results of these clinical trials are expected to be out within the next 3 to 5 months.
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