Antiparasitic Drug Identified That ‘Kills’ Coronavirus in Laboratory Tests in 48hs

Scientists caution that, "realistically, it will take some time for a vaccine to become widely available". Ivermectin stops the virus growing in lab tests but the researchers still need to find out if it is effective in humans and at what dose it is safe.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A joint study by the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity in Australia identified an antiparasitic drug - Ivermectin - capable of 'killing' Covid-19 in laboratory tests within 48 hours.

Kylie Wagstaff, one of the study's investigators, however, stressed in a statement to the Australian newspaper The Canberra Times that the correct dosage of Ivermectin to be administered in humans still requires further investigation before it can be said to cure the infection . . .

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