Ivermectin

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    Use of ivermectin limited to research purposes only, says MCAZ

    GOVERNMENT will allow a drug usually dispensed to treat parasite infections in humans and livestock to be used in the treatment of Covid-19 patients only for research, the health regulator Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ) clarified Monday. This comes after weekend media reports suggested it had given blanket approval for the widespread use of the drug with antiviral properties,…

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    Govt approves use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19

    GOVERNMENT is officially allowing the use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19, as the third wave of infections sets in. Preliminary research findings in the UK from a small pilot study on the drug, used to treat parasite infections, show that giving it early to Covid-19 patients could reduce viral load levels. Through a government notice, the Medicines Control Authority of…

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    Zimbabwean medical doctor in Covid-19 research breakthrough

    Dr Jackie Stone, a heavily credentialed physician with the Optimum Health Center here in Harare, recently shared in a video presentation that there has been a dramatic turnaround here. While COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in January (at 921 cases per day in one week), they have waned to only now a seven-day average of 41 cases per day. The death rate…

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