The only remaining randomized trial that found a benefit for ivermectin on Covid-19 mortality has serious issues

Pictured: Probably not ivermectin, but a great photo nonetheless. Source:

This is part 5 in what appears to be a deep well of research issues underpinning the entire evidence-base for ivermectin and Covid-19. . . . .

This part talks about a study that has also been investigated…


The story of ivermectin for Covid-19 continues to get even more worrisome

Pictured: Probably not ivermectin. I’m still loving the results for “ivermectin” from stock photo websites. Source:

This is part 4 in what appears to be a deep well of research issues underpinning the entire evidence-base for ivermectin and Covid-19. . . . The study discussed here is also .

When I started looking…


Why the pandemic has hit low-income places so hard

A surprising number of the stock photo results for “global health” are literally people holding globes. Source:

Throughout the pandemic, one of the hardest things to pin down has been the death rate of Covid-19. It seems simple — you just take your number of deaths and divide by cases — but in practice, we know that there are many and will never…


What do we do when science fails us?

Pictured: stock photo results for fraud are very…literal. Source:

Note: this article is about a paper that colleagues and I recently published in Nature Medicine. You can find the scientific paper here:

As you’ll no doubt have noticed if you’ve been following me for the last few months, there’s a big problem in the scientific literature. After a…


Yet more worrisome issues in the ivermectin literature calls into question why people started promoting the drug at all for Covid-19

Pictured: Pills. Probably not ivermectin, but a much nicer picture than the stock photos of the actual drug I could find. Source:

This is part 3 in what appears to be a deep well of research issues underpinning the entire evidence-base for ivermectin and Covid-19. . .

Shortly before publication, the journal that published the study in question retracted the paper to correct it. It was…


Another tale of potential fraud in the ivermectin literature

This is part 2 in what appears to be a deep well of fraud underpinning the entire evidence-base for ivermectin and Covid-19. .

Also, much of this is based on work by Dr. Kyle Sheldrick, .

Pictured: More stock photo results for ‘ivermectin’ that probably aren’t ivermectin. Source:

Most research is…


New trial results find no statistically significant effect

Pictured: Not ivermectin — beautiful photo though. Source: Pexels

Ivermectin is a and anti-parasitic medication that has been promoted across the world for the treatment of Covid-19. …


Why the evidence suggests that government interventions are not worse than the pandemic itself

Pictured: A road. It’s symbolic, probably. Source:

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, people across the world have been thrown into a seesaw of restrictions and ongoing epidemics of the disease. …


Base rates, denominators, and some really basic epidemiological maths

Pictured: Life-saving. Get your Covid-19 vaccine now! Source:

As the world slowly limps forward from the battering of a global pandemic into a post-vaccine world, there’s a common, and very understandable question being asked across the globe. Why, if vaccines work, are we seeing more and more people getting sick after being immunized against Covid-19? …


A tale of what could be, if true, the most consequential medical fraud ever committed

Pictured: Not ivermectin, but it could be if stock photo websites had more pictures of specific drugs. Source:

Note: after writing this article, but before publication, “due to ethical concerns”. Also, because I know people will say silly things, I have never been paid by any pharmaceutical companies, hold no interests in drugs of…

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd

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