Is Ivermectin For Covid-19 Based On Fraudulent Research? Part 5

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

Gideon M-K; Health Nerd
9 min readOct 8, 2021
Pictured: Probably not ivermectin, but a great photo nonetheless. Source: Pexels

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. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here. Part 4 is here.

This part talks about a study that has also been investigated by Dr. Kyle Sheldrick, whose post on the trial can be found here.

Before Covid-19, ivermectin was known as a fantastic drug that cured some really horrifying parasitic diseases, and was so safe that it could be given to millions of people each year as a preventative measure. It is such an amazing medication for parasites that it won its discoverers the 2015 Nobel prize for medicine, and is used as a treatment all across the globe.

It is also, famously, used to de-worm livestock, which has led to the promulgation of endless memes when desperate people started taking large animal versions of ivermectin instead of human formulations during the pandemic.