Besides the vaccines, there are also some potential treatments that could work for keeping people with covid-19 out of the hospitals.
The vaccines are surrounded by lots of controversies these days due to some more or less severe side effects, but some of the treatments have really proven to be successful.
BBC just revealed that University of Oxford scientists are trialling giving Ivermectin to people with Covid symptoms to see if it can keep them out of the hospital.
Ivermectin is undergoing tests
The Principle study will compare those given the drug to patients receiving the usual NHS care.
According to the same publication, the drug has become controversial after being promoted for use across Latin America and in South Africa, despite being so far unproven.
It’s been also revealed that some previous studies of Ivermectin have generally been small or low quality, but this one that we mentioned above is changing the game as reported.
It’s been also revealed that Dr Stephen Griffin at the University of Leeds said, “much like hydroxychloroquine before, there has been a considerable amount of off-label use of this drug,” based especially on studies of the virus in the lab, not in people.
“The danger with such off-label use is that…the use of the drug becomes driven by specific interest group or proponents of non-conventional treatments and becomes politicised,” he said.
He also made sure to add the fact that this trial should provide a “final answer” to whether or not Ivermectin should be used to treat coronavirus.
Coronavirus in the news
We already reported about the Delta covid variant, which threatens to bring more coronavirus waves that will continue to disrupt our normal lives.
Now, it’s been reported that now a mutation of that variant has emerged, called “delta plus,” which is starting to worry global experts.
Also,13 partial genetic sequences for some of the earliest cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan have been revealed after being deleted.