CTT #46: Why are people taking Ivermectin to treat Covid-19?

A listener wrote in about Ivermectin—a drug used to kill worms and parasitic infections—because her friends had recommended it for treating Covid-19.

To date, 14 studies have concluded that Ivermectin is ineffective against Covid-19 and potentially dangerous. One study found the drug could kill the coronavirus in a laboratory setting, however, the dosage used would have been toxic and potentially lethal to humans.

Is there a reason people are choosing this unproven drug over a thoroughly tested vaccine? In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and Dr. Robert Pearl tackle this tricky topic and discuss the following questions:

[01:00] Each show begins with the most recent and relevant facts concerning the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on American life. What’s happening and what does it mean?

[04:04] Are Covid-19 booster shots effective?

[07:27] How is Delta Airlines trying to contain the Delta variant?

[11:25] How has Covid-19 changed American culture?

[13:17] What are the dangers of teenagers developing myocarditis after vaccination?

[15:55] What should we know about the Mu variant?

[16:58] Last month, schools reopened. What did we learn?

[19:27] What’s the story with people using Ivermectin to treat Covid-19?

[21:25] What’s good this week?

[23:40] What’s this episode’s biggest non-Covid healthcare story?

[26:55] What does American history teach us about healthcare today?

[29:54] Mutants vs. vaccines: What does the science tell us?

This episode is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and other podcast platforms.

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*To ensure the credibility of this program, Coronavirus: The Truth refuses to accept sponsorship, outside funding sources or guests with any financial or personal conflicts of interest.