On Monday, January 31, Japanese pharmaceutical company Kowa announced that they have “confirmed that ivermectin has the same antiviral effect against the Omicron strain” that it does against other known strains of SARS-CoV-2, including Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta. 

Kowa has been working with Tokyo medical school Kitasato University, after a request from Nobel Prize winner Satoshi Omura, to conduct clinical trials of ivermectin as a treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection. 

According to Kowa’s latest press release, the company’s clinical trials to confirm the efficacy and safety of ivermectin as a treatment for SARS-CoV-2 infection are ongoing

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According to the study listing at ClinicalTrials.gov, a dose of “0.3-0.4 mg/kg orally administered once daily for 3 days will be evaluated in patients with mild COVID-19 using a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group comparative method with placebo as a control.”

The World Council for Health continues to recommend the use of ivermectin in our Early Covid-19 Treatment Guide and Spike Protein Detox Guide.

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  1. Ivermectin is a powerful medication not without risks. You’d take it to avoid losing your sight (River Blindness) but I don’t think you should even consider it for omicron, it poses significant risk of neurological damage at doses recommended by WCH, which far exceed standard dose for parasitic infection. That quote from Whitty is not particularly encouraging – how large was the trial of a high dose?

    The safe and effective message for the novel vaccines is misleading, but it is also misleading for IVM.
    Possible harms should be made clear, adverse events need to be recorded, from this medication too.
    And mitigations for Long IVM should be discussed.

    Omicron appears to be mild, acting like a live attenuated vaccine, so the IVM lobby need to row back a bit.
    Healthy people should beware of any powerful medication.

  2. God bless them! May the doctors who are practicing with truth as their guide be muliplied!

  3. Hi there…. . Are they any known side effects to taking ivermectin such as heart burn or loss of appetite while being on them?