Lot of labs around the world are working tirelessly looking for a cure that can cure the coronavirus.
There are several ways of working. On the one hand, a vaccine is being sought that protects the healthy population and immunizes it against the coronavirus (18 months are calculated to achieve this), and on the other hand, solutions are sought to treat the disease.
The latest development in this regard comes from Australia where a group of scientists from Moash University in Melbourne have used an antiparasite medicine called ivermectin in the laboratory and they assure that it is capable of eliminating the coronvirus virus in 48 hours.
However, the researchers want to be cautious and warn that there are still human clinical trials to confirm their effectiveness.”We have found that even a single dose could eliminate all viral RNA within 48 hours and that, furthermore, a truly significant reduction occurs within 24 hours,” said the researchers, whose work has been published in the journal Antiviral Research.
Ivermectin, what it is and what it is usually used for. This cure was first used as an anti-parasite in pets, but was later found to be beneficial to humans and was used to fight HIV, dengue, influenza, Zika, or scabies .
“Ivermectin is widely used and is considered a safe medicine. We need to determine now if the dose that can be used in humans will be effective, that’s the next step.
Right now when we have a global pandemic and there is no approved treatment, if we had a compound that was already available worldwide, it could help people sooner, “the scientists comment.News is officially confirmed by WHO.