A few weeks ago I saw this news post and it alarmed me so much I had to post my fears to Facebook:
I’ve got it 485 times worse than the average person? Yikes, indeed.
I quoted that number to someone last week, and I thought, that sounds like a made -up number. I need to find that study.
Which I did, (https://hopkinsinfectiousdiseases.jhmi.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/6-9-21_Update_JHMI-Recommendations-for-COVID-19-Therapeutics.pdf).
Before I even tracked down the 485, I saw THIS:
So that you don’t have to read that, I think it says that in Iran Ivermectin sped up recovery from Covid. Only in Iran. I think they are actually saying they’ll study it more. Another source said it was only studied in the Alpha variant.
I don’t espouse the use of Ivermectin, certainly not the stuff you buy at the feed store, but if this pans out MSNBC will have to grovel. Perhaps that’s the appeal.
Speaking of groveling, I eventually found the 485 study: “And a study published online last month in the journal Transplantation estimates that organ transplant patients who have received two vaccine doses are 82 times more likely to develop breakthrough infections than healthy fully vaccinated people, and 485 times more likely than healthy vaccinated people to be hospitalized with Covid or die.”
Organ transplants, not MS. I might need to walk that back.