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2021-04-17 - 21:09:13  COMMUNITY | 

Ivermectin Could Prove Successful in Minimizing the Effects and Replication of Coronavirus

 

According to Bermudian doctor Kyjuan Brown, there is some evidence showing that the drug Ivermectin can help some patients who are suffering from the Coronavirus by slowing down the virus’ replication throughout the body.

Dr. Brown says that, while some physicians on the island are prescribing the drug to their patients to help with the Coronavirus, it is not prescribed to the masses yet because not enough research has been conducted proving its success.

“ I am aware of about 15 published clinical studies which prove that the drug decreases virus replication, enhances clearing of the virus and overall helps people recover and decreases their overall mortality,” he said.

While Dr. Brown certainly would not call Ivermectin a “cure-all” for the virus, he believes that it can surely help people.

“ The drug can definitely help clear the virus much faster, prevent people from getting really sick or hospitalized with viral pneumonia or being incubated, [so] I think it’s worth an effort,” he said.

Dr. Brown had given the drug to his 93-year-old grandmother, who got discharged from the hospital earlier this weekend.

“Did the fact that I gave my grandmother Ivermectin make a difference? Well, she is coming out of the hospital, versus [some] persons who did not get it are still in the ICU or doing unwell, I don’t know,” he said.

Dr. Brown has prescribed the drug to only a handful of his patients and the entire island is essentially sold out completely already. 

Despite receiving some pushback, he believes he is doing what is best for his patients and for Bermuda as a whole.

“I treat every patient as if they were one of my family,” he said.
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