Research has confounded the belief, held for most of the past 40 years, that Ivermectin was devoid of any antiviral characteristics. But it appears this long-held assumption is wrong.
Ivermectin has been found to inhibit replication of the yellow fever virus. It also inhibits replication in several other flavi viruses, including dengue, Japanese encephalitis and tick-borne encephalitis.
Ivermectin inhibits dengue viruses and interrupts virus replication, bestowing protection against infection with all distinct virus serotypes, and has unexplored potential as a dengue antiviral.
Ivermectin also demonstrates antiviral activity against several RNA viruses by blocking viral proteins.
It has been shown to have potent antiviral action against HIV-1 and dengue viruses, both of which are dependent on the import in protein superfamily for several key cellular processes.
Readers may know that Ivermectin was withdrawn from sale in New Zealand shortly after the outbreak of covid-19. It is rumoured Pfizer insisted in its contract to supply its trial jab that alternative treatments for should not be made unavailable (The Buzz is seeking confirmation of this claim).
Download the scientific paper on Ivermectin here and search for ‘antiviral’.
Writers at Pharmaceutical Technology say Ivermectin has been permitted as a treatment for covid-19 patients in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Latin America.
Researchers in Australia say Ivermectin can kill a covid infection in 48 hours. The study was led by Monash University, in alliance with the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute).
The first item in the video below looks at Ivermectin…
Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute scientist Dr Kylie Wagstaff told Pharmaceutical Technology: “We found that even a single dose [of Ivermectin] could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it.”
The mechanism of Ivermectin against the coronavirus is still unknown. However, the drug’s action on other viruses indicates that it may block SARS-CoV-2 from diminishing the ability of the host cells to clear it.
Given this, these questions have to be answered:
- Why was Ivermectin essentially banned in New Zealand by Ardern’s government?
- Why isn’t it being trialed as a treatment for covid along with the Pfizer jab?
- Why aren’t media and government ministers talking about this potential life-saving option? Media should be screaming from the rooftops, fingers pointing at Bloomfield et al demanding answers on behalf of their readership, viewers, and listeners.
Given none of the above is happening, you dear reader, need to start asking questions of your doctor, your MP, Ashley Bloomfield, Chris Hipkins and Jacinda Ardern. It is public pressure that will cause change.
Please see this Ministry of Health letter (PDF).