Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19



Ivermectin, COVID-19, infectious disease, pulmonary infection, respiratory failure


No effect of Lockdown and Social Distancing on Covid 19 mortality


Summary: There are numerous publications with very varying results regarding the efficacy of Social Distancing and Lockdown and other Non-Pharmacological Interventions (NPI:s) on transmission and mortality of Covid 19. Generally speaking, the papers stating a positive effect of NPI:s are based on statistical models, or data not taking into account the natural fluctuations of Covid 19 transmission. They have also not taken into account the effect of false positive PCR tests and false death certificates

Moreover, there seems to be a trend that although NPI:s can have a slight effect on the transmission of the disease, this does not have to influence the overall mortality, ie a rapid spread among school children can ie lead to more immunity among the young, and a lesser risk that they will spread the disease to the elderly, who are mostly at risk. 
Taken into account the enormous costs of Lockdown, it does not seem to be a very clever prioritization of resources to spend 45 million USD on hypothetically prolonging the life of the sick and elderly with a maximum of a couple of years, or maybe not at all. 
On the other hand, it is likely that millions of people, often at a very young age will die because of poverty, other untreated diseases, and suicide due to economic breakdown because of unessential NPI:s. We, therefore, recommend an immediate cancellation of all NPI:s severely burdening economy and mental health. As previous influenza vaccinations increase the risk of dying from Covid 19 by 40%, all influenza vaccination programs shall be stopped immediately.


Should governments continue lockdown to slow the spread of covid-19?


In this publication Professor Joannidis and Melnick are debating the pros and cons of Lockdown. Very interesting reading!

"No dictatorship could imagine a better precedent for absolute control. Lockdowns were desperate, defendable choices when we knew little about covid-19. But, now that we know more, we should avoid exaggeration.21 We should carefully and gradually remove lockdown measures, with data driven feedback on bed capacity and prevalence/incidence indicators. Otherwise, prolonged lockdowns may become mass suicide.

Modeling social distancing strategies to prevent SARS-CoV2 spread in Israel- A Cost-effectiveness analysis


Highlights: • Drastic measures of national lockdowns are taken by many countries to slow-down SARS-CoV-2 spread. However, these measures have detrimental economic effects. • Here we compare two strategies to control the epidemic using a modified SEIRD model: 1. Global national lockdown 2. Focused isolation of people at high exposure risk, following detailed epidemiological investigations. • We show that strategy 1 is modestly superior in saving lives compared to strategy 2, but with tremendous costs to prevent one case of death. This might result in overwhelming economic effects that are expected to increase future death toll.

Safe and effective covid vaccines? Opinion of the Scientific Council, the HAS, what the European Commission has done with it