Science News: Ivermectin Is Associated with Decreased Mortality as well as improved outcomes, more data on myocarditis after vaccination.
Not holding my breath for apologies from medical boards, legacy and social media
Treatment with Ivermectin Is Associated with Decreased Mortality in COVID-19 Patients: Analysis of a National Federated Database
Comparing ivermectin versus remdesivir with an endpoint of reduced mortality, using a large national database.
Patients groups were controlled for (matched) both comorbidities (unlike that NY Board of health pediatric vaccine study) as well as treatments that may affect COVID-19 survival outcomes: age, gender, race, ethnicity, nicotine use diabetes mellitus, obesity, chronic lower respiratory disease, ischemic heart diseases, tocilizumab, glucocorticoids, or ventilator use.
After using propensity score matching and adjusting for potential confounders, ivermectin was associated with reduced mortality vs remdesivir p<0.0001.
Abstract: We retrospectively identified adults (≥18 years) with a recorded COVID-19 infection between January 1, 2020 and July 11, 2021. We compared those with recorded use of ivermectin, but not remdesivir, against those with recorded use of remdesivir, but not ivermectin. We controlled for the following demographics, comorbidities, and treatments that may affect COVID-19 survival outcomes: age, gender, race, ethnicity, nicotine use diabetes mellitus, obesity, chronic lower respiratory disease, ischemic heart diseases, tocilizumab, glucocorticoids, or ventilator use. We measured association with mortality as the primary outcome, with significance assessed at p<0.05.
Results: There were a total of 1,761,060 possible COVID-19 patients based on ICD-10 diagnostic terms and confirmatory lab results. Prior to controlling, our analysis yielded 41,608 patients who had COVID-19 resulting in two unique cohorts that were treated with either ivermectin (1,072) or remdesivir (40,536). Within the ivermectin cohort, average age was 51.9 + 17.8 years, 43% were male, 60% had glucocorticoids and 1% required ventilator support. In the remdesivir cohort, average age was 62.0 + 16.0 years, 54% were male, 64% had glucocorticoids and 2% required ventilator support. After using propensity score matching and adjusting for potential confounders, ivermectin was associated with reduced mortality vs remdesivir (OR 0.308, 95% CI (0.198,0.479)),Risk Difference -5.224%, CI (-7.079%,-3.369%), p <0.0001.
Conclusion: Ivermectin use was associated with decreased mortality in patients with COVID-19 compared to remdesivir. To our knowledge, this is the largest association study of patients with COVID-19, mortality and ivermectin. Further double-blinded placebo-controlled RCTs with large samples are required for definite conclusion. In the future, if more publications are published with the similar result to the current analyses, the certainty of evidence will increase.
Myocarditis Following COVID-19 BNT162b2 Vaccination Among Adolescents in Hong Kong JAMA Pediatr. Research Letter. Published online February 25, 2022. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.0101
In weighing the risk of myocarditis against the benefit of preventing severe COVID-19, Norway, the UK, and Taiwan have suspended the second dose of mRNA vaccine for adolescents.
Similarly, adolescents (aged 12-17 years) in Hong Kong have been recommended to receive 1 dose of BNT162b2 instead of 2 doses 21 days apart since September 15, 2021.
84% of the hospitalizations (36 of 43) occurred after the second dose.
For the second dose, one out of every 4515 children developed myocarditis-related hospitalization. Note that this is an average for both genders.
For the first dose, one out of every 32,051 children developed myocarditis-related hospitalization.
medRxiv 2021.03.29.21254554; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.29.21254554
This article is a preprint
This was a cluster Assigned Clinical Trial (2:1) in outpatients, n = 234. The subjects were divided into experimental groups (EG: n = 110) and control groups (CG: n = 62). The EG received ivermectin orally 4 drops of 6 mg = 24 mg every 7 days for 4 weeks. All participants were diagnosed by positive RT-PCR for COVID-19 and were evaluated by clinical examination, at the beginning and the end of protocol.
Both groups were similar in age, sex, and comorbidities
A significant reduction in the symptom numbers was observed in the ivermectin treatment group after starting treatment (p = 0·0026).
Although, medical examination from 10th to 14th day, showed a progressive reduction of the percentage symptom numbers, these were not significative in both groups.
A higher proportion of medical release was observed in EG (98·2%) vs CG (87·1%) (p = 0·003).
The ivermectin group showed 8 times more chance of receiving medical release than the control group (OR 7·99, 95% CI: 1·64 −38·97, p = 0·003).
Treatment with ivermectin in outpatients with mild stage COVID-19 disease managed to slightly reduce the symptom numbers.
This treatment improved the clinical state to obtain medical release, even in the presence of comorbidities.
The treatment with ivermectin could significantly prevent the evolution to serious stages since the Experimental group did not present any patient with referral to critical hospitalization.
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