In Australia, they found drugs that can overcome the coronavirus in 48 hours
Scientists have warned that studies have been conducted in vitro (in vitro) and that medicines must still be tested in humans.
Australian scientists have noticed that the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin may be effective in treating coronavirus. He was able to destroy the virus in 48 hours, but so far only in vitro. An article about this was published in Antiviral Research, 24 channel writes. Dr. Kylie Wagstaff of the Monasha Institute for Biomedical Research, who led the research, claims that ivermectin stopped the growth of SARS-CoV-2 in cell culture for 48 hours.
"We found that even a single dose can remove all viral RNA in 48 hours and that even in 24 hours it has significantly decreased," Wagstaff said. Scientists have warned that studies have been conducted in vitro (in vitro) and that medicines must still be tested in humans. Therefore, the next task of scientists is to find out if there is an effective dose at which it can be used for people. Although the mechanism by which ivermectin affects the coronavirus is unknown, it can be concluded from the effect on other viruses that it weakens host cells. Dr. Leon Cayley of the Royal Hospital of Melbourne, where experiments with live coronavirus were conducted, says: “As a virologist who was on the team who first isolated SARS-COV2 coronavirus outside of China in January 2020, I am excited about the prospect of using ivermectin as potential anti-inflammatory drug COVID-19, "said Kayleigh. The use of ivermectin to control COVID-19 will depend on the results of further preclinical and clinical studies. Australian scientists are now actively seeking funding. Reference. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug that has been shown to be effective in vitro against a wide range of viruses, including HIV, dengue, influenza and Zika. In Ukraine, it is often used in veterinary medicine. Ivermectin has been shown to be effective in humans and animals. For people, it is used for scabies, helminthiases, myiasis.