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After weeks of the successful use of the drug ivermectin to treat patients in Puerto Plata, the Dominican medical authorities are finally now recognizing ivermectin is working. The drug is readily available and low-cost and can be used in early phases of the disease to stop it short.

This week, though, in an interview with Rumba de la Tarde, Dr. Amado Alejandro Báez, executive director of the Presidential Committee for Covid-19 Response, gave thumbs up to scientific evidence the drug was delivering. Previously he had said it was not part of the official Covid-19 treatment protocol.

“Covid-19 is so new, science changes every day,” said Dr. Báez. He said the Dominican medical authorities have been closely monitoring different treatments. “What we have discovered are very basic things. The use of anti-coagulants has made a difference in the management of patients,” he explained in the...

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