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The conclusion of a recent study of the use of ivermectin is that the patent-free medicine does reduce the risk of Covid-19 disease. Some 542 healthcare workers at two Rescue Group centers participated in the study.

The findings were also favorable for the use of the drug ivermectin for prophylactic or preventive purposes among health workers with high exposure to patients with the virus. The drug was found to reduce by 74% the risk of health care workers presenting symptomatic Covid-19 compared to their peers working under the same conditions without ivermectin.

This is the result of a study carried out among 542 healthcare workers (matched 1:1), or homogenous groups, with 28 days of follow-up in two healthcare centers of the Rescue Group, a network of healthcare centers operating in tourist areas in the Dominican Republic.

The details of the study were...

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