Reactions to Malaysia’s Ivermectin research: Ivermectin proponents are not happy, to put it mildly

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Malaysia has completed its Ivermectin study: Not recommended as treatment for Covid-19

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Ivermectin study: Doctor whose clinic was raided stands his ground, disputes findings

FMT Reporters – November 3, 2021 10:36PM

PETALING JAYA: A doctor who had his clinic raided by authorities for supplying Ivermectin to his patients said the health ministry’s study on the drug could not make any conclusions on its efficacy for prevention and early treatment.

Earlier today, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry did not recommend using Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients, following its Ivermectin treatment effectiveness test (I-tech study) on high-risk patients.

But Dr Amir Farid Isahak said the study only focused on hospitalised patients.

“So this study was not on mild or early-stage cases,” he told FMT.

Amir said based on 65 studies analysed at ivmmeta.com, Ivermectin is “most useful” for prevention or prophylaxis, “less useful” when it came to early treatment, and “least useful” for late treatment.

“The studies compiled in ivmmeta.com collectively showed that Ivermectin is much less effective, or not effective at all according to I-tech and some other studies, in the more advanced stages of the disease,” he added.

“The health ministry’s study cannot make any conclusions on the efficacy of Ivermectin as prevention and early treatment for Stage 1 and mild Stage 2 Covid-19 cases.”

Stage 1 displays no symptoms, while Stage 2 displays symptoms without having pneumonia. These other symptoms may be mild, moderate or severe.

“So this study does not change our perspective about Ivermectin for prophylaxis and early treatment.”

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PETALING JAYA: PKR MP William Leong, who once pushed for the use of Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients, says he wants to study the findings of the health ministry after it said it does not recommend the drug to be administered on those who have been infected.

“I will look into the health ministry’s findings and see where to go from there,” Leong, who had raised the matter in Parliament, said.

The Selayang MP said that he had been “told by people the drug works”.

“People have told me there are reports of hospitalised Covid-19 patients from Malaysia and overseas who used Ivermectin and recovered,” he told FMT.

At the Dewan Rakyat sitting on July 27, Leong had joined fellow Pakatan Harapan MPs Mohamad Sabu (Kota Raja), Khalid Samad (Shah Alam), Sivarasa Rasiah (Sungai Buloh), Johari Abdul (Sungai Petani) and Sim Tze Tzin (Bayan Baru) in calling on then health minister Dr Adham Baba to allow the use of Ivermectin by Covid-19 patients.

But netizens and medical practitioners said there had not been enough data on the use of the drug for such patients.

Earlier today, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry did not recommend using Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients, following its treatment effectiveness test (I-test study) on high-risk patients.

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