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Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by evanso6226(f): 1:22pm On Apr 04, 2020
An anti-parasitic head lice drug available around the world has been found to kill COVID-19 in the lab within 48 hours.

A Monash University-led study has shown a single dose of the drug Ivermectin could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.

'We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively removed all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,' Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute's Dr Kylie Wagstaff said on Friday.

While it's not known how Ivermectin works on the virus, the drug likely stops the virus dampening the host cells' ability to clear it.

The next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used in vitro is safe for humans.

'In times when we're having a global pandemic and there isn't an approved treatment, if we had a compound that was already available around the world then that might help people sooner,' Dr Wagstaff said.

'Realistically it's going to be a while before a vaccine is broadly available.'


Scientists expect it could be at least a month before human trials.

Before Ivermectin can be used to combat coronavirus, funding is needed to get it to pre-clinical testing and clinical trials.

Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug also shown to be effective in vitro against viruses including HIV, dengue and influenza.

The study is the joint work of Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity.



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8186287/Monash-University-scientists-anti-parasite-Ivermectin-kill-COVID-19-cells-two-days.html

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Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by Sylraph1: 1:24pm On Apr 04, 2020
ok
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by princemillla(m): 1:27pm On Apr 04, 2020
Na every day person dey see new drugs. Which one has been tested and confirmed working

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Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by hardcore007: 1:27pm On Apr 04, 2020
They should test it on Theirselves first before bringing it down here.

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Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by Nobody: 1:28pm On Apr 04, 2020
First they've found a cure, then it requires trials, then it will take months to mass produce if it passes trials.Hmm oga if e work for rat and monkey abeg start dey Chuck people injection joor

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Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by landmark86: 1:28pm On Apr 04, 2020
grin grin grin

Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by James39(m): 1:28pm On Apr 04, 2020
they tried.
but why will it take up to a month for human trial?
the virus would have completed its mission.
anyway wetin i know self.
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by ivolt: 1:32pm On Apr 04, 2020

A Monash University-led study has shown a single dose of the drug Ivermectin could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.

In case you are not a science person.
They tested the drug in a test tube and not on a live animal or infected person.

Note that hand sanitizer, alcohol, and hot water will all kill Coronavirus in a test tube.

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Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by Okwyjesus(m): 1:48pm On Apr 04, 2020
Why is Nigerian researchers so mute on Covid-19 general reseach.

After the pandemic they will start talking of strike and wage increment.

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Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by ERockson: 1:56pm On Apr 04, 2020
Coronavirus end is near

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Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by Abfinest007(m): 1:58pm On Apr 04, 2020
we hear
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by KOLLYPROF(m): 2:43pm On Apr 04, 2020
Good
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by AgainstIslam(f): 2:48pm On Apr 04, 2020
How true is this?
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by knowhowk: 2:59pm On Apr 04, 2020
But I learnt that Corona Virus is not a Living thing now ,How Possible its killed.Anyway whatever that would end this Deadly Virus is welcome .In another words I think Ivermectin is mainly used for Animals .
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by FUNNYBONE1(m): 3:47pm On Apr 04, 2020
BEGIN CHUCK PEOPLE JARE, BUT START WITH YOUR LOCALITY B4 BRING IT TO MY BELOVED AFRICA
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by denziz: 4:27pm On Apr 04, 2020
Is it the same Ivermectin which we use to treat parasites in dogs?
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by ElCuajo(m): 4:51pm On Apr 04, 2020
ivolt:


In case you are not a science person.
They tested the drug in a test tube and not on a live animal or infected person.

Note that hand sanitizer, alcohol, and hot water will all kill Coronavirus in a test tube.

A virus lives in the cells of living organisms, attaching itself to the cell membrane and infecting its host by injecting the cells with its DNA or RNA.

Viruses can be killed externally by the things you quoted above, but since they live inside the cells of living organisms you can hardly kill them without killing the cells in living organism.

If the Ivermectin could work in a cell culture as quoted in the article, then it is seriously worth a shot.

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Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by gassbee: 4:57pm On Apr 04, 2020
Everyday u guys keep discovery but stil yet nothing successfully comes up eventually
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by flamingREED(m): 5:22pm On Apr 04, 2020
Okwyjesus:
Why is Nigerian researchers so mute on Covid-19 general reseach.

After the pandemic they will start talking of strike and wage increment.

Ask Nairaland-based, letter and atheistic scientists.
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by AntiChristian: 5:32pm On Apr 04, 2020
Drugs everywhere yet no cure!

Audio cure!
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by decub: 6:36pm On Apr 04, 2020
evanso6226:
An anti-parasitic head lice drug available around the world has been found to kill COVID-19 in the lab within 48 hours.

A Monash University-led study has shown a single dose of the drug Ivermectin could stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus growing in cell culture.

'We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA (effectively removed all genetic material of the virus) by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,' Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute's Dr Kylie Wagstaff said on Friday.

While it's not known how Ivermectin works on the virus, the drug likely stops the virus dampening the host cells' ability to clear it.

The next step is for scientists to determine the correct human dosage, to make sure the level used in vitro is safe for humans.

'In times when we're having a global pandemic and there isn't an approved treatment, if we had a compound that was already available around the world then that might help people sooner,' Dr Wagstaff said.

'Realistically it's going to be a while before a vaccine is broadly available.'


Scientists expect it could be at least a month before human trials.

Before Ivermectin can be used to combat coronavirus, funding is needed to get it to pre-clinical testing and clinical trials.

Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug also shown to be effective in vitro against viruses including HIV, dengue and influenza.

The study is the joint work of Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Peter Doherty Institute of Infection and Immunity.



https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8186287/Monash-University-scientists-anti-parasite-Ivermectin-kill-COVID-19-cells-two-days.html
Funding won't be a problem if they can convince the world of its effectiveness and lesser risks in humans.
Re: Breakthrough As Scientists Discover A Drug That Can Kill Covid 19 In 48hrs by Friend22(m): 11:16am On Apr 05, 2020
ivolt:


In case you are not a science person.
They tested the drug in a test tube and not on a live animal or infected person.

Note that hand sanitizer, alcohol, and hot water will all kill Coronavirus in a test tube.

How do hand sanitizer kill corona virus?

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