Thank you for completing the World Ivermectin Day quiz
(You can take the quiz here: https://worldivermectinday.org/knowledge-quiz/)
Q: Ivermectin is a very safe drug for people.
The correct answer here is absolutely true! Ivermectin has been used around the world since the mid-1970’s and has an impressive safety profile (Õmura and Crump 2004). Ivermectin comes from a particular type of bacteria (Streptomyces) in soil in Japan and led to a Nobel Prize (Laing, Gillan, and Devaney 2017).
It is very unfortunate that many people answer false to this question thinking Ivermectin is not safe. This is one of the largest myths surrounding Ivermectin. The use of Ivermectin as an effective anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory treatment is known to be extremely safe and Crump and Õmura state “Ivermectin has continually proved to be astonishingly safe for human use” (Crump and Ōmura 2011).
Specifically, many clinical studies have been completed and we are very sure of how to use Ivermectin for people in very safe ways including how much Ivermectin to use. We are able to specifically tell you about any possible side effects you may have while using Ivermectin so you know exactly what to expect and can make an informed decision. This is important so you can have confidence in using Ivermectin (Ivermectin Monograph 2020). Watch Dr. Tess Lawrie’s video regarding the evidence surrounding the use of Ivermectin
Q: Unlike other treatments for COVID-19, Ivermectin can effectively reduce infection and severity of disease across different types of variants associated with COVID-19
This is also a resounding true! Ivermectin has effectively treated COVID-19 from the beginning of the pandemic where it was used. The good news is, since that time Ivermectin continues to perform at that level of success even though COVID-19 is mutating. We encourage you to read more about what we now know about using Ivermectin to impact COVID-19. Here are some resources. We know that the virus that causes COVID-19 will mutate as all viruses do. That is why we need to make new flu shots each year. Viruses mutate but that does not mean we need to fear them.
If you answered false, it is important to understand that there is clinical data confirming that Ivermectin provides protection against infection and limits the severity of disease across variants. There are hundreds of doctors and scientists around the world working on testing and examining how Ivermectin continues to treat COVID-19 and we will bring you the information as it becomes available (to make sure you don’t miss any of our information sign-up for updates ).
Q: Despite Ivermectin being a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19 it is very expensive
This one is definitely false! This is one of the most amazing things about Ivermectin. It is very inexpensive, in fact Ivermectin is estimated to cost approximately 10 cents per dose [ref] as well as being patent-free globally. That is important because it means no one pharmaceutical company or drug manufacturer owns Ivermectin. We, the people, own Ivermectin, and the cost is very inexpensive.
Q: We know Ivermectin is low cost but unfortunately it is near impossible for the average person to get for their own personal use.
This one is false. Doctors are prescribing Ivermectin around the world. Look here at the Directory of Doctors Prescribing Outpatient COVID-19 Therapy. We do know in some areas it can be a bit challenging and that is why we are helping to educate doctors and pharmacists about having Ivermectin available for you. We are working every day to bring resources to people who are looking for Ivermectin. Just look here to see where doctors are actively using and prescribing Ivermectin around the world. If you prefer, you can watch some informative videos from The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance.
Q: Doctors and scientists around the world state that Ivermectin is the key to ending COVID-19. Is this statement true or false?Your Answer:False
Yes, it is true. Many doctors, clinicians, and scientists are using Ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19 (Yagisawa et al. 2021). We now know from many scientific studies, doctor’s clinical data, and large population data that Ivermectin is a safe and effective treatment against COVID-19. We need people just like you, who are aware and support the use of Ivermectin to bring COVID-19 to an end. Please help us tell others so they may be protected too. Read more about Ivermectin. It is a good idea to have this information available for your doctor so they can also understand how Ivermectin can end the pandemic – if we want it to!
Thank you so much for spending some time with us at Ivermectin Day.
Our only goal is to bring a clear understanding about Ivermectin to the world. We are all in this together and it is time to end COVID-19.
Crump, Andy and Satoshi Ōmura. 2011. “Ivermectin, ‘Wonder Drug’ from Japan: The Human Use Perspective.” Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences 87(2):13.
Ivermectin Monograph. 2020. “Ivermectin (Systemic) Monograph for Professionals – Drugs.Com.” Retrieved July 19, 2021 (https://www.drugs.com/monograph/ivermectin-systemic.html).
Laing, Roz, Victoria Gillan, and Eileen Devaney. 2017. “Ivermectin – Old Drug, New Tricks?” Trends in Parasitology 33(6):463.
Õmura, Satoshi and Andy Crump. 2004. “The Life and Times of Ivermectin — a Success Story.” Nature Reviews Microbiology 2004 2:12 2(12):984–89.
Yagisawa, Morimasa, Patrick J. Foster, Hideaki Hanaki, and Satoshi Ōmura. 2021. “Global Trends in Clinical Studies of Ivermectin in COVID-19.”
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