Coronavirus breakthrough as scientists discover a drug used to treat HEAD LICE can kill COVID-19 cells
- Researchers at Monash University found Ivermectin can kills COVID-19 cells
- The anti-parasite drug killed off the cells within two days and is widely available
- Scientists are moving towards human trials but expect it to be at least a month
- Ivermectin has also been found to work against HIV, influenza and Zika virus
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.
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