Ivermectin has been the most controversial treatment for Covid-19, with celebrities such as Joe Rogan and Aaron Rodgers advocating for its usage while the mainstream media and politicians denounce it and tech companies censor people who suggest it as an alternate treatment. After prominent figures such as Aaron Rodgers and Joe Rogan admitted to using Ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19, the media immediately began attacking them. Despite this, Dr. Pierre Kory, President and Founder of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance said that over 200 members of Congress were treated with Ivermectin during the Covid pandemic. Now, a Japanese conglomerate has found that Ivermectin is both safe and effective to use. The Epoch Times Reports–
“A Japanese conglomerate has found that the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin is effective and safe for the treatment of the coronavirus Omicron variant, according to a phase III clinical trial.
Kowa Co. Ltd., a conglomerate with interests in trading, hospitality, and electronics, along with health and medical applications, issued a press release (pdf) on Jan. 31 stating that ivermectin has been found to be effective against Omicron.
Kowa representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by The Epoch Times.
The company, working with Kitasato University based in Tokyo, said that ivermectin has the “same antiviral effect” on all “mutant strains,” including Alpha, Delta, and Omicron. Kowa added that ivermectin suppresses invasion of the virus and inhibits its replication.
“[Ivermectin] is expected to be applied as a therapeutic drug (tablet) for all new coronavirus infectious diseases,” the report said.
Ivermectin has been used by the World Health Organization for over 30 years to treat parasitic infections. Volunteers have distributed the drug in African countries where it has been found to be extremely effective, said the Kowa report.
However, the treatment has been mired in controversy during recent times as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved the use of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19, even though the drug is used in humans to treat a variety of conditions.
The FDA has refused to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) asking for details about any reports of side effects related to the use of ivermectin in treating COVID-19 while publicly denouncing its usage.”