The Cureus case of Ivermectin in Brazil, Part I

A recently published retrospective observational cohort study of Ivermectin use in the city of Itajai, Brazil has gotten a certain amount of buzz by Ivermectin-for-Covid proponents, but is deeply flawed. In this, the first of two planned videos about this…

The Cureus case of Ivermectin in Brazil, Part I

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A recently published retrospective observational cohort study of Ivermectin use in the city of Itajai, Brazil has gotten a certain amount of buzz by Ivermectin-for-Covid proponents, but is deeply flawed. In this, the first of two planned videos about this study, I address the scientific publication process itself. In the second video, I’ll address the scientific details of the paper.

Ivermectin has NOT been shown to be beneficial for treatment or prevention of Covid-19.

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This video is for educational purposes only.

I have no conflicts of interest. I do not receive any compensation or support from any company making or developing Covid-19 vaccines or novel therapies. I have no stake, financial or otherwise, in Ivermectin. I made this video on my own time and with my own money and equipment, with no incentives or sponsorship (though you can buy me a coffee).

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00:00 Introduction and background
02:57 Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest
14:00 The Cureus publication process
26:50 Closing remarks

▬ About this channel ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

I’m Greg Tucker-Kellogg, PhD, a biology professor in Singapore with a career spanning both biotechnology and academia. Videos on this educational channel cover some of my scientific and teaching interests in genomics, bioinformatics, and biochemistry, as well as topics in current scientific issues of public interest. Links to my professional profile are available in the “about” section of the channel.

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– Kerr et al https://www.cureus.com/articles/82162-ivermectin-prophylaxis-used-for-covid-19-a-citywide-prospective-observational-study-of-223128-subjects-using-propensity-score-matching
– Covid-19: Trial of experimental “covid cure” is among worst medical ethics violations in Brazil’s history, says regulator https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2819

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