A drug ivermectin commonly used to treat lice and widely available kills coronavirus in lab setting. Experts warn, do not self medicate.
April 7, 2020 — An inexpensive drug used to treat parasitic infections killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours in a laboratory setting, Australian researchers say.The drug, ivermectin, has been used widely used for decades. It was introduced as a veterinary drug in the 1970s. It is available variously. Doctors also prescribe it to treat head lice, scabies, and other infections caused by parasites.According to a report published online in the journal Antiviral Research, the drug quickly prevented replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The study has been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication, although it is not yet a “definitive” version of record.Researchers infected cells with SARS-CoV-2, then exposed them to ivermectin. “We showed that a single dose of ivermectin could kill COVID-19 in a petri dish within 48 hours, indicating potent antiviral activity,” says study co-author David Jans, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and m0 in Melbourne.Even at 24 hours, “there was a really significant reduction” in the virus, study leader Kylie Wagstaff, PhD, a senior research fellow in biochemistry and molecular biology at Monash University, said in a statement.But experts say more testing is needed to know if it works well in people and if it’s safe to use.
‘No One Should Try to Self-Medicate’
“The main way we think ivermectin works is to target a key molecule of our cells that we think helps the virus to proliferate,” Jans says. “By stopping this, the virus replicates more slowly, and so our immune system has a better chance to mount the antiviral response and kill the virus.” Giving this or any antiviral drug early is thought to give the body the best chance of beating infection, he says.
In other studies, the researchers say, the drug has been shown to work against dengue fever and to limit infections similar to COVID-19, such as the West Nile virus.
The drug is “safe at relatively high doses, widely available, and relatively cheap, too,” Jans says. The next step is more research to find the best dose for fighting COVID-19. Then researchers can begin testing in people, he says. “It is important to stress that no one should try to self-medicate with versions of ivermectin that are for veterinary purposes or head lice.” The only safe way to get ivermectin is by prescription from a doctor, he says.
How to use ZOOM easy! Try it out! This is an invite from Resurrection Church in Aptos for their Holy Hour 4/3/2000:
“We invite you to join us tomorrow morning (Friday) at 11 am for our live-stream Holy Hour (Exposition and Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament) and Stations of the Cross with Women on The Way of the Cross.
“It will also be recorded and be put on our website so you can watch and pray at your convenience if you can’t join us at 11 am.
“To join the Holy Hour, click this link a little before 11 am on Friday morning: Resurrection Holy Hour If asked, enter Meeting ID # 263-332-736 (no dashes).
If you’ve downloaded the app to your phone or tablet, simply select “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID# 263-332-736 (no dashes).
If you wish to join by any telephone to listen to the Holy Hour, call 1-669-900-6833 (a San Jose number) and when prompted, Meeting ID # 263-332-736 (no dashes).
Tom Hogan, a member of the parish, spoke at Resurrection Church 3/23/2000 on Why Now and How the Remodel of Markey Community Center will proceed. Tom Hogan is on the Steering Committee guiding the remodel effort. He detailed the necessary safety issues which must be addressed.
The hub for Resurrection Church — their community center — requires extensive changes to make it safe for volunteers, staff and the persons served. Resurrection Church provides many ministries to youth, seniors and vulnerable persons.
One vulnerable person served: Many non-profit organizations including Boy Scouts use the Community Center to provides services used by the Aptosian community. Click Here for a brief video of a Boy Scout project located on Resurrection’s grounds which, when the video was taken, provides temporary shelter for a homeless person.
Why is the proposed remodel of Resurrection Church’s community center so expensive? Safety is the prime reason for the expensive remodel: the expected cost $5.5 MILLION.
Safety issues: Resurrection Church’s community center is a 55 year old building, separate from the church proper, which has asbestos in the walls and ceiling and paint with lead in it on the walls. The building floods on occasion due to stormy weather. Recently, a large tree fell one corner of Markey Community Center, disabling the Center for a few days and ‘yellow tagging’ Resurrection Church’s children’s playground which is currently not safe to use. Volunteers and staff need to be able to exit safely should there be an emergency such a as a dangerous person confronting them. them. Federal OSHA law requires exit routes be mantaotry. The ceiling requires a sprinkler system. The bathrooms need to meet health codes and must be safe for persons in wheel chairs.
Resurrection Church has THE PLAN which it has been following to gather the necessary money needed prior to start of construction. For information on Resurrection Church’s website click HERE for the Resurrection Catholic Church 2020 Campaign.
Identify prospects who can make large Leader Gifts. So far, parishioners have given large and smaller gifts totaling $1 MILLION of the $5.5 needed. About 1/2 the Goal towards Leader Gifts has been met.
Identify prospects for Foundation Grants. This is ongoing. As of 3/15/2000 no Foundations have said Yes.
Identify prospects for Community (business) Gifts.
Contact the parish members who have not yet given
This post will be updated when more information becomes available.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic Resurrection Church was required by the Diocese to cancel the meeting for Volunteers scheduled for today 3/14/2000. Also, the Church was required to cancel various fundraisers including Sunday Icecream Social and Eat, Drink and Give.
Resurrection Church’s grounds include places for repose, places to sit and enjoy the beauty of the setting. One such spot I call Art from the Heart located in front of the Handicapped Parking. Click Here for a brief video of Art from the Heart.
Overkill reactions n to the corona virus? Are you hoarding toilet paper? Hiding toilet paper in your safe? Come on now ….
Roughly 40 persons in the USA have died from the Corona virus, about half who died are in one nursing home in Seattle, Washington.
The most vulnerable to succumb to the virus are older persons over 60 with respiratory issues and chronic illnesses. Roughly half of those who have died are from one facility in Seattle, WA.
One local Santa Cruz MD predicts that one MILLION persons in the USA alone will die from the virus. Based on what facts? That’s an overkill reaction.
What does make sense to do:
regularly and frequently wipe down using disinfectant wipes those surfaces people frequently touch (door knobs, church pews, tables, railings)
regularly and frequently wash hands 20 seconds with soap and water
practice ‘social distancing’ so less exposed to coughs
stay home when sick or think you are getting sick
The stock market plunged down to levels where there are good stocks to buy. One area to consider are consumer goods companies which produce disinfectant wipes. For example, Clorox wipes are made by a CA company with 8,000 employees. Clorox is a a subsidiary of Proctor and Gamble. So — why not invest in America’s need for more disinfectant wipes to keep surfaces clean? The Motley Fool recommended buying Proctor and Gamble today 3/12/2000.
Author Dr. David Schneider, an orthopedic surgeon from Colorado, explained how with socialized medicine, wait times for care “are disastrous.” In Canada, the wait time to see a specialist is two years, and then another two years to get the procedure.
“People in this country would go crazy if you were told you had to wait four months,” he said.
Then he explained how Princess Diana would be alive today, if not for socialized medicine. “Princess Diana was in the car accident in France,” he explained. “They actually don’t have any trauma specialists in France.”
“For the first hour after that accident, she was still in that tunnel,” he continued. “And after an hour, they took her to a nearby hospital and she was alive for another three hours and they couldn’t control the bleeding from her pulmonary artery.”
Schneider explained that “there were no trauma-trained people there.
Dear Readers, be warned that what you’re about to read will likely be deemed hate speech by the thought police; Google may very well deem me worthy of internet jail because I’m about to contradict the left’s orthodox teachings on sexuality and gender.
Biological men cannot have periods and do not need tampons.
Did anyone born prior to this century ever think that statement would be necessary? I didn’t. No doubt, neither did you, yet here we are. “Jessica” Yaniv, a man who pretends to be a woman, tweeted yesterday, “My period started so ya, couldn’t go into the pool. But it was so much fun! Forgot my tampons in my other bag fml.”
Maybe ridicule will cure the idea that men can become woman before global warming gets us all. Firenze Sage JAJ48@aol..com
Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he thinks it’s “unbelievable” that President Trump “attacks American cities” when asked about Trump’s tweet calling Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
However, Sanders sounded a different tune in 2015 when he likened Cummings’ West Baltimore district to a “Third World country.”
Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation. You would think that you were in a Third World country,” Sanders said during a tour of the city in the aftermath of riots over the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died after falling into a coma while in police custody.
Many churches: How & why “church” with St. John’s Episcopal & others in Aptos, CA?
Come & participate re future of St. John’s on Sundays at 9:15.
Let’s have fun ….
Some reasons to “church”” 1) so women do not wear hajib — which according to the Muslim “bible” prevents rape & sexual assault. Well, you probably can wear hajib at St. John’s and other churches. What think? DrCameronjackson@gmail.com
Research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, Ph.D. flunks basic professional standards for psychologists –standards related to fabricating data, deceptive statements and sharing research data for verification? Take a look.
American Psychological Standards (APA) standards for psychologists are not put on akin to a business suit for the 8 to 5 day.
For many professionals what they do – whether doctor, lawyer, psychologist becomes interweaved with the essence of who they are as a person and how they interact in general with people.
Read in their entirety, professional standards: expect professionals to show care towards all persons equally and to provide options and ways for persons to respond back. That thinking underlies the professional standards for all psychologists, and all medical doctors. Summed up – do no harm
Concerning the APA standard for sharing research data for verification:
Psychologist Christine Blasey. Ford failed to treat persons equally by a) failing to notify all parties e., President Trump, Republicans, the Judiciary Committee. She, a Democrat, who only notified other Democrats.
Psychologist Blasey Ford failed to provide her Therapist Notes for general inspection by neutral parties. Some stories floating around the Internet say 4 boys were involved and others refer to 2 boys. Most sources say no names are included in the therapist notes.
No highly specific identifiable information is provided i.e., what they looked like, clothing, color of room, how this 15 – 18 year old woman got there or got home (as she did not drive).
What was the Therapist Treatment Goals related to the trauma Blasey-Ford says she supposed experienced 30+ years ago. Diagnosis is the flip side of treatment. If you go to a MD and he/she determines that you have a torn ligament and not a broken leg then there’s one treatment and not another. So what was the diagnosis and treatment goals – if any — as stated in the therapist notes?
Aptos Psychologist opines:
This woman, research psychologist Christine Blasey Ford, fails to meet basic professional standards. The standards that all Ph.D. research psychologists are expected to meet. What standards? Read the American Psychological Association standards. Do no harm, take care in all your interactions with people and provide multiple means for feedback are part and parcel of the thinking that underlies the APA standards. Read the specific APA professional standards — and consider in general what they mean.
Research psychologist measure — carefully –small differences using standardized tests in conjunction with careful, thorough behavioral observations and other information. Noticing small differences and recording them and finding commonality in all of the information, i.e., how all the data (standardized test data, various reports from various people, behavioral \observations) fits together. That’s what clinical/ research psychologists excell at doing. That’s what psychologists do best.
Research/ clinical psychologist Christine Blasley Ford, Ph.D. fails to meet basic professional standards.
written by Cameron Jackson, Ph.D. Monterey Bay Forum