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There are 5 comments on How Much Did US Insurers Waste on Ivermectin for COVID?

  1. U.S. News and World Report reported today:
    “Japanese pharmaceutical company Kowa Co Ltd said on Monday, anti-parasite drug ivermectin showed an “antiviral effect” against Omicron and other variants of coronavirus in joint non-clinical research with Tokyo’s Kitasato University on testing the drug as a potential treatment for COVID-19″

    Not sure if they’re considered ‘right-wing media’

  2. Again with the bias. Looks like BU is nothing but “left-wing media” since it’s so clear you pander to one side of politics. Imagine the amount of students, faculty and staff you alienate completely excluding and censoring differing opinions. These students pay just like the ones with the “correct” opinion. You’ll always accept their money though, right? A school who claims to be inclusive would literally exclude half the country from the discussion.
    Ivermectin, Nobel prize winning medicine and one of the most prescribed drugs in the world is “right-wing media.” What’s funny is you keep saying it’s not FDA approved while the vaccines that are given aren’t either, for anything. We know the side effects of ivermectin. “More commonly given to livestock.” It’s almost as if worms and parasites happen in multiple species of animal, who would have thought? Ketamine is mostly given to animals but is also used in humans. Is ketamine right wing media? What about buprenophrine or NSAIDs?
    Enough of the bias. Pander to facts not censorship.

  3. Also annoyed at this article and it’s ridiculous bias. Everything seems to be about reinforcing a chosen narrative, and nothing to do with the actual science out there. When did BU become so political?! We are supposed to be a Research I university. If the evidence suggests that Ivermectin helps in the fight against COVID – and there is clearly evidence that supports this – why would we not embrace it fully?

  4. Amazing how sheepish the BU Today writing staff has become. Do you seriously believe everything CNN and MSNBC feeds to you? I mean the vaccine was originally sold to us as a preventative treatment. Then they said “Well it prevents death”. Now they say “It reduces symptoms”. You people are beyond brainwashed.

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