There are more "unexplainable" stories or to say "coincidences" related to IVM use and low Covid-19 infections, not only with young generation and low mortality....
How would you explain the causilty of using IVM after a break out of scabies in a care home in Toronto in Canada among the old residents, and there were infections with Sars-Cov2 among the younger (!) medical staff only? The amazing results were reached just with the normal IVM medication to treat scabies, not with a single or mutiple overdosing, or with the recommended dosage from FLCCC...
or in another report in a similar environment from France:
OK - apologies for not seeing the link previously!
I actually agree with the writers of this report, that this coincidence motivates further investigation (mildly) but no more.
There must be 100s of 1000s of LTCFs throughout the (developed - since this is a well-written article) world.
Filter those by:
- uses ivermectiin for scabies treatment at same time as a COVID outbreak (strong but not very strong filter)
- has a COVID outbreak (weak filter)
You then get the number of samples for this sort of report.
Those that do not show a coincidence such as this will not be written up. Those which do show such a coincidence will attract interest and be written up as in this paper.
The coincidental p value here was 0.03, you would expect such a coincidence if (after the above filters) there were 1000 samples (or a total filter of 0.01).
The coincidence would be considered significant if (after the filters) there was more than 1 such case, since it is only juts significant.
This is typical of retrospective study evidence. It can be thought-provoking, and is interesting, but it is very difficult to attach much weight to its quantitative findings, because it is only the outstanding (coincidental) cases that you hear about.