A strange competition between Remdesivir and Ivermectin.
Yes, of course an anecdote is not data, but this story rings the strange tone that’s been heard throughout public debates about COVID-19 and related treatments.
An elderly man on a family visit to the United States from Hong Kong was hospitalized with COVID-19. The hospital treated him with Remdesivir, and it didn’t work. The hospital refused to allow the patient to try Ivermectin, so the family went to court and won the right to bring in a doctor willing to administer it. Then the hospital refused to allow that doctor in because he wasn’t vaccinated, so the family went to court and won again.
He immediately began to recover and was out of the hospital within weeks.