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The FDA-approved Drug Ivermectin inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro

Ivermectin, an FDA-approved anti-parasitic previously shown to have broad-spectrum anti-viral activity in vitro, is an inhibitor of the causative virus (SARS-CoV-2), with a single addition to Vero-hSLAM cells 2 hours post infection with SARS-CoV-2 able to effect ∼5000-fold reduction in viral RNA at 48 h. Ivermectin therefore warrants further investigation for possible benefits in humans.

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Correlation between weather and Covid-19 pandemic

Temperature average (°C) significantly correlated with covid-19 pandemic.

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The Covid-19 infections are more frequent among male gender over 60 years of age.

The gender-based analysis demonstrated that the identified cases consisted mostly of men with a median age range of 50–65 years. Moreover, the virus infection has mainly occurred among the elderly with the median age of 59 years.

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