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Letter: Misinformation

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

A letter in the Gazette (“A tale of two states,” Oct. 7 Readers Write) recently claimed that a kit furnished patients in India for COVID-19 was far more effective than treatment recommended by the CDC, NIH, NIAID or Riverside Health have in the U.S.

Said kit contained acetaminophen, Doxycycline and Ivermectin, among other things. Acetaminophen is the pain killer in Tylenol. It is for relief of mild to moderate pain in the head from colds, menstruation and teeth. Not flu virus.Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that slows the growth of bacterial infection in the body, like C-Diff.

In animals, Ivermectin is used to treat or prevent parasites. In humans, it may be used in very specific doses to treat head lice or rosacea.

COVID-19 is a never-before-seen flu virus that will not respond to the drugs in the kit given to patients in India, as reported. Our health agencies have developed drugs and vaccines that Americans have been glad to take withou...

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