Film and television actress Kirstie Alley, 70, revealed on Thursday, Sept. 2, on Twitter that she used ivermectin and a cocktail of other drugs to treat the COVID-19 (also called CCP) virus, and that thanks to this therapy she made a full recovery in 12 days.
She further said that most of her symptoms subsided in just two days.
Sharing a video in which podcast host and UFC sportscaster Joe Rogan described how he treated his COVID infection, Alley revealed that she used similar drugs with great results, despite being in the highest risk age group.
“I did almost the same protocol when I got it. It sucked for two days then I was just tired with no sense of smell or taste for 10 more days. I had no respiratory symptoms, thank god, not even a sniffle. Don’t care if people think protocols are stupid. Effective IF DONE IMMEDIATLY.”
Then, when a follower asked her how she could secure the treatment regimen, she said: “My good ole family Dr. and a Covid expert doc from NYC.. gotta tell you the protocols are cheap.”
Hours later, the conservative profile actress, retweeted a message that reads: “Most ppl dont know that Ivermectin a derivative of #Avermectin won its co discoverers William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine ……and no its NOT horse medicine.”
Rogan also made headlines recently after announcing to his more than 13 million followers that he was cured of coronavirus in three days by taking—among other medications—the drug ivermectin.
Thanks to this, he garnered a lot of praise but also a lot of criticism from the left, saying among other things, that he took “horse paste.”
He also received criticism for promoting this antiparasitic that has not been approved by the FDA for use as a treatment against the CCP virus (COVID-19).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its use in humans, but to combat parasitic infections and skin diseases, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has warned Americans that it is dangerous to take ivermectin as a treatment against the coronavirus, but that has not stopped people from continuing to buy it.
Despite not being approved by regulators, the drug has been shown in several research studies to effectively fight the CCP virus.
A bit of history
Ivermectin was first discovered in the 1960s by Satoshi Omura, a microbiologist at the Kitasato Institute in Tokyo, and William Campbell, an American biologist and parasitologist who, at the time, was working at Merck Research Labs in New Jersey.
As part of the research agreement between the institute and Merck, Omura isolated microorganisms from soil samples collected in Japan and conducted a preliminary evaluation of their bioactivities in hopes of discovering a new antiparasitic.
Promising samples were then sent to Campbell’s laboratory in the U.S. for further testing.
Among those Campbell received from Omura was a single soil sample containing a potent unknown compound later named avermectin.
To improve the safety and biological activity of avermectin, scientists chemically modified the compound to produce the popular antiparasitic known today as ivermectin.
First introduced as a commercial product for use in animals in 1981, ivermectin proved useful against a wide range of parasites, including lungworms, mites, lice, intestinal worms, and ticks.
Next, Australian researchers found that ivermectin exerts potent anti-viral effects against two viruses that cause life-threatening human diseases, human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) and dengue virus (DENV).
Ivermectin has also been found to limit infection by other viral pathogens, such as the Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus and influenza virus.
Because of these reports, other researchers committed to the welfare of people decided to test the efficacy of ivermectin against the CCP virus.