In Africa, if we compare countries distributing ivermectin once a year with countries which do not give ivermectin. I mean, they don’t give ivermectin to prevent COVID, but to prevent parasitic diseases, but anyway, if we look at COVID numbers in countries that give ivermectin, the number of cases is 134.4 per 100,000, and the number of deaths is 2.2 per 100,000.
Now African countries which do not distribute ivermectin: 950.6 cases per 100,000 and 29.3 deaths per 100,000. I believe the difference is clear. Of course, one cannot conclude that ivermectin is effective only on the basis of these figures,but when we have all these elements, we cannot say that ivermectin is absolutely not effective, at least not me.
We can do other studies to confirm its efficacy, but we are in a crisis situation.
With regard to the use of ivermectin, it is obviously necessary to obtain consent of the patients, and I think we’re in a situation where we can afford to give them this treatment.
Transcript from an interview with the Chairman of Tokyo’s Medical Association (TMA)