Vanderbilt Studying Ivermectin As Treatment For COVID-19

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Paula Gomes] –

After official spokesperson William Schaffner, MD, said that there was no proof that ivermectin was helpful as a treatment, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is now conducting an ongoing study to see if Ivermectin and other drugs can be used to treat COVID-19. 

In an interview with Health in August, William Schaffner, MD, an infectious disease specialist and professor at the
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine said, “The studies that are rigorous have shown that Ivermectin is not worth the paper it’s written on when it comes to treating COVID-19.”

Ivermectin is a drug that is typically used to treat parasitic infections in both humans and livestock. It is no secret that many Americans have sought out doctors to prescribe Ivermectin off label to treat themselves after contracting COVID-19 or to use as a prophylactic after being in close contact with someone with symptoms.

One Middle Tennessee physician, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of retribution from the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, shared with The Tennessee Conservative that he has prescribed Ivermectin with success in the early stages of COVID-19 to many of his patients.

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In a news release from April, The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that they would fund a large, randomized, placebo controlled Phase 3 clinical trial to test several existing prescription and over-the-counter medications for people to self-administer to treat symptoms of COVID-19. 

“The ACTIV-6 protocol will explore a pool of up to seven drugs approved by FDA for other conditions — an approach called drug repurposing — and test their safety and effectiveness in treating mild to moderate COVID-19. Because the drugs under consideration already have been tested in humans, repurposing could deliver COVID-19 treatment options sooner. Drugs will be administered orally or by inhaler and will be easy for participants to take at home. Participants will be assigned randomly to receive either a placebo or one of the treatments, which will be sent to them by mail.”


Funding for the study is being provided by the American Rescue Plan Act. NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) is overseeing the trial. Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research CTSA Program hub at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville is serving as the trial’s data coordinating center.

In addition to Ivermectin, the other drugs chosen from the pool of seven under consideration in April are:

  •  Fluvoxamine – a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), often prescribed for depression
  • Fluticasone – an inhaled steroid commonly prescribed for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

ACTIV-6 is a nationwide double-blind study expected to enroll nearly 15,000 participants. Tennesseans and all other Americans can participate from anywhere in the United States via the ACTIV-6 website or by calling 833-385-1880.


About the Author: Paula Gomes is a Tennessee resident and contributor to The Tennessee Conservative. You can reach Paula at

3 thoughts on “Vanderbilt Studying Ivermectin As Treatment For COVID-19

  • December 2, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    They need a study? What a bunch of woke socialistic sociopaths. Ivermectin has been a cure ALL ALONG… but cheap, easy and no side effects. So that means no $$$ for the murdering doctors and hospitals.

  • December 5, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Ivermectin does fit fit with the globalists nor Vanderbilt’s plans. Vanderbilt wants you double vaxed. They will not prescribe Ivermectin. IF you test + its an IV cocktail administered at the hospital$$$. Enough Ivermectin to treat a family: $6. They will give other drugs for off label uses, perhaps something to help you sleep. My Vanderbilt nurse told me that natural immunity from having chinese virus waned in less than a year. A shite state of affairs when the patient actually does know more than they do. If you go to Vandy ER with ANY breathing difficulties they shuffle you into a room with already confirmed covid cases. I split the ER in a hurry, went home and took Ivermectin, cause I DO know it works. I was not knowingly exposed until I went to Vandy. All my doctors are at Vandy. If I must go to ER, it will be elsewhere.

  • January 20, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Took 12 mg Ivermectin on day 4 of covid when infection that started in sinus was entering my lungs. Went to bed coughing like a mad-man with an 02 Sat of 89. Awoke next morning feeling like I was touched by a angel! 90% better, at least, O2 Sat 95!

    Don’t tell me I’m exaggerating. I practiced General Internal Medicine for 40 years, I have NEVER seen a pulmonary infection respond to infection so quickly.

    I don’t understand what’s going on. We’re living in an era that politics determines truth. Certainly not good for the survival of human kind..


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