Posted on 11 February, 2024

Ivermectin Rendered Useless For COVID And Similar Viruses

Two people write in to Dr Keith Roach, MD, at US news outlet The Daily Independent Online, one about Ivermectin, and the other about ME/CFS.

By Keith Roach, M.D.
Friday, February 9, 2024
© Copyright 2024 The Daily Independent Online.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have heard comparisons of long COVID to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). My question is, are you more susceptible to long COVID if you've previously had CFS? Thirty years ago, I developed CFS following a bad case of the flu. I went from running marathons to being bedridden. Over the course of seven years, I gradually recovered, and eight years after my diagnosis, I was back to running marathons.

I am now 75 and have so far avoided getting COVID. I have received all of the vaccines and boosters, and I have been careful to limit my exposure as much as possible. But I fear if I do get COVID, which is apparently inevitable, I may lapse into a chronic condition again. -- A.W.

ANSWER: I think you are very insightful, as the syndrome of persistent symptoms after a COVID infection shares many characteristics of CFS, which is now generally called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). People with a history of ME/CFS are, indeed, at a higher risk for developing long COVID symptoms.

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Last edited: 10 February, 2024