Prophylaxis RCT for ivermectin and iota-carrageenan in Argentina, 117 healthcare workers treated with ivermectin and iota-carrageenan, and 117 controls, showing significantly lower cases with treatment. There were no moderate/severe cases with treatment vs. 10 in the control group. There were 4 cases with treatment (all mild) vs. 25 for the control group. NCT04701710
Chahla et al., 1/11/2021, Randomized Controlled Trial, Argentina, South America, peer-reviewed, 11 authors, dosage 12mg weekly, this trial uses multiple treatments in the treatment arm (combined with iota-carrageenan) - results of individual treatments may vary.
risk of moderate/severe case, 95.2% lower, RR 0.05, p = 0.002, treatment 0 of 117 (0.0%), control 10 of 117 (8.5%), continuity correction due to zero event (with reciprocal of the contrasting arm), moderate/severe COVID-19.
risk of COVID-19 case, 84.0% lower, RR 0.16, p = 0.001, treatment 4 of 117 (3.4%), control 25 of 117 (21.4%), adjusted per study, odds ratio converted to relative risk, all cases.
Effect extraction follows pre-specified rules
prioritizing more serious outcomes. For an individual study the most serious
outcome may have a smaller number of events and lower statistical signficance,
however this provides the strongest evidence for the most serious outcomes
when combining the results of many trials.