One of the witnesses, a pulmonologist named Dr. Pierre Kory, insisted he had great news.
"We have a solution to this crisis," he said unequivocally.
"There is a drug that is proving to have a miraculous impact."
Kory was referring to an FDA-approved medicine called ivermectin. A genuine wonder drug in other realms, ivermectin has all but eliminated parasitic diseases like river blindness and elephantiasis, helping discoverer Satoshi O?mura win the Nobel Prize in 2015. As far as its uses in the pandemic went, however, research was still scant. Could it really be a magic Covid-19 bullet?