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OK, ENOUGH ALREADY.
Here’s the #Ivermectin saga, people.
1.) In the 1960s Japan’s Satoshi Omura did chemistry work, trying to find a medicine to kill helminth worms in livestock.
2.) In the ’70s he joined forces with Max Tischler at Wesleyan in USA.
3.) They brought……@Merck & @Kitasato pharma companies on board.
4.) Omura discovered a bacterium that emitted a powerful anti-helminth chemical.
5.) William Campbell @Merck tested it. Using synthetic chemistry, they made “ivermectin” — 25Xs stronger than the bacterial chemical.
5.) The @Merck & Kitasato companies were thrilled to discover it cured a long list of livestock worm & parasitic diseases & a huge veterinary market opened.
6.) In 1981 Bangladeshi Mohamad Aziz showed that #Ivermectin could cure River Blindness, a terrible disease…

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