The treatments were highly popular earlier in the pandemic. One by one, they got knocked out by more convenient, less expensive treatment options, and new COVID variants.
Experts blame the continuing surge on the spread of more dangerous street drugs and on disruptions to drug treatment programs caused by the pandemic.
The drug, which is approved to treat parasites in humans but not the coronavirus, has been linked to multiple cases of hospitalizations and even deaths stemming from misuse.
News of the results come as pediatric cases of COVID-19 are increasing amid a nationwide surge of infections.
A single case of the B.1.351 variant was detected last month in the Anchorage-Mat-Su area.
The National Institutes of Health shut down some clinical trials and two production facilities over concerns that safety rules haven’t been followed, but it says no patients appear to have been hurt.
In addition to shutdowns of national parks (including Alcatraz Island and Yosemite) and the supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, the mandatory furloughs are affecting a wide range of government science and health agencies.