Tiny RCT with 5 PVP-I patients, gargling 30 seconds, 3x per day, and 5 control patients (essential oils and tap water were also tested), showing improved viral clearance with PVP-I.
Mohamed et al., 9/9/2020, Randomized Controlled Trial, Malaysia, Europe, preprint, 16 authors.
risk of no virological cure, 85.7% lower, RR 0.14, p = 0.17, treatment 0 of 5 (0.0%), control 3 of 5 (60.0%), continuity correction due to zero event (with reciprocal of the contrasting arm), day 12.
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.