I love the first paragraph. It’s as if we’re supposed to get down on our knees and give thanks because “ABC reviewed it” so therefore it must be right.
That distribution is despite multiple warnings from public health departments given the lack of evidence ivermectin works to treat COVID and the substantial risk of seizures or coma if used incorrectly. Ivermectin is not authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of COVID-19, unlike available medications such as remdesivir, steroids and monoclonal antibodies, because there is not enough evidence the medication works to alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19.
After months of warnings of the risks, on Saturday, the FDA warned on social media, “You are not a horse. Stop it with the #Ivermectin. It’s not authorized for treating #COVID.”
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The drug can be prescribed to treat parasitic infections in both humans and animals. The veterinary form is manufactured to contain significantly higher doses than those used in people. “This medication is often used to treat parasitic infections in livestock,” including horses, Dr. Joshua Nogar, the medical toxicology fellowship director at Northwell Health and an emergency medicine physician, told ABC News.