A Nobel Prize and a horse dewormer: Explaining the controversy over ivermectin and COVID-19 (PolitiFact)

PolitiFact: A Nobel Prize and a horse dewormer: Explaining the controversy over ivermectin and COVID-19. “Even as prescriptions for ivermectin have risen 24-fold since before the pandemic, and some people have resorted to pressuring hospitals to use it on COVID-19 patients, public health authorities strongly recommend against using ivermectin for COVID-19. There is no conclusive evidence that it is effective, and it carries physical risks. At the same time, those dubiously touting ivermectin aren’t wrong about the Nobel Prize or the drug’s proven but limited uses for humans. ”

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