Desperation, misinformation: how the ivermectin craze spread across the world (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Desperation, misinformation: how the ivermectin craze spread across the world. “Like several other Latin American countries, Peru in 2020 experienced a dire Covid emergency that overwhelmed its underfunded health care system. Many residents turned to self-medicating with ivermectin, Garcia said. Local politicians and television hosts told audiences to take the drug. Some Peruvians began taking ivermectin that was formulated for livestock and administered through injections, and images of people with necrotic tissue on their skin from shots made their way to Garcia’s desk.”

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