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Factually Speaking: Decoding Ivermectin

Published on Fri 22 Oct 2021 at 10:52

There has been growing interest in Ivermectin, a broad spectrum anti-parasitic agent, as a possible medication for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. A biologist and researcher from Italy sheds light on the facts and misconceptions about the potent drug.

By Dr. Nicola Simone

Ivermectin is a broad spectrum anti-parasitic agent, but can it be used to prevent or treat COVID-19? In the absence of solid conclusive evidence, its use as an antiviral medicine poses significant harm to public health, particularly given its dangerous side effects. Experts warn against self-medication; the drug should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor.

As part of First Check’s Factually Speaking series on YouTube, here’s an attempt to understand Ivermectin and debunk the common myths about the drug, based on scientific facts. Because there are no ‘miracle pills’.

You can watch the video here.

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