AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO DRAG ON.... AND THE DELTA VARIANT CONTINUES TO CAUSE NEW CASES... PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS. WE HAVE PROVEN VACCINES AVAILABLE... BUT PEOPLE WHO ARE ANTI-VACCINE ARE TURNING TO *UNPROVEN* AND POSSIBLY DANGEROUS TACTICS.
ONE CONTROVERSIAL CHOICE THAT KEEPS COMING UP IS IVERMECTIN. BUT WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
RIGHT NOW... WE'RE TALKING WITH CSU MICROBIOLOGY... IMMUNOLOGY... AND PATHOLOGY PROFESSOR BRIAN FOY.
NOTES FROM FDA:
--The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea.
--Currently available data do not show ivermectin is effective against COVID-19. Clinical trials assessing ivermectin tablets for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in people are ongoing.
-- Taking large doses of ivermectin is dangerous.
-- Never use medications intended for animals on yourself or other people. Animal ivermectin products are very different from those approved for humans. Use of animal ivermectin for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in humans is dangerous.