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COMMENT | This fear-mongering Whatsapp message has been making its rounds recently by the same set of individuals and NGOs. This is the same group to whom I have replied their 19 questions and debunked their baseless allegations on Covid-19 vaccines.

Instead of replying with facts and figures, they chose the immature and cowardly route of being personal and using gutter politics. Grow up!

These are the same people who insisted the Health Ministry roll out ivermectin without any further clinical trials as required by many international institutions like the US National Institute of Science. Lo and behold, the first Randomised Clinical Trials (RCT) have shown their magic cure, ivermectin, is not effective.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved ivermectin for use in treating or preventing Covid-19 in humans. Ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses for some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. Ivermectin is not an anti-viral (a drug for treating viruses). The FDA warned:

  • Taking large doses of ivermectin is dangerous and can cause serious harm.
  • If you have a prescription for ivermectin for an FDA-approved use, get it from a legitimate source and take it exactly as prescribed.
  • Never use medications intended for animals on yourself. Ivermectin preparations for animals are very different from those approved for humans...
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