Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted with some exasperation Sunday to the baffling news that people in multiple states are taking a drug meant for animals to treat covid-19 symptoms.
Ivermectin has not been proven an effective treatment for the coronavirus. It can be used to treat parasites in humans, but the ivermectin people have been taking is used to treat animals like horses.
“Don’t do it,” Fauci said. “There is no evidence whatsoever that that works, and it could potentially have toxicity, as you just mentioned, with people who have gone to poison control centers because they’ve taken the drug at a ridiculous dose and wind up getting sick.”
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The fact that it needed to be said is crazy.
‘Don’t Do It’: Fauci Warns People Should Not Be Taking Horse Drug for Covid https://t.co/T7L8s34EBB
— Republicans against Trumpism (@RpsAgainstTrump) August 29, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci is asked what he would tell people who are taking horse dewormer to prevent contracting covid.
“Don’t do it! There is no evidence whatsoever that that works.” pic.twitter.com/2jsCMQTTH4
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) August 29, 2021