Controversies about the novel coronavirus and its potential treatments and viable vaccines continue.
It’s been just revealed that Mississippi health officials are warning people not to take an anti-parasitic drug — this is, in most cases, a formulation purchased at livestock supply centers — to treat or prevent Covid-19.
Ivermectin can be dangerous
The Mississippi State Department of Health issued an alert during the course of this week, saying that the Mississippi Poison Control Center has received an increasing number of calls from people who have taken the drug known as ivermectin.
It’s been revealed by CNN that at least 70% of such calls are related to “ingestion of livestock or animal formulations of ivermectin purchased at livestock supply centers.”
It’s also worth noting the fact that while there are human uses for the drug, the US FDA has not approved ivermectin to treat or prevent Covid-19 in humans, and the drug is not an anti-viral medication.
“There are approved uses for ivermectin in both people and animals. Patients should be advised to not take any medications intended to treat animals and should be instructed to only take ivermectin as prescribed by their physician.”
You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it. https://t.co/TWb75xYEY4
— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) August 21, 2021
This is what the Mississippi State Department of Health alert said.
“Animal drugs are highly concentrated for large animals and can be highly toxic in humans. Some of the symptoms associated with ivermectin toxicity include rash, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, neurologic disorders, and potentially severe hepatitis requiring hospitalization.”
Covid pandemic controversy
CNN just reported that Texas GOv. Greg Abbott revealed during this week, and he tested positive for Covid 19. An important thing that is worth mentioning is that he was treated with a therapy that has not been approved by the FDA yet – monoclonal antibodies.
“Monoclonal antibodies such as those made by Regeneron and GlaxoSmithKline won’t work for every Covid-19 patient; mAbs, as they are known, are only available for people age 12 and older and who aren’t hospitalized or severely ill,” according to official notes revealed by CNN.
Stay tuned for more news.