Public well being officers this week warned individuals to not take an anti-parasitic drug usually used for livestock after a spike in calls to poison management facilities about ivermectin poisoning.
The drug has been mentioned and promoted as a doable COVID-19 therapy by conservatives, together with Fox Information hosts Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson, each of whom have promoted different doubtful remedies reminiscent of hydroxychloroquine and who routinely solid doubt on vaccines which have been confirmed protected and efficient.
There are human makes use of for ivermectin, nevertheless, it isn’t permitted to deal with or stop COVID-19. The U.S. Meals and Drug Administration mentioned it’s permitted to deal with parasite infections in each people and animals.
“I imply, how does this shit hold getting dumber and dumber,” Meyers mentioned on “Late Evening” Thursday. “First it was hydroxychloroquine, then it was bleach, highly effective lights. Now it’s horse dewormer?”
“I’m actually terrified to think about what’s subsequent,” he added. “Sooner or later we’re gonna get up and [Fox News host] Brian Kilmeade goes to be telling individuals you’ll be able to treatment COVID By consuming kibble and sleeping in a mattress of kitty litter.”
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