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Tuesday, 31 August 2021 11:03

Side effects

Written by  Milking It

A recent side effect of the misinformation easily spread on Facebook is a spike in reports of poisoning due to ingestion of ivermectin meant for livestock.

Among many myths circulating about Covid-19 - including falsehoods like microchips in vaccines; vaccinated people being dangerous etc - is a belief that ivermectin is suitable to treat and prevent Covid.

Not equipped to properly assess online sources when 'doing their own research', many in Mississippi have ingested ivermectin approved only for livestock. The State's department of health warns that animal drugs are highly concentrated for large animals can be highly toxic to humans, which the label no doubt advises.

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