With some in the mainstream media describing Ivermectin as a ‘horse dewormer’, in an effort to discredit the drug that some suggest is effective in treating COVID, WND reports that it was a shock to see Ivermectin listed on the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) website, as a possible drug to be used in fighting the virus.
Ivermectin was in fact the second drug listed on a page entitled: Table 2e. Characteristics of Antiviral Agents That Are Approved or Under Evaluation for the Treatment of COVID-19.
According to its website, NIH is “a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.”
The chart below reveals what the American government’s NIH had to say about Ivermectin, note it even includes dosages and a list of clinical trials on the drug:
WND reports that 65 controlled and 32 randomized studies have shown Ivermectin is effective in fighting COVID.
Ivermectin has been literally used by billions of people around the world to fight parasites, and for those unaware, the two men who created Ivermectin won a Nobel Prize in 2015 for finding human applications for the drug.
After catching COVID, popular podcaster Joe Rogan used Ivermectin as part of his treatment to successfully treat the virus.
After CNN labelled Rogan’s treatment as a ‘horse dewormer’, Rogan invited CNN’s health expert Dr Sanjay Gupta on to his show to discuss CNN’s labelling of Ivermectin. It did not go well for Dr. Gupta, who ended up castigating his own network.
Fox News explains:
Rogan generated a social media firestorm this week after he confronted CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on “The Joe Rogan Experience” over his network’s false claims Rogan consumed “horse dewormer” instead of the human form of ivermectin prescribed by a doctor, forcing Gupta to admit his CNN colleagues should not have said that.
Fox News noted that CNN commentator Mary Ham even sided with Rogan, tweeting:
“Rogan is right that it’s dishonest to say he took horse dewormer when he did not,” Ham tweeted, refraining from calling out CNN by name. “It was irresistible to dunk on him for a lot of people, so they went with that instead of sticking to ‘hey, this anti-parasitic isn’t recommended for COVID treatment,’ which would’ve been credible.”
WARNING UPDATE: Though several studies suggest Ivermectin may be an effective treatment for COVID, there is increasing evidence that people are self-medicating with the drug, overdosing and poisoning themselves. This is a drug, and it should not be taken without a doctor’s prescription. READ: Kansas medical experts warn against rising self-use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 AND CDC warns of increased Ivermectin overdoses