Anti-parasite medication ivermectin is not a scientifically proven treatment for Covid-19

Published on 15/01/2021 at 09:00

As Covid-19 vaccination campaigns roll out across the world, posts circulating on social media in several countries claim that anti-parasite medication ivermectin is a “miracle drug” that cures Covid-19. This is misleading: as of January 14, 2021, the drug has not been scientifically proven as a prevention or treatment for the disease. Several scientists told AFP it should not be touted as a “cure” or “miracle drug”.