Marizka Coetzer
3 minute read
5 Jan 2021
6:10 pm

SA doctors buy into Ivermectin hype, despite warnings, risks

Marizka Coetzer

Several doctors are reportedly excited about getting their hands on the latest supposed Covid-19 miracle cure, but an expert has warned that research into its properties in treating the disease is largely "poorly designed and executed".

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Despite experts warning against the latest so-called miracle Covid-19 cure, some South African doctors cant wait to get their hands on the veterinarian anti-parasite drug known Ivermectin to treat their patients. “I have spoken to a few of my colleagues and we are burning to get our hands on Ivermectin. It can really assist in treating patients,” a doctor, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Citizen on Tuesday. His request for anonymity the result of a warning that any doctor found trading or buying Ivermectin will be arrested. Nevertheless, he could not hide his excitement. “It is exciting that...