Ivermectin use for COVID-19 not reported within county

Use of a deworming medication for treatment and prevention of COVID-19 symptoms hasn’t been seen in Sweetwater County, though some residents have inquired about the drug.

Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites in both humans and livestock, has been wrongly touted as a means of treating and preventing COVID-19 infections by some internet and social media groups. One such group, the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance, falsely claims Mexico has “emptied their hospitals” through use of the drug. It also places the drug in its “just in case COVID-19 kit,” which includes vitamins C and D...


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