Check this out. What you will see is a piece describing how a major piece of the “scientific data” offered to support the use of ivermectin, an anti-parasitic drug used in veterinary medicine, in the treatment of COVID-19 in humans is quite likely fraudulent. Not just inconclusive or errant. Purposefully fraudulent.
As the story points out, we have seen this movie before. As with ivermectin, claims of data supporting the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine were last year’s quick fix for the pandemic. So, what’s going on here? In brief, the psychology behind all of this seems to be that we need a treatment for COVID-19 now, this drug may be worth a try, so it’s not a bad thing to conjure up some bogus supporting “data” to convince people to use it.
Bottom Line. Yeah, BUT!!! During a pandemic of a “novel” virus, with real scientists running around like crazy trying to figure out how to prevent and treat, about the last thing the world needs is another distraction like this.