- The World Health Organization has revealed that they will be investigating Ivermectin as a possible treatment for the coronavirus
- According to the organisation, various new test results has revealed that Ivermectin has shown promising results as a Covid combat
- WHO's consideration of Ivermectin comes as organisations around the world called for it to be used as a treatment for Covid-19
The World Health Organization has said that they will be investigating Ivermectin as a possible treatment for Covid-19. The organisation's decision comes as growing calls for the drug to be used has become louder across the world.
According to WHO, various tests conducted on Ivermectin have shown promising results as a combat against the deadly virus that has resulted in millions of deaths across the world.
“All changes to WHO-recommended treatments follow this expedited but comprehensive review, and are shared with the public at the earliest possible time,” the organisation said.
Meanwhile, closer to home, South African doctors and the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority have also called on our president to consider beginning the testing phases of Ivermectin on humans.
According to an IOL article, Ivermectin has been successfully used on animals who suffer from lice and scabies. Meanwhile, Dr Zweli Mkhize has shared a series of tweets in which he has promised to follow up on WHO's decision to take the drug into consideration.
Meanwhile, locals have had this to say about Ivermectin:
"My 88-year- old grandmother survived COVID because of Ivermectin."
"We must take the vaccine but you don't know side effects of that drug and if it will be able to stop further infections but it's ok. How did this vaccine pass tests if such information is missing? Is SAPRAH taking orders from WHO or is independent? Confused SA citizen."
"I'd rather inject myself with animal medicine than go to one of your state-owned health facilities for treatment. It's so bad that even you don't want to use your own department's services and choose private healthcare."
In other Briefly.co.za Covid-19 news, Deputy President David Mabuza's appointment as the head of the government's inter-ministerial task team for Covid-19 vaccine rollouts has been announced. This news has been met, to put it lightly, with mixed reviews as Mabuza's ability to lead this crucial team is called into question.
ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has issued a statement on this development, slamming it as a plan for the 'blind to lead the blind'. Mashaba also feels that this is indication enough that the government simply has no plans as far as the distribution of the vaccine is concerned:
“Mabuza has been responsible for chairing the task team to turnaround around Eskom for the past two years. The announcement of his leadership on the vaccine rollout, while South Africans look set to deal with months of load shedding, does not inspire confidence."
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