Surgeon General: Ivermectin ‘Is Not a Recommended Treatment for Covid-19’

‘What this highlights is the profound cost of health misinformation’


MURTHY: “Brianna, that is heartbreaking to hear. Let me say very clearly that ivermectin is not a recommended treatment for Covid-19. It is not a recommended drug to prevent Covid-19. The best protection we have against Covid-19 is the vaccine. If you get Covid-19 we actually have treatments that work from steroids to monoclonal antibodies and other treatments but ivermectin is not one of them. What this highlights is the profound cost of health misinformation. We’ve been seeing health misinformation is a problem for years. But the speed, scale and sophistication with which it is spreading and impacting our health is unprecedented and is happening and largely embedded on social media platforms. This is why I put out a surgeon general’s advisory on health misinformation, in part calling companies to account to step up and take more responsibility for this health misinformation on their sites because it is costing us in terms of people’s health.”

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