A Facebook post falsely suggests that a potential new Covid-19 treatment from Pfizer is essentially the same as ivermectin. In fact the two drugs are structurally very different. The post shows a screenshot of a Pfizer press release announcing th
SciCheck Digest The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of ivermectin as a treatment for arriving refugees to treat parasitic infections. But a social media post by Dr. Simone Gold, a proponent of ivermectin as a trea
SciCheck Digest Studies on whether ivermectin is beneficial in treating COVID-19 patients haven’t been conclusive, and health officials have warned people not to self-medicate. But multiple large trials are continuing to assess the antiparasitic
Is this video correct in saying ivermectin is a successful treatment for COVID-19, and that is being covered up by the media and the FDA, CDC and WHO; and is natural immunity through infection better than a COVID-19 vaccine? No, none of t
Stay clear of this advice circulating on Facebook.
In a 30-second video on Instagram, a woman made several inaccurate statements regarding Japan’s response to the pandemic and its use of the Moderna vaccine. The caption: “Japan says goodbye Moderna, hello ivermectin.” “It was ju
Does a 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline for treatment of refugees "blow a hole" in the widely reported warnings against use of veterinary ivermectin to treat COVID-19? No, that's not true: The human formulat
REVIEW Ivermectin, a drug approved for treating parasites in animals and humans, has been touted as a supposed cure for COVID-19. However, ivermectin hasn’t been approved for treating COVID-19 outside clinical trials in the U.S., the European Unio
Ivermectin is the latest drug being floated as a treatment against the coronavirus despite warnings from public health authorities and a lack of evidence that it works. But a claim circulating on Facebook says the anti-parasitic drug has the side effec
Does a Nigerian study done in 2011 show that men who took ivermectin as a treatment for onchocerciasis, or river blindness, were made sterile by the anti-parasitic drug? No, that's not true: The study, which only included 37 patients and
A viral September 5 2021 tweet thread “debunking” a series of stories about ivermectin use and hospitals shows that disinformation and the way it is delivered is mutating. Republican public relations strategist and freelance writer Drew Ho
Delete this meme from your social media accounts.
One study purportedly found that 85% of men who were given the anti-parasitic were sterile following the research period.
Ivermectin is not a treatment for COVID-19. The prize was awarded to the scientists who developed the drug to fight "infections caused by roundworm parasites."
Did Oklahoma gunshot victims wind up having to wait to be seen at the hospital because there were too many people who had overdosed on the horse worming medication ivermectin? No, that's not true: Reports in various outlets painted a high
On September 7 2021, a meme claiming “ivermectin causes male infertility” was shared to Imgur, quickly going viral on other platforms as well: Under the top text (“ivermectin causes male infertility,”) additional bottom text re
Does the use of ivermectin as a dewormer for horses mean it is only a veterinary medicine? No, that's not true: There are ivermectin doses for 1,000-pound animals and different doses and forms to treat rosacea and parasites in humans. But
As the global COVID-19 pandemic continued to rage amid a toxic stew of online disinformation campaigns and official grandstanding, anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists circulated a purported press release from a group in Botswana in early September 20
Has ivermectin been proven a safe and life-saving treatment for COVID-19? No, that's not true: The manufacturer of the drug, Merck, says its scientists find no evidence ivermectin works as a COVID-19 treatment and are concerned by the lac
REVIEW On 13 August 2021, the Facebook page “America First With Dr. Sebastian Gorka” published a video of nurse Nicole Whitley, who made several claims about ivermectin, COVID-19 vaccine safety, and the COVID-19 PCR tests. Sebastian Gork
Does an ICU nurse give proof that ivermectin is effective at treating COVID-19? No, that's not true: Ivermectin, which is frequently used to treat or prevent parasites in animals, is not approved for treating or preventing COVID-19 in hum
Ivermectin caused a substantial decrease in the excess mortality rate in Mexico.
While the reasons behind the change in guidelines are unknown, there is no evidence that this step was "political." WHO doesn't recommend ivermectin.
REVIEW Starting mid-March 2021, India experienced a massive second wave of COVID-19 cases. As of 20 May 2021, there have been more than 25 million confirmed cases and almost 300,000 registered deaths in India since the beginning of the COVID-19 pand
On May 17, The New York Times reported that the coronavirus crisis was so severe in India, with about 23 million infections confirmed, that the country was accounting for more than half of the world’s daily COVID-19 cases. The same day, The Gateway
Multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times in the Philippines claim that ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug, can be used as a substitute for Covid-19 vaccination. The posts shared an advisory for a drugstore stating the drug had been approved b
A viral video on Facebook, viewed thousands of times, contains a number of incorrect or misleading claims related to the Covid-19 pandemic. These inaccurate statements concerning the safety of the chemical ethylene oxide, the efficacy of the drug
REVIEW A Sky News segment hosted by Alan Jones and featuring Craig Kelly, a Member of the Australian Parliament, claimed that scientific studies supported the use of ivermectin for treating COVID-19. Published on 19 April 2021, the segment was share
REVIEW On 13 April 2021, Collective Evolution published this article claiming that data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows ivermectin reduced COVID-19 mortality and hospitalizations by 81% and 64% respectively, compared to standard of ca
In recent months there has been a lot of debate about the drug Ivermectin and how it could be used to treat or prevent Covid-19. One particular claim that gained a lot of attention was that the drug could reduce Covid-19 deaths by three quarters. This
Two videos shared hundreds of times on Facebook feature a Kenyan doctor alleging that two drugs -- ivermectin on its own and hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc and azithromycin -- are effective in treating Covid-19. But the claims are false
REVIEW A YouTube video published on 6 March 2021 featured physician Tess Lawrie, who claimed that ivermectin reduces the risk of death from COVID-19. This claim was based on a meta-analysis and review that Lawrie conducted using 27 scientific studie
A Facebook post claiming the anti-parasite drug ivermectin has been “officially recommended” by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to treat Covid-19 in the US has been shared more than 100 times in South Africa. The claim is false; the NI
REVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world since early 2020 sparked an intense research effort to uncover cures for it. To date, scientific and general public media outlets presented several molecules as possible cures for COVID-19, such
As Covid-19 vaccination campaigns roll out across the world, posts circulating on social media in several countries claim that anti-parasite medication ivermectin is a “miracle drug” that cures Covid-19. This is misleading: as of January 14, 2021,
The canine heartworm-preventative joined a long list of drugs touted as possible cures for COVID-19.
Did New South Wales Health, an Australian government health organization, use actors to portray COVID-19 patients in a public health video? No, that's not true: The people featured in the video are real COVID-19 patients. The shortened ne
In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias teamed up to debunk false claims made by a doctor in Idaho about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and treatments. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna have been found to be safe and effecti
Does a doctor share evidence of vaccine harm to an Ohio school board? No, that's not true: A man who appeared at a school board meeting in Ohio repeated multiple COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories that Lead Stories has previously debunk
Are people vaccinated against COVID-19 "superspreaders," serving as the transmitting vectors for the virus that caused the midsummer 2021 increase in hospitalizations, and did the delta variant and other new forms of the SARS-CoV-2 virus