The Associated Press (AP) published a report that erroneously stated that ivermectin was responsible for 70% of the poisoning cases reported to Mississippi Poison Control, but 2 days later corrected the actual figure to 2%, as reported by Breitbart.
The original AP article reporting the incorrect figure was published on Aug. 23, 2021. Two days later, it corrected the value of the percentage of poisoning calls due to ivermectin for human use, citing a markedly lower figure than the first publication, and also differentiated it from that used as a deworming agent in livestock.
AP’s clarification in its corrected article stated, “This story was first published on Aug. 23, 2021. It was updated on Aug. 25, 2021 to correct that the number of calls to poison control about ivermectin was about 2%. Incorrect information provided by the Mississippi Department of Health had said the number was 70%.”
The corrected AP article reads that “At least 2% of recent calls to the Mississippi Poison Control Center are about people ingesting ivermectin, with 70% of those calls being about livestock or animal formulations of the anti-parasite medicine purchased at livestock supply centers, Mississippi Department of Health officials said.”
This clarifies that the vast majority of the reported cases showing symptoms of poisoning were due to ingestion of a veterinary formulation for livestock, which has a much higher dosage.
Dr. Paul Byers, state epidemiologist said in a memo, “Patients should be advised to not take any medications intended to treat animals and should be instructed to only take ivermectin as prescribed by their physician,” explaining that “animal drugs are highly concentrated for large animals and can be highly toxic in humans.”
Health department officials said the people who had called in claiming poisoning had mild symptoms.
Ivermectin is approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) as an anti-parasitic in both people and animals. It is used to treat a wide range of parasites, such as lungworms, mites, lice, roundworms, and ticks. It has not yet been approved for use to treat or prevent COVID-19 in humans.
It was discovered by Japanese scientist Satoshi Omura, who won the Nobel Prize for this finding. In addition to its conventional use, ivermectin was also found to limit the infection of several types of viruses.
One of the studies that confirmed the anti-viral effects was carried out in Argentina and published in the journal EClinical Medicin, of The Lancet publishing group.
Although ivermectin has been shown in several research studies to effectively combat the CCP virus, it has suffered major smear campaigns and censure. And although neither the FDA nor the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) approved it as a treatment for the Chinese coronavirus, independent research is showing its real effectiveness.
There are several celebrities among those who have reported recovering from the Chinese coronavirus thanks to ivermectin. One of the most recent testimonials was given by the 70-year-old film and television actress Kirstie Alley, who said that she managed to reverse most of the symptoms within a few days.