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Letters Global politicisation of ivermectin

Politicisation of ivermectin raises concerns about how we communicate with the public

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: (Published 19 May 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1258
  1. Piotr Szawarski, consultant in intensive care medicine1,
  2. Charles Rich, registrar in emergency medicine and intensive care medicine2
  1. 1Wexham Park Hospital, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Slough SL2 4HL, UK
  2. 2Thames Valley Deanery, Oxford, UK
  1. piotr.szawarski{at}

Wadvalla reports the global politicisation of ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug that some doctors claim can prevent and treat covid-19.1 A similar story might as well be told about hydroxychloroquine and the associated media …

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