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WHO discourages use of Ivermectin on COVID-19 patients

GENEVA, Switzerland - The World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that the anti-parasite drug ivermectin -- touted by some on social media as a COVID-19 "miracle cure" -- should not be used to treat coronavirus patients.

"We recommend not to use ivermectin in patients with COVID-19 except in the context of a clinical trial," the WHO said in new guidelines issued in response to increased focus on the widely-available, low-cost drug. -- Agence France-Presse